An extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources.

Guidelines for Researchers

Visiting the Archives to do Research

Boise Theater, July 5, 1961

Photo Credit: Bob Lorimer P2006-18-527

On-site Guidelines

Idaho State Archives welcomes patrons to conduct their research on site.  Because collections may be fragile, highly specialized
and unique, special handling, and access provisions are necessary.

Patrons are invited to preserve Idaho’s historic collections by following these basic rules when visiting the Idaho State Archives.

Please read the following: 

Check    Personal belongings such as coats, cellular phones, briefcases,
             packages, and purses in the complimentary lockers provided 
             at Research Center entry.

Write    With only pencils and laptop computers.

Wear     Cotton gloves while handling certain archival, and manuscript

Ask        Staff for assistance if you have any questions of concerns regarding
             the handling of materials.
Eat        Only in the lounge.

Note      Certain materials may be too fragile to photocopy or may be 
             restricted by copyright.

The use of personal cameras, scanners, and other forms of reproduction are not permitted.  For more information contact (208) 334-2620 or e-mail.