Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Walfrid Engdahl
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Mr. Walfrid Engdahl was one of the founders in Sweden of the syndicalist movement. He immigrated to the United states in 1909, when he was black-listed for having taken part in the general strike in Sweden that year. He worked in Minneapolis as a union carpenter. He was an active member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and publisher of the socialist newspaper, Alaarm. He was a member of American Federation of Labor (AFL) for over fifty years. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Engdahl discusses his involvement with the syndicalist movement in Sweden, his union work in Minneapolis, the IWW, AFL, and the newspaper Alaarm. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: This interview forms part of a radio broadcast program called "The Progressive Tradition" of University of Minnesota radio station KUOM. It is part of the series "Minnesota lifestyles: The Scandinavians." The interview has only been partially edited. RESTRICTIONS ON USE: Interview may not be quoted directly for publication.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
7 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:29:02 running time
Creation Interviewee: Engdahl, Walfrid
Interviewer: Benson, Steven
Dates Creation: 1972
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 30
Accession Number AV1990.228.52
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Twentieth Century Radicalism in Minnesota Oral History Project'

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