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Julius Volker Papers

1958-1966, Undated

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Abstract

The Julius Volker Papers document Assemblyman Volker's work related to New York State Assembly sessions and legislation from 1958-1966, including undated material. Also included are papers relating to Mr. Volker's professional development as a lawyer.

Summary

Creator:
Volker, Julius
Date Coverage:
1958-1966, Undated
Quantity:
3.25 cubic ft. (about 3.25 boxes)

Julius Volker was born in 1903 in Lancaster, New York. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Canisius College in 1924 and a bachelor of laws degree from Buffalo Law School in 1927. Volker was commissioned to the New York State Bar later that year. In 1931 he married Loretta O'Neill and together they raised two sons.

From 1934-1935 Volker served as a councilman for the town of Lancaster and was is justice of the peace from 1936-1939. Volker then served as town attorney from 1940-1941 and again in 1946. With other local leders and supporters, Volker helped to create the Lancaster Town Police Ambulance Service in 1953, the first volunteer ambulance service in Western New York and the first in the state to be operated by and within a police department.

In 1945, voters elected Volker to the New York State Assembly as the Republican representative from Erie County 7th district and he remained in that position until 1965. In 1966 Volker served an additional year in the New York Assembly as the Republician representative from Erie County 162nd district. During his tenure in the New York State Assembly Volker was chairman of the Committee on Codes and chairman of the Committee on Aviation and Insurance.

Following his retirement from the Assembly, Julius Volker maintained a law practice in Buffalo. He passed away approximately ten years later. One of Volker's sons, Dale Volker, was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1972 and became a New York State Senator three years later. He announced his intended retirement from the Senate in May 2010.

The papers of Julius Volker, politician and lawyer, span the years 1958-1966 and contain legislative files, special committee files, correspondence, and subject specific files relating to work in the New York State Assembly. The papers also contain printed bills, vouchers, newsletters, printed materials, and newspaper clippings related to New York State Assembly sessions. Julius Volker served in the New York State Assembly as a representative Erie County 7th district from 1945-1965 and 162nd district in 1966.

The collection is organized into the following series:

Series 1 is arranged chronologically, and then by legislation introduction number. Series 3 is arranged chronologically. Series 2 and Series 4 are arranged alphabeticlly.

  • Series 1 - Legislation, 1958,1964-1966
  • Series 2 - Special Committees, 1959-1966
  • Series 3 - Correspondence, 1958, 1960-1961,1963-1966
  • Series 4 - Subject Files, 1961-1965, Undated

The papers of Julius Volker, lawyer and member of the New York State Assembly, were donate to Syracuse University in 1966 in a series of deliveries. In 2006, the papers were transferred to the State University of New York at Albany M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Processed by: Douglas Moore in 2010.

Collection record created by: Mary Vandermeulen

Published: 2013

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Copyright Statement

The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of copyright. Whenever possible, the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions, but the legal determination ultimately rests with the researcher. Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Julius Volker Papers, 1958-1966, Undated. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as [shortened name]).

Contents of Collection

Quantity: 0.75 cubic ft. (about 0.75 boxes)
Arranged chronologically and then by legislation introduction number
Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Volker with related correspondence, notes, reports, clippings and printed matter. The dates on the finding aid correspond to the date of the respective bill's introduction, although related materials in each folder may encompass different dates.
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11To amend the social welfare law, in relation to residence requirements for public assistance and care1958 March 13

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12To amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting a labor relations law for employees of public authorities1964 January 08

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13To increase state aid to cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more inhabitants...1964 January 08

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14To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to a person operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle while in an intoxicated condition...1964 January 08

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15To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adults shoulder harness type safety belt1964 January 08

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16To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing for notice to correct defective or improper lighting equipment1964 January 08

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17To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to attachment points for the rear seat of the motor vehicle1964 January 08

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18 To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to execution of search warrants1964 January 09

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19To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to temporary questioning and search for weapons1964 January 09

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110To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to dismissal of complaint for neglect to prosecute1964 January 16

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111To amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting lenders of money from making a charge for substitution or other changes in insurance policies1964 January 21

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112To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring certain motor vehicles to be equipped with seat safety belts1964 January 22

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113To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certification by dealers on sales of used motor vehicles1964 January 22

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114To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to shopping centers1964 January 22

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115To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to dimensions of certain vehicles1964 January 22

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116Authorizing the City of Buffalo to grant and convey permanent easement in a sixty-six foot wide piece of land in LaSalle Park...1964 January 22

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117To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to certain peace officers designated as police officers1964 January 23

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118To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to income executions and repealing section fifty-two hundred thirty-one of such law related thereto1964 January 23

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119To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to issuance of driver’s licenses and learners permits1964 January 23

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120To amend chapter nine hundred eighty of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixty two, entitled “An act in relation to the merger of the University of Buffalo into State University of New York...”1964 February 06

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121To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the service of a summons upon filing notice of pendency1964 February 10

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122To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to motor vehicles equipped with flashing lights1964 February 11

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123To amend the insurance law, in relation to joint underwriting of group health insurance for persons aged sixty-five and over1964 February 12

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124To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits established within areas1964 February 17

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125To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to proper garnishee ...1964 February 18

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126To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to fees of county clerks1964 February 18

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127To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to making certain mechanical corrections therein1964 February 18

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128 To amend the insurance law, in relation to group accident, group health and group accident and health insurance1964 February 18

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129To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to the powers of certain peace officers1964 February 18

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130To amend the penal law, in relation to the possession of firearms and weapons which simulate a machine-gun...1964 March 02

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131To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to jurisdiction of courts and special sessions1964 March 02

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132To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to inspection of tires1964 March 12

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133To amend the education law, in relation to the position of assistant to a district superintendent or superintendents1964 March 02

