The materials within the Norwegian Singers Association of America Collection all relate specifically to the Association and range from photographs of various NSAA Sangerfests to festival pins and programs. Founded in 1897, the Norwegian Singers Association of America seeks to perpetuate and share with Americans the heritage of Scandinavian male chorus music. Based in Minneapolis, with chapters in such cities as Duluth, Madison, Sioux Falls, and Rockford, NSAA boasts a membership of 1000 throughout the Midwest. The organization meets biannually and has its own newsletter, "Sanger-Hilsen." In 1992, the centennial meeting of the association was held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Much of the original donated materials for this collection was gathered together and preserved by Erling Stone (editor of the "Sanger-Hilsen" and Honorary President of the NSAA). The Pacific Coast Norwegian Singers Association, founded in 1902, is a similar organization representing the Pacific Coast region.
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