The son of longtime music professor Franz Strahm and a WKU graduate, Victor Strahm (1897-1957) began flight training after the U.S. entered World War I. By the time the war ended, he had achieved the coveted designation of “ace.” Victor’s letters home to his parents comprise only one of the scores of collections at the Kentucky Library & Museum that document the lives and experiences of veterans from the Civil War through Iraq and Afghanistan. An ongoing project seeks to document the experiences of WKU alumni in particular. Click here for a finding aid to Victor Strahm’s papers and here to learn more about the WKU Veterans History Project. Lest we forget, WKU’s Special Collections Library collects.
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