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Research Available

at the Mead Museum

Looking for an ancestor and want more information about the area? Currently, we have a researcher available to help with your researching needs. 

If you click on the link for the Services & Fees you will see what is available. Research questions can also be sent to

Use of images from Photo Collection is possible in some situations. Please call for more information or download the Photo Use Form and submit for approval. Fees for use can also be found through the Services & Fees link. If you have any questions, call 605-665-3898 or email


Mead Museum Collection

You can search through the Mead Museum's collection of online historic photographs!

This database is updated regularly, so come back to see our latest additions & updates.

State Hospital Patient Records: 

The Mead Museum does not have access to historic patient records for the Dakota Hospital for the Insane nor the Yankton State Hospital. If you are doing family genealogy and wish to acquire patient or cemetery records contact South Dakota Human Services Center Medical Records.  


Phone: 605-668-3100

*ask for Medical Records 

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