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Research Collections

The Research Center is a non-circulating library and archives with collections available for onsite use.

Archival Collections   Thousands of feet of manuscript collections, including letters, diaries and business records; state government and legislative records; and oral histories.

Books, Periodicals, Pamphlets, Ephemera & Subject Files   The world’s largest collection of published material on Montana history.

Maps   A large collection of historical printed and manuscript maps, including USGS, land office, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.

Newspapers   Nearly every paper published in Montana on microfilm and selected titles in digital form.

Photograph Collections   More than 500,000 vintage images documenting the diverse history of Montana and her people.

State and Federal Publications   Publications produced by state and federal agencies, including annual reports and legislative audit reports.


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