The Rick and Mary Lee Reese Collection on the Yellowstone Institute

What is it?

Rick and Mary Lee Reese were co-directors of the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park from 1980 to 1984. The collection contains materials that document the operations and offerings of the Yellowstone Institute (YI) both from the years when Rick and Mary Lee Reese were co-directors, and from both prior to (pre-1980) and subsequent to (1984-2021) their leadership. Materials were assembled by Rick Reese and Wayne Phillips, who was one of the Institute's earliest instructors. They include a nearly complete set of Institute course catalogs from 1976 to 2021, which document the Institute's yearly schedule, course offerings, and instructors.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Item permalink or DOI], Rick and Mary Lee Reese Collection on the Yellowstone Institute, Montana State University (MSU) Library, Bozeman, MT

Copyright Notice

Whenever possible, the Montana State University Library provides information about copyright in our digital collections records. We often do not own the rights in materials, and as such do not grant permissions for their use. Permissions and fees may be required from the individual copyright holder for uses beyond what is allowed based on U.S. Copyright Law (

Please attempt to determine if an item is protected by copyright and follow any copyright or use restrictions when applicable. Written permission from the copyright holder is required for reproduction of protected items beyond what is allowed by fair use or other exemptions. These materials may be used for personal use, research, teaching (including distribution to classes), or any "fair use" as defined by U.S. copyright laws.

For more information please contact Archives and Special Collections at the Montana State University Library or Leila Sterman, Scholarly Communication Librarian.


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