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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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