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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection
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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.

T0151-5

Hans Peterson and others are seen at work in the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Peterson is one of those interviewed for the New Land, New Lives: Oral History Collection at Pacific Lutheran University.

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