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The NPS History Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the history of the National Park Service (NPS) and the cultural and natural history of the national parks, monuments, and historic sites of the U.S. National Park System. The information contained in this Website is historical in scope and is not meant as an aid for travel planning; please refer to the official National Park Service Website for current information. While we are not affiliated with the National Park Service, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions by park employees and advocates, which has enabled us to create this free digital repository.

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National Park Service Centennial
(Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

National Park Service Centennial Special Issue (Forest History Today, Vol. 23 No. 1, Spring 2017)

Message from the Forest History Society President: In Recognition of the Centennial of Our National Parks (Steven Anderson, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Editor’s Note (James G. Lewis, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Beyond the Campfire: A Founding Narrative for a Twenty-First Century National Park System (Rolf Diamant, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Vignettes of Primitive America: The Leopold Report and Fire Policy (Stephen J. Pyne, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

The National Park Service Goes to the Beach (Jackie M. M. Gonzales, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

The Stoneman Meadow Riots and Law Enforcement in Yosemite National Park (Michael Childers, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

The ‘National Playground Service’ and the Devils Hole Pupfish (Kevin C. Brown, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Forests and Fields: Reconsidering the Rural Landscape in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (William M. Hunter, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

The Maine Chance: Private-Public Partnership and the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument (Char Miller, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

The Trouble with Climate Change and National Parks (Mark Carey, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Biographical Portrait: Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. (1822-1903) & Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. (1870-1957) (Alfred Runte, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

History on the Road: A National Park System Road Trip (James G. Lewis, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)

Books of Interest (James G. Lewis and Eben Lehman, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2017)


How the Forest Service Saved Grand Canyon (Byron E. Pearson, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2012)

Stringtowns: Early Logging Communities in the Great Smoky Mountains (Robin Bible, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2002)

Why the Nation Needs National Parks (Hal Rothman, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2007)

The National Park Service and the First World War (Marcella M. Sherfy, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2018)

The Spruce Production Division (Gerald W. Williams, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 1999)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Photos From the American Forests Photograph Collection (James G. Lewis, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2016)

The Civilian Conservation Corps: The New Deal's Most Popular Program (extract from Forest History Today, 1999)

History on the Road: The Hosmer Grove at Haleakalā National Park (Steven Anderson, extract from Forest History Today, Spring 2012)

History on the Road: Catoctin Mountain Park (Thomas J. Straka and James G. Lewis, extract from Forest History Today, Fall 2017)

History on the Road: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (Thomas J. Straka and Wayne C. Ramer, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2010)

History on the Road: Carl Alwin Schenck Grove, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, California (James G. Lewis, extract from Forest History Today, Spring/Fall 2014)


Guide to the Fossils of the Cretaceous Cliff House Sandstone, Mesa Verde National Park (Vincent L. Santucci and Justin S. Tweet, December 2020)

From Microfossils to Megafauna: An Overview of the Taxonomic Diversity of National Park Service Fossils (Justin S. Tweet and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

An Overview of Paleontological Resources Preserved Within Prehistoric and Historic Structures (Brianna A. Santucci, Carol A. Moneymaker, John F. Lisco and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

The Gypidulid Brachiopod Genus Carinagypa in Late Emsian (Latest Early Devonian) Strata of the Shellabarger Pass Area (Farewell Terrane), Denali National Park & Preserve, South-Central Alaska (Robert B. Blodgett, Vincent L. Santucci, Valeryi V. Baranov and Montana S. Hodges, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

Two Chimaeroid Egg Case Remains from the Late Cretaceous, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, USA (G. William M. Harrison IV, James I. Kirkland, Jan Fischer, George San Miguel, John R. Wood and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

The Holocephalans (Chondrichthyes) of the Mississippian (Visean) Redwall Limestone, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (John-Paul Hodnett, David K. Elliott and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

An Inventory of Belemnites Documented in Six US National Parks in Alaska (Cynthia D. Schraer, David J. Schraer, Justin S. Tweet, Robert B. Blodgett and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)

Structure from Motion Photogrammetry Enhances Paleontological Resource Documentation, Research, Preservation and Education Efforts for National Park Service Areas (John R. Wood, Michael A. Bozek, Andrew R.C. Milner, Alison L. Mims, Forest Frost and Vincent L. Santucci, from New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin No. 82, 2021, ©New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, all rights reserved)


Geologic Resources Inventory Report, Grand Canyon National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR-2020/2195 (John P. Graham, November 2020)

Geologic Resources Inventory Report, Fort Donelson National Battlefield NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/GRD/NRR-2020/2197 (Trista L. Thornberry-Ehrlich, November 2020)

Geologic Resources Inventory Report, Blue Ridge Parkway NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/GRD/NRR-2020/2194 (Trista L. Thornberry-Ehrlich, November 2020)

