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Photographs of Wylie Permanent Camping Co. in Yellowstone National Park

Identifier: MSS 9076

Scope and Contents

Contains 119 original black and white, gelatin silver photographs. Another 21 scanned photographs from eBay are included, although the originals are not in the collection. All these photographs are from an unknown source. These photographs were taken by tourists to Yellowstone National Park while traveling with the Wylie Permanent Camping Company. Labels for each photograph were preserved. The name of the family and where they were from is unknown. Seven persons were in the family group, three are known; Anna (an adult), Lash (10-12 year old boy), and Rosi (or Rose) (a 13-year girl). Also contains a folder which holds the original metadata for the photographs. Dated August 1907.


  • 1907 August 16-24


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Photographs of Wylie Permanent Camping Co. in Yellowstone National Park must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

The Wylie Permanent Camping Co. operated as a guided touring business with stationary camping sites in the Yellowstone National Park from 1905-1916.

The Wylie Permanent Camping Company or the "Wylie Way" operated 6 camping sites, 2 lunch stations and transportation facilities for moving their guests from camp site to camp site. In 1916, the Wylie Camping Company merged with the Shaw and Powell Camping Company to form the Yellowstone Park Camping Company.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

A family (unknown) went on a trip with the Wylie Camping Company in Yellowstone Park, and took these photographs. The photographs were put into a scrapbook, and in 2017 Bob Hicks removed them from the scrapbook and sold them to L. Tom Perry Special Collections via eBay. The photographs originally totaled 140 in one album, which the eBay vendor cut up to sell as parts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Bob Hicks; October 2017.


Yellowstone National Park Collection Development Policy.


Acquisition title control number, a6865655.

Processing Information

Processed; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor; November 2017.

Register of Photographs of Wylie Permanent Camping Co. in Yellowstone National Park
Maddi Stanley
2017 November 13
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States