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Chmielewski's Funtime Campaign Lit

Chmielewski’s Funtime Campaign Lit

To generations of polka lovers in the Upper Midwest, the name Chmielewski (shiml-LESS-key) is writ upon the firmament. The Chmielewski Funtime Band, a multi-generational group of family members have been playing polkas in church yards, taverns and VFW clubs since 1882. At one time, their weekly polka show was broadcast “throughout the...
Take The Helm-Political Action at Sea

Take The Helm-Political Action at Sea

The basics of grassroots organizing have been around for a looooong time, as this 1944 booklet on political action from the Maritime Union demonstrates.