Grant Herfindahl Interview, 1979

Title

Grant Herfindahl Interview, 1979

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Interviewer

Peg Michels-Peterson

Interviewee

Grant Herfindahl

Date Recorded

2-19-1979

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center, Morris, MN

County

Swift County

Keywords

Norwegian Americans; Norway--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Benson (Minn.); Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Swift County; Frontier and pioneer life--North Dakota; Lutheran Church--Minnesota; Lutherans--Minnesota--Swift County; Farm life--Minnesota--Swift County; Norwegian language

Description

This interview centers around Norwegian settlement patterns in Swift County around Benson. The role of culture and kinship in determining settlements was discussed. The centrality of the church in the ethnic community was another topic mentioned. Herfindahl discusses his family's relationship to the Farmer/Labor party and to "radical" politics in general. Language and generational attitudes towards language maintenance are discussed.

Run Time

00:48:09

Language

English

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

NORHerfindahl01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1170

Grant Herfindahl Interview, 1979

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