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The Oral History Archive

Norsk Folkemuseum’s archives of working class oral history (Arbeiderminnene) was established in 1950. It contains interviews and autobiographies and is a unique source of information on work and daily life in the labouring class at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

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    Workers. Photography collected AS part of the Arbeiderminnene Project. Norsk Folkemuseum

Thetopics of the collection is among others: “Pulp and paper”, “Sawmills”, “TobaccoIndustry”, “Match Industry”, “Construction Work”, “Textile Industry”, “Iron andmetals”, “Footwear Industry”, and also peasant labor, fishing, forestry,shipbuilding, glassworks etc.