Browse Items (64 total)

  • Collection: Oceana County Migrant Labor History Collection
Go to Urick, Walter (audio interview and summary) item page

Self-recorded interview by Walter Urick, May 26, 2016. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. Walter was born on June 3, 1939. He is a first generation American, as his father grew up in Belarus and his mother in Poland. Walter…
Go to Robbins, Russell (audio interview and summary) item page

Oral history interview with Russell Robbins. Interviewed by Walter Urick. February 19, 2016. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. Russell Robbins was born in September of 1941 in Hart, Michigan. He is the son of Mason and…
Go to Reyes, America (audio interview and summary) item page

Oral history interview with America Reyes. Interviewed by Penny Burillo. Spanish language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. February 11, 2016. América Reyes was born in El Realito, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She lived in Mexico for all of her…
Go to Ortega, German (audio interview, Spanish transcript, and English translation) item page

Oral history interview with German Ortega. Interviewed by Penny Burillo. Hart, Michigan. Spanish language. June 18, 2016.
Go to Gonzalez, Norma Buenostro (audio interview and summary) item page

Self-recorded interview by Norma Buenrostro Gonzalez, May 18, 2016. Norma’s parents are originally from Michoacán, Mexico. Her family came to the United States in 1999, and she grew up in Holland, Michigan. Later, Norma and her older sister moved to…
Go to Giles, Diana (audio interview and summary) item page

Oral history interview with Diana Giles. Interviewed by Norma Gonzalez Buenrostro. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. May 17, 2016. Diana grew up in Hart, Michigan. Her family moved to Oceana County in 2002 when she was five…
Go to Brandel, Jerry (audio interview and summary) item page

Oral history interview with Jerry Brandel, Hart, Michigan. Interviewed by Walter Urick. English language recording. Summary in English and Spanish. February 12, 2016. Jerry Brandel was born on February 28, 1945 in Muskegon, Michigan. That year, his…
Go to Walsworth, Richard (audio interview, English transcription and Spanish translation) item page

Oral history interview with Richard Walsworth. Interviewed by Phil Carter. Hart, Michigan. English language. June 18, 2016. Dick Walsworth is a local farmer from Oceana County. His life story highlights the challenges of maintaining his agricultural…
Go to "The Old Norway Home" item page

Letter written by S. O. Field describing his visit to Norway, where he was born. Published in the local newspaper, Shelby, Michigan.
Go to "Success Without a Mortgage: A Thrifty Norwegian's Way," circa 1900 item page

Article published in the local Shelby newspaper discussing S. O. Field's (great grandfather of Marge Peterson) success at financing their farm. Article accompanies Peterson_Marge-006.jpg
Go to "Land of the Vikings" item page

Letter from S.O. Field published in the local Shelby, Michigan paper describing why he decided to leave Michigan and move back to Norway, the country of his birth.
Go to "Prepare for Invasion by Pest Enemies: M.C. Field and Area Associates have Real Defense Against Enemy Horde" item page

Article published in local Shelby, Michigan newspaper highlighting where to purchase pesticides in the area, including M.C. Field Company.
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