HISTORY OF PUBLICATIONS

For many years the DAHS issued two publications, the Newsletter of the Danish American Heritage Society and The Bridge.



The DAHS Journal - The Bridge

The Bridge, a semi-annual journal, was first published in May 1978.


Click here to access a complete index for The Bridge.


The background of The Bridge cover shows an old stone bridge, which still stands in southern Denmark.


It is appropriate that we use the title The Bridge for our journal, since one might characterize the mission of the DAHS as building bridges:


-Bridges back to to the Denmark our Danish ancestors left behind.

-Bridges over to the Denmark of today.

-Bridges between today’s Danish Americans and the America of their ancestors.


The Bridge is edited by DAHS board members.


Starting with Vol. 22 in 1999, The Bridge has been published by Anundsen Publishing Company in Decorah, Iowa


Since its inception, The Bridge has enjoyed the following editors. Others have served as co-editors and assistant or associate editors.


Julie K. Allen – Vol. 36, No. 1, 2013 through Vol. 39, No. 1, 2016 and beyond

James D. Iversen – Vol. 34, No. 2, 2011 to Vol. 35, No. 2, 2012

Birgit Flemming Larsen - Vol. 31, No. 2, 2008 to Vol. 34, No. 2, 2011

Peter L. Petersen - Vol. 26, No. 1, 2003 to Vol. 35, No. 2, 2012

John R. Christianson - Vol. 22, Nos. 1 &2, 1999 to Vol. 25, No. 2, 2002; Vol. 31, No. 2, 2008 to Vol. 33, No. 1, 2010

Egon Bodtker - Vol. 11, No. 1, 1988 to Vol. 21, No. 2, 1998; Vol. 34, No. 2, 2011

Arnold N. Bodtker - Vol. 7, No. 2, 1984 to Vol. 10, No. 2, 1987

Donald Watkins - Vol. 5, No. 2, 1982 to Vol. 7, No. 1, 1984

Arnold N. Bodkter - Vol. 1, No. 1, 1978 to Vol. 5, No. 1, 1982

The DAHS Newsletter

Issue #1 of the Newsletter of the Danish American Heritage Society appeared in July 1977.


In December 2012 with issue #67 the Newsletter was discontinued, due to increasing reliance of our constituency on the World Wide Web.


The following served as Newsletter editors from 1993 until its final issue.


John Mark Nielsen, 1993 - 2002

Linda M. Chimenti, 2002 - 2007

Signe Nielsen Betsinger, 2007 - 2012


At this time, DAHS does not have a list earlier Newsletter editors.

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