Park Archivist

Official oversees millions of priceless documents related to Yellowstone National ParkBy: Justin PostYell’Friday, December 20, 2019

Yellowstone National Park Archivist Anne Foster stands among rows of historic documents stored in the archives at the Park’s Heritage and Research Center, Dec. 4.

Enterprise photo by Justin Post


Most people first entering the historical archives at Yellowstone National Park see long shelves of mute-colored boxes.

But for Yellowstone National Park Archivist Anne Foster, those boxes — and the treasures they hold — are a thing of beauty.

“Most people just see rows of plain gray boxes, but to me they’re beautiful because they show how organized and preserved the documents are,” Foster said.

Foster has served as Yellowstone’s archivist for the past nearly 10 years in what she calls her “dream job.” The Bozeman native’s love for the park and its history is apparent when you join her in a tour

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