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Finding Aid for the
JULIUS VOLKER PAPERS,
1958-1966, undated
(APAP-285)

Assembly Bill

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Finding Aid Compiled by
Douglas Moore
May 2010



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives
University Libraries / University at Albany / State University of New York
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VOLUME: 3.25 cu. ft.

ACQUISITION: The papers of Julius Volker, lawyer and member of the New York State Assembly, were donated 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 M.E. Grenander Department Special Collections and Archives.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Series Descriptions

Box and Folder Lists:


Julius Volker Papers
Biographical Sketch

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Julius Volker was born in 1903 in Lancaster, New York. He received a bachelor of arts 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 OíNeill and together they raised two sons.

From 1934-1935 Volker served as a councilman for the town of Lancaster and was its justice of the peace from 1936-1939. Volker then served as town attorney from 1940-1941 and again in 1946. With other local leaders 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 to be operated by and within a police department in the state.

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 State Assembly as the Republican 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.

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


Julius Volker Papers
Scope & Content Note

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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 from Erie County 7th district from 1945-1965 and 162nd district in 1966.


Julius Volker Papers
Series Descriptions

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Series 1: Legislation, 1958, 1964-1966, .75 cubic ft., 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 billís introduction, although related materials in each folder may encompass different dates.

Series 2: Special Committees, 1959-1966, 1.0 cubic ft., 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.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1966, .5 cubic ft., Arranged chronologically.

This series includes letters, newspaper clippings, reports, memos, vouchers, and printed materials.

Series 4: Subject Files, 1961-1965, undated, 1.0 cubic ft., Arranged alphabetically.

The subject files relate to research in various fields of interest and include papers on Mr. Volkerís professional development as a lawyer. There is material on alcohol and drug addiction with reference to the legal statutes of New York State.


Julius Volker Papers
Box and Folder List

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Series 1: Legislation, 1958, 1964-1966

Box 1
Folder

1. To amend the social welfare law, in relation to residence requirements for public assistance and care, March 13, 1958
2. To amend the public authorities law, in relation to enacting a labor relations law for employees of public authorities, January 8, 1964
3. To increase state aid to cities having a population of one hundred thousand or more inhabitants..., January 8, 1964
4. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to a person operating a motor vehicle or motorcycle while in an intoxicated condition..., January 8, 1964
5. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to adults shoulder harness type safety belt, January 8, 1964
6. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to providing for notice to correct defective or improper lighting equipment, January 8, 1964
7. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to attachment points for the rear seat of the motor vehicle, January 8, 1964
8. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to execution of search warrants, January 9, 1964
9. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to temporary questioning and search for weapons, January 9, 1964
10. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to dismissal of complaint for neglect to prosecute, January 16, 1964
11. To amend the penal law, in relation to prohibiting lenders of money from making a charge for substitution or other changes in insurance policies, January 21, 1964
12. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring certain motor vehicles to be equipped with seat safety belts, January 22, 1964
13. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to certification by dealers on sales of used motor vehicles, January 22, 1964
14. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to shopping centers, January 22, 1964
15. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to dimensions of certain vehicles, January 22, 1964
16. Authorizing the City of Buffalo to grant and convey permanent easement in a sixty-six foot wide piece of land in LaSalle Park..., January 22, 1964
17. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to certain peace officers designated as police officers, January 23, 1964
18. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to income executions and repealing section fifty-two hundred thirty-one of such law related thereto, January 23, 1964
19. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to issuance of driverís licenses and learners permits, January 23, 1964
20. To amend chapter nine hundred eighty of the laws of nineteen hundred and sixty two, entitled ďAn act in relation to the merger of the University of Buffalo into State University of New York...Ē, February 6, 1964
21. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to the service of a summons upon filing notice of pendency, February 10, 1964
22. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to motor vehicles equipped with flashing lights, February 11, 1964
23. To amend the insurance law, in relation to joint underwriting of group health insurance for persons aged sixty-five and over, February 12, 1964
24. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to speed limits established within areas, February 17, 1964
25. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to proper garnishee ..., February 18, 1964
26. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to fees of county clerks, February 18, 1964
27. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to making certain mechanical corrections therein, February 18, 1964
28. To amend the insurance law, in relation to group accident, group health and group accident and health insurance, February 18, 1964
29. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to the powers of certain peace officers, February 18, 1964
30. To amend the penal law, in relation to the possession of firearms and weapons which simulate a machine-gun..., March 2, 1964
31. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to jurisdiction of courts and special sessions..., March 2, 1964
32. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to inspection of tires, March 12, 1964
33. To amend the education law, in relation to the position of assistant to a district superintendent or superintendents, March 2, 1964
34. Making an appropriation to the department of education for the purpose of making an additional apportionment of moneys to...the towns of Cheektowaga and Lancaster..., March 23, 1964
35. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to minimum specifications for retreaded tires, January 6, 1965
36. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to requiring certain motor vehicles to be equipped with seat safety belts, January 6, 1965
37. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to required equipment of school buses, February 10, 1965
38. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to arrest by a police officer without actual possession of a warrant, March 2, 1965
39. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to payment of costs for preparation of the return in appeals from courts of special sessions..., March 17, 1965
40. To amend the education law, in relation to exemption from liability of nurses rendering first aid or emergency treatment, March 17, 1965
41. To amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to establishing a policemenís and firemanís retirement system..., January 5, 1966 [1 of 2]
42. To amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to establishing a policemenís and firemanís retirement system..., January 5, 1966 [2 of 2]
43. To amend the local finance law, in relation to issuance of bonds by school districts...,January 5, 1966
44. To 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..., January 12, 1966
45. To amend town law, in relation to exclusions from central fire alarm systems in the Town of Cheektowaga, Erie County, January 19, 1966
46. To amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation to service of legal papers upon a county, January 19, 1966
47. To amend the county law, in relation to composition, duties and powers of the legislative body of a country, January 19, 1966
48. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to certain peace officers designated as police officers and the use of force resisting arrest, February 1, 1966
49. To amend the public health law, in relation to stopping of motor vehicles by police officers to search for illegal narcotics, February 8, 1966
50. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to shopping centers, February 8, 1966
51. To incorporate the Millgrove Volunteer Exempt Firemanís Benevolent Association, and providing for itís powers and duties, February 8, 1966
52. To amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to following fire apparatus, February 14, 1966
53. To amend the code of criminal procedure, in relation to arrest by an officer without a warrant, February 1966
54. To amend chapter five hundred sixty of the laws of nineteen hundred sixty-two, entitled ďAn act to incorporate the Sloan Exempt Volunteer Firemanís Benevolent Association...", March 31, 1966


