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21. 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...

22. 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").

23. 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...

24. Observe 90 Years Observe 90 Years June/25/1972 Photo and article about "the 90th anniversary of the founding of the home furnishings firm by the late William Volker [1859-1947]." Description of the 1880s period clothing and furnishing at the store...

25. Quastler Photograph Collection Quastler Photograph Collection N.d. This collection includes 31, 11" x 14" black and white photographic reproductions. Included in this grouping are individuals of local interest as Alexander Majors, John C. McCoy, Robert Gillham, Nathan...

26. 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.

27. Rose Volker Rose Volker circa 1915 Seated portrait of a woman believed to be Rose Volker, wife of William Volker. She is seated by a table with what appears to be a photo album in front of her. This photograph was reproduced from the book...

28. 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.

29. 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."
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30. 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...

31. 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,...

32. 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...

33. 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...

34. 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,...

35. 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.

36. 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...

37. 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.

38. 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...

39. 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.

40. 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...