State Archives are the official records of the state, territory, and political subdivisions preserved for research purposes. The function of the North Dakota State Archives is to identify, collect, and preserve the historically valuable records of state and local government. Government records of the territorial, state, and political subdivisions date from pre-statehood to the present day and come from the Executive, Legislative, and the Judicial Branch. Inventories exist for some series of records. Many series of records are cataloged in the online catalog (ODIN). Other guides and inventories are available in the North Dakota Heritage Center reading room.
612 East Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505
State Museum and Store: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We are closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
We will also be closed on Christmas Eve this year.
State Archives: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F, except state holidays; 2nd Sat. of each month, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Historical Society offices: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F, except state holidays.