The purpose of the OLC Archives is to collect, preserve and make accessible for research purposes the permanent records of Oglala Lakota College and the Oglala Sioux Tribe, in order to help document the founding, development, organization, management and achievements of these institutions. The OLC Archives also collects, preserves and makes accessible historical and cultural records of the Oglala Lakota people, the Lakota Nation, and other Native Americans. Sources for these records include government agencies, private foundations, the business community, other tribal organizations, and individuals.
Some examples of the kinds of historical and cultural materials the OLC Archives will acquire are: personal papers (e.g., diaries, letters, manuscripts); oral and written histories; pamphlets and other printed material; publications of organizations; meeting minutes; maps; family photographs; and official records of churches, businesses and schools.
We ask that you please call and make an appointment with the Archivist before you come to the Archives. This will ensure that the archivist is available to help you when you arrive and will give us time to pull materials that will be useful to your research.
Hours: 8:30-5:00 Monday-Friday.
Phone: (605)455-6065; Fax: (605)455-6070