Scandinavian Immigrant Experience

Norway

Below you will find a listing of all those interviewed for the oral history project who have a Norwegian 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 archives@plu.edu.

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Aamot, Sigurda Haug

Haug, Samnanger, Hordaland County

 Photographs /Audio


Akre, Elvin Martin

Horace, North Dakota

Photographs /Audio


Alvestad, Martha Kahrs

Fløyen, Hordaland County – – Audio


Amundsen, Ingrid

Alstahaug, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Anderson, Aletta Josefson

Nordfjord, Sogn og Fjordane County

Audio


Anderson, Inga Karolina Olivia Jensdatter Hole

Hole, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Apalseth, Ida Pauline

Litlöy, Bø i Vesterålen, Nordland County

Audio


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Beck, Harold Jarle

Bjerka, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Berglun, Marie Torheim

Torheim, Sogn og Fjordane County – – Audio


Blindheim, Ole Andreas Rasmussen

Blindheim, Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Blomelie, Nellie Johanneson

Aga, Hordaland County

Audio


Borresen, Wilhelmina Strom

Oslo, Oslo County

Photographs /Audio


Brattain, Gudrun Kvernplassen

Elverum, Kvernfossen, Hedmark County

Photographs /Audio


Breiwick, Thomas Wilhelm Olsen

Breivik, Nordland County

An oral history interview with Thomas Wilhelm Olsen Breiwick, a Norwegian immigrant.

Audio


Bruflot, Arnfinn

Naustdal Sunnfjord, Sogn og Fjordane County

An oral history interview with Arnfinn Bruflot, a Norwegian immigrant.

Audio


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Dahl, Louise (Malla) Amilia Sinland

Harmony, Minnesota

Photographs /Audio


Danielsen, Peter (Per) Geirhart

Rjukan, Telemark County

Audio


Daughters of Norway – Interview with Ida Pedersen Apalseth

Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway – Interview with Marie Berglund

Embla Lodge, Tacoma, Washington

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway – Interview with Florence Buck

Embla Lodge, Tacoma, Washington

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway

Valkyrien Lodge, Seattle, Washington

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway

Valkyrien Lodge

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway – Interview with Alice Ericksen

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Daughters of Norway – Interview with Dagny Shervheim

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Davidson, Bertha Østby

Østerbø, Sogn og Fjordane County

Audio


Davidson, Inga Karolina Johanna Brobak

Revik, Vågsøy, Sogn og Fjordane County

Photographs


Davidson, Odin Jentoft

Rødøy, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Davidson, Ole Karolius Eide

Vassdal, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


DeRosa, Bergliot Moxness Oliver

Melhus, Sør-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Drage, Turi Mikkelsen

Bergen, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Duus, Ella Fjermsted

Stavanger, Rogaland County

Audio


Dyrhaug, Agnes Johanna

Nord-Statland, Nord-Trøndelag County

Audio


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Eide, Ole Johannes (John)

Kopervik, Rogaland County

Photographs /Audio


Ekrem, Anna Georgina Hansen

Eidshaug, Kolvereid, Nord-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio 1 / Audio 2


Emerson, Christine Slind

Selbu, Sør-Trondelag County

Audio


Erickson, Selma Inez

Turtle Lake, North Dakota

Audio


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Farestrand, Gerda Gotteberg

Måløy, Vestkapp, Troms County

Audio


Fet, Peter Laurits

Hellen, Ikornes, Sykkylven, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Flones, Edward

Hustad, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Fredericksen, Frederick

Gudbrandsdal, Oppland County


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Garberg, Brynhild Kjøsnes

Selbu, Sør-Trøndelag County

Audio


Garberg, Peder

Selbu, Sør-Trøndelag County

Audio


Gilje, Bertel Pedersen

Stavanger, Rogaland County

Audio


Gjelstad, Thora Tørklep

Tørklep, Våle, Vestfold County

Photographs /Audio


Greene, Clara Oleva Josepha Nilsen Heintzelman

Borkenes, Hinnøya, Troms County

Photographs /Audio


Gregersen, Inger

Tacoma, Washington

Audio


Grytnes, Bersven (Ben)

Øksendal, Møre og Romsdal County


Gulhaugen, Theodore

Drammen, Buskerud County

Photographs /Audio


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Hale, Henny Pauline Marie Johannessen

Eidet, Vesterålen, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Halseth, Otto Hjalmer

Ørsta, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Halvorsen, Sverre

Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag County

Audio


Handeland, Martha Tweiten

Tacoma, Washington

Photographs /Audio


Handeland, Torvald Martin

Sirdal, Vest-Agder County – – Photographs /Audio


Hanson, Sylvia Rasmussen

Borge, Torpeberget, Østfold County

Photographs


Haram, Henry

Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Haug, Olga Karoline Nilsen

Kvœfjord, Troms County


Haugen, Anna Aunli Lee

Hemne, Sør-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Hemmestad, Olga Kristine Brodahl

