St. Olaf College Libraries

Digital Collections

St. Olaf College Digital Collections
The St. Olaf College Digital Collections facilitates learning and scholarship by transforming images and books into online formats which allows for greater sharing of research and teaching materials within our community at St. Olaf and, where possible, the Internet.

Special Collections

Special Collections
(Rolvaag Library)
Rare, valuable, and/or fragile materials belonging to the St. Olaf Libraries. Access by appointment only. To request an appointment, please use this form.

St. Olaf College Archives
(Shaw-Olson Center for College History)
Historical materials relating to the founding and growth of St. Olaf College including photographs, minutes, correspondences, reports, an index to The Manitou Messenger, and much more. The Shaw-Olsen Center for College History is located in the special collections area of the Rolvaag Memorial Library building. Please check their website for hours and additional visitor information.

Howard and Edna Hong Kierkegaard Library
Supports the study of the life and thought of 19th-century Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. Located in the Special Collections area of the Rolvaag Library building.

Norwegian-American Historical Assocation (NAHA)
An archives of letters, papers, books, periodicals, and newspapers related to Norwegian-American life. Located in the Special Collections area of the Rolvaag Library building.



Genealogy Research at St. Olaf College