• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.


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In the Shadow of the Arch

About This Blog

This blog will give you a peek into the stacks and storage areas of Yellowstone National Park's library, archives, and museum collections. We'll highlight some of our biggest treasures, show-off quirky staff favorites, let you know about newly acquired collections, and perhaps ask for help with a few mysteries. Along the way, we hope to give Park staff, visitors, and all those who love Yellowstone a place to reminisce and share the unique story of Yellowstone.

Research Tips: Family History, Getting Started

February 25, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist

The Promise and Peril of Archival Research

January 01, 2013 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist

Research Tip: Tell me about the history of Yellowstone

November 01, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Research Tip: Getting Started

August 01, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist

Research Tips: Primary vs. Secondary Sources

July 25, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian, and Anne Foster, Archivist

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.