Tretten, Gudbrandsdal, Oppland County

Audio


Hendrickson, Arne

Kolbjørnsvik, Aust-Agder County – – Photographs /Audio


Hjortedal, Gjertine Karia Eriksdatter Storebø

Storebø, Huftarøy, Hordaland County

 Audio


Hjortedal, Osten (Øystein) Johannes

Hjortedal, Skånevik, Hordaland County

Audio


Holmes, Elias Kristofferson Veholmen

Stavanger, Rogaland County

Photographs /Audio


Holmes, Anna Gudrun Hauge

Hauge, Karmøy, Rogaland County

Audio


Hopen, Anna Malena

Lemon’s Beach, Tacoma, Washington

Photographs /Audio


Hopen, Anton Magnus

Eikefjord, Sogn og Fjordane County

Photographs /Audio


Hoset, Ole

Hoset, Rindal, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Hytmo, Guri Olsdatter

Tydalen, Sør-Trøndelag County

Audio


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Isaksen, Anton Marcelius

Bøgard, Andøy, Nordland County – – Photographs /Audio


Isaksen, Hulda Pettersen

Åknes, Nordland County – – Photographs /Audio


Isaksen, Olive Margrethe Torgerson

Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


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Jacobsen, Hanna Øiesvold

Flekkos, Nordland County – – Photographs /Audio


Johnsen, Magnhild Torsvik

Kristiansand, Vest-Agder County

Photographs /Audio


Johnsen, Margit Carlsen

Leines, Nordland County

Audio


Johnson, Hilma Lundli

Northern Norway

Audio


Johnson, John Johanneson

Bergen, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Johnson, Olga Medgård

Bœrum, Akershus County

Photographs /Audio


Johnson, Thelma Irene Underdal

Everett, Washington

Audio


Jorgenson, Jorgen Aadneram

Kvœven, Sirdal, Vest-Agder County

Photographs /Audio


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Kirkemo, Randi Nilsen

Larvik, Vestfold County

Audio


Kjersem, Ole Johnson

Kjersem, Tresfjord, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Klakegg, Alfhild Gloppestad

Gloppestad, Sandane, Sogn og Fjordane

Guide /Photographs


Klakegg, Kristian

Klakegg, Jølster

Photographs /Audio


Kneeland, Signe Andrea Anderson

Nordbostad, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Krag, Dagny Fredbjørg Frantzen

Furulund, Sulitjelma, Nordland County

Audio


Krokenes, Magdalena Haug

Samnanger, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


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Langland, Karina Abelson

Skudenes, Rogaland County

Audio


Langvad, Andreas (Andy) Olia

Saltdal, Rognan, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Larsen, Clara Beck

Romdrup, Jutland

Audio


Larsen, Elias

Ålesund, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


League, Leif Erikson – Interview with Trygve Nakkerud

Guide /Photographs /Audio


Lien, Carl Hans Malus Carlson

Lien, Saltdal, Nordland County

Photographs


Lien, Tom (Thor Olsen Lillelien)

Vestre Gausdal, Oppland County

Audio


Lindhe, Tilla Johanson

Rognan, Nordland County

Audio


Loe, Otto Calvin

Sortland, Nordland County

Audio


Løvoll, Alf

Koparnes, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Løvoll, Astrid Aase

Liaskaret, Volda,Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Lovrak, Anna Jørgensdatter Tveiten

Tveiten, Rogaland County

Audio


Lund, Pearl Husby Carlsson

Kristiansund, Nordland County

Audio


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Magnussen, Clara Sylthe

Romsdal, Møre og Romsdal County – – Photographs / Audio


Malmin, Gunnar Johannes

Thompson, Iowa

Photographs / Audio


Mattson, Emma Severine

Bergen, Hordaland County

Audio


Mattson, Matt Andreas Wäsbotten

Sunnfjord, Hordaland County

Audio


Mjøen, Knute John

Mjøen, Oppdal, Sør-Trøndelag County

Audio


Mork, Ola Martinus

Volda, Sunnmöre, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Myklebust, Elise

Muriås, Valldalen, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs / Audio


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Nakkerud, Inga Amanda Treland

