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Leo Bernat Papers

Identifier: M/A 0042

Description of Contents

2 boxes. 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).


  • 1967 - 1977


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The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


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.


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Donor Information

Donated by Emilia Bernat, wife of Leo Bernat.

Related Materials in Hennepin County Library Special Collections

See United Neighbors, a newsletter, 1970-1975 in Special Collections Periodicals. See also Marcy Holmes Neighborhood Association’s materials, 1974, and 1990s at M/A 0140.

Leo Bernat Papers
JoEllen Haugo
April 2002
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.