Dedicated to locating, collecting, preserving, and interpreting the Norwegian-American experience.
The Norwegian-American Historical Association is home to one of North America’s oldest and largest ethnic manuscript collections. Founded in 1925 on the campus of St. Olaf College, NAHA also maintains robust scholarly publishing program and holds regular events for its members and the public.
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- Did you miss our biennial meeting? Watch Erika K. Jackson’s keynote, “Becoming White: The Case of Scandinavians in Chicago,” and our business meeting online.
The 1825 arrival of the sloop Restauration in New York is generally considered the beginning of organized Norwegian immigration to the United States. Learn how the Norwegian-American community commemorated the centennial of this event a century later.
This flagship collection includes the writer’s manuscripts of novels, articles, book reviews, lectures and poems. Also included are clippings, scrapbooks, essays, correspondence, notebooks, and general commentary on Rølvaag as author, educator, and cultural leader.
NAHA maintains a large collection of images, representing individuals, families, businesses, clubs, and congregations in a wide variety of settings in the upper Midwest and throughout North America.
NAHA relies on its dedicated members to sustain our association and fulfill its mission. Explore the benefits of becoming a member.
There are many ways to contribute to NAHA, and your support of our mission in these challenging times matters more now than ever.
Our annual scholarly journal is dedicated to publishing innovative studies of Norwegian migration and related fields.
Our quarterly member newsletter highlights news of the association, recent archival donations, tips for family historians, book notices, and more.
Browse our publications that interpret the Norwegian-American experience, along with its relationship to other ethnic groups.