Current Exhibition Just opened in the John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery Beginning in the 1980s, William Shepley followed his passion for the equestrian culture of the American West to produce stunning black and white photographs that appear in a new special exhibition at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Self-assigned and self-funded, The Equestrian […]
McCracken Research Library
Find out what goes on in the Center of the West's McCracken Research Library and get an insider's look at the incredible photographs, archives, and manuscripts housed and processed by the library's staff—who are still making some amazing finds within the collections.
The McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West receives many gifts, donations and loans from patrons. The staff has to go through all the collections to catalog them and also find out what’s in them. Mary Robinson, the director of the McCracken Research Library, said sometimes the library gets collections that […]
From 1922 to 1934, there was a college preparatory school for boys down the south fork in Cody. The Valley Ranch Boarding School was founded by Larry Larom and Winthrop Brooks. The two men were from wealthy New York families. Larom visited Cody a couple of times, and eventually decided he wanted to become a […]
Samantha Harper is an archivist at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s McCracken Research Library. This job means that Harper digs through documents, photography and books every day. Harper recently discovered more information about a man named Harry E. Miller. “He was a forest ranger for the Shoshone National Forest during the early years […]
Did you ever think that Cody had a connection with the Boston Red Sox? Well, it turns out there is a connection. Eric Rossborough, the associate librarian at the McCracken Research Library and is from Boston himself, was pleasantly surprised to find out that Cody and the Bighorn Basin has some connection with the Boston […]
Originally published in Points West magazineFall/Winter 2013 Cliff House Revealed By Mack Frost As a photographer, I constantly have to remind myself how lucky and honored I am to have the job of digitally scanning the archives of the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Every day, I get to […]