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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Hytmo, Guri

This interview was conducted with Guri Hytmo on April 6, 1978 in Stanwood, Washington. It contains information on Guri's family history, nursing, life in Norway, emigration, school, work, and Norwegian heritage. The initial portion of this interview is in Norwegian.

Langland, Karina

This interview was conducted with Karina Langland on June 8, 1978 in Stanwood, Washington. It contains information on family history, farming in Washington, children, life in Norway, family's immigration to U.S., voyage to America, life in South Dakota, meeting spouse, life in Washington, political involvement, Norwegian traditions, and church. This first portion of this tape is recorded in Norwegian.

Langvad, Andreas

The interview was conducted with Andreas (Andy) Langvad on February 17, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, family name, childhood life and home, school, church, Christmas traditions, work in Norway, home remedies, toys, preparation for emigrating, working in a copper mine, voyage to America, trips to Norway, feelings about leaving Norway, first impression of America, work in the Midwest, language difficulties, reasons for moving to the West Coast, work in Washington, meeting spouse, marriage and family, Scandinavian import store, Norwegian organizations, Norwegian traditions, church in Washington, changes in Norway, effects of WWII on northern Norway, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also provides a photograph of Andreas Langvad, his brother, and other immigrants from Langvad-Lien (1923), four photographs of his wife, Jean Langvad, at their Scandinavian store in Tacoma, WA, and two photographs of Andreas at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Loman, Anna

The interview was conducted with Anna Loman on October 23, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, employment, family, emigration, heritage, church and community life, and return trips to Sweden. It also contains a letter from Anna to Janet Rasmussen and photographs of Anna's homeplace, Anna's daughter Margit (March 16, 1925), Anna's last Christmas in Sweden (1926), Anna in Gig Harbor (1931), Anna weaving, at an auction (1942), Anna at Olympic Laundry in Tacoma, and Anna at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish towards the end of the interview.

Klakegg, Kristian and Alfhild

This interview was conducted with Kristian Klakegg on June 18, 1984 in Sandane, Norway. It contains information on family background, emigration, settling in, work, and re-emigration to Norway. The interview was conducted in Norwegian and is not fully translated. Also available is a photograph of Kristian and his wife at the time of the interview. The interview is in Norwegian. Also see Alfhild Klakegg.

Krokenes, Magdalena

This interview was conducted with Magdalena Krokenes on March 7, 1983 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, childhood, school, life in Osøyro, Christmas traditions, confirmation, work in Norway, meeting spouse, marriage and family life in Norway after marriage, emigration, settling in and life during the Depression, children, community involvement, return trips to Norway, and Norwegian heritage. Also available are photographs of Magdalena Krokenes as a young woman and Magdalena at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English. Also see Sigurda Aamot (t078).

Lien, Tom

The interview was conducted with Tom Lien on June 17, 1983 in Bleed, Washington. This interview contains information on family history, childhood, school, emigration, voyage to America, settling in, work, life and homesteading in Montana, Montana environment, playing the violin, military service, marriage and family, work in Washington, changes in Yakima, family life, community activities, differences between America and Norway, and Norwegian heritage. Also available is a black and white photograph of Tom Lien at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Norberg, Jonas Walfred

The interview was conducted with Jonas Norberg on September 23, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, work, family, community life, and Swedish heritage. It also contains photographs of Walfred, the Norberg family in Sweden, Nybyn, Sweden (1899), the Norberg house/farm, the Norberg Brothers General Store in Grindnäset, Sweden, the house built by Nils Norberg in Nybyn (1904), Walfred at the Cascade Lumber Co. in Alder, Washington (1922), the Norberg family upon their return to Sweden, Walfred and Roy Waller piling lumber in Washington, and John Johnson and his family. The interview was conducted in English.

Pearson, Alva

The interview was conducted with Alva Pearson on October 8, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, work, community life, family, and Swedish heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Petersen, Olivia

This interview was conducted with Olivia Petersen on January 14, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on Olivia's family background, emigration, employment, marriage and family life, and Norwegian heritage. Also included is a photograph of Olivia at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

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