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Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era: Interview with Linda C. Burggraaff and Wayne S. Burggraaff
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.
2 hours sound cassette
28 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
95 minutes length
Interviewee: Burggraaff, Linda
Interviewee: Burggraaff, Wayne
Interviewer: Saylor, Thomas
Made in: Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 114 (Library Call Number)
AV2008.27.4 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota's Greatest Generation Oral History Project: Richfield in the Postwar Era'