The archives of Pipestone County History is operated in the
public interest by the Pipestone County Historical Society, a
private not-for-profit organization.
General collection of historical,
architectural and social resources.
Specific material related to Pipestone County
organizations and industries, families, and businesses, persons
Primary source material includes ledgers,
diaries and other holographic items, assorted records,
scrapbooks and other memorabilia.
Iconography includes broadsides and art work,
architectural and engineering drawings, maps and photographs.
Archives holdings are considered one of a
kind. They are non-circulating. Special care taken in their
handling may include the wearing of cotton gloves while using
What we have in our archives:
- Cemetery Records
- Obituary Records: We have an index of
county obituaries listed by Surname.
- Births: We have a partial list of births
recorded in Pipestone County
- Marriages: We
have partial index of marriages in Pipestone County. We also
have index of county marriages beyond this partial list.
- Plat Books for Pipestone County: Many
different years, 1898, 1914, 1936, 1950, 1954, 1961, 1962,
1972, 1979, 1982, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006.
Commemorative books from Churches and Cities.
- Assorted High School
and Technical College annuals.
- Newspapers: Some dating from 1879-present
on microfilm. Includes Pipestone County Star from 1879,
Pipestone Leader, Edgerton Enterprise (missing some years),
Jasper Journal, Buffalo Ridge Gazette (some issues).
- Photographs: many different County
locations and subjects. Samples of
- Family Histories:
many local genealogists have given us copies of their work.
- Family Bibles
- Pipestone Indian Training School Records
& Photographs Annual & Quarterly reports, 1912-1924
- Chesley Glass Plates
Negative Collection: Portraits of Pipestone people,
1885-1920, 3019 negatives, most identified.
- Close Brothers Land
Sale Records 1884-1900
- Pipestone County
Census Records on microfilm.
Federal-1880,1900,1910,1920, 1930; State-1885,1895,1905
- Telephone directories
- Name List: A
list of people we have information on. Our archives are not
limited to just these names.