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Title Eleanor Wicklund Hope
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 2006/10/18
Year Range from 2006
Year Range to 2006
Narrator's name Hope, Eleanor Wicklund
Interviewer McLeod, Maria
Description Transcript of Eleanor Wicklund Hope oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on October 18, 2006.

Eleanor Wicklund Hope, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 10/18/2006. Eleanor Hope grew up in a Swedish community in High Point, and spent most of her life as a teacher.

In this interview with Maria McLeod recorded on October 18, 2006, Eleanor Hope discusses:

Page 1-3: Her Swedish heritage, her father and his cork logging shoes, and her mother nearly being on the Titanic;

Page 4: Her father's death in a logging accident, and her baby sister's death from flu;

Page 5: Her extended family's support, the logging and shingle mills in High Point, and being bilingual;

Page 6: Her grandparents' hotel, and her home life as a child;

Page 7: Baking cookies and coffee bread, and her family's baking tradition;

Page 8-9: Swedish weddings, her stepfather's violin, and the listening to the phonograph;

Page 9-10: Her mother's marriage to her father's brother, his work as a logger, and her half-brother;

Page 11: Stump houses;

Page 12: St. Lucia Day, and the Lutheran Church;

Page 13: Her community's mission (weddings, funerals, Sunday school), and her two-room schoolhouse;

Pages 13-14: The importance of penmanship, and classroom discipline;

Page 15: Memories of playing baseball at recess;

Page 16: Shopping in Issaquah and at the company store;

Page 17: Politics, unions, and World War I;

Page 18: Communism, the Great Depression, and attending college;

Page 19-20: Attending college during the Great Depression, and working at Jacobsen's Bakery;

Page 21: Moving back to Issaquah, and living on a small farm;

Page 22: Farming, and college living "baching";

Pages 23-24: Her college coursework and friends;

Page 25: How she spent a summer working for the YWCA as a nurse and a teacher;

Page 26-27: Her boyfriend and his service during World War II, and her first teaching job;

Page 28-29: Pearl Harbor, and how her boyfriend and brother survived the war;

Pages 30-32: Her teaching experiences at Sunnyside and Highland Park, her memories of the Boeing facility, and the population boom;

Page 33-34: Meeting and marrying her husband, her husband's military service, and moving back to Issaquah after the birth of her first son;

Page 35-36: Becoming a substitute teacher and then transitioning back to full-time teaching at Clark School;

Pages 37-41: Teaching the first grade, using art in the classroom, and her teaching philosophy;

Pages 42-43: The earthquakes in 1949 and 1965;

Pages 43-46: Memories of teaching.
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Subjects Art
Clark Elementary School
Farming, General
Front Street
High Point
Issaquah High School
Labor Movement
Mortality, Child
Pearl Harbor
Population Growth
Swedish Community
Swedish Language
Teaching in Issaquah
World War I
World War II
People Bender, Sylvia
Campbell, George Richard "Dick"
Erickson, Amanda
Erickson, Erick Sr.
Erickson, Marie
Hope, Eleanor Wicklund
Hope, Harvey
Hope, William
Jacobsen, Glen
Lewis, Marian
Lewis, Mildred
Lovegren, Esther
Oules, Mildred Brown
Pearson, Peter
Wicklund, Arnold
Wicklund, Hjelmer
Wicklund, Maria Erickson
Wicklund, Oscar
Catalog Number 2006.044.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny