Digital Collection

Items from the Ivan Doig Archive available through your web browser.


Physical Collection

Items from the Ivan Doig Archive available in Archvies and Special Collections (view Finding Aid).


Ivan Doig Archive - Digital Collection

The digital collection of the Ivan Doig Archive contains original manuscripts representing Ivan Doig's sixteen novels as well as ideas for unwritten books, hundreds of notecards used by Doig to organize ideas, research collected by Doig over the course of his career, pocket notebooks, letters, greeting cards, and postcards, original interviews, thousands of photographs (many of which were taken by Carol Doig), historical family documents including marriage certificates, land deeds, and medical records that document the author's battle with multiple myeloma.




Ivan Doig Archive - Physical Collection

Most items in the Ivan Doig Archive are available online. Some must be viewed in theMSU Library's Special Collections Reading Room,including Doig's original typewriters, family heirlooms, oversize awards, certificates, diplomas, posters, and other memorabilia. The Ivan Doig Archive also includes a selection of Doig's most cherished research books from his private library which cannot be digitized due to copyright.

Please view theIvan Doig Finding Aidfor a detailed inventory of the collection and a bibliography of Doig's research books.

What is a finding aid?
  • A finding aid is a tool created by archivists to help users navigate archival material. The finding aid describes and details the organization and contents of a collection. Learn more about finding aids.
Why use a finding aid?
  • Using a finding aid can help users replicate an in-person visit to the Archives & Special Collections Reading Room and understand the original order of the physical objects in a collection. Finding aids help users identify collections relevant to their research by discovering boxes and folders that may be of interest. 
Material Not Currently Available Online
  • Select 3D Memorabilia
  • Oversize Objects
  • Research Books


Image of Ivan Doig's typwriter in MSU Library's Special CollectionsPhoto Credit: Jan Zauha 


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Whenever possible, the Montana State University Library provides information about copyright in our digital collections records. We often do not own the rights in materials, and as such do not grant permissions for their use. Permissions and fees may be required from the individual copyright holder for uses beyond what is allowed based on U.S. Copyright Law ( Please attempt to determine if an item is protected by copyright and follow any copyright or use restrictions when applicable. Written permission from the copyright holder is required for reproduction of protected items beyond what is allowed by fair use or other exemptions. These materials may be used for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any "fair use" as defined by U.S. copyright laws.
For more information please contact Digital Initiatives at the Montana State University Library or Leila Sterman, Scholarly Communications Librarian.