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A Guide to the North American Collections of The Danish Emigration Archives
Bartlett, Nancy Ruth: A Guide to the North American Collections of The Danish Emigration Archives. Published by The Danish Emigration Archives, Aalborg 1997. 369 pages, hard cover, illustrated, ISBN 87-982912-8-9.

The price of the book is US$40 incl. postage, and orders may be placed with The Danish Emigration Archives, Arkivstræde 1, P.O. Box 1731, DK-9100 Aalborg, Denmark. Tel: (+45) 9931 4221; fax: (+45)9810 2248; e-mail: emiarch@vip.cybercity.dk

With the publication of A Guide to the North American Collections of The Danish Emigration Archives, archivist Nancy Ruth Bartlett of The Bentley Historical Libratry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA has presented The Danish Emigration Archives with the first printed guide to the personal papers and organizational records related to Danish emigration to the United States and Canada held by the Archives.
The guide covers 637 personal archives and the records of 39 organizations, and each entry includes biographical information, together with a description of the scope and content of the archive. The guide also includes an overview of more than 82 Danish-American newspapers and magazines at the Archives. The guide is prefaced by a detailed history of the Danish Emigration Archives, and a number of potential areas of research that might be approached through the material in the Archives are suggested. The topics mentioned include the Danish settlement in Chicago, the Danish woman in American Society, and Danish-American culture as expressed in art, literature, history, and the church.

The guide itself represents an outstanding example of bilateral cooperation. The salary and travel expenses of the author were paid by The United States Information Agency/The American Library Association for a period of 6 months, while the printing of the guide was made possible by support from Rigsarkivets Fond for Internationalt Arkivsamarbejde, The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Municipality of Aalborg.

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