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Lake Harriet School Collection M/A 2004.01.01-.02

Creator:Ward, Jean (Jean W.)
Title: Lake Harriet School Collection
Dates:1970-1982
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

History

Community supporters of Lake Harriet school fought Minneapolis Public School Board (MPS Board) in a long drawn out battle to keep the Lake Harriet School open as a school and when that battle was lost, the neighbors of the school sought to save the building by converting it for use as a community center. Lake Harriet School Community Center, Inc. organized after the 1979 closing of LH School. Site was to be developed as a community center for educational, artistic and recreational purposes. Both battles were ultimately lost. The highly organized, well-spoken and well-written parents of the school children waged the fight from approximately 1970 to 1982. Parents included Michael Miller, Sara Stout, Jean Ward and others.


Description of Collection

Types of material in collection include correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, studies, statistics, and reports prepared by the activists organizations, School Board, City Planning, Jean Ward and others. Includes floor plans for the building in 1956 and revisions for the community center design.


Related Material

M/A 2000.167.01-.07 Lake Harriet School Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Scrapbooks, 1920-1974

Donated by Mike Miller and other Lake Harriet School LHS PTA members. Donated in ca. 2000 following program on Lake Harriet School given by Mike Miller and others at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Linden Hills by the Linden Hills History Study Group.

M/A 2000.167.01 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1920-1933

M/A 2000.167.02 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1933-1949

M/A 2000.167.03 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1955-1960

M/A 2000.167.04 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1960-1964

M/A 2000.167.05 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1964-1969

M/A 2000.167.06 Lake Harriet PTA Scrapbook, 1969-1974

M/A 2000.167.07 Lake Harriet PTA Stamp and Pad


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Lake Harriet School. (Minneapolis, Minn)

Places

Linden Hills Neighborhood (Minneapolis, Minn.)--History.

Table of Contents


Lake Harriet School (LHS) Fact Sheet -- Box 1, Folder 1
Linden Hills Neighborhood: History -- Box 1, Folder 2
LHS blueprints 1956,1958,1980 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Citizens League Committee 1974 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Clippings 1970s -- Box 1, Folder 5
Clippings 1980s -- Box 1, Folder 6
Letters to the Editor, Guest Editorial 1979 -- Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1973-1977 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence and Miscellaneous 1977-1982 -- Box 1, Folder 9
LHS Financial Report 1973-1975 -- Box 1, Folder 10
LHS Parent Teacher Association 1973-1977 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Presentations, testimony to Citizens League concerning the closing of LHS 1974 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Report: Minneapolis Public School (MPS) Dept. of Intergroup Education-Special Transfers Processed 1972 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Report: An analysis of the school closings plan by Minnesota Tenants Union 1970s -- Box 1, Folder 14
Report: Impact of a possible closing of the school 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 15
Report: Save LHS Committee 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 16
Report: West area declining enrollment 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 17
Report: Morningside School 1973-1974 -- Box 1, Folder 18
Report: MPS disposition of school sites 1974 -- Box 1, Folder 19
Report: Recommended short term educational facilities projects for the MPS 1976 -- Box 1, Folder 20
Report: Position paper for LHS and supplemental information 1977 -- Box 1, Folder 21
Report: Response to the Board of Education, MPS regarding facility recommendations 1977 -- Box 1, Folder 22
1979 -- Box 1, Folder 23
Report: MPS Critical choice for the 1980s 1979 -- Box 1, Folder 24
Report: Zoning information 1979 -- Box 1, Folder 25
Report: Closed schools: white elephants or community resources? 1980 -- Box 1, Folder 26
Statistics: LHS, etc. 1979 -- Box 1, Folder 27
Lake Harriet Community School Council 1977 -- Box 2, Folder 1
LHS Community Center 1979-1980 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Lake Harriet Site Advisory Committee Meeting 1979 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Lake Harriet Site Advisory Committee Meeting 1980 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Lake Harriet Site Advisory Committee Meeting 1981 -- Box 2, Folder 5
Lake Harriet School Site: Architects report 1982 -- Box 2, Folder 6
Lake Harriet Community School Center and Michael J. Rivard 1979-1980 -- Box 2, Folder 7
Lake Harriet School: closing information 1978 -- Box 2, Folder 8
Lake Harriet School Closed: student paper 1980 -- Box 2, Folder 9
Minneapolis City Planning: LHS 1980 -- Box 2, Folder 10
MPS Superintendent Greens response to Mpls City Planning August 26, 1980 -- Box 2, Folder 11
Newsletters: Lake Harriet Elementary School 1979 -- Box 2, Folder 12
1974,1977,1981 -- Box 2, Folder 13
Southwest Planning District Citizens' Advisory Committee (SW PD-CAC) 1975 -- Box 2, Folder 14
SW PD-CAC 1976 -- Box 2, Folder 15
SW PD-CAC 1980 -- Box 2, Folder 16
Lake Harriet School Community Center: Corporate Records (includes articles of incorporation, by-laws, and organizational meeting minutes) January 20, 1980 -- Box 2
Small Town January-February 1980 -- Box 2
Community Development Review June-July 1980 -- Box 2
Bibliography for Neighborhood Leaders 1980 -- Box 2
Community Development (CD) Review Winter 1980-1981 -- Box 2


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