Visit the Idaho State Archives
The Idaho History Center houses the
Idaho State Archives
Photo Credit: David R. Frazier
The Idaho State Archives (ISA) and Research Center provides public access to records of fiscal, administrative, legal, vital and long-term research value
to the citizens and government of Idaho. ISA preserves a large and unique collection of materials that relate to the history of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest, including photographs, books, maps, manuscripts, oral histories, and government records. Idaho State Archives offers services that are essential to the state on all levels, providing information and understanding to everyone from genealogical/family researchers to publishers and professionals to state and local governments.
The 2016 State Historic Advisory Board grant is now open! Apply by June 15, 2016 to request funding for projects relating to preservation and access of historical documents. Learn more about the SHRAB grant and guidelines.
Plan Your Visit
Idaho State Archives welcomes you to conduct your research on site; staff will assist in providing access to research and historic materials. Please note that collections may be fragile and require special handling and access provisions. Before you arrive please read our guidelines and check our hours for updated information. You may also begin your research from home by connecting with archives collections online.
Bring Home a Piece of Idaho History!
Did you know that you can purchase copies of historic maps, documents, or photos? Reproductions make authentic décor and great gifts. Fees for services directly support the preservation of and access to Idaho’s historical archives.
- Need to contact someone at the Idaho State Archives? Check our staff list.