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Donate | SD Digital Collections

We are focused on ensuring South Dakota digital collections are not just lost and are accessible to the public

By adopting a collection in the State Archives, you will not only save the jobs of two digitization specialist, but you will preserve South Dakota’s stories told through local photographs and documents.

Approximately 70,000 images and 1,288 maps are available on the South Dakota Digital Archives, and the goal is to add a minimum of 6,000 images annually.

Two professionally trained Archives' staff inventory, catalog, and scan the collection of photographs and negatives. They are then posted on the South Dakota Digital Archives. The photographs range from statewide historic buildings and structures to photographs of the Black Hills collections, including scenery, towns, railroads, and people.  These collections date from the late 1800s to the early 1980s. 

The collections will be readily available to the public via the internet for use in research, publishing projects, video documentaries, student history assignments, genealogy, and personal use.  You can help us to preserve these images and thousands like them for generations to come.

Adopt a collection or make a gift in any amount.  All gifts are appreciated!

Digitization Projects - adopt a collection to be digitized.

Note that the ongoing costs associated with the maintenance of the digital files and the ongoing hosting costs for accessibility on the South Dakota Digital Archives are not included in the cost estimate.

These collections have been adopted by the following generous donors. 

Yes! I want to help make possible the preservation of these images!

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