Guide to the Glacier National Park (Mont.) Collection

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Glacier National Park (Mont.)
Title: Glacier National Park (Mont.) Collection
Dates: 1910-1953 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 2 reels micorfilm
Collection Number: Mss 040
Summary: Glacier National Park, founded in 1910, is located in northwest Montana. The collection contains a selection of materials from the Park's archives that relate to the history of the Park, land holdings, permits, employees, mining claims, and wildlife.
Repository: University of Montana, Mansfield Library, Archives and Special Collections
Contact Information: Archives and Special Collections
Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr. #9936
Missoula, MT
Telephone: 406-243-2053
Fax: 406-243-4067
Languages: Materials are in English 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Founded in 1910 as the United State's tenth national Park, Glacier National Park is located in northwest Montana. It is well-known for its great natural beauty, particularly glaciers, lakes, mountains, wildlife, and scenic vistas.

Content Description

The collection contains a selection of materials produced by and about Glacier National Park. Most the materials relate to the early history of the Park and to attempts to record that history. There are also materials that relate to land holdings, permits, employees, mining claims, predatory animals (including coyotes and wolves) and other wildlife.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Researchers must use collection in accordance with the policies of Archives and Special Collections, the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, and The University of Montana--Missoula.

Restrictions on Use :  

Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. and any other applicable statutes. Copyright not transferred to the University of Montana.

Preferred Citation :  

[Name of document or photograph number], Glacier National Park Collection , Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, The University of Montana-Missoula.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Materials do not appear to have been arranged in a particular order.

Location of Originals :  

Originals located in the Glacier National Park Archives.

Acquisition Information :  

Loaned to the K. Ross Toole Archives for microfilming in 1968.

Processing Note :  

The original processor arranged, microfilmed, and produced a finding aid for the materials. In 2004, the finding aid was minimally revised and encoded.

Detailed Description of the Collection

1 History of Glacier National Park With Particular Emphasis on the Northern Developments
Ralph L. Beals
1 Parks, Reservations, and Antiquities
Legislation creating park, history, materials regarding the death of George B. Grinnell
1 A National Park in its Formative Stages
W.R. Logan
1 How Glacier Park was Made
Morton J. Elrod
1 C.J. Delano (wagon road) 1911
1 Permits: residence sites, timber, St. Mary-Many Glacier road undated
1 Private holdings (U.S. Land Office) 1910
1 Employment of packers, guides, etc. 1911
1 Mining claims 1911-1912
1 Senator Walsh bills to eliminate private lands in park undated
1-2 Predatory animals 1912-1951
2 Wildlife survey 1912-1949


This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

  • Geographical Names :
  • Glacier National Park (Mont.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Animals--Montana -- Glacier National Park
  • National parks and reserves --Montana
  • Predatory animals--Montana --Glacier National Park

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