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Lakeshore Bypass Committee records

Identifier: S4477

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a small quantity of notes, research materials, incorporation papers, financial records, legal briefs, correspondence, and newspaper clippings. See Serials File for additional issues of Lakeshore By-Pass News, and related collection S4441 Virginia Hyvarinen Papers, and STOP the Freeway materials.


  • 1975-1983


Biographical / Historical

An extension of the I-35 freeway through Duluth began in the 1950s. Aspects of the freeway corridor were debated from the start: costs, displacement, demolition, jobs, materials, duration, environmental impact, etc. The non-profit corporation Lakeshore By-Pass Committee, Inc. was formed by incorporators Arno S. Kahn, Eric Ringsred and Terry McCarthy December 21, 1982 and signed and authorized by the Secretary of State on December 23. These Duluthians formed this grass-roots organization "to employ a staff person, retain an attorney, and hire several consultants to assist in researching and working on an alternative to the proposed extension of Interstate Highway 35 through Duluth, Minnesota." Volume 1, number 1 issue of the Lakeshore ByPass News is dated November 23, 1982.


4 linear inches

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.
Guide to the Lakeshore Bypass Committee records
Finding Aid Authors: P. Maus.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526