Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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

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    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.