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

 

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.

 

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

 

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
 

Archives Blitz: Archiving Yellowstone

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

More about our Blitz!

 

Yellowstone National Park Archives Blitz: What No One Told Me

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

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
 

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
 

Three Cheers for Yellowstone: Traveling 1895-Style

May 25, 2012 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

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
 

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
 

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

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

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
 

Horse Sense

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

The Promise and Peril of Archival Research

January 01, 2013 Posted by: Anne Foster, Archivist
 

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

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

Half Time in the Archives

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

A 1929 Mystery

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

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