Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Lane, Miriam (Niemi)


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Lane, Miriam (Niemi)


Lane, Miriam (Niemi) Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 27 Part 1
OH 27 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer:Linda Brayton(4/3/1978).

TRACKS: 1. Mrs. Lane's background, Wainola Hall, Waino Band, Mrs. Lane's father was a comedian, recording artist and composer Rink Hall -- 2. Finnish character, church's role Mrs. Lane's recent visit to Finland woman's role in Finnish family sisu -- 3. Girls' camp in Lanesville, neighbors -- 4. Finnish music -- 5. Various halls where Finnish people met -- 6. Finnish church, Lane's school, learning English, current connections with Finland -- 7. Mrs. Lane's musical background, concert in Finland and other tours -- 8. Viola Turpeinen -- 9. Birdi, Donald and Siiri -- 10. Sylvester and Saima Ahola -- 11. Father's music, Mrs. Lane's background (cont'd) -- 12. Reasons for family's immigration to U.S.A. -- 13. Rivalry between Swedes and Finns -- 14. Stories of Finland, war between Russia and Finland -- 15. Values of Finnish people -- 16. Mrs. Lane's parents, night school to learn English.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Meri, Arvi Kreiton, Antti Syrjaniemi, Elna Syrjaniemi, Mullistus, Rink Hall, Bayliss' Camp, Miss Berstram, Miss Sherkin, New York in U, Victor records, President Kekkonen, Rev. Ronka, Elsie Natti, Sibelius, Forest Street Hall, Tuck's Candy, Miss Rowley, Mrs. Pajari and daughter Esther, Spiran Hall, Maki Haali, Andrew, John, and Lelia Jacobson, Squam Hill.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Finnish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Finns -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester -- Music.;Gloucester (Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.;Musicians -- Interviews.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.

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

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Lane, Miriam (Niemi) Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Lane, Miriam (Niemi)," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7632, (accessed August 17, 2017).