Search the library catalog to locate archival and manuscript collections which provide sources on the history of local Polish-American people and organizations.
Use the search box below, already limited to the Archives Dept.'s holdings. Note that these results will include some books on the subject, but more of them will describe archival or manuscript collections.
Here are four examples of simple keyword searches. Note that the boolean operator and is not necessary between keywords.
1) Polish Americans Wisconsin
2) polish world war
3) polish music
4) polish press
A general search hint: when reading any catalog record, follow the links found at "Subjects" to locate other material in the UWM Libraries on that same subject.
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Recommended Collections on Polish-Americans
In the Archives Dept., we have a significant amount of primary sources for your study of 19th and 20th-century Polish-Americans in the Milwaukee metro area. Our strengths are cultural and social organizations, businesses including the local press, and religion. Also, we have rich visual documentation of the lives of southside Polish Milwaukeeans in the Roman Kwasniewski photographs.
A list of pertinent collections follows. We have many other collections on the general topic, which you may explore by using the search strategies described elsewhere in this guide, or by asking an archivist.
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