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Leo Bernat Collection M/A 1998.05.01-02

Creator:Bernat, Leo, 1924-1988
Title: Leo Bernat Collection
Dates:1967-1977
Quantity: 2.0 boxes
Repository: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library

Biography

Leo Bernat (1924-1988) was a Housing and Redevelopment Authority Commissioner for Minneapolis, 1974-1977. Leo and his wife Emilia both served as president of the University District Improvement Association and were neighborhood activists.


Description of the Collection

Documents the process of the mayor nominating individuals for the Housing and Redevelopment Agency Commissioner and the process through City Hall. Includes semiannual/annual reports by Commissioner Bernat with his interpretation of actions by the Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority (MHRA). Includes information on the following topics/debates: site selection for a new domed stadium in Minneapolis in the Industry Square area or to remodel Memorial Stadium or the Metropolitan Stadium, 1974-1976; minutes, miscellaneous writings from the United Neighbors (affiliated with the United Neighbors of America); the University District Improvement Association (UDIA); and a report on the progress of the re-development of the Cedar Riverside area from the Cedar Riverside Associates, January, 1975. Also contains materials to/from Emilia Bernat (see especially folders for UDIA and biographical).


Related Material

See United Neighbors, a newsletter, 1970-1975 in MPL Periodicals. See also Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association's materials, 1974, and 1990s at M/A 2000.68.01


Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority.

Subjects

Housing -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Housing rehabilitation -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis.
Urban renewal -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis -- History.

Table of Contents


Biographical -- Box 1, Folder 1
Bernat, Emilia, miscellaneous (see also folders 13-15) -- Box 1, Folder 2
Cedar Riverside Associates 1975 -- Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence 1967-1973 -- Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence 1974-1975 -- Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence 1976-1977 -- Box 1, Folder 6
Ephemera (membership cards, bumper stickers, program brochures) -- Box 1, Folder 7
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Clippings 1973-1976 -- Box 1, Folder 8
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Miscellaneous 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 9
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Reports 1973-1976 -- Box 1, Folder 10
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Political Action Committee, Correspondence 1973-1975 -- Box 1, Folder 11
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority and Political Action Committee 1973 -- Box 1, Folder 12
Minneapolis Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Reappointments 1976 -- Box 1, Folder 13
Writings, Articles 1967-1968 -- Box 1, Folder 14
Stadium, Industry Square in Minneapolis 1974, 1976 -- Box 2, Folder 1
Stadium, Memorial Stadium 1974 -- Box 2, Folder 2
Stadium, Metropolitan Stadium 1976 -- Box 2, Folder 3
Stadium, Miscellaneous 1974 -- Box 2, Folder 4
Stadium, Stadium Task Force 1974 -- Box 2, Folder 5
United District Improvement Association (UDIA), correspondence 1974-1975, 1977 -- Box 2, Folder 6
United District Improvement Association, meetings, sign-ins 1974 -- Box 2, Folder 7
United District Improvement Association, miscellaneous 1974-1975 -- Box 2, Folder 8
United Neighbors, By-laws and Constitution circa 1968 -- Box 2, Folder 9
United Neighbors, Correspondence and miscellaneous 1968-1969 -- Box 2, Folder 10
United Neighbors, Correspondence and miscellaneous 1970 -- Box 2, Folder 11
United Neighbors, Meeting notices 1970 -- Box 2, Folder 12
United Neighbors, Meeting notices 1971-1972 -- Box 2, Folder 13
United Neighbors, writings -- Box 2, Folder 14
United Neighbors, Meeting notices 1968-1969 -- Box 2, Folder 15
United Neighbors of America -- Box 2, Folder 16
University Planning District Citizens Advisory Committee -- Box 2, Folder 17


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