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LOOKING TO THE FUTURE AT THE DAAL

posted October 10, 2017, 6:37 PM by

The Danish American Archive and Library is heading into the future with new energy and momentum since paying off our five-year mortgage in a little over two years. The final piece to the puzzle came through a $25,000 pledge…

DAAL RECEIVES SIGNIFICANT LAURITZ MELCHIOR COLLECTION

posted February 23, 2016, 4:44 PM by

Recordings, books, documents, photos, scrapbooks and diaries comprise part, but not all of a remarkable Lauritz Melchior collection that came to the DAAL in August 2015.

Lauritz Melchior was born in Denmark in 1890, and is generally referred to as…

Fall Volunteer Week – October 5 through 9

posted September 24, 2015, 1:40 PM by

Come join us for our annual Fall Volunteer Week, October 5th through 9th. Besides the interesting and satisfying projects you will work on, you will participate in wonderful fellowship and great snack breaks. Some of the things our volunteers…

DAAL’s Permanent Home

posted July 30, 2015, 5:03 PM by

July 30, 2015, is a banner day in the history of the DAAL!  This morning Executive Director Jill Hennick and Archive President Gary Madsen signed the paperwork for the DAAL to become the owner of the building where we…

A HOME OF OUR OWN

posted June 6, 2015, 4:45 PM by

The DAAL Board of Directors Votes to Purchase Our Current Building

Once in a while in the life of an organization, an offer comes along that’s just too good to pass up, and this is one of those times for…

2014: THE YEAR THAT WAS

posted March 12, 2015, 4:52 PM by

2014 was a momentous year for the Danish American Archive and Library. We not only made decisions about finding a permanent home for the Archive, but also those regarding our day-to-day operations, our relationships with other institutions, fundraising initiatives…

DAAL’S ENDOWMENT CONTINUES TO GROW

posted April 28, 2014, 2:08 PM by

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…

DANISH CHILDREN GROWING UP AMERICAN

posted December 22, 2013, 1:56 PM by

A wonderful photo exhibit, Danish Children Growing Up American, featuring photographs from the Danish American Archive and Library’s collections had its first showing at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library September 10 to October 25, 2013.

The exhibit…

PHOTO EXHIBIT CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL RUN

posted October 26, 2013, 2:14 PM by

Danish Children Growing Up American, our spectacular photo exhibit concluded October 25 after approximately a month and a half on display at the University of Nebraska’s Criss Library. UNO and the DAAL collaborated to create a compelling display of…