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1. Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908 Annual Review of Greater Kansas City, 1908 1908 Photos of the residences of William Volker (at 3737 Bell Street), Franklin Hudson (at 3741 Bell Street), and W. H. Dunn (at 40th and Oak Streets).

2. City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 1950 History of the city's Welfare Department, starting under the name of the Board of Public Welfare in 1910 and grwoing under the direction of William Volker and later Frank P. Walsh.

3. City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 City of the Future: A Narrative History of Kansas City, 1850-1950 1950 Descriptions of the University of Kansas City in its early days, founded by William Volker with its opening day on October 1, 1933.

4. Germantown in Blue Springs Germantown in Blue Springs June 14, 1905 Photo and description of German Village, ca. 1915, in Blue Springs, Missouri. Reverend J. Sauer, pastor of St. Peter's Evangelical Church in Kansas City, Missouri, was responsible for the development of...

5. Historical Overview of the Ethnic Communities in Kansas City Historical Overview of the Ethnic Communities in Kansas City //1976 Mostly immigrants after the Civil War and integrated rapidly as "skilled craftsmen, mechanics, grocers, small merchants and laborers" because "their adjustment to American life was easier than the adjustment...

6. Hughes' Kansas City Views Hughes' Kansas City Views 1896 Photo of the William Volker & Company window shade business at 618 Delaware Street.

7. Imperial Kansas City, 1900: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources Imperial Kansas City, 1900: Her Wonderful Growth and Resources 1900 Description of the business of William Volker & Company, "[i]n the line of mirrors, pictures, etc." at "614-618 Delaware street." Established in 1882 by William Volker, a 40-year-old (in 1900) native of...

8. K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri K. C.: A History of Kansas City, Missouri //1978 Photo and descriptions of William Volker (1859-1947), a prominent philanthropist and window-shade manufacturer of turn-of-the-century Kansas City, born in Germany and emigrating here in 1882.

9. Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance May//1886 Illustration and description of the business of "William Volker & Co., manufacturers, importers and jobbers of mouldings, picture frames, window cornices, French, German and American mirror plates, arch...

10. Missouri: Mother of the West Missouri: Mother of the West 1930 Biographical sketch of William Volker, a manufacturer of "window shades, shade cloth and shade rollers, with factories at Kansas City, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco and other cities." Born in Germany...

11. Mr. Anonymous: The Story of William Volker Mr. Anonymous: The Story of William Volker 1951 Photos of William Volker and his wife, Rose Roebke Volker, or Rose Volker (presumably the namesake of their home, called "Roselawn").

12. Roselawn: Home of Frederick and Dorothea Volker Roselawn: Home of Frederick and Dorothea Volker n.d. Photo album with information and photos about the family of William Volker (1859-1947), including his brother Frederick Volker and their home at 3717 Bell Street, known as "Roselawn."
William Volker's...

13. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography 1949 Portrait and biographical sketch of William Volker (1859-1947), "manufacturer and philanthropist" of Kansas City. Native of Germany emigrating to Chicago in 1871 and coming to Kansas City in 1882 as a...

14. Who's Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of the United States Who's Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of the United States //1942-1943 Biographical sketch of William Volker, a manufacturer and civic leader of Kansas City. Born in Germany in 1859 and coming to Kansas City in 1882 as president of William Volker & Company, manufacturers...