Harry Bragarnick papers, 1930-1960

Bragarnick, Harry, 1879-1960

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Videos, Slides, Films; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)
    • 25 photographs, and
    • 1 film (16 mm)
  • OCLC ocm48513832
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  • COLLECTION STORED, ALL or IN-PART, AT ARC: Collection can be requested for transfer through the Area Research Center (ARC) Network, consult Reading Room Staff.


  • Papers of a dry goods retailer and freelance arbitrator who immigrated from the Ukraine in 1878 and resided in Milwaukee from 1913 to 1960. The collection consists of clippings, correspondence, photographs, and miscellaneous legal records which document Bragarnick's role in settling labor disputes, especially during the milk strikes of 1933, and in the hosiery and garment industries during the 1930s and 1940s. Also documented are his philanthropic activities in Milwaukee and efforts to mediate civil cases such as divorce and property disputes. A 16 mm silent film clip records a testimonial dinner held for Bragarnick in 1948.
  • The photographs include images of Harry Bragarnick and Elizabeth Bragarnick; Harry Bragarnick with labor leaders; Harry Bragarnick's seventieth birthday celebration, May 9, 1948; and an exterior view of his dry goods store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, circa 1930.


  • The film in this collection also is cataloged separately.
  • Forms part of the Wisconsin Jewish Archives.
  • Presented by Sue Baumblatt, Madison, Wisconsin, 1983.