About NDSU Institute for regional studies & university archives

The NDSU Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives is the special collections and archives department of the North Dakota State University Libraries. Its mission is to identify, collect, preserve and makes accessible rare, valuable and unique historical materials in support of the research and teaching missions of North Dakota State University. It also serves the citizens of North Dakota and scholars throughout the world.

The goal of the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives is to make the public aware of the quality and depth of its collections and to encourage further research using these materials. Offering these public web-based collections helps further the libraries’ and university’s missions of making unique collections and scholarship available electronically for use by students, faculty and staff, educators, and the wider community.

NDSU Institute for regional studies & university archives's Online Collection

As part of Digital Horizons, the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives is pleased to make available a growing collection of digital materials showcasing North Dakota and the Northern Great Plains. We invite everyone to explore the region as seen through the eyes of the people who lived here in the late 19th century and into the 20th century. Presented is a growing sample of the more than 200,000 images that make up the photograph collections in the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives. This sampling is only a snapshot of our total holdings. We invite you to visit the archives or contact us directly to learn more about our holdings.

Collection policy

We invite you to become a partner with the Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives by sharing historical documents and photographs with us. Your support is vital in documenting North Dakota’s and NDSU’s past and present. The generosity of friends and NDSU alumni has allowed the Institute and University Archives to acquire, preserve and make available a vast array of historical documents regarding North Dakota State University and North Dakota. For further information consult the Donations link on our website.

Contact information

Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives
Libraries
NDSU Dept. #2080
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo ND 58108-6050
701-231-8914
701-231-5632 (fax)
E-mail: NDSU.Library.Archives@ndsu.edu

Website:   library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives