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The NPS History Electronic Library is a portal to electronic publications covering the history of the National Park Service 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.


New eLibrary Additions

World Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency (William J Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M Newsome, Phoebe Barnard and William R Moomaw, extract from BioScience, November 5, 2019)

U.S. National Park Service, Sea Level Rise Viewer NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/CCRP/NRR-2019/2027 (Douglas Wilder, Andrew Jander, Maria A. Caffrey, Leanne Lestak and William Manley, October 2019)

What We're Learning and Why it Matters: Long-Term Monitoring on the Northern Colorado Plateau (2019)

Green Infrastructure in Parks: A Guide to Collaboration, Funding, and Community Engagement EPA 841-R-16-112 (June 2017)

Cultural Landscape & Historic Structures Report: Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio — Volume 1 (Edward Roach, September 12, 2019, 725mb large file!)

Cultural Landscape & Historic Structures Report: Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton, Ohio — Volume 2 (Edward Roach, September 12, 2019)

Cultural Resources of the Elkmont Historic District, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, Tennessee (Todd Cleveland, Larry McKee and Paul Webb, TRC Garrow Associates, Inc., September 2002)

Infrastructure Inventory, Elkmont GMP Amendment/Environmental Assessment (TN & Associates, Inc., November 8, 2002)

Inventory of Natural Resources, Elkmont Historic District (November 8, 2002)

Visitor Experience and Recreational Use Report, Elkmont Historic District Draft (TN & Associates, Inc., November 8, 2002)

Historic Furnishings Report: Main House and Swedish House Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina (David H. Wallace, 1984)

Historic Furnishings Report Addendum and Update: Carl Sandburg Home, Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (Sarah H. Heald, November 2007)

Historic Furnishings Report Addendum — Part 1: Historical Data Section with Implementation Options, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Janice Hodson, 2019)

Historic Furnishings Report Addendum — Part 2: Implementation Plan, Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Janice Hodson, October 2019)

A History of the Quitobaquito Resource Management Area, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 26 (Peter S. Bennett and Michel R. Kunzmann, October 1989)

Historic Structures Report: Snee Farm, Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., January 2016)

Forest Health Monitoring at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/GLKN/NRDS-2019/1242 (Suzanne Sanders and Jessica Kirschbaum, November 2019)

Economic Development in Alaska: Outdoor Recreation Impacts and Opportunities (University of Alaska Center for Economic Development, March 2019)

The Price of Public Land: An Analysis of Visitor Responsiveness to National Park Entrance Fees (©Emily Claire Schill, April 2019)

A History of Desert Tortoise Research at Saguaro National Park Version 5 (2/2/2010) NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SODN/NRR-2009/100 (Erin R. Zylstra and Don E. Swann, February 2010)

A History of Saguaro Cactus Monitoring in Saguaro National Park, 1939-2007 NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SODN/NRR-2009/093 (Eric B. Ahnmark and Don E. Swann, February 2009)

Landscape Dynamics of Saguaro National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/NRR-2013/615 (William B. Monahan, Don E. Swann and J. Andrew Hubbard, January 2013)

Mammals of the Rincon Mountain District, Saguaro National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SODN/NRR-2011/437 (Don E. Swann, August 2011)

Dinosaur ichnology and sedimentology of the Chignik Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Aniakchak National Monument, southwestern Alaska; Further insights on habitat preferences of high-latitude hadrosaurs (Anthony R. Fiorillo, Yoshitsugu Kobayashi, Paul J. McCarthy, Tomonori Tanaka, Ronald S. Tykoski, Yuong-Nam Lee, Ryuji Takasaki and Junki Yoshida, extract from PLOS ONE, vol. 14 issue 10, October 30, 2019)

Cultural Landscape Report, De Soto National Memorial (David Sacks Landscape Architects, January 2017)

Plant Community Composition and Structure Monitoring at Badlands National Park: 2019 Data Report NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/BADL/NRDS-2019/1244 (Molly B. Davis and Daniel J. Swanson, November 2019)

Plant Community Composition and Structure Monitoring at Mount Rushmore National Memorial: 2019 Data Report NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/MORU/NRDS-2019/1243 (Ryan M. Manuel, November 2019)

