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 Historical printed and manuscript maps, including USGS, land office, and Sanborn Fire Insurance maps.
Moving Images Moving images made by amateurs filmmakers and by or for Montana production companies and Montana State agencies.
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 Annual reports, legislative audits, and other publications produced by government agencies.