Your financial support is crucial if the Danish American Archive and Library is to continue to preserve and present our Danish American history.  Contributions to the general fund are needed for day-to-day expenses, such as utilities, employees, acid-free boxes, postage, printing and scanning.  The endowment fund will protect the future of the Archive for years to come.  The Danish American Archive and Library is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.  Please also consider becoming a Legacy Builder by naming The Danish American Archive and Library in your estate.

  • Online donations can be made through the Blair Area Community Foundation.  Click here for instructions.
  • 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 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.

Contribute Materials

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) and may also include digitized materials such as scanned photos or documents and audio-visual computer files. 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 402-426-7910 or