An extraordinary system of cultural and historical resources.

Archives Services

Services Provided by the Idaho State Archives

Research Center interior

Research Center at the Idaho State

Photo Credit: ISHS

Records Management for State and Local Government

Idaho State Archives provides access to government records for state, county and city governments including, state agencies, municipal police and county sheriff offices, and the majority of county courts.  Services include records management, shelving, retrieval and delivery of records through fax, scan, or certified copies.

Historical Reference and Research

ISA assists the general public, family historians, students, educators, organizations, and researchers in accessing historical information about Idaho and the Northwest and the varied and complex collections held by the archives.  Fees for services directly support the preservation of and access to Idaho’s historical archives.

Photographic Images Reproduction

Images from the Idaho State Archives are used in books, corporate reports and business calendars, educational exhibitions, office décor, and interior design.  Prints of maps, photos, and documents are available for purchase for personal, professional, and commercial use.

Microfilming and Document Certification

ISA microfilmed newspapers provides the public with one of the most comprehensive collections of historic information.  Microfilm is available in our Research Center, inter-library loan or for purchase.

Preservation of Idaho’s Records and Documents

ISA preserves the state’s collections through a management system that includes cataloging, proper storage, security, environmental monitoring, protecting records against deterioration, theft, and fire.

Education and Training

Public programs in family history are offered throughout the year.  A records management training program for state, county, and city governments is provided through the State Historical Records Advisory Board.