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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection File
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Ott, Tove

This interview was conducted with Tove Ott, January 1981, in Burlingame, CA by Scott Lawley, a Pacific Lutheran University student and Tove's grandson. It provides information about family background, emigration, marriage, employment, community involvement, and Danish heritage. The interview was conducted in English.

Nygaard, Dagny

This interview was conducted with Dagny Nygaard on April 27, 1978 in Stanwood, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family life, and Norwegian heritage. The interview also includes a picture Dagny's home in Tydal, Norway, a picture of Dagny leaving Norway, a picture of Dagny in 1982, a picture of Dagny and her husband Lars in 1982, and Dagny's life memoirs. Also see Lars Nygaard.

Pedersen, Jenny

This interview was conducted with Jenny Pedersen on March 2, 1982 in Kirkland, Washington. It contains information on family background, sewing, marriage and family, emigration to Canada and the United States, community involvement, and Danish heritage. The interview also includes a photograph of Jenny at age eight, a photograph of Jenny with her husband and two sons, and two photographs of Jenny at the time of the interview.

Petersen, Greta

This interview was conducted with Greta Petersen on October 25, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage and family, church and community involvement, and Danish heritage. The interview also includes photographs of Greta's family farm in Denmark, the 73rd St. Dairy Delicatessen, Greta on her 80th birthday, and Greta at the time of the interview. The interview was codnucted in English.

Rasmussen, Martin

This interview was conducted with Martin Rasmussen on October 8, 1981 at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. It provides information about family background, apprenticeship, service in the military, emigration, employment, marriage and family, and Danish heritage. The interview also includes two photographs of Martin as a soldier in the German Army during WWI, three photographs of Martin and his telescope, five snapshots of Martin at the time of the interview, and an article about Martin from the Pierce County Herald (August 20, 1981).

Benson, Alli

This interview was conducted with Alli Benson on January 28, 1983 in Seattle, Washington. It provides information on family background, emigration, education, employment, marriage, and heritage. The interview also includes photographs of Alli and her sister Gunhild (July 3, 1911), Alli and her mother (ca. 1916 - 1917), and Alli at the time of the interview. The interview was conducted in English.

Forman, Lempi Suaminen

This interview was conducted with Lempi Forman in Portland, OR. It contains information on her family background, life in Finland during World War II, emigration, and return trips to Finland. The interview was conducted in English.

Christensen, Lydia

This interview was conducted with Lydia Christenson on May 17, 1982 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, marriage and family, and Finnish heritage. Lydia's oldest son wife speaks on the tape also. The information was conducted in English.

Heikkala, Eric

This interview was conducted with Eric Heikkala on August 27, 1981 in Vancouver, Washington. It contains information on family background, being a prisoner of war, coming to America, marriage and family, and Finnish heritage. The interview also includes a photograph of Eric at the time of the interview.

Johnson, Anna

This interview was conducted with Anna Johnson on October 23, 1981 in Tacoma, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, employment, marriage and family, community involvement, and Finnish heritage. The interview was conducted in English with some Swedish at the end of the interview.

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