Boy Scout Troop 248 marching the the Norse-American Centennial parade in New York City. Carl O. Pedersen's influence in organizing the Norse-American Centennial celebration spanned from New York to Minnesota, as well as other parts of the country.
Panoramic view of many people dressed in uniforms and suits and carrying flags and banners in support of Croatia independence. The people are posed in front of and along the front of the property of the Assumption Hall Catholic School in Hibbing, Minnesota. On the left portion of the photograph is the Hibbing High School and panning to the right is a trailer with a banner attached that reads: "Croatia Must Be Free and Independent." In the center of the photograph a banner reads: "Hrvatski Domobran Defenders of Croatia". On the right portion of the photograph is the Keewatin City Band. Photo is undated.
Young Asian men from a Young Men's Christian Association English class for immigrants, sitting and standing on the steps of the Minneapolis Central Branch Y. M. C. A. building located at 10th Street and Mary Place.
University of Minnesota Libraries, Kautz Family YMCA Archives
A group holding American flags in the Norse-American Centennial parade in New York. Carl O. Pedersen, a Norwegian-born Lutheran clergyman, was influential in organizing these celebrations across the country.
Group portrait of the Bygdelagenes Faellesraad (Counsel of the Bygdelags), St. Paul, Minnesota. Included in the portrait is Pastor L. M. Gimmestad (President), T.A. Walby (Vice-President), and Eilev O. Bakke (Secretary).
Born in 1924 in Athens, Greece, Chris Effrem came to the United States in the early 1950s. He was a millwork designer and wood carver in Minneapolis, completing over 100,000 carvings for churches. He worked at the University of Minnesota, Aaron Carlson Company, and several furniture and millwork companies before opening his own shop and school, teaching over 5000 students.
Interview with Cy Thao in which he describes his work as a former Minnesota State Representative, his efforts as a Hmong business entrepreneur and artist and a co-founder of the Center for Hmong Arts and Talents.
Interview with Dr. Chia Youyee Vang in which she describes her work as a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and as the author of ""Reconstructing Community in Diaspora"" and ""Hmong in Minnesota.""
Audio file of an interview with Esther Sirott and Ethel Levy conducted by Steve Foldes and Shirley Milgren. Esther Sirott was born in Lithuania and settled with her father and brothers on lower West Side of St. Paul. Ethel Levy was born in Iowa and lived briefly on the West Side of St Paul before moving with her family to a dairy farm where her father hired out as a tenant farmer. In the interview, the women discuss life on the West Side of St Paul, including employment opportunities for Jews, Jewish Socialists, keeping kosher, Jewish neighborhoods and social strata and the meaning of Yiddishkite. The interview is part of the United Jewish Fund and Council Oral History Project, Phase 1. The location of the interview is unknown: the interviewers are Steve Foldes (SF) and Shirley Milgram (SM).A PDF version of the transcript available at http://reflections.mndigital.org/cdm4/pdf-assets/jhs-sirott-levy.pdf
University of Minnesota Libraries, Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives