Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Research Center

The RCHS Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Research Center contains non-circulating collections documenting the history of Ramsey County and St. Paul.

The collection contains books, periodicals, city directories, maps, photographs, personal papers, business and organization records, architectural information and materials on clubs, schools, events, and churches.

RCHS Photo Archive

RCHS Archival Collections List 

We welcome you, Monday – Thursday, 12:30pm – 4:30pm.

Masks are no longer required, but are encouraged.  While surfaces continue to be sanitized between patrons, appointments are strongly encouraged to assist in maintaining social distancing in the confined space.

No food or drink is allowed in the center.

75 West 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-0701


Research Center Closed Dates 2023-2024

May 29, 2023
June 19, 2023
June 28, 2023
July 3-11, 2023
August 9, 2023
September 4, 2023
October 9, 2023
November 13, 2023
November 20-23, 2023
December 21, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Research Fees

You may hire RCHS staff to assist in your research project.

RCHS Members:
First hour = FREE
Each additional 30 minutes = $15.00

Non-RCHS Members:
First 15 minutes = FREE
Each additional 30 minutes = $30.00

RCHS Members receive a 50% discount on all orders.


Photocopies = $0.30 per page/side.

The Ramsey County Historical Society limits photocopying to a maximum of 25 pages per person per day, dependent on staff availability.

Ramsey County Historical Society reserves the right to decline to reproduce fragile items.

Photo Permission Form:

Use Fee Price List:

Digital Imaging Services

300 dpi, medium resolution scans, emailed as a .jpg, .pdf, or .tif file
(desktop publishing, newsprint, reports, etc.)

600 dpi, high resolution scans emailed as a .jpg, .pdf, or .tif file
(publishing, books, advertisings, etc.)