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Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, Butte

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Library
The Archives is housed in the former 1900 Butte Fire Department station located in the Butte Anaconda National Historic Landmark District.

In 2007 a $7.5 million dollar bond issue was passed to renovate the existing Fire Station and add a humidity and temperature controlled vault addition.

The newly renovated Archives opened in August of 2010, and features a larger reading room, two humidity and temperature controlled vaults to house thousands of feet of historical documents, and an auditorium to host conferences, meetings, and speakers.
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  • The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives took archives for the town of Butte. They started this in 1981. We can access this. We can learn from the history and manuscripts, and photo collections of Butte.....  more »
  • Lots of information about Butte residents and especially the miners. The archivists were so helpful and all you have to do is have a little information and they're off. Especially appreciated Harriet....  more »
  • What a great space after the complete remodel several years ago. The large meeting area is useful and often open to the public. The rotating historical displays are also quite a treat. Helpful and professional staff!
  • Very helpful staff. Made it a breeze to find info on my house
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