The State Archives of the South Dakota State Historical Society collects and maintains records pertaining to the history of South Dakota. The collection includes photos, manuscripts and government documents on a wide variety of topics. The collection includes a South Dakota Flood History interactive map. Search from the home page to find all items by subject.
The Digital Library of South Dakota is a collaboration of the libraries of seven Board of Regents colleges and universities in the state of South Dakota. Access images from the participating colleges' collections here. Each member of the consortium provides access to a variety of special collections.
This collection contains documents and photographs relating to the Oglala Lakota College, the Oglala Sioux Tribe and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. The OLC Archives also collects, preserves and makes accessible historical and cultural records of the Oglala Lakota people, the Lakota Nation, and other Native Americans.
This project is a "gateway to the Library of Congress’s vast resources of digitized American historical materials. Comprising more than 9 million items that document U.S. history and culture, American Memory is organized into more than 100 thematic collections based on their original format, their subject matter, or who first created, assembled, or donated them to the Library." Type any search term you are interested in such as 'Black Hills' or 'South Dakota' into the search box in the top left area of the screen. The Library of Congress Flickr page also contains thousands of images. Click here to access their Flickr page.
Comprised of the largest surviving collection of western photographer John Grabill, this Library of Congress digital archive documents the South Dakota gold rush, the Oglala Lakota people, and the settlement of western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. Photographs in collection were taken between 1887 and 1892.
Many of the best photographs and most important documents that tell the history of our community are in boxes, file drawers and basements in businesses, churches, service clubs and organizations in Rapid City. The Rapid City Community Archives Survey offers you a glimpse into these fascinating collections.