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William Frese scrapbook, 1885

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62m171 William Frese scrapbook, 1885-1893 62M171 Finding aid prepared by Laura A. Hess University of Kentucky Special Collections Special Collections Margaret I. King Building, North Lexington, KY, 40506-0039 (859) 257-8611 SCLREF@LSV.UKY.EDU 2011 September 6 This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-07-30T10:48-0400 Description is in English. Describing Archives: A Content Standard William Frese scrapbook 62M171 University of Kentucky Special Collections 1 0.1 Cubic feet 1 volume 1885-1893 Frese, William, 1858- Custodial History note Cloutier, Philip. Purchase, 1962. Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment. Conditions Governing Use note Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. Preferred Citation note 62M171: [identification of item], William Frese scrapbook, 1885-1893, University of Kentucky Special Collections. Biographical note William Frese was born near Hanover, Germany, and emigrated to America in 1873. He settled first in St. Louis, remaining there for two years. He then moved to Louisville, Kentucky in 1876, where he lived until 1886, when he married Mary Wagner and moved to Boston. Frese returned to Louisville and established his own music school, the W.M. Frese Piano School, with his brother Gustav in 1888. The Frese brothers partnered with violinist Henry Burck in 1889 and the name of the school changed to the Frese-Burck Music School. Frese was a graduate of the Leipsic Conservatory of Music in Germany. He played the organ for Warren Memorial Presbyterian Church in Louisville for many years. Frese died at sea on July 2, 1894 on the passage to Europe. Kleber, John. E. "Music Schools." The Encyclopedia of Louisville. 2001. Web. 2 September 2011. Scope and Contents note The William Frese scrapbook documents the professional music career of William Frese from 1885-1893 in Louisville, Kentucky. Items include newspaper clippings about Frese's performances, from newspapers such as the Louisville Courier-Journal, The Lousiville Times, and the Allgemeiner Anzeiger, the German language newspaper from Louisville, as well as program bulletins from various musical performances. The scrapbook is kept on the remains of an unknown business ledger. Arrangement note The scrapbook is arranged chronologically. Frese, Mary Wagner Music--Performance--Kentucky. Scrapbooks.