Plant Community Composition and Structure Monitoring at Mount Rushmore National Memorial: 2011-2017 Summary Report NPS Natural Resource Data Series NPS/MORU/NRR-2019/1951 (Isabel W. Ashton, Christopher J. Davis and Daniel Swanson, July 2019)

Migrating bison engineer the green wave (Chris Geremia, Jerod A. Merkle, Daniel R. Eacker, Rick L. Wallen, P.J. White, Mark Hebblewhite and Matthew J. Kauffman, extract from Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, November 21, 2019)

Historic Structures (Ruins) Report, Part I for The Large and Small Arsenal Buildings, Harpers Ferry National Monument (Charles W. Snell, November 5, 1959)

Exterior Restoration and Interior Rehabilitation, Buildings 32, 33, 33, 34-35, 34A, and 36; Package No. HAFE 116 Specifications (Grieves Worrall Wright & O'Hatnick, Inc, March 30, 1993)

Research Report, History of the Large and Small Arsenals, 1796-1869, Block A, Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,, and 7 Shenandoah Street, Harpers Ferry National Monument (Philip R. Smith, Jr., April 29, 1959)

The Acquisition and Disposal of Public Lands of the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 1796-1885 — Volume I: A Narrative History (Charles W. Snell, December 1979)

The Acquisition and Disposal of Public Lands of the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 1796-1885 — Volume II: U.S. Deeds for Harper's Ferry Lots, 1852 to 1887 (Charles W. Snell, December 1979)

The Acquisition and Disposal of Public Lands of the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, 1796-1885 — Volume III: U.S. Documents relating to the Disposal of U.S. Armory Lands at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., 1867-1885 (Charles W. Snell, December 1979)

Archeological Resources of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks and Natural Bridges National Monument, Southeastern Utah: Vol. I (1978)

Archeological Resources of Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Arches National Parks and Natural Bridges National Monument, Southeastern Utah: Vol. II (1978)

Persistence and turnover in desert plant communities during a 37-yr period of land use and climate change (Scott R. Abella, Ross J. Guida, Chris L. Roberts, Carrie M. Norman and James S. Holland, extract from Ecological Monograph, Vol. 89 No. 4, November 2019, ©Ecological Society of America)

A History and Guide: Scotts Bluff National Monument — Landmark on the Overland Trails (Dean Knudsen, undated)

Cattle Grazing in the National Parks: Historical Development and History of Management in Three Southern Arizona Parks (©Robin Lothrop Pinto, May 22, 2014)

An Early Culture of the Northwest Bering Sea (©Aleksandr A. Orekhov, translated by Richard L. Bland, 1987)

Beringian Heritage: A Reconnaissance Study of Sites and Recommendations (International Park Program, December 1989)

Sagamore Hill Visitor Center Structure Fire: Serious Accident Investigation Factual Report Draft (August 27, 2019)

Historic Structure Report: Pratt Cabin, Guadalupe Mountains National Park (University of Arizona, May 2012)

Historic Structure Report: Williams Ranch, Guadalupe Mountains National Park (University of Arizona, June 2013)

Instream Flows for Recreation: A Handbook on Concepts and Research Methods (Doug Whittaker, Bo Shelby, William Jackson and Robert Beschta, 1993)

National Scout Jamboree 1935, Washington, D.C., Boy Scouts of America (1935)

National Scout Jamboree 1937, Washington, D.C., Boy Scouts of America (1937)


Featured Publication
Grand Canyon National Park

100 Years, One Million Lives, One Grand Canyon (2019)

2019 Paleontology After Action Report, Grand Canyon National Park (Diana M. Boudreau, November 2019)

Cultural Landscape Inventory: Cross Canyon Corridor Historic District, Grand Canyon National Park (April 2013)

Historic Structure Report: Indian Garden Trail Caretaker's Residence, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Architectural Resources Group, April 13, 2001)

Historic Structure Report for 11 Buildings: Historic Maintenance and Warehouse Complex, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (July 2008)

Historic Structure Report: North Rim Entrance Station, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Architectural Resources Group, April 13, 2001)

