Documents/Books Currently Available Online
The National Park Service’s History program website contains a number of classic or out-of-print publications about Glacier National Park’s history. The following online publications can be found at

  • Fishes of Glacier National Park Montana: Conservation Bulletin No. 22 (1941)
  • Glacier National Park: A Bibliography (1940) (pdf)
  • History of Glacier National Park: with Particular Emphasis on the Northern Development by Ralph Beals (1935)
  • Man in Glacier
  • Many Storied Mountains: The Life of Glacier National Park Natural History Handbook Series No. 10 (1972)
  • Many Glacier Hotel Historic Structures Report (pdf)
  • Old St. Mary Ranger District, Historic Structure Report (pdf) (1978)
  • On the Road Again - Glacier National Park's Red Buses (pdf)
  • Origin of the Scenic Features of the Glacier National Park (1921)
  • Old St. Mary Ranger District, Historic Structure Report, Glacier National Park (1978) (pdf)
  • Some Lakes of Glacier National Park by Morton J. Elrod (1912)
  • The Blackfoot by Julian H. Steward
  • Tale of Mines, Prospectors, and Native Americans (pdf)
  • Through the Years in Glacier NP by Donald H. Robinson (1960)

Additional vintage publications available online:
The Glacier National Park: A Popular Guide To Its Geology And Scenery by Marius R. Campbell, 1914.

Through Glacier Park by Mary Roberts Rinehart



Additional Online Resources

National Park Service Web Sites:
The National Register of Historic Properties the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Over 350 of the park’s historic structures are listed in the Register and the nominations for each of these properties is available online at

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. A lesson plan focusing on the Going-to-the-Sun Road is available at

Cultural Resources Web Sites:
Before the creation of the park in 1910, early settlers established several small communities in and around the forest reserve. For a look at the population of the St. Mary and Altyn communities in 1900, take a look at the census records of that year at

The United States Geological Survey has placed much of its large collection of historic photographs on line. The collection includes many photographs of Glacier National Park and environs.

The USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center's website includes historical panoramic photographs taken in the 1930s. The photos provide insight into 1930s NPS management philosophy as well as a resource for identifying conditions in Glacier National Park during the same time period.

The Library of Congress has a Prints & Photographs Online Catalog on their website. Topics include historic American building surveys, engineering records, and landscape surveys.

The culture of the Blackfoot people is one of the main focuses of The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. Their website can be found at

Tribal Web Sites:
Blackfeet Tribal Council:

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

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