Photo Archives - Museum of the Rockies

Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive Online

The Museum of the Rockies Photo Archive is a preservation and research collection of historical photography from the Northern Rockies Region of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Archive collects and preserves photographs from the late 1860's to the 1980's that document the people, places, industry, and events of the region.

The Photo Archive 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 motion picture film.

Active collecting has resulted in the acquisition of photography collections of both national and regional significance. Research use of the Photo Archive 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.

Research appointments can be made by sending an email to the link below or by calling (406)994-5280, Monday - Friday between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm.


For more information, write to:
Photo Archive
Museum of the Rockies
600 West Kagy Blvd.
Bozeman, MT 59717-2730

© 2013 Museum of the Rockies

Steven B. Jackson
Curator of Art and Photography
Phone: (406)994-5280
Email:
sjackson@montana.edu