Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives Building
The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives was established in 1981 by ordinance (refer to Butte-Silver Bow Municipal Code Title 2, Chapter 2.56, Article I and Article II)  to maintain the non-current records of the city-county of Butte-Silver Bow. Given the significant industrial, political, and social history of Butte in the American West, the government records and archival holdings are in great demand by scholars, authors, and genealogists.

The Archives provides and encourages public access to its unique holdings. People come away from the Archives with a new-found appreciation of history and the significance of preserving the documents and manuscripts that tell the story of Butte and, through its significant impact, the world.

The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives building is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Visit the archives website to browse online archives, learn about the building and staff, and request research services.

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The Archives Board supervises and manages the affairs of the Archives.