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Archives Subject Guides

Blueprint of Fort Yellowstone building

Subject guides are lists of some of our most requested topics and the collections and boxes that are most relevant. There are also inventories of our special format collections such as films, oral histories, and maps.

For detailed finding aids of the collections listed, see our Manuscript Collections and Yellowstone's Records webpages.


Air Quality (86 KB pdf)
Bechler, including Ferris Fork (150 KB pdf)
Bison & CJ Buffalo Jones (112 KB pdf)
CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) & ECW (Emergency Conservation Work) (72 KB pdf)
E. C. Waters & the Zillah (34 KF pdf)
Elk: Alfalfa, Collared, Pens & Traps (59 KB pdf)
Frank Craighead & John Craighead (21KB pdf)
Ft. Yellowstone (107 KB pdf)
Nez Perce Trail (42 KB pdf)
Old Faithful Inn (60 KB pdf)
Uncle Tom's Trail (45 KB pdf)
White Motor Co.

Oral Histories Inventory (coming soon)
Reel to Reel Film Collection Finding Aid (226 Kb pdf)
Scout Diaries Finding Aid (346 Kb pdf)

Using the Archives
See the Archives homepage for detailed information about hours, access policies, and other ways to search our collections.

Contact Information:
Archivist: Anne Foster
Email: e-mail us
Phone: 307-344-2563 or 307-344-2228

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.