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1. William Volker Obituary William Volker Obituary November/5/1947 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...

2. 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,...

3. 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...

4. 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...

5. 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.

6. 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...

7. 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,...

8. Welcome to Roselawn 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...

9. This Real Estate Offers 12 Rooms Plus a Piece of History This Real Estate Offers 12 Rooms Plus a Piece of History July/10/2002 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...

10. 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.

11. 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...

12. 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.

13. The Home of Open Discussion The Home of Open Discussion May/15/1915 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...

14. The Common Welfare: Mr. Anonymous of Bell Street The Common Welfare: Mr. Anonymous of Bell Street January//1948 Tribute to William Volker (1859-1947), "the city's wealthiest man," and his many anonymous philanthropies and charities.

15. Siegrist Engraving Company Etching Collection Finding Aid 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,...

16. 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...

17. Saving Place: William Volker's Legacy and His Beloved Ros[e]lawn Saving Place: William Volker's Legacy and His Beloved Ros[e]lawn Spring 2003 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,...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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.