Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Reed, Lempi


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Reed, Lempi


Reed, Lempi Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 32 Part 1
OH 32 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton.

TRACKS: 1. Mrs. Reed's background, trip to U.S.A., reasons for coming, learning English -- 2. Employment -- 3. Growing up in Finland, subsistence farming, crafts -- 4. Russo-Finnish War memories, Finnish women's role, the economy, aftermath -- 5. Making a home in the U.S.A., adjustments -- 6. Tourism on running the Lantana House, Motif #1 and blizzard of 1978 -- 7. Sisu -- 8.Sisu (cont'd) -- 9. Holidays, Finnish foods -- 10. Visits to Finland, Finnish government and education -- 11. Family structure, contacts with other Finnish people in area, dances, fortune telling and New Year's.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Scini, Kungsholm, The Andrea Doria, Forest St. Old Finnish Hall, Valon Leimo, Miriam (Land), Dr. Cohen, Mannerheim, Polka, Tinnaus, Sodis-Finn Hop, Karjala Rice pudding and fruit soup (ursine soppa).

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Finnish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;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 :

Reed, Lempi Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Reed, Lempi," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7637, (accessed August 18, 2017).