The Archives

The Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County houses tens of thousands of photos, books, manuscripts, newspapers, and other records relating to Clay County’s past. These are available for use by the general public and there is no charge.

Phone, mail and email requests are welcomed with a $20.00 per hour charge (half-hour minimum). This fee includes up to five photocopies and postage. Advance payment is required. Members receive a 50% discount on all research and photocopy charges. Most materials can be photocopied at 20 cents per letter-size page and 40 cents per 11×17 copy. Other material specific charges are on a case-by-case basis.

Archive Hours
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (April 1 – December 31)

Please send archive requests to:
Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County
Phone: (218) 299-5511 Ext. 6734
Fax: (218) 299-5510
Mail: PO Box 157, Moorhead, MN 56560

Online Photograph Collection

Minnesota Reflections
Minnesota Reflections has many images not only from the Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County but from other photographers and organizations.

 The Artifact Collection


For more information, contact Lisa Vedaa, curator, at (218) 299-5511 ext. 6735 or