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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Magnussen, Clara

The interview was conducted with Clara Magnussen on September 23, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, work, marriage and family, community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains: 'The Life of Klara Sylthe Magnussen' by Clara, a family history written by Iver Sivertsen Sylthe, 'My School Days' by Clara, 'When I Was Fifteen' by Clara, an article on Servin Olsen Vaksvik and Anna Pedersdatter's diamond wedding anniversary, an article on the 'All My Somedays' living history project that Clara participated in (1981), and re-creations of Clara's ticket for the White Star Line, baptism certificate, cowpox inoculation certificate, baklandets (backcountry) church book, and her husband Mike's moving out certificate. In addition, several photographs are available, including one of Clara and her family in Norway, one of Clara and a friend in Tacoma, WA (1913), one of Clara and her husband, and two of Clara at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Malmin, Gunnar

This interview was conducted on April 23, 1980 with Gunnar Malmin. It contains information on family background, education, occupation, marriage and family, community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a photocopied picture of Gunnar.

Nelson, Amanda

This interview was conducted with Amanda Nelson on June 8, 1978 in Stanwood, Washington. It contains information about personal background, work, emigration, marriage, Swedish traditions, and church.

Nilsen, Arvid

The interview was conducted with Arvid Nilsen on January 20, 1982 in Gig Harbor, Washington. It contains information on personal history, work as a sailor, marriage, emigration, return to Norway, church and community involvement. The interview also contains a photograph of Arvid as a young man and photographs of Arvid and his wife Esther at the time of the interview. Also see Esther Nilsen. The interview was conducted in English.

Odmark, Elsie

The interview was conducted with Elsie Odmark on July 29, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, family, life in Sweden, emigration, work, church and community life, and Swedish heritage. This interview is excellent. It is lengthy and detailed and gives insight into the transition from an impecunious lifestyle to a life in 'the land of plenty.' The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish towards the end of the interview.

Olsen, Irving

This interview was conducted with Irving Olsen on June 25, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, and involvement in Norwegian organizations. Also available is the announcement of Irving's 100th birthday from the Western Viking. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Sandback, George

This interview was conducted with George Sandback on March 25, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, work, marriage, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains an announcement of George's 85th birthday from the Western Viking (1983) and photographs of George fishing, George as a foreman on a pile driver, George with his brother Teodor and parents, and George at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Simonseth, Gertrude

The interview was conducted with Gertrude Simonseth on October 30, 1981 in Stanwood, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains photographs of Gertrude's mother and father, the Rindal Church, Gertrude and a friend at work, the Simonseth barn and house at a funeral, Gertrude and her husband Nels on the Atlantic Ocean, and Gertrude and Nels at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Strom, Alfred

This interview was conducted with Alfred Strom on April 6, 1982, in Tacoma, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a photograph of Alfred at the First Annual Franklin Packing Co. picnic on Ellerington Island, Alaska (June 30, 1918), a photograph of Alfred and his wife Anne, and a photograph of Alfred at the time of the interview. Also see Anne Strom. The interview was conducted in English.

Tobiason, Anna

This interview was conducted with Anna Tobiason on November 19, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage and family, church involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also provides a letter from President Eastvold and photographs of Anna in traditional Scandinavian dress, Anna and her siblings Olav and Soinneva, inside the Myklebust family home, Anna and her brother's wife, Meja Myklebust (ca. 1916), Anna and Mrs. Munson, Mrs. A.W. Ramstad, and Mrs. M.T. Hokenstad (all former presidents of Pacific District Women's Missionary Federation of former Evangelical Lutheran Church), and Anna at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

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