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SHSND Home Archives Archives Holdings Manuscript Collections
The State Archives is open by apointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at 701.328.2091 or archives@nd.gov.

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SHSND Photobook - Digitized images from State Archives

Digital Horizons

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Federal Depository Library Program

Chronicling America

Manuscript Collections

Manuscript collections document the cultural, political, social, and economic growth of North Dakota and its residents. The North Dakota State Archives' manuscript collections include the papers of private individuals and public officials, as well as records of churches, labor unions, businesses, social and welfare agencies, and organizations.

Manuscript Collections by Subject:

Please note that the comprehensiveness of collection inventories listed in the links above vary. Information is updated and added on a regular basis as collections are acquired and processed. If you have questions about a collection, please contact our reference staff.

Collections are also cataloged in the online catalog WorldCat.

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State Museum and Store: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We are open until noon on Christmas Eve.
State Archives: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.

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phone: 701.328.2666
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