Montana Historical Society

Big Sky ~ Big History

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Online Collections


Montana History Portal

Search and browse our digital collections on the Montana History Portal. The MHP holds over 100,000 digitized books, yearbooks, diaries, letters, ads, and photographs from our collection.

Digitized Montana Newspapers

Find out what Digitized Montana Newspapers are available online and how to access them. Our digitized newspapers are searchable, and users can download and save articles and clippings.

MTHS Moving Image Archive

Go to our YouTube page to watch historical Montana video clips digitized from films and videotapes held in the Photograph Archives.

State Publications

Find more than 29,000 State of Montana publications and documents in the Montana State Library state publication collection.

Montana Place Names

Locate and learn about any location on a zoomable map of Montana by visiting our Montana Place Names project.

Historic Montana

Explore the significance of Montana's National Register of Historic Places buildings and places on the Historic Montana website or through the State Historic Preservation Office's information-packed ArcGIS map.


Montana History Compass

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