IMG_4166These finding aids link to detailed information that may assist your research. Check back often to see new finding aids as they are added.

The Bill and Doris Whithorn Online Database of historical photographs compiled and reproduced by the Whithorns. The collection dates back to the 1870s.

Doris Whithorn Curator Collection. Manuscripts, photographs, papers, audio-visual materials, and other research materials.

Ellery Christian Collection. A compilation of more than fifty books that cover various Park County and Montana topics, primarily based on newspaper clippings and published books.

Donald Fraser Family History Collection. The Fraser family arrived in the Montana Territory in 1874. He moved his wife and children, one of which was Donald, from Canada to Miles City in mid-1870s. Most of the family has a long history in Livingston and Park County, in different vocations, beginning before the town was established in 1883. Don Fraser created these scrapbooks. He lived in Livingston until his death in 2005.

The Geyser Collection, Park County High School’s newspaper. 

KPRK (radio station) Collection.  Business records from 1946-2017. Some audio-visual materials, radio station objects and equipment, and photographs.

Livingston Community Trust Collection. A Burlington Northern Railroad grant funded the charitable trust in 1986. This collection includes business records of this non-profit trust and applications from non-profit organizations from 1986-2017.

Livingston School District #4 Collection. Business records from 1902-1960; most date from 1907 to 1929. Includes the operations of the school, the hiring of teachers, the School Board of Trustees, invoices, bids, statements, and letters from suppliers and contractors in Park County and beyond.

A. W. Miles Collection. A. W. Miles and his partners opened stores in Gardiner, Big Timber, Clyde Park, and Red Lodge.  Miles was one of the earliest businessmen in Livingston and was also the President of the Yellowstone Park Camping Company. He served as the first Mayor of Livingston beginning in 1887 and served two terms. In 1905 he was elected to the state senate for four years.

Montana Research Collection. Warren McGee donated most of this collection  between 1982 to 2018, which documents his overall Montana research, focusing on Park County and Livingston. It also includes the Bozeman Trail, Yellowstone Trail, Yellowstone National Park, and numerous historic sites and towns throughout Montana. McGee served on numerous boards in Park County and Livingston including The Livingston Depot Center and the Yellowstone Gateway Museum. The collection is open and includes some materials donated by other individuals. It includes research, photos, maps, and objects.

Montana School Annuals. These include Gardiner and Shields Valley High Schools' yearly publications.

Neal and Goddard Family Collection. Family papers spanning four generations of the Whitley, Neal, Cole, and Goddard families.

Northern Pacific Railway and Burlington Northern Railroad CollectionMaterials document  railroad operations in Livingston and surrounding areas primarily from the 1900s through the 1980s with some from the 1880s to 1900. Warren McGee, Jerry Maykuth, and numerous other railroad employees donated archival materials, including photographs, and objects.

Northern Pacific, Burlington Northern, Amtrak, and Other Railroads Research Collection. This research collection documents Warren McGee’s passion for the trains, railroad companies, and their history. Fellow railroad workers and enthusiasts, including Jerry Maykuth, donated materials to the museum, which are included in this collection. McGee's rail excursions across the country, related travel documents, brochures, and souvenirs are included. Audio-visual materials are also in this collection.

Here's our railroad publications list.

Park County Family History Collection. Also includes histories of Park County individuals and histories of other Montana and Western region families and individuals.

Park County Voting Registers 

Park High School Annuals. Yearly publications of Park High School, Livingston, Montana.

Sax and Fryer Collection. Photographs from late 1880s to 2012, audio-visual materials, objects, and more.

Thomas Ray Collection. Memorabilia from Ray who served in World War I.

Vertical File Subject Index

Please complete and submit this online research request to schedule an appointment with Research Library staff to view these or other collections or contact Mark Brammer at 406-222-4184 or MBrammer@parkcounty.org.