600 West Kagy Boulevard Bozeman, Montana - MT59717
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.
The MMAC Photographic Collection includes photography as fine art, documentary photographs, historic Missoula photographs, and Hollywood film stills.The historic Missoula photos include many 19th century photographs related to the history of The University of Montana, the settlement of Missoula, agricultural use of the Bitterroot Valley, and panoramic views of the broader region from the Dr. Caroline McGill Collection.
The collection includes "Their Eyes Tell Everything," an important archive of Montana Chippewa-Cree photographs from the Rocky Boy Reservation spanning the years 1906-1945. A second portfolio of early 20th century photographs documenting Crow Indians was taken by Fred Miller.
20th and 21st century work is represented by Berenice Abbot, Eugene Atget, William Eggleston, Philippe Halsman, George Hurrell, Jay Jaffee, and Louis Stettner, among others. Montana photographers include Richard Buswell, Dudley Dana, and Dennis Kern.