HARCC

Research

Research

Finding Aids

The Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC) houses, preserves, and provides public access to one of the nation's largest collections of Black Hills archival materials. The HARCC serves as a repository for several significant collections, most prominently the Homestake Mining Company Collection. Several smaller collections pertinent to the history of the Black Hills include the Frawley Legal Collection, the Yuill/Sundstrom Collection, and the Masonic Lodge Collection.

The following finding aids are available to view and download for the benefit of researchers. However, please visit this page regularly as new finding aids are added periodically.

The Days of '76 Celebration Records Finding Aid - Consists of administrative and organizational records pertaining to the annual Days of '76 celebration in Deadwood, South Dakota. Beginning in 1924, the celebration honors the unique history of the Deadwood mining camp from its establishment in 1876. Over the years, the celebration has included pageants, parades, queen contests, community involvement, and a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association recognized rodeo. The collection features correspondence, financial records, contracts, event programs, promotional materials, photographs, and video recordings.

Homestake Mining Company Collection - Consists of records created and associated with the Homestake Mining Company, which operated in the town of Lead, South Dakota, for 120 years. The Homestake Mine ultimately became the largest and deepest continually operating gold mine in the Western Hemisphere before its closure in 2001.

Yuill/Sundstrom Collection - Consists of records relating to the Black Hills that were created or utilized by Camille Yuill and her daughter, Jessie Sundstrom. Both women worked in the newspaper industry and were involved in many programs and organizations. Materials include manuscripts, maps, photographs, correspondence, and other archival materials.

As the entirety of our collections are  not available online, we recommend contacting the Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center for a comprehensive search. More information about specific collections, materials, reproductions, or access can be acquired by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 605-722-4800.

Appointments for research are recommended, however, walk-in researchers are welcome.

Historic Photograph Reproduction

DHI's collections hold over 25,000 historic photographs, which reflect the history of the area from the original mining camps to present day.

We are happy to research and reproduce certain materials and images for personal or commercial use and make all efforts to accommodate requests in a timely manner. We reserve the right to deny reproduction requests for items in poor physical condition or which are subject to access restrictions.

Personal Use Criteria

  • Reproductions intended for personal, non-commercial use will follow the criteria below:
    • Credit is required whenever a photograph is reproduced. We incorporate a small, low-visibility watermark on all photographs, which identifies the institution and collection.
    • Images can be reproduced as .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf files.
    • Photograph reproduction costs $20 per image plus sales tax. Depending on the size and scope of your reproduction request, it may incur charges for staff time. Please view the research request form or contact us for detailed information.

Commercial Use Criteria

  • The right to reproduce materials held by Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) is granted on a one-time basis only. Any further reproduction of these materials is prohibited without the express written permission of DHI.
  • Permission to reproduce material in which reproduction rights are reserved must be granted by signed written permission of DHI.
  • It is unlawful to authorize others to use the items for any reason.
  • In requesting permission to reproduce materials from the collections of DHI as described, the requester agrees to hold harmless DHI, its Board of Directors, and agents either jointly or severally from any action involving infringements of the rights of any person or their heirs and descendents in common law or under statutory copyright.
  • Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in copying and using the materials.
  • Conditions governing the use of reproductions provided by DHI will be specified in the written contractual agreements generated by DHI for commercial uses. Rights granted by DHI are valid only upon DHI’s receipt of the signed agreement and payment of the amount specified in the agreement.
  • Provide a copy of the final product to Deadwood History, Inc.
  • Any publication, exhibition, or other public use of materials reproduced from the collections must credit Deadwood History, and the specific collection, using the following citation:
    Courtesy Deadwood History, Inc. (specific collection), Deadwood, SD
  • Images can be reproduced as .jpeg, .tiff, .pdf files.
  • Photograph reproduction costs $20 per image plus sales tax and an additional commercial use fee. Commercial use fee for non-profit corporations and government agencies is $25. For profit corporations, partnerships, private businesses, and individuals pay a commercial use fee of $50.
  • Depending on the size and scope of your reproduction request, it may incur charges for staff time. Please view the research request form or contact us for detailed information.
  • Call 605-722-4800 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to order.

Deadwood History, Inc. reserves the right to charge additional fees depending upon the requested usage. All fees are subject to change.