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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.

NAHA was organized October 6, 1925, as a national center for the collection and preservation of historical material. Now in its 90th year, the Association has published more than 100 books of scholarly merit and its archive is home to more than 1700 collections. NAHA is located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.


The archives are open Monday through Thursday 8:30 - 4 and Friday 8:30 - noon.
So that we can better serve you, appointments are strongly encouraged.

Call 507-786-3229 or email to plan your visit. Thank you!

June 9-20, 2017
Guided by St. Olaf College Professor Emerita Solveig Zempel

Join NAHA in Norway this summer! Explore issues of migration from, to, and within northern Norway together with members and friends of the Association. At the end of the tour, participants may choose to attend the 13th NAHA-Norge Conference, June 21-24, in Stavanger, site of the first emigrant ship to sail from Norway to the United States.

More information including a detailed itinerary can be found here. Use this form to reserve your spot on the tour. Questions? Contact Nicole at Borton Overseas.

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For an overview of the Association's program, activities, and accomplishments over the past year, take a look at our 2015 Annual Report.

NAHA members may request a print version, which includes a thank you to our donors, by calling 507-786-3221 or emailing

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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