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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Rygmyr, Odlaug

This interview was conducted with Odlaug Rygmyr on April 6, 1978 in Seattle, WA. It contains information on family background, work, the German occupation of Norway during World War II, emigration, Norwegian heritage, and community activities. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Sather, Gunhild

The interview was conducted with Gunhild Sather on October 6, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, childhood, emigration, work, marriage, and community activities. The interview also provides photographs of Gunhild's home in Kvingedal, Norway, Gunhild as a young woman, Gunhild in traditional Scandinavian dress (1933), and Gunhild in her later years. The interview was conducted in English.

Saure, Sivert

This interview was conducted with Sivert Saure on June 17, 1984 in Bjørke, Norway. It contains information about family background, emigration, work, re-emigration to Norway, and further contact with America. The interview was conducted in Norwegian and is not fully translated. Also available are a photograph of Sivert as a young man and a photograph of Sivert at the time of the interview.

Silver, Lena

This interview was conducted with Lena Silver on March 11, 1983 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, marriage, and family life. Also available are two photographs of Lena at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Steiro, Norwall

This interview was conducted with Norwall Steiro on December 16, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, occupations, marriage and family, church and community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also provides a program from the dedication of Lutheran Minor Hospital, a newspaper clipping on the altar Norwall built for Lutheran Minor Hospital, an article on the construction of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Tacoma, a letter regarding the accomplishments of Norwall, a paper entitled 'Norwall Arneberg Steiro, a Builder' (November 22, 1981), a program from Lutheran Social Services' Third Annual Appreciation Dinner (October 9, 1981), Norwall's certificate from sailing school, and a poem written to Norwall on his eighth birthday. The interview was conducted in English.

Strom, Ralph

The interview was conducted with Ralph Strom on April 23, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, employment, family, church and community life, a connection with author Kathryn Winslow, and Swedish heritage. It also provides photographs of Ralph Strom's home in Sweden, Ralph as a young man (Christmas 1912), Ralph with the Lake McMurray logging crew (1913), Ralph and his wife Edith (1922), and Ralph at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Sundberg, Mattias

The interview was conducted with Mattias Sundberg on April 23, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. This interview provides information on personal background, the army in Sweden, emigration, employment, and Swedish heritage. It also contains a photograph of Mattias Sundberg on his first 4th of July in America (1918) and Mattias at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish used at different times in the interview.

Tveter, John Howard

This interview was conducted with Howard Tveter on May 28, 1981 in Gig Harbor, WA. It contains information on family background, growing up in Gig Harbor, community activities, family, and Norwegian heritage. Also see Hans Tveter (cousin). The interview was conducted in English.

Whitman, Nannie

The interview was conducted with Nannie Whitman on April 28, 1982 in Port Angeles, Washington. This interview contains information on family background, Swedish holidays, school, work, emigration, Swedish organizations, visits to Sweden, church and community life, and Swedish heritage. The interview was conducted in English. See also the interview with Nannie Whitman's brother, Emil Lundbeck (t138).

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