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. If you do not see a new post, you may need to refresh your browser.

Hey Boo-Boo: Yogi Bear and Yellowstone

November 04, 2016 Posted by: Hailey Galpert

Yogi meets Yellowstone

 

Stagecoach Robberies: Yellowstone’s Archival Records to tell an Alternative History

October 14, 2016 Posted by: Suzie Catharine and Hailey Galper, 2016 Archives Interns

Description of stagecoach robberies that occurred in Yellowstone

 

Dragonglass: Obsidian in Popular Culture

September 23, 2016 Posted by: Molly Malone, 2016 Archives Intern

A look at Obsidian Cliff and the use of obsidian both in real life and in popular culture.

 

Dragons in Yellowstone

September 02, 2016 Posted by: Hailey Galper, 2016 Archives Intern

Discussion of the thermal features named after dragons.

 

1988 Wildfires in Yellowstone: Lasting Environmental Impacts and Changes to Wildfire Management Policy

August 26, 2016 Posted by: Molly Malone, 2016 Archives Intern

A look back at the fires during the summer of 1988

 

Electric Peak

July 29, 2016 Posted by: Kelsey Matson, 2016 Museum Intern

A brief description of Electric Peak

 

Creation of The National Park Service and Horace Albright’s Influence

July 22, 2016 Posted by: Molly Malone, 2016 Archive Intern

How Horace Albright helped shape the National Park Service

 

Marguerite Lindsley: the First Permanent Female Ranger

July 15, 2016 Posted by: Hailey Galper, 2016 Archives Intern

A brief history of Marguerite "Peg" Lindsley who was one of the first female rangers in Yellowstone

 

The Superintendents -- Chester A. Lindsley

July 01, 2016 Posted by: Amanda Shaw, Archives CESU

One of Yellowstone's forgotten superintendents, Chester Lindsley

 

The Superintendents -- Captain Moses Harris

June 24, 2016 Posted by: Amanda Shaw, Archives CESU

A brief biography of Captain Moses Harris' time as Yellowstone Superintendent.

 

The Superintendents -- Nathaniel Langford

June 17, 2016 Posted by: Amanda Shaw, Archives CESU

A post about the first superintendent of Yellowstone, Nathaniel Langford

 

Daniel Trotter Potts: The First Written Eye-Witness Account of Yellowstone

June 02, 2016 Posted by: Shae Rafferty, 2015 Archives Intern

The first known written account of a trapper in Yellowstone

 

What Can You Find in the Archives? A Brief History of Whiskey Use and Alcohol Bans in Yellowstone National Park

May 27, 2016 Posted by: Shae Rafferty, 2015 Archives Intern

A brief history of the rules about alcohol in Yellowstone National Park

 

Yellowstone Videos -- John Muir

May 20, 2016 Posted by: Sarah Marino, 2015 Library Intern

The last in our series of entries about our work to archivally digitize our VHS tapes

 

Yellowstone Videos -- Of Trout and Men

May 06, 2016 Posted by: Sarah Marino, 2015 Library Intern

Description of a video about trout

 

Yellowstone Videos -- Sound and Nature

April 29, 2016 Posted by: Sarah Marino, 2015 Library Intern

Description of Butterflies of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

 

Yellowstone Videos -- Clips of the 1988 fires

April 21, 2016 Posted by: Sarah Marino, 2015 Library Intern

Description of VHS tapes we are in the process of archivally digitizing

 

Yellowstone Videos -- Faces of Yellowstone

April 15, 2016 Posted by: Sarah Marino, 2015 Library Intern

Discussion of some of the more colorful films in the library collection

 

Bighorn Pass Road: The Road Never Built

April 08, 2016 Posted by: Elizabeth Shulman, 2015 Archives Intern

Description of a proposed road to the northwestern part of Yellowstone National Park.

 

Fictional Yellowstone -- the movies

March 18, 2016 Posted by: Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Fictional movies either about or set in Yellowstone

 

Other Fiction books

March 11, 2016 Posted by: Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Other fiction books about Yellowstone

 

Fictional Yellowstone -- Sci-Fi

November 20, 2015 Posted by: Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Science-fiction books set in the park

 

Romance in Wonderland

November 13, 2015 Posted by: Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Many romance novels have been set in the park. Here are a few highlights.

 

Yellowstone Fiction -- Young Adult/Juvenile

August 17, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Fictional mysteries set in Yellowstone and aimed at the younger crowd

 

Fictional Yellowstone -- Adult Mysteries

August 14, 2015 Posted by: Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

A sampling of adult mysteries set in Yellowstone.

 

Gametime: How We Blitzed

August 12, 2015 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Readings to Get Ready to Blitz

August 10, 2015 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Common Ground: Key Terms for the Archives Blitz

June 02, 2015 Posted by: Shawn Bawden, Project Archivist
 

Charismatic Carnivores of Yellowstone (Surprise! They’re plants!)

May 05, 2015 Posted by: Heidi Anderson, Botanist with Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Not all of the carnivores in Yellowstone are animals

 

Mosses are AWE-some

April 14, 2015 Posted by: Heidi Anderson, botanist, and Jessi Gerdes

Mosses of Yellowstone

 

What's THAT plant? -- the Park Herbarium

April 07, 2015 Posted by: Heidi Anderson, Botanist with Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

Reminder - it's illegal to gather plants in the park, so leave them where they are. But this post will help you identify the plants you might see or at least tell you what information you will need to write down in order to help someone else identify them.

 

Housing the Plants of Yellowstone -- the Park Herbarium

March 31, 2015 Posted by: Heidi Anderson, Botanist and Jessi Gerdes, Librarian

First in a four part series about the Park's Herbarium

 

Keys to a Blissful Blitz

March 12, 2015 Posted by: Kiley Hayes, Archives Blitz Team 4 Member
 

Archives Blitz: Archiving Yellowstone

March 10, 2015 Posted by: Elise Fariello, Archives Blitz Team 4 Member

More about our Blitz!

