Your financial support is crucial if the DAAL is to continue to preserve our Danish American history. Contributions to the general fund are needed for day-to-day expenses such as acid-free boxes, printing and scanning, utilities and postage. The endowment fund will protect the future of the DAAL for years to come. The DAAL is a 501 (c) (3) corporation. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Please also consider becoming a Legacy Builder by naming the DAAL in your estate.
- Online donations can be made through the Blair Area Community Foundation. Click here for instructions.
- Washington County Gives: on November 27, 2018 the processing fee is waived for online donations through the Blair Area Community Foundation. Also, for every hour DAAL receives a donation from 7am-7pm, it is entered in a drawing for an additional $500. See procedure instructions above.
- Credit card information can be mailed in, phoned in to 402-426-7910, or can be transacted in person.
- Checks should be made out to: Danish American Archive and Library (can be shortened to DAAL) and mailed to 1738 Washington Street, Blair, NE 68008.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of the DAAL. Sorting, coding and indexing materials, data entry, translation, scanning, and the ability to have coffee and treats each morning are just some of the tasks that our volunteers perform for us. The only skill you need is an interest in the life stories and 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 and the opportunity to make friendships lasting a lifetime. You don’t have to be Danish to work at the DAAL.
The DAAL seeks materials that document the experiences of all Danish American immigrants and their descendants. These include written materials of every sort, such as books, letters diaries, journals, family histories and obituaries, as well as audio-visual materials such as phonograph records and audiotapes. Digitized materials are also welcome. We seek materials that relate to any and all aspects of the Danish American experience from the earliest years of Danish immigration to twenty-first century developments. Donations can be large or small, and we will restrict access to donated materials if that is the donor’s preference. The DAAL does not purchase archival materials.
If you would like to volunteer or donate materials, please contact us at 402-426-7910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.