Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl

Title:

Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl

Creator:

Norberg, Carl, Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda, Interviewer.;Masters, David, Interviewer.

Publisher:

[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library

Date:

1978

Description:

2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

Listen now:
OH 2 Part 1
OH 2 Part 2

Linda and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewers: Linda Brayton and David Masters.

TRACKS: 1. Where born, trip on Baltic, being stranded, arrival in USA, sisters in Rockport, gold in the streets -- 2. Stonemason years, general strike, lobstering -- 3. Travel from Fall River to Boston and eventually to Rockport -- 4. First arrivals in USA, boarding house for immigrants -- 5. Fishing -- 6. Stone work -- 7. Mauretania incident -- 8. Plymouth -- 9. Great storm of Feb. 1978 is mentioned (It had occurred barely a week before interview was recorded) -- 10. Pneumonia, illnesses, mishaps, work on Bearskin Neck -- 11. Swedish immigration, learning English -- 12. Similarities between Gloucester and Sweden -- 13. Swedish Church, Spiran Lodge 1906 (Swedish lodge) -- 14. Gloucester now home -- 15. Cape Ann and relationship to Sweden now Swedish dumplings.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Skovde, Mauretania, Anna Nelson, Spirian Lodge, Baltic.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.

Subject:

Swedish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- Lanesville.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Seafaring life -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Stonemasons -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.;Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Norberg, Carl, Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda, Interviewer.;Masters, David, Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Norberg, Carl," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7607, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/7607 (accessed April 18, 2014).