Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Linda C. Burggraaff and Wayne S. Burggraaff
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wayne Burggraaff was born in Morristown, New Jersey. After attending Lafayette College in Pennsylvania, he earned his master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School. He married Linda and became the assistant city manager of Des Moines, Iowa. Wayne later became the city manager of Richfield and he and Linda raised their family in Richfield and Bloomington. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Responsibilities of a city manager; comparison of Des Moines and Richfield; interview process with the Richfield city leaders; city services and municipal projects; installation of permanent roads; idea of Richfield as a "bedroom community"; city leadership; use of off sale liquor revenue for public projects; interaction between the school system and city manager; training of police and fire employees; idea of Richfield as independent from Minneapolis and other suburbs; Metropolitan Airports Commission; impact of highway projects; interaction with neighbors and sense of community; housing issues; Richfield League of Women Voters; suburban shopping options; tax increment projects; public and private schools; local Presbyterian church; structure of after-school activities; home financing; fiscal disparities legislation; labor relations.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 95 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Burggraaff, Linda
Interviewee: Burggraaff, Wayne
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 04/28/2007
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 114
Accession Number AV2008.27.4
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'

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