State Archives Special Projects Program 

The State Archives operates a Special Projects Program that can assist with digitizing state and county government records and convert microfilm rolls to digital files.

The Special Projects Program oversees the digitization of a wide variety of records from various state agencies and county offices. Archives staff trained in preservation and digitization techniques supervise inmates at the Women’s Prison in Pierre who operate the scanners. The scanners are capable of digitizing large leather-bound record books as well as flat documents. In addition, a roll film microfilm scanner can convert microfilm to digital PDF or image files for easier office use.

For information concerning digitization services please email the South Dakota State Archives at