Yellowstone National Park History
About Our CollectionsThe Montana History Portal website contains collections from institutions in both Montana and Wyoming. We have gathered hundreds of items to use on this Yellowstone National Park exhibit page. A significant portion of this content comes from our collaboration with Yellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center, University of Montana, Montana Historical Society, and Museum of the Rockies, but we also recognize the other Montana institutions that have provided invaluable content on this important national park. Please be aware that other items in our online collections which do not appear in this exhibit may contain small or tangential references to the park – we encourage you to use our powerful search feature to discover them.Contributing InstitutionBillings Public LibraryButte-Silver Bow Public LibraryCarter County MuseumMontana Historical Society Research CenterMuseum of the RockiesUniversity of Montana Mansfield LibraryYellowstone Gateway MuseumYellowstone Historic CenterYellowstone National Park Heritage and Research Center
Advertisement for proposals for the construction of new building with details of bidding process, dated July 2, 1894.
Application of Louis Otten to Hoke Smith for permission to carry passengers through the park using horse teams, dated February 9, 1895.
Blueprint for Cells, Cross Section and Second floor of U.S. Commissioners' Building at Fort Yellowstone, received at Interior Department June 22, 1894.
Blueprint for Front Elevation and Ground floor of U.S. Commissioners' Building at Fort Yellowstone, received at Interior Department June 22, 1894.
Circular from Treasury Department transmitting forms for Estimates of Appropriations, dated July 21, 1880
Contract between U. S. Government, represented by Wm. H. Sims, Acting Secretary of the Interior, and F. J. Shafer, to construct a Jail Building and Office of the U. S. Commissioner at or near Fort Yellowstone, dated August 30, 1894.
Contract from John W. Noble regarding permission for Yellowstone Lake Boat Company to lease parcels of land at Yellowstone Lake, dated October 11, 1890.
Copies of letter from Lewis A. Groff to Secretary regarding tract of land for troops' garden purposes, dated April 24, 1890.
Copy of United States Senate resolution regarding value of improvements made by early settlers, dated January 15, 1891.
Copy of letter form John W. Noble to Captain George S. Anderson regarding introduction for Jay Cooke, dated August 28, 1891.
Copy of letter from Arnold Hague to S. P. Langley regarding method for securing Yellowstone animals for removal to National Zoological Park, dated January 8, 1891.
Copy of letter from Arnold Hague to Secretary regarding cutting of timber in the Park, dated June 11, 1890.
Copy of letter from Captain Moses Harris to Peter Gallagher regarding Indian hunting near the Park, dated October 2, 1888.
Copy of letter from Ed York to Senator P. B. Plumb regarding buffalo escape from Park, dated September 11, 1890.
Copy of letter from G. Brown Goode to John W. Noble regarding shipment of animals from Yellowstone to National Zoological Park, dated September 30, 1891.
Copy of letter from H. L. Muldrow to Mr. Charles Gibson regarding compliance with the terms of his lease, dated July 18, 1887.
Copy of letter from H. M. Teller to Messrs. Tate and Scott denying their request to lease land in the park, dated November 15, 1884.
Addition to Girls Dormitory, Canyon Hotel, Yellowstone Park Hotel Company, Yellowstone Park, Wyoming, 1929