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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Nakkerud, Trygve

The interview was conducted with Trygve Nakkerud on May 27, 1981 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, union activities, community activities, and marriage. The interview also contains: a postcard from Trygve, a program from Leif Erikson Day (1968) from the Norway Center in Seattle, Washington, minutes from a special board meeting at the Norway Center (January 5, 1972), an article on Trygve receiving the Ballard Exchange Club's 'Outstanding Senior Citizens Award,' correspondence with the Seattle Post Intelligencer, correspondence with the US Senate, articles on the fisheries in the Northwest, an article on Trygve and his real estate business, and an article on him from the Western Viking. Also see Amanda Nakkerud. The interview was conducted in English.

Nakkerud, Amanda

The interview was conducted with Amanda Nakkerud on May 27, 1981 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, work, marriage and family, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains an article on Amanda and her husband Trygve from the Western Viking (September 10, 1982). Also see Trygve Nakkerud, t57. This interview was conducted in English.

Varney, Emma

The interview was conducted with Emma Mehus Varney on May 27, 1981 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

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.

Alvestad, Martha

This interview was conducted with Martha Alvestad on May 28, 1981 in Gig Harbor, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family life, community activities, and Norwegian heritage. Also available in Martha's file are her obituaries from the Tacoma News Tribune (January 22, 1983) and the Western Viking (January 28, 1983). The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Underle, Magdalene

The interview was conducted with Magdalene Underle on June 23, 1981 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, settling in, her career as a nurse, marriage, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a photograph of Magdalene at PLU's Norwegian Festival (May 2, 1981). The interview was conducted in English.

Sivertson, Olaf

Interviews with Olaf Sivertson were conducted on June 24, 1981 and July 15, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. The interviews contain information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage and family, and church and community involvement. The interview also contains: a letter of appreciation from Olaf's granddaughter, Sally Morrison, a letter from Olaf, a memorandum concerning the Norwegian texts Olaf donated to PLU, an inventory of the Olaf Sivertson library, a copy of Olaf's family history, and two articles on Olaf writing the area history in his late nineties. The interview was conducted English.

Bruflot, Arnfinn

This interview was conducted with Arnfinn Bruflot on June 30, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, Arnfinn's writing career, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains two articles on Arnfinn and his writing career. The interview was conducted in English.

Nelson, Ruth

The interview was conducted with Ruth Nelson on July 1, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, life in Sweden, emigration, family, community life, and Swedish heritage. Also available are a photograph of Ruth and John Nelson on their 56th anniversary and a profile on them from the Tacoma News Tribune in regards to their 60th anniversary. Also see John Nelson. The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish towards the end of the interview.

Nelson, John

The interview was conducted with John Nelson on July 1, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview includes information on personal background, emigration, work, community life, and Swedish heritage. It also contains a photograph of John Nelson in the Svea Band of Valhalla Lodge in Tacoma, Washington and a publicity shot in the Tacoma Armory, which includes John. Also see Ruth Nelson. The interview was conducted in English.

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