Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains - Montana State University Library

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About Institutions Who Contributed to the Indian Peoples Online Image Database

Libraries and museums that contributed rare materials to the Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains Online Image Database

Little Big Horn College is a public two year community college chartered by the Crow Tribe of Indians. The college is located in the town of Crow Agency, Montana (ASHKUALE), the capital of the Crow Indian Reservation in south central Montana. Nine associate of arts degrees are offered by a well prepared and expert faculty. The courses of study offered are directed to the economic and job opportunities in the Crow Indian Reservation area.

Montana State University-Billings Library Special Collections consists of: the MSU-Billings Archives, the Barstow Collection, the Willard Fraser Papers, the D. White Collection, fragile items and selected out-of-print books pulled from the general collection. Notable items in the collections include: Crow and Gros Ventre ledger drawings from the late 19th century (Barstow Collection), the D. White Collection of western fiction and history (early to mid-20th century), and the personal papers of Willard Fraser, a former mayor of Billings.

Montana State University-Bozeman Archives and Special Collections focuses primarily on eight general areas: Yellowstone National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Region; Senator Burton K. Wheeler; Montana history, especially areas adjacent to Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park; Montana agriculture and ranching; Montana architecture and engineering; Montana Native Americans; Trout and Salmonid publications and research; and Prominent Montanans. The collections are currently comprised of more than 34,000 volumes and 1200 linear feet of manuscript materials. In addition there are microforms, sound recordings, video recordings, and maps pertaining to all of the above subject areas. A record of The Library’s holdings are available via MSU's online catalog. MSU Library Archives and Special Collections is home to the world's preeminent collection on Yellowstone National Park, comprising 10,000 volumes, over 400 linear feet of manuscript materials, including: maps, photographs, sound and video recordings, and microforms. The cornerstones of the Yellowstone National Park are the Haynes manuscript collections and microforms of the Park's archives from 1884 to 1917, and the Haynes collections represent materials collected by the families of F. Jay Haynes and Jack Ellis Haynes during their lengthy tenure as Park concessionaires.

Montana State University-Northern Vande Bogart Library's Special Collections and Archives is the repository for papers, publications, photographs and other items pertaining to Northern Montana College and Montana State University-Northern. The collections includes: Presidential Papers from 1929, an NMC drama collection, a photo collection, campus publications and campus blueprints.

Museum of the Rockies Photo-Archives is a preservation and research collection of historical photography from the Northern Rockies Region of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Archives collects and preserves photographs from the late 1860's to the 1980's that document the people, places, industry, and events of the Northern Rockies region. The Museum's Photo-Archives collection contains over 80,000 photographs, including the complete archives of several local and regional photographers. Image formats and processes represented in the collection include: daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, numerous 19th and 20th century black and white print mediums, original negatives, and a small collection of 35mm and 16mm motion picture film. Active collecting has resulted in the acquisition of photography collections of both national and regional significance. Research use of the Photo-Archives collections provides a significant visual and historic service to our community and to humanities professionals. Some specific collection strengths include: farming and ranching in Montana and our region, regional industries, people and events, Yellowstone National Park, and railroads of the northwestern United States. The Museum of the Rockies Photo Archives’ lab provides a wide range of print reproduction options. Research appointments can be made by calling (406) 994-5280, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.