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Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Kathleen O'Brien
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Kathleen O'Brien is a Southeast Minneapolis neighborhood activist, Minneapolis City Council member from 1982 to 1989, and at the time of the interview was Vice-President for University Services at the University of Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Early interest in Minneapolis history; protesting the development of Riverplace; growth of the preservation movement; the decision to save the Crown Roller Mill; Minneapolis city council members' trip to Lowell, Massachusetts; use of city bond funds to build the West River Parkway and buy the Washburn Crosby Mill; conflict with the Minneapolis Park Board over Nicollet Island; the role of the Saint Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
Quantity 1 hour sound disc
13 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 60 minutes length
Creation Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Narrator: O'Brien, Kathleen
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/08/2009 - 04/15/2009

Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 117
Accession Number AV2009.52.20
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'