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Questionnaire for Danish Immigrants & Expats



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Our collection, consisting of approximately 1,200 cubic feet of unpublished written materials, recordings and photographs plus more than 11,000 books, starts with some of America's earliest Danish immigrants and continues through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 8/26/2014


From its beginnings, the DAAL’s goal has been to collect, preserve and make available to scholars and the public the documents that depict the lives of immigrants from Denmark and their descendants. But we have one big problem. Danish immigrants have a history of assimilating into their new homeland so quickly that it’s difficult for us to find some of them. And even if we have documents about the immigrants themselves, after a generation or two, their descendants are lost to us.

We’re also interested in recent Danish immigrants and expats. Because the bulk of our materials date from the first half of the 20th century, we are particularly interested in learning about those who have come to the U.S. more recently—why they came, what they do and how they feel about the move. To that end we have put together a questionnaire that we are asking you to fill out.

Please click on the link on the lower left hand side of this page to complete the questionnaire. We look forward to hearing from you