Forest History Oral History Project

Titles Forest History Oral History Project
Description The Forest History Oral History Project is a group of 52 interviews conducted and compiled by John Esse on the history of northern Minnesota. These interviews capture the lives of people who homesteaded, or came north to work in the lumber industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While some came from Europe and others from around the Midwest, their stories have a consistent message of community, hard work, and the nature surrounding them in northern Minnesota.
Quantity 1 project
82 hours sound cassette
1272 pages transcript
60 hours digital file
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Creation Interviewer: Esse, John
Interviewer: Nevins, Allen
Interviewer: Sunbauer, Bruce
Interviewer: Starr, Louis M.
Interviewer: Wheeler, Robert C.
Interviewee: Anderson, Bergit
Interviewee: Benson, Don
Interviewee: Berg, Hjalmer
Interviewee: Bergstrom, Elmer
Interviewee: Brown, Marion
Interviewee: Bruno, Carl
Interviewee: Carno, Alex J.
Interviewee: Christensen, Eda
Interviewee: Erickson, Scott W.
Interviewee: Evenson, Oly
Interviewee: Godfrey, Charles
Interviewee: Guthrie, Mike
Interviewee: Hanson, Maybelle Hicks
Interviewee: Heinzer, Louis
Interviewee: Henrikson, Carl H. Jr.
Interviewee: Heritage, Al
Interviewee: Heritage, Mabel
Interviewee: Hezzelwood, Lillian
Interviewee: Hilden, Alfred
Interviewee: Huju, Victor
Interviewee: Hunt, Bert
Interviewee: Jellison, Clyde
Interviewee: Johnson, Hilfred
Interviewee: Johnson, Stan
Interviewee: Jones, John Albert
Interviewee: Kinkel, Raymond
Interviewee: Knight, Esther
Interviewee: Knight, James
Interviewee: Knox, Oliver
Interviewee: Lane, Nellie
Interviewee: Vigren, Mary Litchke
Interviewee: Mannausau, Joe
Interviewee: Mannausau, Louis
Interviewee: Mattice, Peggy
Interviewee: O'Konek, Hazel
Interviewee: O'Konek, Jack
Interviewee: Olson, Alice
Interviewee: Paulson, Elida
Interviewee: Paulson, Otto
Interviewee: Pete, Jacob
Interviewee: Pollard, Lester Ellsworth
Interviewee: Rajala, Mabre
Interviewer and interviewee: Rajala, William
Interviewee: Ryan, James C.
Interviewee: Salisbury, Maurice J.
Interviewee: Scholta, Veda
Interviewee: Sirotiak, John
Interviewee: Skov, Helen
Interviewee: Smart, Jessie
Interviewee: Smith, Tina
Interviewee: Smith, Walter
Interviewee: Staples, Hazel
Interviewee: Stiller, Laura
Interviewee: Towle, Harland
Interviewee: Voigt, Emma Alvina
Interviewee: Walker, Harriet
Interviewee: Werthner, Frank
Interviewee: Searle, Newell
Interviewee: Ahlgren, Clifford E. (Clifford Elmer)
Interviewee: Burgeson, Carl
Interviewee: Hines, Charles M.
Interviewee: Nelson, John
Interviewee: Kaukola, William
Interviewee: Kaukola, Eino
Dates Creation: 1954 - 1977 (Interview dates: 1954-1955, 1975-1977)
Holding Type Oral History - Project
Identifiers OH 142 (Library Call Number)
AV2012.1 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Bergit Anderson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Don Benson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jhalmer Berg'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Elmer Bergstrom and Harland Towle'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Marion Brown'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Bruno'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alex J. Carno'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Eda Christensen'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Scott W. Erickson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Oly Evenson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mike Guthrie'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Maybelle Hicks Hanson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Heinzer'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Al Heritage and Mabel Heritage'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Lillian Hezzelwood'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alfred Hilden'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Victor Huju'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Burt Hunt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Clyde Jellison'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Hilfred Johnson and Lester Pollard'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with John Albert Jones'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Raymond Kinkel'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Esther Knight'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with James Knight'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Oliver Knox'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Nellie Lane'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mary Litchke Vigren'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Joe Mannausau'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Louis Mannausau'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Peggy Mattice'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jack O'Konek and Hazel O'Konek'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Alice Olson and Bergit Anderson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Otto Paulson and Elida Paulson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jacob Pete'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Lester Pollard'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Bill Rajala'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Mabre Rajala'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Buzz Ryan'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Maurice Salisbury'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Veda Scholta'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with John Sirotiak'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Helen Skov'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Jessie Smart'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Tina Smith'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Walter Smith'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Hazel Staples'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Laura Stiller'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Harriet "Hattie" Walker'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Frank Werthner'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Emma Voigt'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, transcript: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Carl Henrikson'
Oral History - Interview, MHS Collection, sound cassette: 'Forest History Oral History Project: Interview with Charles Godfrey'

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