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Ranney, Freda

Interviews with Freda Ranney were conducted on April 17, 1979 and November 9, 1982 in Tacoma, WA. The interviews contain information on family background, emigration, work, marriage, community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. Also available are photographs of Freda as a baby, Freda at age fourteen, Freda in her later years, and Freda at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Johnson, Hilma

This interview with Hilma Johnson conducted on April 19,1979 in Port Townsend, Washington contains information on family history, first marriage and husband's death, life in a mining town, running a farm, emigration, settling in Seattle, work in the U.S., traditions in Norway, return trips to Norway, fishing in Alaska, trapping, and life in Alaska. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Johnson, Ellen

This interview conducted with Ellen Johnson on April 19, 1979 in Tacoma, Washington contains information on personal background, emigration, work, marriage, and return trips to Sweden. The interview was conducted in English.

Larson, Anna

The interview was conducted with Anna Larson on April 19, 1979 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, and married life. The interview was conducted in English.

Isaksen, Olive

The interview was conducted with Olive Isaksen on April 26, 1979 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, emigration, voyage to America, learning English, work in the U.S., keepsakes, marriage, children, maintenance of Norwegian language, Scandinavian foods, differences between the U.S. and Norway, church life, hobbies, and trips to Norway. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview. Also see Anton Isaksen.

Erickson, Alice and Shervherm, Dagny (Daughters of Norway)

This interview was conducted with Dagny Shervheim and Alice Ericksen on April 28, 1979 in Seattle, WA. Both women were members of the Daughters of Norway, and the interview contains information about the importance of the organization and their involvement with the Valkyrien Lodge in Seattle. The first portion of the interview is conducted with Dagny, followed by a portion with Alice. The interview was conducted in English

Watney, Helga

This interview was conducted with Helga Watney on May 3, 1979 in Parkland, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, employment, business ventures, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Gregersen, Inger

This interview was conducted with Inger Gregersen on March 9, 1979 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information about emigration and the organizations that she participates in, but mostly focuses upon cooking. The interview was conducted in English.

Apalseth, Ida (Daughters of Norway)

This interview was conducted with Ida Apalseth on July 26, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, settling in, marriage and family life, church, and community activities. The interview was conducted in English. See t32 for Ida's interview on the Daughters of Norway.This interview was conducted with Ida Apalseth on July 26, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, settling in, marriage and family life, church, and community activities. The interview was conducted in English. See t32 for Ida's interview on the Daughters of Norway.

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