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Archives Digital Collections


The mission of the Bismarck State College Archives is to collect, preserve, arrange and make available important historical and social records of the College and to keep a primary source record of the events of preceding years and thoughts of past generations.

General Use Policy

Materials available in the Archives are subject to copyright law with respect to photo duplication and publication. Researchers are asked to respect the material by handling it correctly and carefully. Like the Library, the Archives supports the research needs of currently enrolled students, current faculty, administrators and staff. In addition, BSC alumni, former faculty and staff, and others are welcome to use the collection.


The Archives is specifically concerned with the administrative and historical records of Bismarck State College from its beginnings in 1939 to the present day. Among the materials collected are:
  • Yearbooks
  • College newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Letters
  • Posters
  • Programs
  • Publications
  • 3-D objects
The selection and acquisition of materials will be made by the Director of Library Services and Library staff.

BSC Archives Research

Library staff will assist with research related to BSC's history and institutional records. We suggest you schedule an appointment to use the Archives collection.

Archives Contact

Call 701-224-5450 or email