Jottings News

February 8, 2021

Jottings – January 2021

Master Of Arts Practicum + DAAL’s Primary Materials + The Internet = Online Exhibit. Researchers and scholars are always on the hunt for primary materials—original documents that contain first-hand information about a topic. This is exactly the type of information available at the DAAL…
September 22, 2020

Jottings – September 2020

On Friday, July 9, 2010, the staff and volunteers at the DAAL received the stunning news that we had exactly two and a half days to pack up all materials, books, equipment and furniture and get everything out of the Dana College library or risk having it locked in when the campus permanently closed. We had no choice but to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
May 15, 2020

Jottings – May 2020

It was the summer of 2010 when the DAAL was compelled to pack up and leave the lower level of the Dana College library. We took with us our complete inventory of books, documents and the rest…and our website, which we had introduced a couple of years previously.
January 6, 2020

Jottings – January 2020

On October 1 and 2, 2019, board members from three major Danish American institutions toured each others’ facilities, and afterwards met to discuss how they could work together in the future to benefit all three institutions. The event was facilitated by the Danish American Heritage Society (DAHS).
September 8, 2019

Jottings – September 2019

The DAAL’s popular Danish Children Growing Up American traveling exhibit returns to the Dr. C.C. and Mabel Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) September 23 to November 1, 2019. “We are thrilled to again be working with the staff of Criss Library where it all began,” says DAAL Executive Director Jill Hennick.
May 8, 2019

Jottings – May 2019

An exciting development took place at the DAAL in 2013 with the establishment of a vital and popular college internship program. An increasing number of students are participating in the ever-expanding program.
January 1, 2019

Jottings – January 2019

When husband and wife, Board Member Dr. Timothy Jensen and Library Director Sharon Jensen, first began sorting and cataloging the DAAL’s massive Paul C. Nyholm collection, they jokingly dubbed it “The Nightmare on Nyholm Street.” But in reality, to the Jensens, and at the DAAL, this collection and others like it are a dream, not a nightmare.
September 3, 2018

Jottings – September 2018

Each year since Dana College closed its doors in June of 2010, the tenacious Dana College Alumni & Friends Association has organized and staged homecoming festivities the first weekend in October.
May 1, 2018

Jottings – May 2018

The Cherokee Nation paid a visit to the DAAL last month. On April 28, a delegation of alumni and family members from the Oaks Indian Mission, located in Oaks, Oklahoma, visited Blair, Nebraska.