Time Capsules

Time capsules. That is what our collections are. They show how Butte has changed, and they show how the Archives has changed.  Over time, as we try to make our collections more available and useful, we change the way we arrange and catalog them and the way we store them. In 2007, we decided that … More Time Capsules

Perdita Duncan

“I learned at a very young age that I was a colored girl growing up in a white community and that my name was Perdita Duncan. After that nobody could crush me.”  –Perdita Duncan, 1980 While cataloging the oral history of Perdita Duncan I fell in love with her family’s story. Perdita was born May … More Perdita Duncan


We were inspired to start a blog because during the course of any given day the Archives’ staff stumbles upon some truly amazing things that are too good not to share! We all have a different perspective and touch various parts of the collections and we hope this can be a fun learning experience for … More Welcome!