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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 92nd year, the Association has published more than 100 books of scholarly merit and its archive is home to more than 1,700 collections. NAHA is located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Visit our publications page to read about our new editor, Anna M. Peterson.


The archives currrently are open by appointment only. Please call 507-786-3450 or email to plan your visit. Thank you!


Join NAHA on Sat., Oct. 13 at St. Olaf College for its Biennial Meeting and 2018 Seminar on Writing History and Memoirs. More information and online registration are available at this link.


NAHA is proud to announce the release of its most recent publication, Two Homelands: A Historian Considers His Life and Work, by Odd S. Lovoll, St. Olaf College professor emeritus and former long-time NAHA editor. The book is a co-publication with MNHS Press. NAHA members will receive a copy of the book as a benefit of membership.

2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

For an overview of the Association's program, activities, and accomplishments over the past year, take a look at our 2016 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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