Online Collections and Finding Aids

Finding Aids

You can search hundreds of detailed inventories for our archival, manuscript, government records, and photograph collections. Search our finding aids.

Digitized Newspapers

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

Discover Montana

Digital Collections

On the Montana Memory Project, discover 100,000 digitized books, yearbooks, diaries, letters, ads, and photographs. Check out our digital collections.  Visit the Digital Vault for searchable digital exhibits featuring MHS collections.

Montana History Compass (quick reference)

Use the Compass—part encyclopedia, part subject guide—to locate the best sources for your research.  Visit the Montana History Compass.