Our main goal is to collect, preserve and make available to the public letters, financial records, books, periodicals, diaries, memoirs deeds, recordings photographs and films, among other things, of Danish Americans from the time of the earliest immigrants from Denmark to the present day. Our collections include not only those of institutions and widely recognized individuals, but also those of the vast majority of the population who are the real determiners of belief, culture and history–housewives, laborers, farmers and business people as well as pastors, professors, engineers and artists to mention a few.

We are the official repository for the Danish Brotherhood of America, the Danish Sisterhood of America, and the American Society of Danish Engineers. We have the most complete collection of Den Danske Pioneer, the oldest Danish language newspaper published in the USA.