About NAHA

The mission of the Norwegian-American Historical Association (NAHA) is to locate, collect, preserve, and interpret the Norwegian-American experience with accuracy, integrity, and liveliness. In doing so, Norwegian Americans will have an identifiable position in America’s past, present, and future.

NAHA and St. Olaf College

Since its founding in 1925, NAHA has been located on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota. Although both institutions are independent entities, they maintain close cooperation. NAHA’s archives are located in the special collections area of the college’s Rølvaag Memorial Library.


The Norwegian-American Historical Association in Norway, NAHA-Norge, is an independent non-profit organization that works cooperatively with NAHA at St. Olaf College. Also known as Det norsk-amerikanske historielag i Norge, the association aims to promote scholarly interests in Norwegian-American studies in Norway, as well as encourage Norwegian contributions to this field of study.