A new digital archive will allow the public to view historic images in the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument museum and archival collections.
Since 2010, the park has partnered with the Western Archeological Conservation Center in Tucson, Arizona, to digitize items in the park’s collections. This has allowed the park to offer a selection of images to the public through CD, email, and on the park website. Those options could support only a limited number of images and had little to no search capabilities.
Now the public will have the opportunity to view, search, and download more than 1,000 images from park collections. The photographs include 19th century images from the Custer Collection, Bowen Collection, 7th Cavalry Collection, Marquis Collection, Camp Collection, and more. The NPGallery platform will allow the park to continue to add materials, both images and text, to the archive as time and funding allow.
The new digital archive can be found at https://npgallery.nps.gov/LIBI.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument administers the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Scheduled interpretive ranger programs are offered at the visitor center daily during the summer. 2018 is the 142nd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. For more information, call 406-638-2621, or visit the website at www.nps.gov/libi.