Gerard J. Pesman Papers, 1989-1995  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Pesman, Gerard J., 1906-2000
Title
Gerard J. Pesman Papers
Dates
1989-1995
Quantity
4 items
Collection Number
Collection 2217, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Gerard J. Pesman Papers consist of photocopies of original unpublished manuscripts of accounts about the Yellowstone National Park's tourist bus operations and a photocopied transcription of an oral history.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/contact-form/
Access Restrictions

Copyright for "Yellowstone's Transition from Stagecoaches to Yellow Buses" by Gerard J. and Helen I. Pesman remains with Gerard J. Pesman as of April 26, 1995.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Gerard J. Pesman was born April 23, 1906 in Colorado. He was raised on the Huntley Irrigation Project east of Billings, Montana. From 1926 to 1941, while he was a student and later an instructor and mechanical engineering researcher at Montana State University, he spent the summers as a tour bus driver in Yellowstone National Park. After World War II, he worked for the Federal government in aeronautics and retired from NASA in 1968. After retirement, he again spent his summers driving buses in Yellowstone Park until 1978. He wrote several stories about the history and operations of the "Yellow Buses" in Yellowstone Park. He also participated in an oral history interview about his childhood in Ballantine, Montana, his years at Montana State University and recollections of driving in Yellowstone Park. Mr. Pesman died on Oct 16, 2000.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Pesman papers consist of four folders: three containing photocopied of original unpublished manuscripts of accounts about the Yellowstone National Park's tourist bus operations and one with a photocopied transcription of an oral history.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright for "Yellowstone's Transition from Stagecoaches to Yellow Buses" by Gerard J. and Helen I. Pesman remains with Gerard J. Pesman as of April 26, 1995.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Oral history transcripts, photocopied essays and reminiscences created by Gerard J. Pesman were donated to Montana State University by him in several installments between 1989 and 1995.

Processing Note

This collection was processed 2010 April 12


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 "Geysers and Gears" by Gerard J. Pesman 1981
2 "The "Yellow Bus" Transportation System" by Gerard J. Pesman 1987
3 "Yellowstone's Transition from Stagecoaches to "Yellow Buses"" by Gerard J. and Helen I. Pesman
4 Transcription of Montana Historical Society Oral History
(# OH 1167)
taped June 19, 1989

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Coaching (Transportation)-Yellowstone National Park-History

Personal Names

  • Pesman, Gerard J

Corporate Names

  • Yellowstone Park Transportation Company

Geographical Names

  • Yellowstone National Park-Biography