The visual images in the Institute for Regional Studies Archives' Photo Gallery cover almost every aspect of life in North Dakota and beyond. This sampling is only a small portion of the over 100,000 photographs preserved at the Institute. Particular collection strengths include pioneer life and sod houses, all aspects of agriculture in the state, social scenes, and views of Fargo & many other North Dakota cities and towns.
New images are being added regularly to Photo Gallery, reflecting newly donated collections and requests from researchers for specific images.
Visual images, which add a new dimension to the historical record, constitute one of the Institute’s most used resources. If you have photographs that you would like permanently preserved at the Institute and made part of Photo Gallery, please contact the Institute staff.