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1. Biography of William Volker (1859-1947), Businessman and Philanthropist Biography of William Volker (1859-1947), Businessman and Philanthropist 2007

2. 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;...

3. William Volker and Company William Volker and Company March 7, 1908 Ad inserted in magazine for Wm. Volker & Co. with Thomas Potter Sons & Co., Inc., color samples of floor oil cloth. Includes nine different patterns. Back side shows locations of the business in Chicago,...

4. Welfare for Everybody Welfare for Everybody February//1948 Article about "the Kansas City welfare department--the oldest in age and one of the youngest in spirit in the United States--" and its general services for citizens. Discussion of neighborhood meetings,...

5. Name a School Volker: Van Horn Designation Is Changed by Board Name a School Volker: Van Horn Designation Is Changed by Board February 6, 1948 Article about the change in "name of the Van Horn school, 3715 Wyoming street" to "the William Volker school as a tribute to Kansas City's educational-minded benefactor," located "within a block of the...

6. The Making of To-Morrow: How a City Acts the Big Brother The Making of To-Morrow: How a City Acts the Big Brother April//1911 Article about the functions and operations of the Board of Public Welfare, headed by Volker, engaged in a variety of work opportunities for the destitute, with photos.

7. The Politics of Philanthropy: The Contrasting Styles of Pendergast and Volker The Politics of Philanthropy: The Contrasting Styles of Pendergast and Volker Summer-Autumn, 2002 Article compares the similarities between the philanthropic efforts of Tom Pendergast and William Volker in Kansas City.

8. Kansas City's Philanthropic Tradition Kansas City's Philanthropic Tradition December 1, 2006 Article contains brief biographies of some the most important philanthropists in the history of Kansas City: Mary Atkins, Elizabeth and Uriah Spray Epperson, Ewing Marion Kauffman, Herbert and Linda Hall,...

9. 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...

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. William Volker William Volker circa 1940 Charcoal pencil drawing of William Volker (1859-1947) by artist Frank Goodman (1892-1944), head of The Kansas City Star art department. Note attached to back of framed drawing reads: "Mr. Goodman presented...

12. 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;...

13. 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.

14. 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....

15. 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...

16. Sane Charity in Kansas City Sane Charity in Kansas City November/8/1913 Description of the operations of the city board led by Walsh and funded by Volker, performing functions such as free legal aid, inspection of dance halls, and other help for the poor from unemployment...

17. 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.

18. Roselawn The Historic Volker Estate Roselawn The Historic Volker Estate 2003 Detailed description of the 2003 Symphony Designers' Showhouse XXXIV, Roselawn, located at 3717 Bell Street. The house was once home to Kansas City philanthropist William Volker.

19. Research Hospital Research Hospital Spring//1986 Entire issue devoted to the history of Research Hospital, beginning its existence under the name of German Hospital in 1886.

20. 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...