TekTalk and TekWeek issues in the 1950s and 1960s featured stories on employees in different departments around the company. Some of these stories focused on immigrants and migrant workers with different backgrounds and how they found work at Tektronix and improved their lives.
These stories are all on our Employees page and are listed here separately.
Ana Haas immigrated from Russia.
Bill Idzerda immigrated from Indonesia.
Peter Staric immigrated from Yugoslavia.
Their stories are worth the read.
This September 14, 1959 TekTalk features an article on Wim Velsink and Bert Ten-Tate from the Netherlands.
There were a number of articles in the Oregonian regarding immigrants in this timeframe. The earliest we have is this July 7, 1951 article on the marriage of Tektronix employee Harda Nurkse.
This August 17, 1960 Oregonian article describes the reunion of Tektronix employee Mrs. Pierre Morinaud with her mother after 11 years.
This November 5, 1961 Oregonian article mentions there are six Hungarian refugees working at Tektronix including Peter Feher and Joe Varadi. Click on the image to view the PDF.
This May 28, 1965 Oregonian article features Latvian refugee family of Atis Smiltins who worked at Tektronix as a mechanical designer. Click on the image to view the PDF.