The Heritage Archives were established by interested alumni, staff, faculty, and students of Rocky Mountain College to acquire, preserve, and illustrate the history and development of Rocky Mountain College, Billings Polytechnic Institute, Intermountain Union College, Montana Wesleyan College, the College of Montana, and Montana Collegiate Institute.
The Archives Collection is comprised of materials whose primary purpose is for research by alumni, students, and the public. Material will generally relate to the history of Rocky Mountain College and will include manuscripts, records, photographic materials, pamphlets, programs, school-related publications, publications of alumni yearbooks, and records of organizations and offices of campus.
The Rocky Mountain College Historical Photographs is a collection of photos from Rocky's Heritage Archives. The photos document many aspects of college student life in Montana, from sports to social events, images of faculty to pictures of graduation. The images span the entire 20th century and also include images from Rocky's predecessor institutions, Montana Wesleyan College, Intermountain Union College, and Billings Polytechnic Institute.
Beloved of researchers and genealogists alike, school yearbooks can offer a surprisingly fresh and intimate glimpse into the lives of students and faculty. Beginning in 1910, these college year books include The Poly, The Prickly Pear, and The Yellowstone for Rocky Mountain College and its predecessor schools. They feature photographs, faculty bios, membership lists, team rosters, nicknames, theatre programs, and student officers.