Front view of the Kosciuszko Guard Armory Hall. The Guard was commissioned in 1874 as America's first Polish military company. The unit was designated Company B and then Company K after an 1888 reorganization. The members of the Kosciuszko Guard participated in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
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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