Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Olsson, Hakan and Inga

Title:

Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Olsson, Hakan and Inga

Creator:

Olsson, Hakan Interviewee.;Olsson, Inga Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer.

Publisher:

[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library

Date:

1978

Description:

2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

Listen now:
OH 72 Part 1
OH 72 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):Linda Brayton (6/13/1978).

TRACKS:Mr. Olsson's background, reasons for coming to U.S.A., comparison of life styles and politics in Sweden and U.S.A. -- Mrs. Olsson's feeling about coming to U.S.A., blending Swedish and American traditions, holidays -- Learning English, modern immigration laws -- Arrival in U.S.A. and becoming established -- Spiran Lodge - history and purpose, activity as Spiran Lodge - especially dancing -- The Swedish language - classes -- Swedish classes (cont'd), children speak Swedish -- Interest in preserving Swedish culture now reviving, the Americanization process, comments on Cape Ann -- Comparison between modern immigrants' experience and those of earlier immigrants -- Raising a family in U.S.A. and in Sweden -- The best of two worlds, dancing helps keep family together, keeping Swedish traditions helps U.S.A.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Lund, Starboys, Vasa Order, Hambo, Martha Saville, Skane, Tulkorv, Spiran Lodge, Polka, For Svenskhetens bevarende i utlandet, Sanktta Lucia, Doppigryton, Wschottis, Verglad (dance group).

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.

Subject:

Swedish 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 :

Olsson, Hakan Interviewee.;Olsson, Inga Interviewee.;Brayton, Linda Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Olsson, Hakan and Inga," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7675, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/7675 (accessed September 19, 2014).