Scandinavian Immigrant Experience


Below you will find a listing of all those interviewed for the oral history project who have an Icelandic background.

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The Oral History collection contains the recorded interviews of 282 men and women who emigrated from Scandinavia and settled in the Pacific Northwest. The project was started during an experimental course on Scandinavian Women in the Pacific Northwest. Students in the course were encouraged to interview women and learn about their experiences as immigrants to the United States. The project was continued and expanded with support from the president’s office and by grants from the L.J. Skaggs and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation,from the Joel E. Ferris Foundation and the Norwegian Emigration Fund of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The project was directed by Dr. Janet E. Rasmussen. Upon completion, the collection was transferred to the Archives and Special Collections Department.

The oral history collection is open for personal and scholarly work.  For commercial use, please contact


Johannsson, Aleph  Thorwaldson

Milton, North Dakota

Guide /Photographs /Audio

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Magnusson, Gudrun

Langenburg, Saskatchewan, Canada

Guide /Photographs /Audio

Magnusson, Jon

Borgarnes, Myrasysla

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