Christel T. Maass is Academic Librarian in the Special Collections Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Golda Meir Library. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and M.S. (LIS) and M.A. (History) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She participated in processing the extensive Kwasniewski Photographic Collection. She is the author of a monthly photo/caption column, "A Glance at Yesteryear," in the Small Business Times. Many of the Kwasniewski photos have appeared in that column.
John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown for more than 25 years. He is a photographer, lecturer, and the local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and M.A. in Cultural Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gurda is a eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Award of Merit.