Research

Research AreaThe Campbell County Rockpile Museum offers a Research Area where visitors and students are welcome to study Campbell County history or look-up various subjects related to the history of Wyoming.  Genealogists are also welcome to study the files for information on particular people or families.  The Research Area offers the following resources:

Biographical Files
The biographical file is a collection of newspaper clippings, original documents, pictures, miscellaneous items, and obituaries. This index reflects the contents of each biographical record. The majority of the indexing was completed in 2008. This is a work in progress. Additional items will be added at the discretion of the museum registrar and indexed by library staff.

Subject Vertical Files
The subject files at the museum contain articles and stories about a wide-range of subjects related to the history of Campbell County and the surrounding area.  Museum staff is currently completing an inventory of these files and are hoping to have the project completed in 2014.  As of right now, the files are not digitized and are only accessible via the Research Area.

Research Library
The Rockpile Museum collects books about local, state, and Western history for use by researchers.  Hundreds of volumes are accessible to visitors in our Research Area. 

Photo Catalog Computer
A computer is currently available in our Research Area to allow visitors to access the museum's catalog of approximately 8000 historic images of Gillette and Campbell County, Wyoming.

Abstracts

A large collection of real estate abstracts was donated to the museum in that past and is currently available for research.  An index to the abstracts is currently available in the Research Area.

Microfilm Reader
A microfilm reader is available for research of historic newspapers. 

Links to other places for historical research:
Research Requests
Visitors and researchers that may require access to other collections beside those in the Research Area may submit a research request by completing the museum's online Research Request Form.  Staff will make every effort to respond to the requests in a timely fashion.  Large and complex requests may take more time.