Contributors - Yellowstone Research Library

The Yellowstone Research Library near Gardiner, Montana serves the park staff, volunteers and members of the general public. Housed in a building specifically geared toward cultural study at Yellowstone, the library is home to a rapidly growing special collection, consisting of books, magazines, articles and pamphlets relating to the history, culture, geology, animals and plants of Yellowstone National Park.

History of Gardiner, Montana

A growing collection of materials housed in the Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center. This collection includes photographs of early Gardiner, Montana; transcripts of oral histories by residents; and a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map depicting Gardiner streets and structures in 1907. 

Yellowstone maps and Drawings

This collection includes unique and rare maps, plans and drawings of roads, trails, and structures from Yellowstone, the world's first National Park and a world heritage site.

Yellowstone National Park Oral Histories

This collection documents the development of Yellowstone National Park and major events such as 1988 fires, wolf reintroduction, bear management as well as social life and customs.

Yellowstone National Park Photographs

This collection visually documents Yellowstone National Park; people, places, events, wildlife.

Yellowstone National Park Publications and Ephemera

This collection includes publications and ephemera created to highlight the park.

Yellowstone National Park Superintendent's Annual Reports

These reports of the Yellowstone National Park to the Secretary of the Interior by the Superintendent detail the major activities for the year. These details include information about roads, road construction, and access to the park, hotel construction and leasing information, park boundaries, park rules and regulations, park trails, and recommendations for wildlife protections. Some reports include maps and additional information in an appendix.