MS 1106 - Wankelman Family Collection
|MS 1106 - Wankelman Family Collection
|BGSU Centennial History
The Wankelman Family Collection includes one cubic foot of photographs, Masonic and Kiwanis programs, manuals, rosters and miscellaneous artifacts dating from
The Wankelman Family Collection concentrates primarily upon Frederick Wankelman a Cincinnati, Ohio businessman specializing in wholesale toys. Frederick was the father of Bowling Green State University faculty member Willard Wankelman, who was instrumental in the establishment of the university’s art department in 1946 and served as its chair until he retired in 1972. Willard was born in Cincinnati to Frederick and Alma (Hammler) Wankelman on May 21, 1915. He earned bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in 1938 and 1940 respectively.
|Scope and Content
Most of the photographs which comprise the bulk of the collection were not identified. It was determined, however, after examining the Masonic and Kiwanis rosters included in the collection, that Frederick Wankelman is the predominant figure in many of the photographs. Wherever possible Frederick’s name has been added to some images which span his youth, school years and adulthood. The collection’s significance lies in its connection to BGSU professor Williard Wankelman. A few images of him as a child and a small number of other family members are included as well.
Masonic and Kiwanis rosters, booklets and artifacts offer an interesting glimpse into Frederick Wankelman’s social activities in Cincinnati, Ohio from approximately 1935 until 1977.
MASONIC LODGE BOOKLETS
MASONIC LODGE CERTIFICATE (oversized)
KIWANIS CLUB OF CINCINNATI ROSTERS AND BYLAWS
FREDERICK WANKELMAN PHOTOGRAPHS
WILLARD WANKELMAN PHOTOGRAPHS
UNIDENTIFIED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS
MASONIC REGALIA, ETC.
KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BUTTON
Box 2 – OVERSIZEDFolder