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New Land, New Lives Oral History Collection
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Mork, Ola

This interview was conducted with Ola Mork on January 21, 1989 in Seattle, Washington. It contains information about his family background, emigration, fishing, marriage and family life, and return trips to Scandinavia. The interview was conducted in English.

Mork, Helen

This interview was conducted with Helen Mork on January 21, 1989 in Seattle, Washington. The interview contains information on personal background, emigration, adjustments, family, and heritage. Also available are two black and white photographs from Helen's life. The interview was conducted in English. See also Ola Mork, T282.

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.

Garberg, Peder

The interview was conducted with Peder Garberg on August 23, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. The interview contains information on his childhood, relatives in America, reason for going to America, his trip, occupations, settling in LaCrosse, Washington, leasing a farm, marriage to Brynhild Kjøsnes, his family, and his Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Steversen, Sigvald

This interview was conducted with Sigvald Stenersen on August 22, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. It contains information on family background, emigration, occupations, marriage and family, and Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview.

Hjortedal, Gertie

The interview was conducted with Gjertine Hjortedal on August 22, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. This interview contains information about family history; boat building; work in Norway; nursing training; marriage and family; settling in the U.S.; gardening; life in Edwall, WA and rural America; the Great Depression; the birth of her son, Erling; emigration and voyage to America; American food; work in the U.S.; return trips to Norway; citizenship; Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview. Also see Osten Hjortedal, T273.

Hjortedal, Osten

The interview was conducted with Osten Hjortedal on August 22, 1984 in Spokane, Washington. This interview contains information on family background, childhood and fishing in Norway, emigration and Ellis Island, settling in, work in railroad, learning English, WWII, citizenship, transportation, marriage, Scandinavian community in Spokane, church, return trips to Norway, pride in Norwegian heritage. The interview was conducted in English with some Norwegian towards the end of the interview. Also see Hjortedal, Gjertine, t274.

Gjelstad, Thora

This interview was conducted with Thora Gjelstad in Oslo, Norway on June 24, 1984. It contains information about her family background, emigration, re-emigration, and further contact with America. The interview was conducted in Norwegian.

Hoset, Ole

The interview was conducted with Ole Hoset in Rennebu, Norway on June 20, 1984. The interview contains information on his family background, emigration, settling in and working, return to Norway, work and family in Norway, and contacts with America. This interview was recorded in Norwegian. Also available are a letter from Ole Hoset, a postcard, a photograph of Ole's Montana homestead, photographs of Ole as a young man, and photographs of Ole and his wife at the time of the interview.

Kjersem, Ole

The interview was conducted with Ole Kjersem on June 20, 1984 in Tresfjord, Norway. The interview contains information on his family background, emigration to the U.S., his work experiences, his return to Norway, marriage and family life in Norway, and his impressions of and contact with America. This interview was conducted in Norwegian. Also available is a photograph of Ole Kjersem and his wife at the time of the interview.

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