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MS 301 - Gabby Barrus Slide Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS 301

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Gabby Barrus’s photographs, photograph slides, negatives, and manuscript materials.  Included are photographs and photograph slides of North American wildlife, Western United States landscapes, and Yellowstone National Park.  Manuscript materials include correspondence, writings, clippings, and magazines.


  • Created: 1919-1998
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1968-1993
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2007


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.


15.00 boxes

Language of Materials



Gene Albert “Gabby” Barrus was born in Winterset, Iowa, in 1913.During the years of the Great Depression, Gabby moved west, eventually settling in Cody, Wyoming. He worked a variety of jobs in the Cody area including hunting guide for Max Wilde and KODI sportscaster.

Gabby became interested in photography around 1968, after working with local photographer Jack Richard. He soon created an extensive portfolio of wildlife photography, and began finding work as a freelance writer and photographer for various wildlife and hunting publications.Despite his late introduction to photography, Gabby published hundreds of photographs before his retirement in 1993.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in 12 series by subject.  The series are in alphabetical order.  Photograph slides are arranged by subject first, then, arranged numerically within the subject heading.

Source of Acquisition

Barrus Family

Method of Acquisition


Rebecca Klein; Carol Hartung
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the McCracken Research Library Repository

720 Sheridan Ave.
Cody WY 82414-3428 US