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 14

February 13, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 14 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 13

February 13, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 13 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 12

February 12, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 12 of serializng William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 11

February 11, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 11 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 10

February 10, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 10 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 9

February 09, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 9 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 8

February 08, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 8 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 7

February 07, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 7 of serializing William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 6

February 06, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 6 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 5

February 05, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 5 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 4

February 04, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 4 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 3

February 03, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 3 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 2

February 02, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 2 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance."

 

Yellowstone Park Romance: Day 1

February 01, 2015 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian

Day 2 of William Popham's "Yellowstone Park Romance"

 

Yellowstone National Park Archives Blitz: What No One Told Me

January 29, 2015 Posted by: Jen Schultz, Archives Blitz Team 4 Participant
 

A Little Blurb about the Blitz

December 04, 2014 Posted by: Kelly Hartman, Archives Blitz Team 3 Participant

Further words about our blitz

 

Yellowstone Archives Blitz: Five People, One Week, and a Huge Success

October 12, 2014 Posted by: Justine Rothbart, Archives Blitz Team 1 Member
 

Bringing Yellowstone Back Home: Using the Archives Blitz as a Framework for Other Institutions

October 07, 2014 Posted by: Anna Trammell, Archives Blitz Team 1 Member
 

The Archives Project: Team 1

September 29, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The Archives Project: A First Test

September 22, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The Yellowstone Daily Tourist

August 26, 2014 Posted by: Jackie Jerla, Librarian
 

Suffragettes in Yellowstone 3: the Trischman Family

August 14, 2014 Posted by: Shae Rafferty, 2014 Archives Intern
 

Suffragettes in Yellowstone 2: Alice P. Morris

July 31, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Using a Team Approach to Expose Yellowstone’s Hidden Collections

July 10, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Roosevelt Never Slept Here: the Ruth Phillips Photograph Album

July 01, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Suffragettes in Yellowstone: Dr. Cora Smith Eaton

June 10, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Research Tips: Family History, Military

March 20, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Research Tips: Family History, Concessioners

March 11, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Three Cheers for Yellowstone: Traveling 1895-Style

May 25, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Alice's Adventures in the New Wonderland [brochure]

June 05, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Here She Comes: Miss Yellowstone National Park

June 25, 2012 Posted by: Jackie Jerla, Librarian
 

Lost to History: A. A. Anderson

July 15, 2012 Posted by: Frances Harrell, 2011 Archives Intern
 

Research Tips: Primary vs. Secondary Sources

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

Research Tips: Family History, Getting Started

February 25, 2014 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Research Tip: Getting Started

August 01, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The History of Gardiner project

August 12, 2012 Posted by: Jackie Jerla, Librarian
 

Fun and Community: the YFEA

September 01, 2012 Posted by: Emily Venemon, 2012 Archives Intern
 

A Unique Partner: the National Archives and Yellowstone

September 12, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Cupid in Yellowstone

February 12, 2014 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Not Just All Work: Yellowstone Co-Op Employee Recreation Program Records

October 01, 2012 Posted by: Cara Bertram, 2012 Archives Intern
 

How Three Kids Saved Yellowstone's Christmas

December 19, 2013 Posted by: Jackie Jerla, Librarian
 

Autumn in the Library

October 15, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Research Tip: Tell me about the history of Yellowstone

November 01, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Research Tip: Which Collection?

November 10, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Unexplained and Unreported Phenomenon in Yellowstone

December 10, 2013 Posted by: Hannah Marshall, 2013 Archives Intern
 

A Yellowstone Thanksgiving

November 22, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Trip Planning the Haynes Way

November 28, 2012 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

The Loss of the Canyon Hotel

December 05, 2012 Posted by: Jill Anderson, 2012 Archives Intern
 

How We Grow our Collection: Yellowstone Research Library

December 02, 2013 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Horse Sense

December 15, 2012 Posted by: Francis Shawn Bawden, Archives Technician
 

A Yellowstone Christmas

December 24, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The Promise and Peril of Archival Research

January 01, 2013 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The Bald Marmot Situation

November 21, 2013 Posted by: Meghan Hiegler, 2013 Archives Intern
 

The Immortal 15, Fort Yellowstone, and Buffalo Soldiers (Part 2 of 2)

November 14, 2013 Posted by: Francis Shawn Bawden, Archives Technician
 

New Books for the New Year

February 18, 2013 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Yet More New Books for the New Year

March 01, 2013 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

Cuthbert, the National Park Pup

March 18, 2013 Posted by: Jill Anderson, Archives Intern
 

Half Time in the Archives

April 01, 2013 Posted by: Jill Anderson, Archives Intern
 

Research Tips: Yellowstone's History at Your Fingertips

April 18, 2013 Posted by: Jackie Jerla, Librarian
 

The Immortal 15, Fort Yellowstone, and Buffalo Soldiers (Part 1 of 2)

November 07, 2013 Posted by: Francis Shawn Bawden, Archives Technician
 

From South America to Yellowstone

May 01, 2013 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

A Wildflower in Yellowstone: Herma Albertson Baggley

May 18, 2013 Posted by: Derek Mosley, 2010 Intern, and Anne Foster, Archivist
 

Yellowstone Lingo

June 01, 2013 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

The Plural of Thesis is . . .

June 18, 2013 Posted by: Jessica Gerdes, Librarian
 

A 1929 Mystery

June 27, 2013 Posted by: Jill Anderson, Archives Intern
 
 

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