Carl Volkmann

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General Information

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Name: Carl Volkmann

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: October 23, 1933 in Streator, Illinois

Died: October 11, 2013 in Springfield, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Volkmann was born in Streator, Illinois. He received his master’s degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana. Carl lived in Springfield, Illinois from 1960 until the time of his passing.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Volkmann held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College, a Master of Divinity degree from Wartburg Seminary, and a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana. After his retirement from Lincoln Library, the public library of Springfield, where he served as director from 1981 to 1993, he devoted his time to freelance writing and community volunteering. In his writing, Volkmann has combined his passion for history and research with his interest in photography to create in-depth studies of Illinois art works of historical significance. Volkmann’s published works include Springfield’s Sculptures, Monuments, and Plaques, co-authored with his wife Roberta and published by Arcadia Publishing, and Lincoln in Sculpture, published by the Illinois State Historical Society.

Published Works

  • Springfield's Sculptures, Monuments, and Plaques (Images of America: Illinois), Arcadia Publishing, 2008 - written with Roberta Volkmann
  • Lincoln in Sculpture, Illinois State Historical Society, 2009

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External Links

Carl Volkmann on WorldCat

Carl Volkmann on Amazon


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