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Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Kathleen O'Brien
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.
1 hour sound disc
13 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
60 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: O'Brien, Kathleen
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Creation: 01/08/2009 - 04/15/2009
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117.20 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.20 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'