Lyngdal, Vest-Agder County

Audio


Nakkerud, Trygve Bloch

Oslo, Oslo County

Audio


Nelson, Hilma Marie Jacobsen

Vœrøy, Nordland County

Photographs / Audio


Nerland, Einar Magnus

Nœrbø, Rogaland County

Audio


Nilsen, Arvid Jenloft

Brasøy, Nordland County

Photographs / Audio


Nilsen, Esther Alfrida Lund

Oslo, Oslo County

Photographs Audio


Nilsen, Ingolf Kristian

Bodø, Nordland, County

Audio


Nilsen, Martha Dagsvik

Kvalnes, Nordland County

Photographs / Audio


Norwick, Goodman (Gudmund) Naavik

Frosta, Nord-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Nygaard, Dagny Bergitte Unsgaard

Tydal, Sør-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Nygaard, Lars Thomas

Tydal, Sør-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


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Ohrt, Sigfrid Eidsness

Audio


Oliver, Kole (Kolbjørn) Skaflestad

Skaflestad, Naustdal, Sogn og Fjordane County

Audio


Olsen, Hilda Maria

Tromsø, Troms County

Audio


Olsen, Irving (Øyvind)

Laksevåg, Hordaland County – – Audio


Olsen, Jonhaga Olea

Lenvik, Troms County

Audio


Opsal, Cato Torvald

Vikedal, Rogaland County

Audio


Otheim, Olav

Otta, Oppland County

Photographs /Audio


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Pederson, Therese Louise Jancen

Bodø, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Petersen, Olivia Karoline Floathe

Skodje, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Peterson, Hans Marius

Sørfold, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


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Ramstad, Anders William

Dennison, Minnesota

Photographs /Audio


Ranney, Freda Ohlsson

Kabelvåg, Nordland County

Audio


Riebe, Dagmar Elisabeth Lorentsen

Vik i Helgeland, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Rygmyr, Odlaug Hasløy

Kristiansund, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


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Sandback, George Brun

Sandbakk, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Sather, Gunhild Alvhilda Kvingedal

Kvingedal, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Saure, Sivert Andreas

Saure, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Silver, Lena (Oleana) Snartemo

Hœgebostad, Vest-Agder County

Photographs /Audio


Simonseth, Gertrude Sinnes

Rindal, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Simonseth, Nels

Rindal, Møre og Romsdal County

Photographs /Audio


Simonseth, Nels and Gertrude

Rindal, Møre og Romsdal County

Audio


Simonson, Gustav Simon

Bømlo, Hordaland County

 Audio


Sivertson, Olaf

Raftsund, Nordland County

Audio 1 /Audio 2


Solheim, Aagot Christiansen

Falkfjord, Nordland County – – Photographs /Audio


Solvik, Jens Berg

Solvik, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Sortland, Erling Arthur

Bremnes, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Sortland, Svanhild Johanne Knutsen

Haugesund, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Stakset, Lina Dahl

Refvik, Sogn og Fjordane County

Photographs /Audio


Steiro, Norwall Arneberg

Sortland, Nordland County – – Audio


Stenersen, Sigvald

Sand Point, Idaho – – Audio


Storwick, Henny Pederson

Vik, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Strom, Alfred Julius

Bjørnør, Nord-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Strom, Anne Kristine Olsen

Bjørnør, Nord-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


Stuen, Agnes Christine Theodora Hougen

Fargo, North Dakota

Photographs /Audio 1 /Audio 2


Sylliaasen, Bertha Sande

Balestrand, Sogn og Fjordane County

Photographs /Audio


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Thompson, Kjell Øvrebo

Øvrebo, Rogaland County

Audio


Tjugum, Andrew (Anders) Monsen

Skoger, Buskerud County

Photographs /Audio


Tobiason, Anna Myklebust

Uskedalen, Hordaland County

Photographs /Audio


Tollefson, Judith Christine Edwardson Mikkelson

Trœna, Helgeland, Nordland County

Photographs /Audio


Tollefson, Julius Sjønning

Saltdal, Nordland County

Audio


Tomsli, Astrid Jerney Sørene

Vik, Helgeland, Nordland County

Audio


Tranum, Gunnar

Kapp, Oppland County

Photographs


Tveter, Hans Jacobsen

Sarpsborg, Østfold county

Audio


Tveter, John Howard

Tacoma, Washington

Audio


Tweiten, Carl Omundson

Deming, Washington

Photographs /Audio


Tynes, Jens Rasmussen

Tynes, Nord-Trøndelag County

Photographs /Audio


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Vanderbilt, Sara Nilsen

Trondheim, Nord-Trøndelag County

Audio


Varney, Emma Mehus

Nesna, Helgeland, Nordland County

Audio


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Watney, Helga Pederson

Namsos, Nord-Trøndelag County

Audio


Westby, Herman

Mysen, Akershus County – – Audio


Wick, Harold

Tacoma, Washington – – Audio


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