Archives

For State/County Governments

For State/County Governments

Digital Preservation Program

State Government Records

County Government Records

County Guides

Microfilm Services

As the official repository of state records, the State Archives maintains and preserves the documents produced by the executive, legislative and judicial branches of South Dakota state government.

Many counties, municipalities, and townships have transferred historical records to the State Archives. The Archives collection also includes copies of federal records such as censuses, land records, and files of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.