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The North Dakota State Archives is:

  • Responsible for acquiring, preserving, and referencing the documentary holdings of the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
  • The official repository of the historic records of state and local government in North Dakota. These records document the organization, function, policies, and transactions of government in counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and in all branches of state government.
  • Curating and preserving manuscript collections that chronicle life across North Dakota. Manuscript collections include letters, diaries, photos, maps, and other unpublished materials from private individuals and organizations.
  • Acquiring and making accessible all types of research materials relating to North Dakota and the Northern Great Plains, including books, periodicals, maps, newspapers, audio recordings, electronic records and resources, moving image, and photographs.

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State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Appointments are recommended. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 701.328.2091 or
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

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