Bankruptcy sale at Klitsner Brothers Department Store. The contents of the bankrupt department store were auctioned off on February 2, 1932. Klitsner Brothers was one of the many businesses that went bankrupt during the Great Depression.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee acquired the collection through the Assistance of Polanki, the Polish Women's Club of Milwaukee; and Roman Kwasniewski's daughter, Adele, and her husband, John Kaczmarowski. Representative Walter Kunicki and Senator John Plewa secured state funding for the processing of the collection.
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