This Collection consists of photographs documenting early development of the Central Interior including such subjects areas as: homesteading, railway construction, packing & freighting, modes and routes of transportation, schools, mercantile development, leisurely activities, sports, natural resource development, political movements, town-site development and policing. This collection also provides a glimpse at the history of the Taylor-Baxter Family – a long time pioneering family of this region, including: A.K. & Lillian Bourchier; Hugh & Hermina “Minnie” (nee Wessel) Taylor and family; Herbert & Sarah (nee Wessel) Glassey; and Bob & Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter and family.

Taylor-Baxter Photograph Collection (Accession No. 2009.5) consists of 600+ b&w photographs all dating between ca. 1899-1959.