Welcome to North America’s largest archive of Norwegian-American life. Our collections include materials from every state and province, telling the stories of thousands of individuals, institutions, and businesses that make up the Norwegian diaspora. 

While the NAHA archives are currently closed to the public, our staff will continue to serve our members and patrons to the best of our ability. For questions regarding research or donation of archival material, contact

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Collection Catalog

Omeka is the new online search engine for NAHA manuscripts and photographs. It allows keyword searching of collections, groups of documents and images. Other resources, including research guides and others, are now available.

We are still in the process of migrating all of our data from our older catalog. Please contact the archivist with any reference questions.

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Digital Collections

Flickr is the online search engine for digitized material.

NAHA Panorama Images depicting large scenic vistas, cities, and assemblies of people.

Other digitized material has been made available through the Minnesota Digital Library/Minnesota Reflections.

Note: Not all photographs, letters, or manuscripts have been digitized.

Other Indexes

Lutheran Herald Index locates articles from this periodical written about or by Norwegian-Americans who were clergy, members, or otherwise associated with the Norwegian Lutheran church.

Rowberg Index provides access to our Rowberg collection of newspaper clippings, including obituaries and other biographical data.

These indexes are temporarily unavailable. For more information, feel free to contact the archivist.