Echigo Sado Digital Library

The Niigata Prefectural Library and the Niigata Prefectural Archive’s collection of historical materials related to Niigata from the 400 years since the time of Uesugi Kenshin, a famous local warlord, are open to the public as the “Echigo-Sado Digital Library.”

Moreover, images of historical documents are supplied along with the description in Niigata-ken no Ayumi, an overview of Niigata Prefecture (published in 1990). As you read the electronic version of Niigata-ken no Ayumi, you can view historical documents.

If you wish to use the documents in this digital library in a publication or other print, please get permission first by submitting an application for permission to reproduce an item in a publication (fukusha butsu shuppan keisai shinseisho) to the presidents of the Niigata Prefectural Library and the Niigata Prefectural Archives. Please see the information about Echigo-Sado Digital Library for details.

The Echigo-Sado Digital Library can also be viewed in the Niigata Prefectural Library. Images can only be printed on A4-size paper in color at the cost of 40 yen per page.

Echigo-Sado Digital Library

Local People and Magazine Article Indexes

This database can be used to search two databases: the Index of Local People Database and the Index of Magazine Articles Database.

Index of Local People Database

This index contains people who are from or who have influenced Niigata Prefecture, recorded from the library's collection of books related to Niigata Prefecture.
As of March 2022, a total of 75,244 people are recorded from 370 general encyclopedias, encyclopedias of people, and municipal histories published between 1885 and 2017.
Names of materials and pages can be searched for by entering a person's name.

Index of Magazine Articles Database

This database can be used to search for discourses and articles published in magazines related to Niigata Prefecture. The articles recorded in this index focus on articles from local research magazines, and articles are continually being added.
(Creative writing, such as poems, and records of events are excluded from entry.)

The Niigata Prefectural Library owns the copyright to these databases. Transferring them without permission is forbidden. To search these databases, click the link below.

Local People and Magazine Article Indexes