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Photo Archive

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

The MOR Photo Archive contains over 80,000 photographs, including the complete archives of several local and regional photographers. 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. 

Highlights of the Collection include:

  • Farming and ranching in Montana and our region
  • Regional industries, people and events
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Railroads of the northwestern United States

Research appointments can be made by calling 406.994-5280, Monday - Friday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

For more information, contact:

Steven B. Jackson, Curator of Art and Photography
406.994.5280 or