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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Yost, Gretchen

The interview was conducted with Gretchen Yost on July 3, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, life in Malmö, emigration, life in early Tacoma, and Swedish heritage. It also contains a copy of Gretchen Yost's passport as a child. The interview was conducted in English.

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.

Haggstrom, Nels

The interview was conducted with Nels Häggström on July 20, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, employment, and Swedish heritage.

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.

Simonson, Gustav

This interview was conducted with Gustav Simonson on July 31, 1981 in Graham, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, employment, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a poem entitled 'Where the Wind Blows West' by Gustav's son Conrad, 1980. The interview was conducted in English.

Alm, Ivar

This interview was conducted with Ivar Alm on August 6, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. The interview contains information on personal data, life in Sweden, emigration, settling in, work in Tacoma, Swedish heritage, and return trips to Sweden. A photograph of Ivar and his wife Edith on their fiftieth anniversary (January 28, 1978) is also available. The interview was conducted in English.

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.

Aamot, Sigurda

This interview was conducted with Sigurda Aamot on August 7, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, marriage, community activities, personal hobbies, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains a poem entitled 'A Prayer for America' by Sigurda, a song entitled 'The Emigrant Women' by Sigurda, and a photograph of Sigurda at Normanna Hall's 17th of May celebration, 1981. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview. See also Magdalena Haug Krokenes (t234).

Lovrak, Anna

The interview was conducted with Anna Lovrak on August 7, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, schooling, emigration, employment, marriage and family, community involvement, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Miller, Hilma

This interview was conducted with Hilma Miller on August 25, 1981 in Astoria, Oregon. It provides information on family background, marriage and family, emigration, employment, and Finnish heritage. The interview also includes a photograph of Hilma. The interview was conducted in English.

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