Dr. Thomas Saylor, Professor in the Department of History at Concordia University, St. Paul conducted this oral history project during 2010 and 2011. This oral history project was made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Cultural Heritage Grants Program—part of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The project, Documenting Minnesota, focuses on themes of environmentalism, activism, and protest during the 1970s. The interviews in this collection cover two specific topics: protests of the planning and construction of a downtown Minneapolis stadium, the Metrodome, from 1972 to 1979; and, celebration of the 1976 American Bicentennial—specifically celebrations in Fertile and Duluth, Minnesota and leadership of the Minnesota American Revolution Bicentennial Commission (MARBC).

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Bicentennial Interview No. 01 - Robert Beaudin, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 03 - Al France, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 04 - Bruce Larson, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 05 - J. Thomas Mott, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 06 - Yvette Oldendorf, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 07 - Roberta Olson, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 08 - Lois Pollari, Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 09 - Sybil Smith (Part 1), Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 09 - Sybil Smith (Part 2), Thomas Saylor

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Bicentennial Interview No. 10 - Merna and Charles Vind, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 01 - Jerry Bell, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 02 - Steve Brandt (Part 1), Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 02 - Steve Brandt (Part 2), Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 03 - Kelly Gage, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 04 - Ronald Gornick, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 05 - Clark Griffith, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 06 - Jon Kerr, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 07 - Julian Loscalzo (Part 1), Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 07 - Julian Loscalzo (Part 2), Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 08 - Tim Mungavan, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 09 - Tim Ogren, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 10 - Fred Primoli, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 11 - Jim Rantz, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 12 - Lori Sturdevant, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 13 - Jay Weiner, Thomas Saylor

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Metrodome Interview No. 14 - Frank Wright, Thomas Saylor