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The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves and provides public access to one of the nation's largest collection of Black Hills archival materials. The HARCC hosts several significant collections, most prominently the Homestake Mining Company collection. Additionally, the archival holdings of the Adams Museum, the Historic Adams House and the Days of ’76 Museum are housed at the HARCC. Several smaller collections pertinent to the history of the Black Hills include the Frawley Legal collection, the Yuill/Sundstrom collection and the Masonic Lodge collection.

The following finding aids are available for viewing and download for the benefit of researchers:

Homestake Mining Company Collection—Consists of records created and associated with the Homestake Mining Company, which operated in the town of Lead, South Dakota for 120 years; ultimately becoming the largest and deepest continually operating gold mine in the Western Hemisphere before its closure in 2001.

   The Guide to the Homestake Vested Water Rights Collection.

   The Guide to the Homestake Mine Engineer Files.

   The Guide to the Homestake Timber Contracts Paperwork.

   The Guide to the Homestake Annual Reports.

Yuill/Sundstrom Collection—Consists of records relating to the Black Hills that were created or utilized by Camille Yuill and her daughter, Jessie Sundstrom. Both women worked in the newspaper industry and were involved in many programs and organizations. Materials include manuscripts, maps, photographs, correspondence and other archival materials.

The Guide to the Yuill/Sundstrom Collection.

Please visit this page regularly as new finding aids are added periodically. 

More information about specific collections, materials, reproductions or access can be acquired by contacting [email protected] or by phone at (605) 722-4800.

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    We are in the process of digitizing our collection and will be adding materials online as they become available. Collections can be researched remotely by accessing our online database via the link below:

    http://deadwood.pastperfectonline.com

    Or, by viewing our finding aids here.

    Please contact Jessica Michak, Archivist, or call 605-722-4800 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time with any research inquiries or to make an appointment to use our archives. Appointments are recommended, however, walk-in researchers are welcome.

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    The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves, and provides public access to one of the nation's largest collection of Black Hills archival materials.