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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Salvon, Hilma

This interview was conducted with Hilma Salvon on July 16, 1981 in Astoria, Oregon. It provides information on family background, emigration, schooling, marriage, and Finnish heritage.

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.

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.

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.

Apalseth, Ida

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.

Carlson, Carl

The interview was conducted with Ed Carlson on September 30, 1981 in Aberdeen, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, settling in, work, family, social organizations, and return trips to Sweden. The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish towards the end of the interview.

Danielsen, Peter

This interview was conducted with Peter Danielsen on September 15, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, occupations, marriage, church and community activities, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Hanson, Sylvia

The interview was conducted with Sylvia Hanson in Moses Lake, Washington on June 15, 1983. This interview provides information on family history, the accidental drowning of a younger brother, Christmas traditions in Norway and the U.S., maintenance of Norwegian customs, voyage to America, school in Minneapolis, farming in Montana, marriage and family, citizenship, experience with gypsies in Montana, visit to Norway, community involvement, Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Holmes, Elias

The interview was conducted with Elias Holmes on March 18, 1982 in Stanwood, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, emigration, life and work in Norway, Norwegian Christmas traditions, voyage to the U.S., reasons for and feelings about emigrating, work in the railroad, learning English, railroad unions, visits to Norway, life in North Dakota and the West Coast, children, dairy farming, citizenship, church, schools, changes in Norway, use of Norwegian language, comparison of work and wages between the past and now. The interview also provides a photograph of Elias and his family in Stanwood, WA (1940) and photographs of Elias and his wife Gudrun at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English. Also see Gudrun Holmes, T153.

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