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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, by a group of far-sighted Norwegian Americans who sought to establish 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.


So that we can better serve you, appointments are strongly encouraged.
The archives are open 8:30 – 4 on Monday through Thursday and 8:30 – 12 on Fridays.
Call 507-786-3229 or email naha-archivists@stolaf.edu to plan your visit. Thank you!


Join us on Saturday, Oct. 29 for our 2016 Biennial Meeting as we explore Norwegian-American folk music. The day includes educational presentations and a Nordic-inspired luncheon. In addition, NAHA will conduct its biennial business and share exciting plans for the future. Folklorist Jim Leary, University of Wisconsin professor emeritus, is the keynote speaker. The day ends with an open Nordic music session in downtown Northfield. Invite a friend — all are welcome!

To register, visit our events page, or call 507-786-3221.


2015 Annual Report2015 Annual Report

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 naha@stolaf.edu.

Spring Currents Newsletter

Check out the Spring issue of Currents, the quarterly newsletter for members of the Norwegian-American Historical Association. Our Spring 2016 issue highlights new additions to the archives, tips for family genealogists, upcoming events and more.

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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