East Side Oral History Project: Interview with Lucille Carlstrom
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Lucille Carlstrom was married to Russell Carlstrom whose family has owned a fuel business on the East Side for four generations. Her own career was in nursing at St. John's, Anchor and Gillette Hospitals. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Lucille's time as a nursing student in St. Paul. Detailed description of the life of a nurse and nursing student. The start of A.A. Carlstrom and Sons in 1889. Some information on A.A. Carlstrom. Anecdotes about Swedish culture on the East Side and in Swede Hollow. The expansion of the business to include men's clothing and uniforms. The contraction to just uniforms. The decline of the East Side in the 1950s as people moved to the suburbs. Stories about Swedish food and cooking. The evolution of home heating from wood to coal to oil. Other business run by the Carlstrom family. Other immigrant groups on the East Side including the Irish and Polish.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
20 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:32:31 running time
Creation Interviewee: Carlstrom, Lucille
Interviewer: Galt, Margot Fortunato
Dates Creation: 06/26/1991
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 99
Accession Number AV2003.92.6
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'East Side Oral History Project'

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