Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

Museum and research center closed for renovations. For more info, call (406) 444-2694.

Research

LIBRARY & ARCHIVES CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION

We anticipate reopening in late 2025.

During the closure, Library & Archives collections are in storage for safekeeping and not accessible. Online resources are available, including: Digitized Montana Newspapers and collections found on the Montana History Portal. Limited remote research services are also available. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct questions to mhslibrary@mt.gov.

The Library & Archives is a non-circulating library, archives, and photograph archives with collections available for onsite use as well as digitized materials available online.

Research Collections

Explore our library, archival, and photograph collections.

Online Collections

Find out more about our digital collections and how to access them.

Services

We offer research services, reproductions, and more.

Visiting Us

What you need to know before you visit.

About Us

Learn about donating materials, applying for fellowships, and our staff.

 

 

Catalog

Search our catalog to find records from our entire collection, including library materials, archival and manuscript collections, government records, and photograph collections.

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Finding Aids

Search our Finding Aids to find detailed inventories of our archival and manuscript collections, government records, and photograph collections.

Search our finding aids

 

Potential Acquisitions

Consider donating your historical artifacts, records, and photographs that tell our stories.

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historic materials