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. 

Searching in Omeka

We are still in the process transfering catalog records from our old content management system to Omeka. If you need help with researching in Omeka, email the archivist at naha-archivist@st.olaf.edu. 

When starting your search in Omeka, there are a few different ways you can find records. First, by using the basic search bar above. Type in a keyword, person, or topic that you are interested in. Clicking on the three elipses allows you to pick keyword, exact match, or boolean. 

Keep in mind the Norwegian special characters when searching. For example, Ole Rølvaag will need the ø in order for the collection to be found. 

Here are the special characters: 
Æ æ Ø ø Å å Ä ä Ö ö

Researching at NAHA

Researchers are welcome to use the NAHA archives in person by appointment. Arrangements can be made to use the NAHA archives by calling (507) 786-3450 or by e-mailing naha-archivist@stolaf.edu. Appointments should generally be made several days in advance. The archivist is happy to assist visitors in finding appropriate resources, but we are unable to undertake extensive research for patrons. We can answer simple research questions on the telephone and by e-mail, but we may need a week to ten days to respond. Entire collections may not be copied and copyright restrictions must be observed.