Oral history interview with Andy and Hannah Johnson
Introduction
Transcript
Part 1

Buy

Part 2

Buy

Part 3

Buy

Part 4

Buy

Part 5

Buy

Part 6

Buy

Part 7

Buy

Part 8

Buy

Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Andy Johnson was a miner and a farmer. A native of Finland and a Communist, his family pioneered in northern Minnesota. Mr. Johnson was born in 1899 and came to Minnesota with his parents in 1907. As a young adult he became a Communist Party member and remained a dedicated advocate of communist principles, and a party activist for the rest of his life. Hannah Johnson, wife of Andy, was the daughter of a Slovanian miner from northern Minnesota. Arne Johnson was the brother of Andy. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Pioneer experiences, northern Minnesota. Miners' and farmers' struggles. Efforts of radicals and Communists - court cases, discrimination, etc. Finnish culture. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: These interviews were done over a three day period at the Johnson home. Comments from neighbors and others are included from time to time. The editor of the transcript, Irene Paull, has inserted some editorial notes in the text of the narration. Several articles are mentioned at the end of the interview. These articles and personal papers of Andy Johnson are housed in the manuscript collection of the Minnesota Historical Society. The last tape of the series contains an interview with Arne Johnson, Andy's brother.
Quantity 5 hours sound cassette
76 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 05:31:25 running time
Creation Interviewee: Johnson, Andy
Interviewee: Johnson, Hannah
Interviewee: Johnson, Arne
Interviewer: Paull, Mrs. Irene Levine
Made in Babbitt, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Babbitt, Saint Louis County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/1968
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 93
Accession Number AV2002.155
More Info MHS Library Catalog

Add Comment Here:

Name: (required)

E-mail: (required)

Options

I agree to the Terms of Use (required)

If you are a person leave these fields blank.