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MS 021 - Yellowstone National Park Collection

Identifier: MS 021


The Yellowstone National Park Collection consists of publications, memorabilia, souvenirs, academic publications, correspondence, photographic media, illustrations, postcards, and correspondence related to the park and its inception, existence, and development.


  • Created: 1830-2020

Conditions Governing Access

McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872.  Yellowstone, widely held to be the first national park in the world, is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park.  It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant. (Courtesy of

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22.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

The Yellowstone National Park Collection (No. 21) is arranged into twelve series, as follows: Outline of Series Arrangement             Academic Discussions – Box 1             Advertisements – Box 2             Artifacts – Box 2             Correspondence – Box 2             Lithographs – Box 3             Media – Box 3             People – Box 3             Postcards – Box 4 – 5             Publications – Box 6             Souvenirs – Box 7 – 8             Photographs – Box 9 – 21             Oversize – Oversize Box 1 – 4, Map Case Drawers 19 – 20

Related Materials

Special Collection Oversize: F722, .Y3, Portfolio.  Jackson, William Henry.  Yellowstone National Park.  Detroit: Detroit Photographic Company, n.d.

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