Yellowstone's Records

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

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Finding Aids

1988 Fire Records 1988-1998 (162 KB pdf)
Aerial Photograph Collection 1940s?-1988, 1996, and undated (112 KB pdf)
Army Era Records 1881-1931 (167 KB pdf)
Army Era Letters Sent & Received Bound Volumes Index 1887-1906 (1,837 KB)
Bird Program Records 1899-2007
(updated finding aid coming soon)
Commercial Visitor Services Records 1917-Present (223 KB pdf)
Facilities & Maintenance Records 1918-Present
Fire Management Records 1919-Present (138 KB pdf)
Fiscal, Personnel, & Supply Records 1917-Present (220 KB pdf)
Fisheries and Aquatics Program Records (41 KB pdf)
History Program Records 1905-Present (121 KB pdf)
Information and Public Image Management Records 1922-2008 (126 KB pdf)
Interpretation and Education Records 1920-Present (136 KB pdf)
Land Use Records 1901-2001 (237 KB pdf)
Maps and Drawings Collection 1870-2009 (371 KB pdf)
Management and Accountability Records 1878-present (217 KB pdf)
Partnership Records 1920-Present Bulk dates: 1940s-1990s (187 KB pdf)
Protection and Safety Records 1913-present (200 KB pdf)
Research Permit Records 1961-Present (319 KB pdf)
Vegetation Program Records 1895-Present (268 KB pdf)
Winter Use Records 1985-Present (216 KB pdf)

Preliminary Inventories These collections are not fully arranged or described. Check back as we continue to catalog the records and prepare formal finding aids.
Archeology Program Records (287 KB PDF)
Geology Program Records (134 KB PDF)
Resources Administration (326 KB PDF)
Wildlife Program Records (117 KB PDF)
Wolf Management Records (222 KB PDF)

Online Collections Selected portions of our records have been digitized and placed online. This is an ongoing project.
Montana Memory Project: Collections include Superintendent's Annual and Monthly reports, maps and drawings, oral histories, and photographs.
Open Parks Network: Historic photographs taken by the Park's official photographers and gathered together into thematic albums in the mid-20th century.
Historic Slide File: Historic photographs from the museum collection organized by era and then by topic.

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

Last updated: September 25, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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