Danish Immigration to America: Danish Immigration
Christensen, Elisabeth Riber.
Bibliografi over dansk-amerikansk udvandrerhistorie : den
danske udvandring til USA fra 1840 til 1920 og den
dansk-amerikanske historie til 1983 / Elisabeth Riber
Christensen & John Pedersen. - Aalborg : Aalborg
universitetsforlag, 1986. - 243 p. -
(Udvandrerarkivets skriftserie. Udvandrerhistoriske studier;
Exhaustive bibliography of official histories and statistics,
personal diaries, letters, travelers' logs, handbooks, Danish
settlements in the United States arranged by state, Danish
churches and schools in the United States, and ethnic
societies. A section on Danish-American art and theater,
Danish-American publications on religion, the arts and the
sciences, the Danish language as spoken in America, relevant
journals, archives, museums and libraries.
Complete author index.
Danish emigration to the U.S.A. / edited by Birgit Flemming
Larsen, Henning Bender ; translations, Karen Veien. -
Aalborg, Denmark : Pub. by the Danes Worldwide
Archives in collaboration with the Danish Society for
Emigration History, 1992. - 246 p : ill., maps. -
(Udvandrerarkivets skriftserie. Udvandrerhistoriske
studier ; nr. 4)
Bibliography: p. 210-218.
In fifteen articles, authors from the United States and
Denmark discuss aspects of emigration and assimilation.
Letters from emigrants, newspaper articles and brochures
created expectations of what emigrants would find, and this
experience is told in a Danish-American literature
comprising more than 100 authors.
Settlement in Kansas and in Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa, are
described, and the emigration of an entire community is
followed in a study of the Strandskov, Bille and Skon families
from the island of Mon.
Libraries and archives in America and Denmark are listed and
described. This is of particular significance because
documentation is less readily available for Danish immigrants
to North America than for the other Scandinavian groups. To
help address this lack there are also numerous bibliographic
sources cited at the end of each article. Photographs
illustrate every article.
Over Atlanten fra og til Danmark gennem tiderne. -
Kobenhavn : J. D. Qvist & komp., 1936. - 2 p.l., 7-341 p.,
1 l. incl. ill., plates, ports., facsims.
A history of ships and shipping lines that brought immigrants
to America. Emphasis is on Danish immigrants, but other
nationalities are represented.
Detailed, daily on-board schedules and descriptions of
boarding and of disembarking in the new world give an intimate
idea of the emigration experience.
Few passengers are mentioned, but many ships are named with
confirming facts such as size, tonnage, names of masters,
dates of embarkation or arrival, and number of passengers.
Photographs are provided of some crew members, but of
all ships' masters (most with their signatures). There are
also photographs of ships, ships' interiors, cabins of
various classes, dining rooms, passengers at rest and play,
shipping line offices in Europe and America and departure and
arrival terminals lend a sense of reality to the descriptions.
Researchers who know approximately when their Danish ancestors
arrived in America may find ships' names here that will
facilitate the search for passenger lists.
A name index includes masters of the vessels and shipping