History of Slavic Languages and Literature at UW-Madison
Instruction in Slavic languages and literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison traces its roots back to 1935, when state legislators and leaders of the Polish-American community demanded that the University begin to offer Polish. They managed to get funds for a department added to the state budget as a separate item from the regular University budget, and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature was born in 1936 as the Department of Polish.
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