Julius Volker Papaers
Box and Folder List

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Series 2: Special Committees, 1959-1966

Box 1 Continued
Folder

55. Administrative Law, 1964 [1 of 2]
56. Administrative Law, 1964 [2 of 2]
57. Committee on Codes, 1960-1962
58. Ethics and Guidance Committee, 1965-1966
59. Insurance Committee, 1961
60. Joint Legislative Committee on Motor Vehicles and Traffic Safety, October 11, 1963

Box 2
Folder

1. Law Revision Commission, 1963 [1 of 2]
2. Law Revision Commission, 1963 [2 of 2]
3. Law Revision Commission, 1963-1964
4. Law Revision Commission: Comments on the Draft Administrative Procedure Act, 1964
5. Law Revision Commission, Second Projects Report, 1964
6. Law Revision Committee, 1959-1963
7. Law Revision Committee, 1964
8. Law Revision Committee: Administrative Procedure Act, 1964
9. Law Revision Committee: Business Brokersí Oral Contracts for Finderís Commissions, 1963
10. Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code, March 1964 [1 of 3]
11. Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code, March 1964 [2 of 3]
12. Temporary Commission on Revision of the Penal Law and Criminal Code, March 1964 [3 of 3]
13. Traffic Safety Commission, 1960-1962
14. Traffic Safety Commission, 1963
15. Traffic Safety Commission, 1964, 1966
16. Traffic Safety Committee, 1964-1966


Julius Volker Papaers
Box and Folder List

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Series 3: Correspondence, 1958, 1960-1961, 1963-1966

Box 2 Continued
Folder

17. Assembly Correspondence, 1958
18. Assembly Correspondence, 1960

Box 3
Folder

1. Assembly Correspondence, 1961 [1 of 2]
2. Assembly Correspondence, 1961 [2 of 2]
3. Assembly Correspondence, 1963 [1 of 2]
4. Assembly Correspondence, 1963 [2 of 2]
5. Assembly Correspondence, 1964
6. Assembly Correspondence, 1965
7. Assembly Correspondence, 1966


Julius Volker Papaers
Box and Folder List

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Series 4: Subject Files, 1961-1965, undated

Box 3 Continued
Folder


8. Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, New York State Moreland Commission, 1963
9. Assembly District, Erie County, undated
10. Assembly, General, undated
11. The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on State Legislation, undated
12. Civil Practice Act, 1962-1963, undated
13. Conflicts of Interest in Automobile Liability Insurance Cases, undated [1 of 2]
14. Conflicts of Interest in Automobile Liability Insurance Cases, undated [2 of 2]
15. Dictation of Defamatory Matter by Lawyer to his Secretary as Publication of a Libel, 1964, undated
16. First Projects Report, 1964
17. The Judicial Conference of the State of New York, February 1965
18. Liability for Damages from Explosions..., undated
19. Limitation of Term of Infants Contracts for Certain Professional Employments, undated
20. Lost or Destroyed Instruments Essential to the Existence of a Right, undated
21. Narcotics, 1961-1962, undated
22. Nature of Interest in Property Condemned by a Railroad..., undated
23. Pure Waters, undated
24. Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, undated
25. Requirement of Hospitalization..., undated
26. Report by the New York State Commission of Investigation Concerning Pistol Licensing Laws..., November 1964

Box 4
Folder

1. Summary of Legislation, 1965, undated [1 of 2]
2. Summary of Legislation, 1965, undated [2 of 2]
3. Temporary Commission of Investigation Sixth Annual Report, March 1964


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