the Danish american archive & library
This virtual exhibit is presented by the Danish American Archive & Library (DAAL). Growing out of the archives of Dana College and the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church, since 2010, DAAL has been an independent non-profit organization located on the main street of Blair, Nebraska, near Omaha. The mission of the DAAL is to collect, catalog, preserve and make available to the public its vast holdings of documents, photos and other media that show the rich history and contributions to American life of Danish Americans.
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Working with the Danish American Archive and Library, this exhibit was created by Catrine Kyster Giery. Catrine is a Danish American public history graduate student at American Public University and prepared this exhibit as part of her practicum class.
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The information and illustrations for this exhibit come primarily from the collections of the Danish American Archive and Library - in particular the Paul Nyholm collection, the Ed Hansen collection, the Dana College collection, and the Chicago collection. Additional information comes from The Digital Library of Danish American Newspapers and Journals, Ancestry.com, newspapers.com, linked websites and the following two publications:
A Place Called Dana: The Centennial History of Trinity Seminary and Dana College by Peter L. Petersen (Dana College, 1984) and
Danske i USA 1850-200: En demografisk, social og kulturgeografisk undersøgelse af de danske immigranter og deres efterkommere [Danes in the USA 1950-2000: A demografic, social and cultural-geographic survey of the Danish immigrants and their descendants] by Torben Grøngaard Jeppesen (Odense Bys Museer, 2005).