American Society of Landscape Architects-MN Legacy Project
A project of: Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program
Regents of the University of Minnesota
A series of eight oral histories were collected from landscape architects. These interviews document the story of landscape design in 20th Century Minnesota. The participants were asked to reflect on what personal experiences influenced their professions and how Minnesota spaces have been enhanced by landscape architecture over the past century.
Each interview was video recorded and transcribed. The recordings are archived at the Northwest Architectural Archives at the Anderson Library at the University of Minnesota. A panel discussion, attended by 100+ alumni, was held in March of 2011 with four of the oral history subjects. A blog was created as on-going outreach for the project. Press releases about the project were sent to local and national media sources as well as to local and national ASLA chapters.