General Research Requests
The Research Center of the Montana Historical Society maintains a large collection of library, archival and photographic materials relating to the history of Montana and the West.
Fees & Payment
If you are unable to visit our Research Center to conduct your own research, our staff will answer general research questions for a small fee
Defining Your Search
The specific information you need us to find (i.e. a name, an event, a date, a document) and any sources you require us to search must be clearly defined in your request. Vague or otherwise poorly defined requests cannot be researched and will be returned!
Submitting Your Request
You can submit your request online
and pay with a credit card, or send your request by mail
along with a check made payable to "Montana Historical Society Research Center" (see mailing address printed on form).
Research requests are handled in the order they are received. Turn-around time is 15-20 business days
, dating from the receipt of payment.
Libel, Privacy, & Copyright Concerns
Providing research information does not imply permission to publish it. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright that may be involved in use of the collections. If you have questions about the reproduction policy, please email us
For questions about the Research Center and the services we provide, please contact the Research Center at 406.444.2681 or email email@example.com
For technical questions concerning the online payment portal, please contact our online services help desk at 406.449.3468 (toll-free 1.866.449.3468).
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