Robert and Mary Beth Berg interview, 1995 October 9

Title

Robert and Mary Beth Berg interview, 1995 October 9

Identifier

2019/008 Audio 04B

Date

1995 October 9

Creator

Description

Odd Lovoll interviews Robert and Mary Beth Berg. They discuss their varied Norwegian ethnic background, including family traditions, values, and histories, with an emphasis on faith and religious life. They also discuss the interviewees’ educational backgrounds and degrees, and spend some time talking about the details of farm life in North Dakota. They delve into political beliefs and the ways in which those ideas differ from those of previous generations, as well as talking about how those political ideas are shaped by their heritage.

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Berg, Robert (1958-)

Robert “Bob” Berg was born in 1958 in Cando, North Dakota to Bjarne and Hazel Berg. He was educated at North Dakota State University and graduated in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, after which he became a farmer. He married Mary Beth in 1984 and has four children. Today, he lives near Starkweather, North Dakota.

Berg, Mary Beth (1957-)

Mery Beth Berg, nee Campbell, was born in 1957 in Rugby, North Dakota, to David and Opal Campbell. She earned a bachelor’s degree in church music from St. Olaf College in 1979 and, later, an MBA. Mary Beth married Robert in 1984 and has four children. Today, she lives near Starkweather, North Dakota, where she farms, teaches music, and plays the organ.

Extent

00:42:57

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Contributor

Berg, Robert C., 1938-
Berg, Mary Beth

Format

WAV
MP3
PDF/A

Is Part Of

NAHA 2019/008

Collection

Citation

Lovoll, Odd, “Robert and Mary Beth Berg interview, 1995 October 9,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed September 26, 2022, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/15600.

Item Relations

This Item Related Collection Item: Odd S. Lovoll papers, circa 1975-2010