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Title UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 4. Franz Joseph Strahm
Creator Strahm, Franz Joseph, 1867-1941
Description Records created by and about Franz Joseph Strahm during his tenure as music professor at Western Kentucky University from 1910 to 1941. The collection includes biographical information and tributes and Strahm's composition books. The series is arranged in three sections, personal papers, sheet music and compositions and scores.
Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1884
Year Range To 1942
Admin / Biog History Franz Joseph Strahm was born May 14, 1867 in Freiburg, Germany. He studied piano under Franz Liszt before coming to the United States in 1891 to play in a Nashville orchestra and teach at the Nashville Conservatory of Music. He became director of Western's School of Music in 1910 and served until his death on June 26, 1941. During World War I Strahm published music under the pseudonym Franz J. Sadezky due to anti-German sentiment. Among his numerous compositions were the "Kentucky State Normal March" (1911) and the "B.G.B.U. March" (1919). See also:
Subjects Musicians
Songs & music
Western Kentucky University
Finding Aids TopScholar -
Related Publications M28 .S8x K3 Strahm, Franz. Kentucky State Normal March, Bowling Green, Ky., 1911.

M2014.6 .S76x V4 Strahm, Franz. Vespers in D, Sedalia, Mo. : A.W. Perry, c1924.
Related Materials MSS 213 - Franz Joseph Strahm Papers

UA3/1/2/1 - President Cherry's Correspondence: Box 1, folders 36-37, 45 & 86; Box 2 folder 61
Catalog Number UA37.4
Copyrights Photocopies of no more than 1/3 of the total.
Dates of Creation 1884-1942
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 3 boxes
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA37
Level of Description Series
Containers BGBU March
Kentucky State Normal March
Biographical Sketches, Eulogies
The Last Judgment
WKU Music Department
Annual Music Festival
Commemoration Service
Musical Composition Course
Composition 403 Outline
Sheet Music
Musical Composition Course
National Academy of Music Membership