Financial support is crucial if The Danish American
Archive and Library is to continue to grow.
Contributions to the General Fund are needed for
recurrent expenses, such as rent, utilities, the
purchase of acid-free boxes, postage, printing, and
scanning. We would like to rebuild our Endowment Fund,
which was lost when Dana College went bankrupt. This
fund will protect the future of the DAAL. Please send
your tax-deductible donations by check or credit card to
The Danish American Archive and Library, 1738 Washington
Street, Blair NE 68008.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of The Danish American
Archive and Library. Without them the Archive could
not exist, but with them the Archive flourishes.
Volunteers are needed for many tasks, including
sorting donated materials, entering records into a
database, translating Danish documents, and digitizing
fragile materials. You don't need a particular
background or education to be a valued volunteer. The
only required skill is an interest in the life stories
and the contributions of immigrant Danes and their
descendants. The rewards are many. You will have the
satisfaction of helping preserve treasured records of
the Danish American experience. You will have the
opportunity to make friendships lasting a lifetime.
Finally, you can join with other volunteers for coffee
and Danish pastry at ten o'clock each weekday morning.
You don't have to be Danish to work at the Archive.
The Danish American Archive and Library seeks
materials that document the experiences of all Danish
Americans and their descendants. These include written
materials of every sort (books, letters, diaries,
journals, family histories, obituaries, newspaper
articles, account books, sermons, mortgages, shopping
lists, and report cards). The Archive also seeks
audio-visual materials (phonograph records,
audiotapes, photographs, slides, 8 mm and 16 mm
films). These materials can come from individuals,
families, organizations, or corporations. They can
relate to any and all aspects of the Danish American
experience-artistic, financial, athletic, educational,
or religious. They can document the earliest years of
Danish immigration, or detail recent twenty-first
century developments. Materials that document Danish
American life since the Second World War are of
particular interest. . Donations can be large or
small. It is possible to restrict access to donated
materials, if that is the donor's preference. The
Archive does not purchase Archival materials.
If you would like to
volunteer or donate materials, please contact us at