Commercial Fishermen Oral History Project, 2015-2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Kahrs, Jeffrey
Title
Commercial Fishermen Oral History Project
Dates
2015-2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 hard drive
Collection Number
2018.63
Summary
Oral history interviews with commercial fisherman in Seattle
Repository
Museum of History & Industry, Sophie Frye Bass Library
Sophie Frye Bass Library
Museum of History & Industry
P.O. Box 80816
Seattle, WA
98108
Telephone: 206-324-1126
Fax: 206-780-1533
library@mohai.org
Access Restrictions

The collection is open to the public by appointment.

Languages
English.
Sponsor
Funding to inventory, assess preservation concerns, and rehouse the collection was provided through a 2019 grant awarded by 4Culture.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Collection of oral history interviews of commercial fishermen in Seattle conducted by Jeffrey Kahrs, as part of a 4Culture funded project. The collection consists of 21 interviews: Bryan Benkman, Gary Coles, David (Guy) and Allison Demmert, Lonnie E. Demmert, Jr., Steven L. Demmert, Mark Dobsinzky, Gunnar Gudjonssen, L.W. (Champagne Al) Hoviland, Bert Isaksen, Gary Isaksen, Phillip D. Jacobsen, Mark Joel Johansen, Hollis Jennings, Joshua Kaberon, Jonah Knutson, Peter R. Knutson, Ryan Sven and Britni Sheri Lundin, Svein Nyhammer, Stein Eric Nyhammer, Per Odegaard, and Jan B. Standaert.

The master recordings consist of digital audio and video recordings. Many interviews have both video and audio recordings; in some of these cases, one or the other recording is more complete.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Digital copies of all the interviews are available. Transcripts of all the interviews are available except as noted in the inventory below.

Restrictions on Use

The Museum of History & Industry is the owner of the materials in the Sophie Frye Bass Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from MOHAI before any reproduction use. The museum does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from the copyright owners.

Preferred Citation

Commercial Fishermen Oral History Project, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2018.63.1: Oral history interview with Bryan Benkman
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WAV)
Interview with commercial fisherman Bryan Benkman about his life and career fishing along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska.
2015 December 3
2018.63.2: Oral history interview with Gary A. Coles
3 video recordings : digital (MP4)
3 sound recordings : digital (WAV)
Interview with commercial fisherman Gary A. Coles about his life and career seine fishing along the West Coast and in Alaska.
2016 October 6
2018.63.3: Oral history interview with Allison and David (Guy) Demmert
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman David (Guy) and Allison Demmert about their careers fishing along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska. Guy Demmert is a seine captain and Allison Demmert is a deckhand. Conversations include women skippering boats and fishing with family.
2015 November 6
2018.63.4: Oral history interview with Lonnie E. Demmert, Jr.
1 video recording : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Lonnie Demmert about his career seine fishing along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska.
2016 May 18
2018.63.5: Oral history interview with Steven L. Demmert
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Steve Demmert about his career as a seine fisherman along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska.
2016 June 6
2018.63.6: Oral history interview with Mark Dobszinsky
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Mark Dobszinsky about his life and career seine fishing along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska.
2015 October 30
2018.63.7: Oral history interview with Gunnar Gudjonssen
11 video recordings : digital (MP4)
10 sound recordings : digital (WMA)
Interview with Icelandic American commercial fisherman Gunnar Gudjonssen about his life and career fishing along the West Coast and in Southeast Alaska.
Transcript available for first four digital files of first interview only.
2017 September 23 - October 28
2018.63.8: Oral history interview with L.W. "Champagne Al" Hoviland
7 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman L.W. "Champagne Al" Hoviland about his life and career as a longline deckhand and captain in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.
2015 July 24
2018.63.9: Oral history interview with Bert Isaksen
4 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Bert Isaksen about his life and career as a longline deckhand and captain and Alaskan crab deckhand, captain, and boat owner in Bristol Bay, Alaska.
2016 November 28
2018.63.10: Oral history interview with Gary Isaksen
3 sound recordings : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Gary Iksaksen about his career as a Bristol Bay Fisherman and model boat builder. His wife Heidi also participates in the interview.
2017 March 9
2018.63.11: Oral history interview with Phillip D. Jacobsen
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Phil Jacobsen about his life and career as a longline fisherman in Alaska and Washington.
2016 February 3
2018.63.12: Oral history interview with Mark Joel Johansen
3 video recordings : digital (MP4)
2 sound recordings : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Mark Johansen about his life and career as a gillnet fisherman in Southeast Alaska.
Transcript available for first two parts of interview only.
2016 May 19
2018.63.13: Oral history interview with Hollis Jennings
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Hollis Jennings about her life and career as a seine captain in Southeast Alaska, and what is like on a boat as a woman.
2015 November 13
2018.63.14: Oral history interview with Joshua (Josh) Kaberon
1 video recording : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Joshua (Josh) Kaberon about his life and career as a seine crewman in Southeast Alaska and False Pass.
2016 October 5
2018.63.15: Oral history interview with Jonah Knutson
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Jonah Knutson about his life and career as a gillnet fisherman in Southeast Alaska and a deckhand in Bristol Bay.
2016 March 23
2018.63.16: Oral history interview with Peter R. Knutson
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Peter R. Knutson about his life and career as a fisherman in Southeast Alaska.
2016 March 18
2018.63.17: Oral history interview with Ryan Sven and Britni Sheri Lundin
2 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fishermen Ryan Sven and Britni Sheri Lundin about their careers as deckhands in Southeast Alaska and being married and working on a boat together.
2015 October 23
2018.63.18: Oral history interview with Svein Nyhammer
3 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fishermen Svein Nyhammer about his life and career as a halibut and crab fisherman in Southeast Alaska and Bristol Bay.
2018 February 20
2018.63.19: Oral history interview with Stein Eric Nyhammer
4 video recordings : digital (MP4)
2 sound recordings : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Stein Eric Nyhammer about his career as an Alaskan crab captain, scalloper, and halibut fisherman.
2017 March 17
2018.63.20: Oral history interview with Per Odegaard
3 video recordings : digital (MP4)
3 sound recordings : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Per Odegaard about his life and career as a longline captain in Alaska and Washington.
2016 January 18
2018.63.21: Oral history interview with Jan B. Standaert
4 video recordings : digital (MP4)
1 sound recording : digital (WMA)
Interview with commercial fisherman Jan B. Standaert about his life and career as a seine crewman and longline captain in Alaska.
2017 November 10

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Fishers
  • Fishing industry
  • Fishing--Alaska
  • Fishing--Washington (State)
  • Women fishers
  • Geographical Names :
  • Alaska
  • Oregon
  • Washington (State)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Oral histories
  • Sound recordings
  • Video recordings