Princeton University Library Catalog

Dinkytown : four blocks of history / William Huntzicker ; introduction by Steven Bergerson.

Huntzicker, William [Browse]
  • Charleston, SC : The History Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
175 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Summary note:
"Dinkytown belies its name with a big history and outsized influence on the culture of Minneapolis. It began as a business district serving the University of Minnesota and became a creative center between the flour milling district and a massive railroad yard. By 1875, Dinkytown was a terminus on the horse-drawn streetcar system. The area transformed into a nexus of culture and counterculture with the growth and expansion of the university. Its burgeoning arts scene launched Bob Dylan and The Fiddler on the Roof, and its student activism spawned the Red Barn protests of 1970. Dr. Bill Huntzicker narrates the enthralling history of one of Minneapolis's most influential neighborhoods."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-175)
A historic neighborhood -- What's in a name? -- Growing with the University -- Campus news and advertising -- The University community -- University activities spill into neighborhoods -- Two key urban businesses: academic and support -- The University turns away -- Religion on and off campus -- A religious reunion 2014 -- Bookstores proliferate -- Folk and mass culture: the case of Tevye -- Manfred's memories -- Dylan, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar -- Postwar social change -- Milgrom, film and Red Barn -- Red Barn and People's Park -- One day in 1972: the war comes home -- Eight days in May 1972 -- Dinkytown, memories and change in 2013 -- Dinkiest place, biggest reputation -- Ownership has its privileges -- Dinkytown characters -- Southeast libraries -- A tour of Dinkytown.
  • 9781467119634 (pbk.)
  • 1467119636 (pbk.)
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