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134Making an appropriation to the department of education for the purpose of making an additional apportionment of moneys to...the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster...1964 March 23

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135To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to minimum specifications for retreaded tires1965 January 06

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136To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring certain motor vehicles to be equipped with seat safety belts1965 January 06

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137To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to required equipment of school buses1965 February 10

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138To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to arrest by a police officer without actual possession of a warrant1965 March 02

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139To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to payment of costs for preparation of the return in appeals from courts of special sessions...1965 March 17

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140To amend the education law, in relation to exemption from liability of nurses rendering first aid or emergency treatment1965 March 17

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141To amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to establishing a policemen’s and fireman’s retirement system...[1 of 2]1966 January 05

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142To amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to establishing a policemen’s and fireman’s retirement system...[2 of 2]1966 January 05

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143To amend the local finance law, in relation to issuance of bonds by school districts...1966 January 05

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144To authorize the commissioner of motor vehicles to receive...certain moneys for the purpose of having the State of New York design, construct and test a prototype safety car...1966 January 12

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145To amend town law, in relation to exclusions from central fire alarm systems in the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County1966 January 19

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146To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to service of legal papers upon a county1966 January 19

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147To amend the county law, in relation to composition, duties and powers of the legislative body of a country1966 January 19

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148To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to certain peace officers designated as police officers and the use of force resisting arrest1966 February 01

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149To amend the public health law, in relation to stopping of motor vehicles by police officers to search for illegal narcotics1966 February 08

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150To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to shopping centers1966 February 08

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151To incorporate the Millgrove Volunteer Exempt Fireman’s Benevolent Association, and providing for it’s powers and duties1966 February 08

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152To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to following fire apparatus1966 February 14

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153To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to arrest by an officer without a warrant1966 February

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154To amend chapter five hundred sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-two, entitled “An act to incorporate the Sloan Exempt Volunteer Fireman’s Benevolent Association..."1966 March 31
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)
Arranged alphabetically.
The series contains drafts of special committee reports with related correspondence, notes, reports, clippings, and printed matter. Material includes work on the New York State Law Revision Commission, Traffic Safety Committee, Temporary Commission to Revise the Penal Law, and Insurance Committee.
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1 Continued55Administrative Law [1 of 2]1964

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1 Continued56Administrative Law [2 of 2]1964

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1 Continued57Committee on Codes1960-1962

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1 Continued58Ethics and Guidance Committee1965-1966

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1 Continued59Insurance Committee1961

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1 Continued60Joint Legislative Committee on Motor Vehicles and Traffic Safety1963 October 11

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21Law Revision Commission [1 of 2]1963

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22Law Revision Commission [2 of 2]1963

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23Law Revision Commission1963-1964

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24Law Revision Commission: Comments on the Draft Administrative Procedure Act1964

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25Law Revision Commission, Second Projects Report1964

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26Law Revision Committee1959-1963

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27Law Revision Committee1964

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28Law Revision Committee: Administrative Procedure Act1964

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29Law Revision Committee: Business Brokers’ Oral Contracts for Finder’s Commissions1963

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210Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code [1 of 3]1964 March

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211Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code [2 of 3]1964 March

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212Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code [3 of 3]1964 March

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213Traffic Safety Commission1960-1962

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214Traffic Safety Commission1963

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215Traffic Safety Commission1964, 1966

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216Traffic Safety Committee1964-1966
Quantity: 0.5 cubic ft. (about 0.5 boxes)
Arranged chronologically.
This series includes letters, newspaper clippings, reports, memos, vouchers and printed materials.
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2 Continued17Assembly Correspondence1958

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2 Continued18Assembly Correspondence1960

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31Assembly Correspondence [1 of 2]1961

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32Assembly Correspondence [2 of 2]1961

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33Assembly Correspondence [1 of 2]1963

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34Assembly Correspondence [2 of 2]1963

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35Assembly Correspondence1964

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36Assembly Correspondence1965

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37Assembly Correspondence1966
Quantity: 1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)
Arranged alphabetically.
The subject files relate to research in various fields of interest and include papers on Mr. Volker’s professional development as a lawyer. There is material on alcohol and drug addiction with reference to the legal statutes of New York State.
BoxFolderContentsDate

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3 Continued8Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, New York State Moreland Commission1963

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3 Continued9Assembly District, Erie CountyUndated

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3 Continued10Assembly, GeneralUndated

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3 Continued11The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on State LegislationUndated

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3 Continued12Civil Practice Act1962-1963, Undated

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3 Continued13 Conflicts of Interest in Automobile Liability Insurance Cases [1 of 2]Undated

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3 Continued14Conflicts of Interest in Automobile Liability Insurance Cases [2 of 2]Undated

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3 Continued15Dictation of Defamatory Matter by Lawyer to his Secretary as Publication of a Libel1964, Undated

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3 Continued16First Projects Report1964

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3 Continued17The Judicial Conference of the State of New York1965 February

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3 Continued18Liability for Damages from Explosions...Undated

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3 Continued19Limitation of Term of Infants Contracts for Certain Professional EmploymentsUndated

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3 Continued20Lost or Destroyed Instruments Essential to the Existence of a RightUndated

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3 Continued21Narcotics1961-1962, Undated

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3 Continued22 Nature of Interest in Property Condemned by a Railroad...Undated

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3 Continued23Pure WatersUndated

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3 Continued24Real Property Actions and Proceedings LawUndated

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3 Continued25Requirement of Hospitalization...Undated

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3 Continued26 Report by the New York State Commission of Investigation Concerning Pistol Licensing Laws...1964 November

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41Summary of Legislation [1 of 2]1965, Undated

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42Summary of Legislation [2 of 2]1965, Undated

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43Temporary Commission of Investigation Sixth Annual Report1964 March