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William Volker and Com...
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Thomson, D P
Anton K Jacobs
D M Bone
William Volker Obituary
Obituary for William Volker (1859-1947), a window shade and home furnishings dealer and anonymous charitable activist. Native of Germany emigrating to Kansas City in 1882 with his William Volker 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,...
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...
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...
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.
Who's Who in America: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of the United States
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...
Welfare for Everybody
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,...
Welcome to Roselawn
January 12, 2003
History of Roselawn at 3717 Bell St., once the home of William Volker. Current owner, James Wells, plans to sell the home and has enlisted the Junior Women's Symphony Alliance to develop the home as their...
This Real Estate Offers 12 Rooms Plus a Piece of History
Photos of Roselawn at 3717 Bell St., the former residence of William Volker, a home-furnishing tycoon and philanthropist. Mr. Volker lived at Roselawn from 1890 until his death in 1947. Roselawn is located...
The Politics of Philanthropy: The Contrasting Styles of Pendergast and Volker
Article compares the similarities between the philanthropic efforts of Tom Pendergast and William Volker in Kansas City.
The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography
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...
The Making of To-Morrow: How a City Acts the Big Brother
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.
The Home of Open Discussion
Photos of John Williamson, (first vice-president), William Volker (treasurer), and John Barber White (director and retiring president), officers of the "City Club" of Kansas City, organized in 1908 with...
The Common Welfare: Mr. Anonymous of Bell Street
Tribute to William Volker (1859-1947), "the city's wealthiest man," and his many anonymous philanthropies and charities.
Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid
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,...
SC44 Priests of Pallas Collection
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...
Saving Place: William Volker's Legacy and His Beloved Ros[e]lawn
The author discusses the biographical book "Mr. Anonymous: The Story of William Volker" written by Herbert C. Cornuelle more than 50 years ago. Includes information obtained with an interview of Jean Cornuelle,...
Sane Charity in Kansas City
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...
Roselawn: Home of Frederick and Dorothea Volker
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."
Roselawn The Historic Volker Estate
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.
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