Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Tellervo


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Tellervo


Martin, Tellervo Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 35 Part 1
OH 35 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer: Brayton, Linda(4/20/1978).

TRACKS: 1. Mrs. Martin's background, decision to marry and come to U.S.A., employment in Finland -- 2. Learning English, Finnish traditions and holidays, church, schools, Finnish government -- 3. Help with housing -- 4. Mrs. Martin's home town of Seinajoki, city's control of building standards, etc. -- 5. Learning language, customs, etc., U.S.A. and Finland compared, contrasted -- 6. Reasons for large wave of immigrants to U.S.A. at turn of century -- 7. Finnish architecture, crafts -- 8. Russo-Finnish war, women's liberation in Finland -- 9. Growing up in Finland -- 10. Women in the work force, in the home, etc. -- 11. Teaching daughter Finnish -- 12. Finnish classes run by Mrs. Martin -- 13. Traditional Finnish foods, especially for Christmas.

The following names and terms were used in this interview: Seinajoki, Alvar Aalto, Tapaninpaiva, Long Friday, Lattulaatikko, Perunalaatikko, Jouluatorttuja, Eliel Saarinen, Lipiakala, Jouli, kinku.

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 :

Martin, Tellervo Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Martin, Tellervo," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7640, (accessed August 23, 2017).