The Papers of William Paul Sihler, 1887-1989
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Brief Description: Documentation consists of correspondence, 1904-1940; two Luther College photo albums; privately owned books; music by Sihler; journal "The Lutheran Herald," 1951; cassettes and tapes with notes; books by Sihler (fables for children, grammar books, buides for learning different languages); program; writings; miscellaneous articles (some in German); sales plan; certificate of membership; materials on Billy Sihler stories.
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Luther College Archives
700 College Drive
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone: 563-387-1805
Fax: 563-387-1657
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Record Series Number: LCA/RG15/Sihler, W
Created by: Sihler, William Paul (1865-1941)
Volume: 3.4 Linear Feet
Biographical Note for Sihler, William Paul (1865-1941) :

William Paul Sihler was born Nov. 5, 1865 at Fort Wayne, Ind. Attended Concordia College, 1877-73; Concordia Seminary, 1883-86 (CT); Univ. of Wis., 1887-88 (MA); Johns Hopkins Univ., 1889-90. Teacher of parochial school, 1886-87; Dr. Sachs Collegiate Institute, 1888-89.

Sihler taught German at Luther College from 1890-1940.  His experience playing professional baseball helped to promote the development of the game at Luther.

Died 1941.


Sihler underviste i tysk på Luther College fra 1890 til 1940. Som tidligere profesjonell baseball spiller.

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PreferredCitation: Cite unpublished materials: William Paul Sihler Papers, RG15 Manuscripts, Luther College Archives, Decorah, Iowa
Finding Aid Revisions: 11/26/19: EC updated the preferred citation.