BACK IN NORWAY
I was very lucky to secure funding to be able to come back to Norway for another week of research (and visiting family in Drammen first). Tomorrow I will head to Oslo to conduct research at the National Library, the National Archives, Norges Bank and the Resistance Museum (not all in one day). I rented a nice Airbnb in the posh embassy area of Oslo (I didn't realize this at the time) and hopefully the weather will have cooled down a bit. Norway and Europe in general has been in the grips of a heat wave - they haven't had rain in Norway since May and everything is very dry - my cousin's lake at the tourist cabin she manages has gone down 50 centimeters.
Also, last night walking back to the hotel from Anchas Bodega, I found this doorway:
Since I have hit several snags along the way in terms of my research, this trip I have several goals.
- Visit Norges Bank and find out who manages the archives (they might all be on vacation)
- Go through records I have requested to see at the National Archives - I couldn't see any of the files online as I need to be in the country to access them
- Revisit the Resistance Museum to see if I missed any details about the Norwegian resistance movement during WWII
- Conduct research at the library - not sure what I will find here but perhaps I will get lucky