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William Volker and Com...
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Thomson, D P
Anton K Jacobs
D M Bone
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...
Missouri: Mother of the West
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...
Mr. Anonymous: The Story of William Volker
Photos of William Volker and his wife, Rose Roebke Volker, or Rose Volker (presumably the namesake of their home, called "Roselawn").
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...
Observe 90 Years
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...
Quastler Photograph Collection
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...
Entire issue devoted to the history of Research Hospital, beginning its existence under the name of German Hospital in 1886.
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...
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.
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."
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...
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,...
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...
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,...
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.
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 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 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 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.
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...
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