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Rock Island (Ill.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Netta Bartholomew Anderson papers

Identifier: MSS 19a
Abstract Netta C. Bartholomew Anderson was one of the first six women to graduate from Augustana College, earning her degree in 1894. She was active in student groups at Augustana and remained active in the Rock Island community and with the Augustana Alumni Association after graduating. She was an early proponent of women's rights and a prolific writer and researcher. Her topics of interest included the role of women in society, women's history, Rock Island County history, and early Illinois...
Dates: 1831-1959 and undated

Augustana College audiovisual collection

Identifier: MSS 395

The Augustana College audiovisual collection, 1930-2016 and undated, contains video recordings (including films, videotapes, and digital video) and audio recordings (including audiotapes, audiocassettes, and compact discs) related to Augustana College and the Quad City community. Recordings capture campus events, interviews with Augustana faculty and staff, promotional footage, musical performances, religious services, radio broadcasts, and other topics.

Dates: 1930-2019 and undated

D. Hawes & Son account ledger

Identifier: MSS 390

D. Hawes and Son was a retail establishment located at the corner of Washington and Illinois Streets in downtown Rock Island, Illinois. This collection consists of a single item: the ledger of D. Hawes & Son, 1869-1871, labeled "Invoice of Stock of the Retail Establishment."

Dates: 1869-1871

Collection on the Huber family

Identifier: MSS 167
Abstract The Huber family, a prominent family in Rock Island, Illinois in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, included Ignatz, Catherine, Otto, Amelia, and Lilile Huber. Ignatz and Otto were instrumental in the founding and management of the ROck Island Brewing Company and People's National Bank in Rock Island, as well as several other businesses and organizations in the Midwest, primarily related to brewing. The collection on the Huber family, 1897-1986, contains scrapbooks, biographical...
Dates: 1897-1986

Kahlke Bros. Boatyard records

Identifier: MSS 338

John and Peter Kahlke, two brothers born in Germany, opened the Kahlke Bros. Boatyard in Rock Island, Illinois in 1868. The business, which focused on building and repairing wooden boats of various types, was well known throughout the United States for its high quality work. In 1924, the boatyard was passed on to Peter's sons, Fred and Ed. The Kahlke Bros. Boatyard records include correspondence and other records related to the management of the business.

Dates: 1882-1918 and undated

Augustana College Special Collections local history collection

Identifier: MSS 385
Abstract The Augustana College Special Collections local history collection was compiled over the course of several decades by Special Collections staff. These materials, primarily ephemeral in nature, document the history of the Quad Cities, Illinois, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Particular attention is paid to local businesses and organizations, and the materials predominantly date from the late 19th century to the mid-twentieth century, although more recent documents can often be found in the...
Dates: 1713-2017 and undated

Siboney Bay Camp Number 8, Rock Island, Illinois, records

Identifier: MSS 378
Abstract Located on the Cuban coast, Siboney Bay Camp number 8 was where United States forces came ashore during the Spanish American War in 1898. The Rock Island veterans group by the same name kept records of local former service men, their dates of death, and information pertaining to their discharge from the Army. The Siboney Bay Camp Number 8, Rock Island, Illinois, records consist of four volumes and their enclosures. These volumes are organized into two series: account books and meeting...
Dates: 1902-1938

Edward D. Sweeney account ledger

Identifier: MSS 121
Abstract The Edward D. Sweeney account ledger, 1860-1869, primarily contains the business records of Edward Sweeney, a Rock Island lawyer, particularly related to bounty claims following the American Civil War. Most of these claims were initiated by widows, parents, or legal gardians of orphaned children seeking pensions for family members who died in combat, but many claims are related to back pay of discharged soldiers. Sweeney kept his records in a ledger formerly owned by Emanuel J. Pershing, a...
Dates: 1860-1869