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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection
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Aamot, Sigurda

This interview was conducted with Sigurda Aamot on August 7, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, marriage, community activities, personal hobbies, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a poem entitled 'A Prayer for America' by Sigurda, a song entitled 'The Emigrant Women' by Sigurda, and a photograph of Sigurda at Normanna Hall's 17th of May celebration, 1981. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Also see Magdalena Haug Krokenes.


Folder Contents

Box 3, File 19 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 3, File 19A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Letters from Janet Rasmussen regarding Mrs. Aamot’s participation.
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Box 3, File 19B Photographs and Personal Papers
One photograph
“A Prayer for America”
“The Emigrant Women”

Akre, Elvin

This interview was conducted with Elvin Akre on May 13, 1980 at his home on Lake Cushman. It contains information about family background, education, marriage, teaching at PLC, and receiving the Fulbright scholarship to teach in Norway. The interview also contains two articles about Elvin teaching in Norway and a 'Profiles From the Past' article from PLU's The Scene, 1979.


Folder Contents

Box 2, File 9 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 2, File 9A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Letter from Janet Rasmussen thanking Mr. Akre for his participation.
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Alm, Edith

The interview was conducted with Edith Alm on August 6, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, life in Sweden, school, employment, voyage to America, learning English, settling in, church life, the Vasa club, cooking, return trips to Sweden, the Swedish language, and Swedish traditions. A photograph of Edith at a Vasa Lodge bazaar is also available. The interview was conducted in English.

Also see Ivar Alm.


Folder Contents

Box 3, File 18 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 3, File 18A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Box 3, File 18B Photographs
One photograph

Alm, Ivar

This interview was conducted with Ivar Alm on August 6, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. The interview contains information on personal data, life in Sweden, emigration, settling in, work in Tacoma, Swedish heritage, and return trips to Sweden. A photograph of Ivar and his wife Edith on their fiftieth anniversary (January 28, 1978) is also available. The interview was conducted in English.

Also see Edith Alm.


Folder Contents

Box 3, File 17 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 3, File 17A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Letters from Janet Rasmussen regarding Mr. Alm’s participation.
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Box 3, File 17B Photographs
Five photographs

Alvestad, Martha

This interview was conducted with Martha Alvestad on May 28, 1981 in Gig Harbor, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family life, community activities, and Norwegian heritage. Also available in Martha's file are her obituaries from the Tacoma News Tribune (January 22, 1983) and the Western Viking (January 28, 1983). The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.


Folder Contents

Box 3, File 6 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 3, File 6A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Letters from Janet Rasmussen to Mrs. Alvestad regarding her participation.
Mrs. Alvestad’s obituary
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Amundsen, Ingrid

This interview was conducted with Ingrid Amundsen on January 18, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, marriage and family, and community activities. Also available are two photographs of Ingrid at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.


Folder Contents

Box 10, File 10 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background and Tape Index

Box 10, File 10A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form
Letter of inquiry from Janet Rasmussen
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Box 10, File 10B Photographs
Two photographs

Andersen, Aletta

This interview was conducted with Aletta Andersen on April 20, 1978 in Tacoma, Washington. It includes information on Aletta's family and married background, emigration, Norwegian heritage, community activities, and cultural differences. The interview was conducted in English.


Folder Contents

Box 1, File 4 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Tape Index, and Family Background

Box 1, File 4A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Andersen, Ellen

This interview was conducted with Ellen Andersen on April 1, 1982 in Poulsbo, Washington. It contains information on family background, schooling, emigration, employment, marriage, and Danish heritage.

Also see A.V. (Aage) Andersen.


Folder Contents

Box 7, File 14 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 7, File 14A Correspondence and Forms
Release Form
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Andersen, Sigrid

This interview was conducted with Sigrid Andersen in Tacoma, Washington on April 11, 1978. It contains information on Sigrid's family life and background, emigration, marriage, settling in, and Danish heritage. The interview was conducted in English.


Folder Contents

Box 1, File 3 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Tape Index, and Family Background

Box 1, File 3A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

Anderson, Aage

This interview was conducted with A.V. (Aage Valdemar) Andersen on April 1, 1982 in Poulsbo, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage, and Danish heritage. The interview was conducted in English. Also see Ellen Andersen.


Folder Contents

Box 7, File 13 Personal and Family History
Tape Archive Sheet, Family Background, and Tape Index

Box 7, File 13A Correspondence and Forms
Checklist and Release Form
Letter from Janet Rasmussen to Mr. and Mrs. Andersen regarding their participation.
Handwritten Tape Archive Sheet and Family Background

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