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Yellowstone's Records

Historical map of Yellowstone Lake.

Yellowstone's Records details the official records of the administration and operation of the Park. The records are generally organized by function. Subjects include policy, resource management, fire, development and much more. Search the records listed below by subject at: http://wyld.state.wy.us/yrl/ or by browsing our Subject Guides.

Donated collections, with strengths in tourism, concessions, and photos can be found on the Manuscript Collections webpage.

Finding Aids
1988 Fire Records 1988-1998 (bulk dates: 1988) (162 KB pdf)
Aerial Photograph Collection 1940s?-1988, 1996, and undated (112 KB pdf)
Bird Program Records 1899-2007 (bulk dates: 1986-2007) (98 KB pdf) *updated
Commercial Visitor Services Records 1917-Present (bulk dates: 1940-1978) (223 KB pdf)
Facilities & Maintenance Records (428 KB pdf)
Fire Management Records 1919-Present (bulk dates: 1950-2007) (138 KB pdf)
Fiscal, Personnel & Supply Records 1917-Present (bulk dates: 1930-1960) (94 KB pdf)
Fisheries and Aquatics Program Records (41 KB pdf)
Winter Use Records 1985-Present (bulk dates: 1999-2004) (216 KB pdf)
Maps and Drawings Collection 1870-2009 (bulk dates: 1916-2001) (371 KB pdf)

Preliminary Inventories
Inventories are lists of records before any archival arrangement or description has occurred. Pertinent records may be misfiled or scattered throughout the record group, so search the inventory carefully.
Pre-National Park Service Records Microfilms Finding Aid - (Pdf Version 170 Kb)
National Park Service Records (141Kb pdf)
Administration and Management Records Inventory (1.3 Mb pdf)
Forestry Records Inventory (792 Kb pdf)
History and Archeology Records Inventory (477 Kb pdf)
Law Enforcement and Legal Matters Records Inventory (428 Kb pdf)
Interpretation and Information Records Inventory (225 Kb pdf)
Lands and Recreation Planning Records Inventory (590 Kb pdf
Natural and Social Sciences Records Inventory (1.8 Mb 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?

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.