National Park Service Geologic Type Section Inventory, Rocky Mountain Inventory & Monitoring Network NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/ROMN/NRR-2020-2215 (Tim Henderson, Vincent L. Santucci, Tim Connors and Justin S. Tweet, December 2020)

National Park Service Geologic Type Section Inventory, Greater Yellowstone Inventory & Monitoring Network NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/GRYN/NRR-2020/2198 (Tim Henderson, Vincent Santucci, Tim Connors and Justin S. Tweet, November 2020)

Monitoring Vegetation Change in Coastal Marshes of Southwest Alaska, 2007-2018 NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SWAN/NRR-2020/2202 (Michael P. Hannam, Amy E. Miller and James K. Walton, December 2020)

Assessment of Natural Resource and Watershed Condition, Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/ORCA/NRR-2020/2207 (Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, Harriet A. Morgan, Meade B. Krosby and John E. Roth, December 2020)

Annotated Bibliography of Voyageurs National Park Interior Lakes Documents and Datasets NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/VOYA/NRR-2020/2209 (Jaime F. LeDuc and Ryan P. Maki, December 2020)

Cascades Fisher Reintroduction Project: Progress Report for April 2019 to June 2020 NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/PWR/NRR-2020/2211 (Jeffrey C. Lewis, Jason L. Ransom, Tara Chestnut, David O. Werntz, Sandie Black, Jose Luis Postigo and Axel Moehrenschlager, December 2020)

Natural Resource Condition Assessment, Dry Tortugas National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/DRTO/NRR-2018/1791 (David R. Bryan and Jerald S. Ault, October 2018)

A Geologic Study of the Capulin Volcano National Monument and surrounding areas, Union and Colfax Counties, New Mexico New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources Open-file Report 541 (William O Sayre and Michael H. Ort, August 2011)

The Boca and Beyond: A 418 Acre Cultural Resources Inventory of Capulin Volcano National Monument OCA/UNM Report No. 185-1039 (Robin M. Cordero, January 10, 2011)


A Preliminary Study of Subsistence Activities on the Pacific Coast of the Proposed Aniakchak Caldera National Monument Cooperative Park Studies Unit Occasional Paper No. 4 (Merry Allyn Tuten, 1977)

Tagiumsinaaqmit — Ocean Beach Dwellers of the Cape Krusenstern Area: Subsistence Patterns Cooperative Park Studies Unit (William R. Uhl and Carrie K. Uhl, December 15, 1977)

That's The Way We Live: Subsistence in the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Cooperative Park Studies Unit Occasional Paper No. 34 (Holly Reckord, 1983)

An Overview and Assessment of Prehistoric Archaeological Resources within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska NPS Research/Resources Management Report AR-15 (Kristen P. Griffen and E. Richard Chesmore, November 1988)

An Overview and Assessment of Archeological Resources, Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Alaska NPS Resources Report NPS/ARORCR/CRR-93/20 (Patricia L. McClenahan, 1993)

More Readings From One Man's Wilderness: The Journals of Richard L. Proenneke, 1974-1980 NPS Research/Resources Management Report AR/CRR-2005-53 (John Branson, ed., 2005)

Archaeological Resources in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska: An Overview and Assessment NPS Resources Report NPS/ARRCR/CRR-98/32 (February 1998)

An Ipiutak Outlier: A 1,500-Year Old Qarigi at Quitchauvik on the Golovnin Lagoon, The Golovin Heritage Field School, 1998-2000 NPS Technical Report NPS/AR/CRR/2007-67 (Owen K. Mason, Matthew L. Ganley, Mary Ann Sweeney, Claire Alex and Valerie Barber, 2007)


Samuel O. Nicholson Papers

Introduction to the Nicholson Papers (Tom Ryan, 2020)

Herbert V. Nicholson and His Son (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Going to Karuizawa (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Japanese Feudal History (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Feudal Observation Sites (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Our Return to Japan (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Canadian Academy (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Coleville (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

Riding Trains Right After the War (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)

The Merchant Potter (Samuel O. Nicholson, 2020)


Breaking New: Administrative History of Homestead National Monument of America, Nebraska (Bruce G. Harvey and Deborah Harvey, 2020)

Home on a Hill: Administrative History of William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio (Theodore Catton, 2020)

Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick, Maryland: An Administrative History (Paula S. Reed & Associates, Inc., December 2019)

Preservation and Partners: A History of Piscataway Park (Janet A. McDonnell, December 2020)

Interpretation of Mission 66 Architecture, Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota (Melissa Dirr Gengler and Stacy Reaves, 2020)

Confluences: A Historic Resource Study of Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, North Dakota and Montana (Mark David Spence, 2020)

Cultural Landscape Report, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and John Milner Associates, Inc., November 2013)

The Archeology of McElmo Canyon, Colorado (Sylvanus Griswold Morley and Alfred Vincent Kidder, extract from El Palacio, Vol. 4 No. 4, November 1917, Museum of New Mexico)

