Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Robert

Title:

Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Robert

Creator:

Natti, Robert Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.

Publisher:

[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library

Date:

1978

Description:

4 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 33 Part 1
OH 33 Part 2
OH 33 Part 3
OH 33 Part 4

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer: Brayton, Linda(4/16/1978)

TRACKS:CD52: 1. Mr. Natti's family background, midwives delivered most Finnish children -- 2. Reasons for immigration to U.S.A., adjustments to U.W. -- 3. Quarrying, the company store -- 4. Learning English, education and academic achievement -- 5. Russian conscription of Finnish soldiers, early settlement in Lanesville, Finland today -- 6. Ethics and moral values, church, Temperance Society, Lestadians, Socialists -- 7. Finnish people managed to buy property and became established in the community, mother took predominant role in family in many ways, finances and industriousness, college -- 8. Finances, etc. (contd.) -- 9. Developing a history of the Finnish immigration - labor fighters in the Midwest, church records, property -- 10. Partial list of Finnish people living in Lanesville area - approximately 1925 to 1940 . CD53: 1. Finnish people in Lanesville area (contd.)-- 2. Growing up in Lanesville, gangs of kids, clubs, Waino Band, local businesses, changes -- 3. Involvement with art community - slight, crafts (e.g .weaving), employment -- 4. Employment (contd.) -- 5. Sisu, comments on immigrants in general.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Woodbury St., Rockport Granite Co., Eddie Lopes, Saarijarva, Matt Sironen, Niemi (Emil), Swanson, Koivisto, Mantylia, Mylly (Veiko), Fred Saari's Barber Shop, Saari, Puutonen, John Talvitie, Charlie Savinen, Bill Niemi, Ranta's Market, Nick Maki, McPherson, Hautamaki, Rufus MacLellan, Malmi, Ala, Wilson (Kit), Jacobsen, Kallio (Lillien and Lenni), Ojantakanen, Erkkila, Back woods, Waino Jussila, Aino Clarke, Lathi, Lestadians, John & Andrew Jacobson, Howells, Coggeshall, Chirsty Beddards, Johnson, Yrjola, MacNerny, Wailer, Savioja, Kirpula, Bistenma (Ellen), Natti, Lehto, Hjalmer Johnson, Carlson, Larson, Kenny Club, Down street, Kolehmainen, Waino Band, Nationwide (Reed), Bayside Pub, MacLellan's, Silas Dion, Mrs. Kleimola, Kaihlanen, (Hilda, Lauri), Kleimola, Motion (muusi), Ranta's Market, Hildoneon's, Seppala, Leono (Yksi), Jacobson, Toumivirtia, August Mattson, Silva, Matt Nikkola, Matt Hildonen, Lahit, Santi (Uno), John Tikkonen, Hendrickson, Jussila (not on tape), Gustafson, Taylor, Toivala, Rajaniemi (Ray), Johnson, Ahonen, Ahola (Sylvester, Ilmari), Harmala (John), Koski, Kaihlane (Julius), Jacobson (from Oscar Lamu), Pistenma, Stenberg, Otto Markland, Koski, War song Pulli Marssi, Yvaskyla, Splinto Calvinists, Filfalts, Bayliss, Cheves, Lou Weigand, Folkki, Joyce, Keening, Hedetniemi, Ericson, Akola, Ahearn, Charlie Johnson, Ruttunen, Peterson, Korpi, Toikka, Folly Cove gang, Hendrickson, Lanesville Athletic Club, Wickey's Gas Station, First National, Al's and Ted's Pub, Fred Saari, Ray Wilbur, Reino Martin, Spiran Lodge, Anti (Andrew) Niemi (i.e. Syrjaniemi), Donald (Tauno) and Birdie Niemi.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.

Subject:

Finnish Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Gloucester(Mass.) -- Emigration and immigration.;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 :

Natti, Robert Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Natti, Robert," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7638, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/7638 (accessed November 23, 2014).