One of the original six Milwaukee parks built in the 1890s, Humboldt Park was originally known as South Park. It covered 45 acres. The park expanded north from its original boundary at Idaho Avenue and now covers 70.6 acres.
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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