The Art Libraries Society of North America
Mountain West Chapter

2002 Annual Conference
Cody, Wyoming | October 25-27, 2002

The richness of art resources in the Yellowstone region will be among the highlights of the ARLIS MW Chapter conference this year. The conference will be held at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming .

Scheduled conference sessions include: Drawn to Yellowstone: Artists in America’s First National Park, a presentation by Peter H. Hassrick, former director of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center and founding director emeritus of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of the Art of the American West.  Hassrick will examine the competition between artists Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran to bring about recognition of the park through imagery and the attendant tension between German and English aesthetics.

In her presentation The Making of Yellowstone Winter -- an artist book, artist Jill Timm of Mystical Places Press will take participants through the process of creating of a book -- from conception to the finished product.

Practical sessions include a panel on library issues moderated by University of Nevada Las Vegas Architecture Librarian Jeanne Brown. Lorna Corbetta-Noyes will present an insider’s view of the Research Library Group’s Cultural Materials Initiative and its applications for library and museum research.



Cody is accessible by air via Denver or Salt Lake City. Some travelers prefer to fly into Billings, Montana, rent a car and drive 110 miles south into Wyoming and the Cody area. Depending on your point of departure, airfares currently range from less than $300 to around $500 for a round trip ticket. Rental cars are available at the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody.  Cody does not have a taxi service, but arrangements can be made with Phidippides Shuttle Service for transfers between the airport and the conference motel.

Rooms have been reserved at the
Sunset Motor Inn . Owned by Buffalo Bill’s great-grandson, the lodge is only a couple of blocks from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center where sessions are being held. Conference rates are $41.00 plus tax for single accommodations and $49.00 plus tax for doubles. Contact Jim Edgar, 307-587-4265 .


Cody is home to a number of good to excellent restaurants.  Maxwell’s menu features northern Italian entrées on its dinner menu and Cassie’s Supper Club has great steaks and foot stompin’ music on Friday and Saturday nights.  The Proud Cut Saloon’s hearty western fare includes Rocky Mountain Oysters, and the Irma Hotel prides itself on its prime rib dinner.  For the gourmet with a few dollars to spend Stefan’s excels in nouvelle cuisine with a western flair. A full list of restaurants will be provided with conference registration materials.

Several tennis courts, a sixteen hole golf course, hiking, swimming, horseback riding and a full range of fitness and exercise facilities are available to visitors to Cody.  Ice skate at the Victor Riley Arena or work out on a full range of modern exercise equipment at the Cody Quad Center (fitness area open 5AM to 10PM daily – pool open 8AM to 10PM daily).  Both are located within walking distance of the Sunset Motor Lodge and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.



President Jeanne Brown
Head, Architecture Studies Library
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
President-Elect Frances Clymer
Librarian, McCracken Research Library
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Past President Christiane Erbolato-Ramsey
Fine Arts Librarian
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Secretary/Treasurer Peggy Keeran
Art & Humanities Reference Librarian, Penrose Library
University of Denver, Denver, CO


Program and Local Arrangements: Frances Clymer, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY
Travel Award:   Genni Houlihan and Tom Riedel
Print Program & Conference Web page: Chris Ramsey

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