Swift County Historical Society
Research Library
Research Library

The majority of contacts and people that visit the museum are looking for information found at the Swift County Historical Society’s Research Library. People may submit a research inquiry or stop at the research library. The society does charge a fee for research and use of microfilm reader & printer. These fees are subject to change as our costs increase. You may contact the museum to get the current research fees.

Besides the excellent research material, our Research Library has two up-to-date microfilm readers & printer, one microfilm reader, and a copy machine.

Microfilm Readers
Microfilm Readers
Research Material Available:
Swift County Census Records:
Federal: 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930
State: 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905
Naturalization Records for Swift County 
County Newspapers: 1876 to Present 
Obituary Index Files by Surname
Telephone Directories
Insurance Maps
Veteran Files
Town Anniversary Histories
Church Anniversary Books
School Annuals – Benson
High School Graduating Files
Large Photo Collection
  A History of Swift County – 1929
  Deaths (21 yrs & over) before 1900
  Swift County First Pioneers – 1949
  Swift County Plat Maps & Books
  Some Family Histories
  “Swift County” – printed 1979
  “Images of Swift County” – printed 2000

If you would like more information please send a request to swiftmuseum@embarqmail.com

©Swift County Historical Society
2135 Minnesota Avenue | Benson, MN 56215
Phone: 320-843-4467
e-mail: swiftmuseum@embarqmail.com