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. 

The NAHA archives are now open by appointment. Please contact us to schedule your visit. 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

O.E. Rølvaag Digital Collection contains correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, and more. Funding was provided through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Flickr is the online search engine for digitized material.

NAHA Panorama Images depicts 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 Resources

Resource Guides provide curated information on selected topics.

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

Rokke Name Index provides information about people, places, and other topics located in the NAHA Archival collections.

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.