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1. SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid SC13-1 Missouri Valley Special Collections Postcard Collection Finding Aid This postcard collection includes a wide variety of subjects such as buildings, parks, streets, people, and festivals. Although the cards cover a wide geographical area, the two major portions of the collection...

2. William Volker William Volker File contains photos, illustrations, and information on William Volker (1859-1947), a Kansas City philanthropist and furniture dealer known as "Mr. Anonymous." Native of Germany emigrating here in the...

3. William Volker William Volker Photos and information on William Volker (1859-1947), an industrialist and philanthropist of Kansas City and native of Germany known as "Mr. Anonymous" with residence at 3717 Bell Street.

4. 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...

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. 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.

7. SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection 1887-2007 This collection contains items relating to the annual Priests of Pallas festival held in Kansas City during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The events were comparable to Mardi Gras in New Orleans...

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

9. 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...

10. 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).

11. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, Officers, and Heads of Departments, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1916 Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City Board of Education, officers, and heads of departments. One photo (Cook, Hale H.) is missing. Portraits include: Bland, Wm. T., Vice President;...

12. Board of Directors, Officers, and Superintendent, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, Officers, and Superintendent, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1917-05 Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City school board, officers, and superintendent. Bland, W. T., President; Cammack, I. I., Superintendent; Jackson, J. B., Secretary; Knotts, W....

13. Board of Directors, Officers, and Superintendent, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, Officers, and Superintendent, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1918-04 "As organized April 8, 1918." Composite of portrait photographs of Kansas City school board, officers, and superintendent. Armour, W. A., MD; Cammack, I. I., Superintendent; Jackson, J. B., Secretary;...

14. Board of Directors, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. Board of Directors, The School District of Kansas City, Mo. 1922-04 Composite of portrait photographs of members of the Kansas City school board. Armour, Dr. W. A; Fuller, Mrs. Carolyn Farwell; Nichols, J. C.; Nugent, Jas. E.; Pinkerton, D. M.; Volker, William.

15. 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...

16. SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid SC57 Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid 1936-1966 The Siegrist Engraving Company, located at 924 Oak, was founded in 1902 by Mr. Henry S. Siegrist. The collection has 35 etchings of notable Kansas City historical landmarks, including buildings, residences,...

17. 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...

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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").