Search Digital Horizons Photograph Databases

The Institute for Regional Studies & University Archives is pleased to make available fully searchable photograph databases to historical images related to NDSU and North Dakota.

The databases currently include over 6,500 images, with new images being added weekly. With each image there is extensive descriptive information, including names, places, time period, photographer, and subjects. You can also view other images found within the same photograph collection, using the ‘Repository Collection’ link found in each record.

Searching is easy, using the Search link found on the home page. Almost any term found in the description can be ‘clicked’ to obtain new search results. Digital copies may be ordered for any image in the database.

We invite you to explore this region as seen through the eyes of the people who lived here in the late 19th century and through the 20th century, as well as the development of North Dakota State University in the 1920s and 1930s when it was the ‘A.C.’

The Institute for Regional Studies for over fifty-nine years has been committed to the collection and preservation of photographs which document North Dakota ’s history. Currently it preserves over 100,000 photographic images. Images still are actively sought from individuals, businesses, and other groups who have an interest in having their historically significant materials preserved for posterity and made available for research and scholarly use.