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Hours of Operation

Please view this important letter from State Archivist Timothy D. Baker regarding Saturday Services and New Announcements

Fall Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesdays - Fridays and the following Saturdays: Oct. 6, Nov 3, and Dec 1

* Saturdays the Search Room closes for lunch between 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.
** Beginning October 2018, the Search Room will only be open the first Saturday of each month.


Mondays, Sundays, and the Saturdays not listed above. We will also be closed on November 22, 23 and December 25.

Record Retrieval Information

Every half hour starting at 8:45 AM with the last pull of the day at 3:45 PM.

IMPORTANT: Please note that many modern court records and some genealogical records are stored off-site and must be retrieved prior to the day of your visit. Records located off-site must be requested seven to ten business days before your visit by emailing us at using “Court Records” as your subject heading.

As always, the Archives’ goal is to provide excellent service while assisting you with your records and research needs. Please help us by requesting records in advance of your visit at

Directions to Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building

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