The Excavations at Tyuonyi, New Mexico, in 1908 (Edgar L. Hewett, extract from American Anthropologist, Vol. 11 No. 3, Jul.-Sep. 1909)

Cultural Landscape Report: Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park (Susan L. Hitchcock and Beth W. Byrd, June 2011)

Bent's Old Fort: An Archeological Study (Jackson W. Moore, Jr., 1973)

Historic Structure Report for The Sheriff's House, First State National Historic Site, New Castle, DE Final (John Milner Associates, Inc., September 16, 2016)


Historic Structures Report: Weir Farm, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut — Volume I: The Site and the Weir Complex Draft (Marie L. Carden, Richard C. Crisson and Maureen K. Phillips, 1995, 1998)

Historic Structures Report: Weir Farm, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut — Volume I: Appendices — The Site and the Weir Complex (Marie L. Carden, Richard C. Crisson and Maureen K. Phillips, 1995, 1998)

Historic Structures Report: Weir Farm, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut — Volume II-A: Weir Farm Outbuildings Draft (Maureen K. Phillips and Marie L. Carden, 1995, 1998)

Historic Structures Report: Weir Farm, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut — Volume II-B: Caretaker's House and Caretaker's Garage (Lance Kasparian and Maureen K. Phillips, 2008)

Historic Structures Report: Weir Farm, Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton, Connecticut — Volume III: Burlingham Complex Draft (Maureen K. Phillips, 1995)


Antiquities of the Jemez Plateau, New Mexico Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 32 (Edgar L. Hewitt, 1906)

Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Spruce-Tree House Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 41 (Jesse Walter Fewkes, 1909)

Preliminary Report on a Visit to the Navaho National Monument, Arizona Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 50 (Jesse Walter Fewkes, 1911)

Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park: Cliff Palace Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 51 (Jesse Walter Fewkes, 1911)

Prehistoric Villages, Castles, and Towers of Southwestern Colorado Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 70 (J. Walter Fewkes, 1919)


Test Excavations in the Wawona Valley: Report of the 1983 and 1984 Wawona Archeological Projects, Yosemite National Park, California Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 26 (Richard G. Ervin, December 1984)

The Timba-Sha Survey and Boundary Fencing Project: Archeological Investigations at Death Valley National Monument Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 27 (Martyn D. Tagg, October 1984)

A Cross Section of Grand Canyon Archeology: Excavations at Five Sites Along the Colorado River Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 28 (Anne Trinkle Jones, April 1986)


2020 State of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: Status and Trends 2008-2019 (2020)

Condition Report 2009: Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (March 2009)

General Management Plan / Environmental Assessment, Thomas Cole National Historic Site (2004)

General Management Plan / Environmental Assessment, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site (April 2002)

General Management Plan / Long-Range Interpretive Plan / Land Protection Plan, Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Washington County, Maine (October 1998)

Final General Management Plan / Development Concept Plans / Environmental Impact Statement, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (July 1997)

General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment, Hovenweep National Monument (August 2011)


Featured Publications — U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region Cultural Resource Reports
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Archeological Reconnaissance Survey of the Bridger-Teton National Forest
George C. Frison
(January 1975)
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The Elk Ridge Archeological Project
Evan I. DeBloois
(January 1975)
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Lithic Sites of the LaSal Mountains, Southeastern Utah
Dee F. Green
(1974)
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Pahsimeroi Valley Longitudinal Subsistence-Settlement and Land Use Study
James C. Chatters
(1979)
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An Overview of History in the Drainage Basin of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
Mary P. Rossillon
(1981)
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A Cultural Resource Reconnaissance in the Middle Fork Salmon River Basin, Idaho, 1978
Ruthann Knudson, Darby Stapp, Steven Hackenberger, William D. Lipe and Mary P. Rossillon
(1982)
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The Farthest Frontier of All: A Cultural Resource Overview of the River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho
Leslie E. Wildesen
(1985)


Archeological Reconnaissance Survey of the Bridger-Teton National Forest Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 1 (George C. Frison, January 1975)

The Elk Ridge Archeological Project: A Test of Random Sampling in Archeological Surveying Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 2 (Evan I. DeBloois, January 1975)

Lithic Sites of the LaSal Mountains, Southeastern Utah Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 3 (Dee F. Green, 1974)

Pahsimeroi Valley Longitudinal Subsistence-Settlement and Land Use Study Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 4 (James C. Chatters, 1976)

An Overview of History in the Drainage Basin of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 6 (Mary P. Rossillon, 1981)

A Cultural Resource Reconnaissance in the Middle Fork Salmon River Basin, Idaho, 1978 Intermountain Region Cultural Resources Report No. 7 (Ruthann Knudson, Darby Stapp, Steven Hackenberger, William D. Lipe and Mary P. Rossillon, 1982)

The Farthest Frontier of All: A Cultural Resource Overview of the River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho Intermountain Region Cultural Resource Report No. 8 (Leslie E. Wildesen, 1982)



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