This small collection consists of seventy-five photographs and four issues of the Valley Ranch School Roundup, the school annual. The collection was originally owned by W.G. and Hazel Kerper and came to the Historical Center through their granddaughter. Early residents of Cody, the Kerpers owned the building which housed Dave Jones dry goods store. According to the donor, many of these items were given to the Kerpers by Mr. Jones.
The photographs are significant to our collections both as a local history collection and as a part of our growing collection of images of Yellowstone National Park. The fact that they come to us from a local family makes the connection even stronger. While many of the images duplicate others in the archives, there are enough that are different to make this an important resource for local history image research.
The following is a listing of the photograph accession numbers along with a short description of the image. Wherever possible the titles given have come from the images themselves.
Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials. Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.
Preferred Citation: Kerper Family Collection, MS 61, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West