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Welcome to the Norwegian-American Historical Association!

A private membership organization 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 nearly 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. This rich program has attracted to the Association a membership of 2,000 citizens from all walks of life. 

Amy Boxrud Amy Boxrud named new director of the Norwegian-American Historical Association.

Amy brings more than 25 years experience in the fields of publishing, marketing, and non-profit communications to the position. She learned the ropes of book publishing early in her career as an editor at Augsburg Fortress Publishers, and she served as editor of Viking magazine for members of Sons of Norway from 2009 to 2013. Most recently, she comes to the association from her position as senior staff writer in the Marketing and Communications Department at St. Olaf.

Amy is well acquainted with the mission and legacy of NAHA, having served on its board of directors since 2010. She has also provided freelance editorial support to the association, assisting with copyediting and production of recent NAHA publications. A graduate of St. Olaf College with degrees in Norwegian and English, her passion for all things Nordic carries into her hobbies, which include Scandinavian folk fiddling and blogging about Nordic food, design, travel, and the arts. Amy will begin her work as director on February 16, 2015.

Biennial Meeting Archived Presentations

The archived copy of NAHA's 2014 Keynote address by Orm Øverland and 2014 Biennial Members Meeting is posted here.

Karen V. Hansen's presentation "Entangled Encounters: Scandinavian Settlers and Dakota Indians 1890-1930" is now available here.

Club 2014 - A Campaign for Archive Climate Control

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

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. To see the initial images click here. Select either the Bygdelag Photos or Norwegian-American Singing Groups.

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