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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Blomelie, Nelli

This interview was conducted with Nellie Blomelie on April 21, 1978 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on her family background, emigration, experiences as a mission pastor's wife, return trip to Norway, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Borresen, Mina

This interview was conducted with Mina Borresen on January 14, 1983 at the Foss Home in Seattle, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, work, marriage, community activities, and Norwegian heritage. Mina was almost 100 years old at the time of the interview. Also included are photographs of Mina in traditional Norwegian dress, Mina in Seattle, Mina and her husband, and Mina at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Brattain, Gudrun

This interview was conducted with Gudrun Kvernplassen Brattain on November 18, 1982 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, school, marriage and family life, community activities, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also contains photographs of Gudrun and her brothers in Norway, Gudrun in 1943, Gudrun in Wasilla, Alaska, Kvernplassen in 1949, and Gudrun at the time of the interview. However, due to restrictions on the use of the material, this interview is not available online.

Breiwick, Thomas

This interview was conducted with Thomas Breiwick on September 14, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information about family background, emigration, work, marriage, church and community activities, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also includes a brief autobiography, a catalog from Kolstrand Supply Company, and an article from the Western Viking concerning Thomas's ninetieth birthday. The interview was conducted in 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.

Buorklund, Frank

The interview was conducted with Frank Buorklund on August 23, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. This interview contains information on personal history, school, Swedish heritage, emigration, settling in, occupations, language, and return trips to Sweden. The interview was conducted in English and some Swedish towards the end of the interview.

Calrson, Jennie

This interview was conducted with Jennie Carlson on January 17, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. She had a bit of difficulty remembering names, so some specific details are missing. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, settling in, work, marriage, church, family, and heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

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.

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