Online Collections and Finding Aids

Finding Aids

You can search hundreds of detailed inventories for our archival, manuscript, government records, and photograph collections.  Start searching our Finding Aids.

Digital Collections

On the Montana Memory Project, you can discover and view online over 100,000 digitized books, yearbooks, diaries, letters, ads, and photographs.  Check out our digital collections.

Digitized Newspapers

How to search, view, zoom, and print thousands of issues of Montana newspapers.  Go to Digitized Montana Newspapers Online.

Montana Place Names Interactive Map

Locate and learn about any location on a zoomable map of Montana.  Go to Montana Place Names.

Montana History Compass (formerly the Montana History Wiki)

Our staff created this quick reference tool—part encyclopedia, part subject guide—to help you locate the best resources for your research.  Go to the Montana History Compass.