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Research and Historic Photographs

I'm doing research...

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:

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.

I'm looking for a photograph...

Deadwood History has an archive containing over 25,000 historic photographs of Deadwood and the Black Hills. These images reflect the history of the area from the original mining camps to its present-day restoration.

We are happy to research and reproduce images for personal or commercial use.

The objective of offering digital print services is to provide patrons with quality reproductions of our collection. Electronic scans of photographs and other materials from the Deadwood History museums will be reproduced consistent with the characteristics of the original photograph, negative, map, manuscript or printed material. We will not make any adjustments or manipulate the image in any way without your permission. When you are ordering scans, please indicate the resolution, scan file type, tonality and delivery method. Photographs in TIFF format will be sent via CD.

  • Scan Resolution: 72 – 600 DPI
  • Scan File Types: JPG, PDF, TIFF
  • Tonality: Bi-tonal, Grayscale, Color

Detailed pricing and ordering information, along with an order form may be found on our pdfCommercial Use agreement or contact Rose Speirs, Communications Director.

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