Bonnie Vastag interview, 1995 September 22

Title

Bonnie Vastag interview, 1995 September 22

Identifier

2019/008 Audio 08D

Date

1995 September 22

Description

In this series of interviews by Odd Lovoll for his books “The Promise of America: History of the Norwegian-American People” and “The Promise Fulfilled: A Portrait of Norwegian Americans Today,” Terje Joranger interviews Bonnie Vastag of Green Bay, Wisconsin. They discuss Bonnie’s childhood in Minnesota, including foods she remembers eating, her grandmother’s crafts, and her memories of Norwegian customs. Bonnie tells a brief version of her grandparents’ immigration to the United States, and describes the contact that her family maintains with relatives in Norway. They also talk about religion and about Bonnie’s thoughts on Norwegian values and Norwegian-American heritage.

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Vastag, Bonnie (1942-)

Bonnie Vastag was born on June 20th, 1942, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, to Carl and Flossie Jersvig. She attended Concordia College, where she graduated early in 1963 with a degree in English, a minor in Speech, and a husband. After graduating, she worked in public television and then in public relations. Later in life, Bonnie moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she lives today. She is involved in the Green Bay Sons of Norway lodge, which she was president of for a time.

Extent

00:08:40

Language

English

Type

Oral History

Contributor

Vastag, Bonnie

Format

MP3
WAV
PDF/A

Is Part Of

NAHA 2019/008

Collection

Citation

Joranger, Terje Mikael Hasle , “Bonnie Vastag interview, 1995 September 22,” Norwegian-American Historical Association , accessed September 26, 2022, https://naha.omeka.net/items/show/16090.

Item Relations

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