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O.E. Rølvaag Digital Collection

Funding to digitize a portion of the O.E. Rølvaag papers provided to the Norwegian-American Historical Association through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, a component of the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy constitutional amendment, ratified by Minnesota voters in 2008.

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NAHA Panorama Images 

Depicts large scenic vistas, cities, and assemblies of people.


New online search engine for digitized material from NAHA. As we are transitioning this, not all materials that have been previously digitized have been made available yet. We are working on uploading these items, and updating metadata. In the meantime, please see NAHA's digital image spreadsheet to locate material. The NAHA archivist can help assist in locating these images for you. Contact the archivist at naha-archivist@stolaf.edu. 

Minnesota Digital Library

The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) supports discovery and education through access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations from across the state of Minnesota. Our contributors include libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives. The Minnesota Digital Library also provides education and training opportunities concerning digitization best practices, metadata for digital collections, and digital preservation.

Begun in 2003, the Minnesota Digital Library includes digital content from almost 200 participating organizations from across the state. Together we have digitized more than 55,000 photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories. These materials are available online in a free searchable database.

Select NAHA materials digitized by MDL Include: 

Temperance Movement papers, 1841-1962

Rev. Parelius H. Rognlie papers

Norse-American Centennial papers, circa 1925

Ole E. Rølvaag papers, circa 1879-circa 1985

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