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 Photograph and Archival Collections Catalog

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 2024-2025

May 27, 2024
June 19, 2024
June 24-28, 2024   Due to building construction outside Center.
July 4, 2024
July 24, 2024
August 5-8, 2024
September 2, 2024
November 25-28, 2024
December 18, 2024 – January 2, 2025

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.)