posted September 5, 2013, 2:18 PM by


The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Danish American Archive and Library, located in Blair, Nebraska, announce the opening of a new photography exhibit at the UNO Criss Library on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The exhibit, “Danish Children Growing Up American,” will consist of photographs from the Danish American Archive and Library collections. The exhibit runs through Friday, October 25.

The exhibit features approximately 50 photos in large format. The enlarged pictures, mounted on panels, cover various aspects (recreation, education, religious, family) of a child’s life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The photos come from DAAL collections in which thousands of similar photos can be found.

Together UNO and DAAL form a community partnership that combines the DAAL’s wealth of resources with UNO’s educational goals. The “Danish Children” exhibit is one of the first projects that has emerged from this partnership, and appropriately occurs in the American city that according to the 2010 census report has the largest percentage of people of Danish descent. Two prominent Omaha area businessmen of Danish descent, Mogens Bay and Bruce Lauritzen, have provided the major funding for the exhibit. Hours for the exhibit conform that of the UNO Criss Library, which can be found at