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Noto, Karl and Borghild

This interview was conducted with Karl and Borghild Notø June 15, 1984 in Moldtustranda, Herøy, Norway. It contains information on family background, emigration, work, meeting each other, returning to Norway, and marriage. The interview was conducted in Norwegian and has not been fully translated. Also available is a photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Notø the time of the interview.

Opsal, Torvald

This interview was conducted with Torvald Opsal on March 22, 1983 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on Torvald's family background, work, emigration, marriage, church, and return trip to Norway. The interview also includes photographs of Torvald as a child, Torvald as a young man, the 'Stavangerfjord,' Torvald in Alaska in 1930, Torvald on his wedding day, and Torvald at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English and in Norwegian towards the end of the tape.

Simonseth, Nels

This interview was conducted with Nels Simonseth on October 30, 1981 in Stanwood, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, employment, and community activities. The interview also contains a photograph of Nels and a friend felling a cedar tree with a 13ft. diameter and two photographs of Nels at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Nels and Gertrude Simonseth provided a personal tape, which chronicles their departure from Norway until their settling in Stanwood, WA.

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.

Turnquist, Oscar

The interview was conducted with Oscar Turnquist on March 30, 1982 Seattle, Washington. This interview contains information on personal background, emigration, employment, church and community life, and Swedish heritage. The interview also provides an article on local oral history projects, including a profile on Oscar Turnquist and mention of Pacific Lutheran University's Scandinavian Immigrant Experience, and a letterhead from Oscar's company, O.E. Turnquist Construction Co. The interview was conducted in English.

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