THE DAAL LIVES!
Through a tremendous effort by a team of volunteers, all the documents, books and artifacts belonging to The Danish American Archive and Library have been moved to temporary storage facilities in Blair. When the DAAL was given notice on Friday, July 9 that we had two and a half days to vacate the space that we had used for many years in the Dana College Library, it appeared to be an impossible task. But then mainly through word of mouth more than seventy volunteers appeared on the scene with trucks, manpower and offers of storage space to help us.
The result is that even though Dana College has closed its doors, and The DAAL is temporarily without a permanent home, the thousands of pictures, records, clippings and publications that make The DAAL the country’s largest repository of materials pertaining to the Danish American experience not only survive, but will soon be accessible again to scholars, genealogists and others with an interest in Dana College and Danish American history and culture.
Please continue to check our web site for updates about our progress. We are happy with what has been accomplished so far and intend to push forward until we are up and running as before…or perhaps even better!