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Welcome to The Danish American Archive and Library web site. Located in Blair, Nebraska, The Archive contains the country's largest and broadest collection of materials relating to the life experience, cultural heritage and vital contributions to North America of the people of Danish extraction.

Our collection, consisting of approximately 1,200 cubic feet of unpublished written materials, recordings and photographs plus more than 11,000 books, starts with some of America's earliest Danish immigrants and continues through present day Danish Americans. Through our holdings a picture emerges of how people of Danish descent came to America and established themselves and of their enormous contributions to the fabric of American life. So come join us, online or in person, and enjoy the Danish American experience!


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posted 4/28/2014


From a starting point of zero in July of 2010, the DAAL’s endowment fund has grown to a total of almost $54,000 as of May 2014. This total may not seem too impressive for large, well-connected archives such as are housed at major colleges and universities with full-time paid staff, but to a small, independent archive that functions with mainly volunteer labor, it is astonishing! This total was achieved primarily from four major memorials through family endowment funds:

  • The Dagmar Vasby Endowment
  • The Reverend Aster and Ruth Neve Family Endowment
  • Deloris Hansen Bengtson Endowment
  • C.I. “Jerry” Lund Endowment

Growing our endowment fund is essential for the long-term health of the DAAL. If, for example, we could build the fund up to $5 million, the interest accrued would more than cover our annual operating expenses. If you have a family member you would like to memorialize in this way, please consider a donation to the DAAL endowment fund.