Montana State University

Marketing and Creative Services

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172220
Bozeman, MT 59717-2220

Tel: (406) 994-5737
Fax: (406) 994-4102
Location: 428 Culbertson


Julie Kipfer

MSU Public Photography Archive

Welcome to the image archive for Montana State University. These images are provided for the exclusive use of the university community on university-related projects. If possible, please use the photo credit: "Photo courtesy of Montana State University."

To begin, use the search box in the blue bar at the right to look for a specific word or phrase, use the categories below it for browsing, or click "show all" to see all the images.

User Agreement

Copyright © Montana State University. The photos available on this Web site are the property of Montana State University and may be used for educational or promotional purposes by Montana State University employees and students. The media may use these images, but only to accompany news items about Montana State University.

Please credit Montana State University and the appropriate photographer as noted in the photo description.

These images may not be used for commercial purposes unless permission is granted from the MSU Director of Marketing and Creative Services, Julie Kipfer, at (406) 994-5737 or A fee may be assessed for commercial and/or non MSU-usage.

To contribute photos for possible use in this database, contact Julie Kipfer at the phone number or email above.

Many other public domain sites offer copyright-free images that you can use for university purposes. Be sure to read the terms of use on each site. If you know of other public photo libraries that should be listed, please email Julie Kipfer at

Agricultural Research Service
Very high quality images, mainly agriculture and natural resources. Some good laboratory shots.

Free backgrounds and textures

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA)
Nature, weather, storms, fisheries, atmosphere, etc.

National Park Service
Good Yellowstone and Glacier images; also Little Bighorn, Big Hole, and other MT sites
Go directly to Yellowstone:

Natural Resources Conservation Service -- Searchable by state.
Historical, natural resources, conservation.

Mainly agriculture and natural resources