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Welcome to the Norwegian-American Historical Association!

Dedicated to locating, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Norwegian-American experience with accuracy, integrity and liveliness.

The Norwegian-American Historical Association was organized October 6, 1925, by a group of far-sighted Norwegian Americans who sought to establish a national center for the collection and preservation of historical material. Theirs was a practical as well as thoroughly professional endeavor to provide funds for the publication of interesting books by talented scholars, who by careful research and interpretation would describe the American experience of an immigrant people then firmly rooted in the New World. The Association has enjoyed success and gained the recognition and respect of an international scholarly community. In fulfillment of its purpose, the Association has published more than one hundred books of scholarly merit; promoted Norwegian-American historical research and literary work; and helped maintain and develop archives of Norwegian-American historical material located on the St. Olaf College campus.

NAHA gift membershipNAHA Gift Memberships

This holiday season, consider a gift of membership in NAHA. It's perfect for history buffs, genealogists, or anyone interested in Norwegian-American history and heritage.

Fall issue of CurrentsFall Currents Newsletter

Check out the most recent issue of Currents, the quarterly newsletter for members of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. It highlights new additions to the archives, tips for family genealogists, recommended reading, the latest research on the collection, and more.

Club 2014 - A Campaign for Archive Climate Control

We are committed to preserving the NAHA archives for future generations. Learn more about Club 2014 and how you can help.

Updated Digital Content Added

We recently added a selection of panoramic photographs to our digital archive. These large format photographs have been scanned in incredible detail so you can view experience them in a way never before possible.

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