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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 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.

NAHA Summer Hours

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!

If you are planning to use the bygdebok and genealogy collection, please note that Rolvaag Library closes at 1 p.m. on Friday afternoons.

2016 Annual Report2016 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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