Historic Structure Report: Grand Canyon Park Headquarters, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Architectural Resources Group, April 20, 2001)

Historic Structure Report: Grand Canyon Railroad Depot, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Chamberlin Architects, November 15, 2008)

Historic Structure Report: South Rim Ranger Operations Building, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Architectural Resources Group, October 31, 2000)

Historic Structure Report: Yavapai Observation Station, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Architectural Resources Group, July 6, 2001)

Evaluation of Historical Significance and Integrity of Old South Entrance Road, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Harlan D. Unrau, November 17, 1997)

Extending the Season at the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim: An economic contribution analysis (Thomas Combrink, Wade Rousse, Rebecca Ruiz, Northern Arizona University, 2019)

When the Blue-Green Waters Turn Red: Historical Flooding in Havasu Creek, Arizona USGS Water Resources Investigations Report 96-4059 (Theodore S. Melis, William M. Phillips, Robert H. Webb and Donald J. Bills, 1996)

Adjacent Lands Study, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Final (November 1981)

History and Bibliography of Biological Research in the Grand Canyon Region with Emphasis on the Riparian Zone Preliminary Report, Working Draft (Steen W. Carothers, Jan H. Overturf, Dennis S. Tomko Donal B. Wertheimer, Winnifred Wilson and R. Roy Johnson, March 1974)

Colorado River Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Draft (October 1977)

Colorado River Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (1979)

Colorado River Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Draft (November 1988)

Colorado River Management Plan, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (2006)

Master Plan, Grand Canyon Complex, Arizona Preliminary Draft (1974)

Natural Resources Management Plan and Environmental Assessment, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (September 1977)

Breeding Ecology of Riparian Birds Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon, Arizona Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report No. 25 (Bryan Turner Brown, June 1989)

Status and Nesting Habitat Requirements of Bell's Vireo Along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: A Preliminary Report Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit Technical Report (Bryan T. Brown and R. Roy Johnson, November 1982)

National Register of Historic Places Nomination Forms

Bright Angel Trail (Mike Anderson and Debra Sutphen, June 30, 1992)

Bright Angel Trail (Mike Anderson, Mark Jacobson, Debra Sutphen and Amanda Zeman, 1991, rev. August 2002 and December 2006)

Bright Angel Trail and Colorado River Trail Corridor Historic District (Kathryn Leonard, Greta Rayle and Meaghan Heisinger, undated)

Buckey O'Neill Cabin (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

Cross Canyon Corridor Historic District (Ronald W. Johnson and Tony Crosby, February 7, 1980)

Cross Canyon Corridor Historic District (Greta Rayle and Helana Ruter, March 6, 2013)

El Tovar (Laura Soullière Harrison, c1986)

El Tovar Stables (Stables-Blacksmith Shop Complex) (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

Grand Canyon Depot (Laura Soullière Harrison, undated)

Grand Canyon Inn and Campground (Gordon Chappell, October 9, 1981)

Grand Canyon Lodge (Laura Soullière Harrison, 1986)

Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Headquarters (Ron Johnson, Anthony Crosby and Gordon Chappell, November 12, 1981)

Grand Canyon Park Operations Building (Laura Soullière Harrison, 1986)

Grand Canyon Power House (Laura Soullière Harrison, c1986)

Grand Canyon Village (Michael P. Scott, Gordon Chappell, Robbyn Jackson, Jamie Donahoe, Susan Begley and Ethan Carr, September 13, 1996)

Grand Canyon Village Historic District (Gordon Chappell, May 10, 1975)

Grandview Mine (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

Hermit Trail (Michael F. Anderson, Amanda Zeman, Debra Sutphen and Michael Scott, October 25, 2019)

Hermits Rest Concessions Building (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

M.E.J. Colter Buildings (Indian Watchtower at Desert View, Lookout Studio, Hopi House, Hermit's Rest) (Laura Soullière Harrison, c1986)

North Kaibab Trail (Mike Anderson and Debra Sutphen, June 30, 1992)

Ranger's Dormitory (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

South Kaibab Trail (Michael F. Anderson, Jamie M. Donahoe, Debra Sutphen and Amanda Zeman, October 25, 2019)

Superintendent's Residence (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)

Tusayan Ruins (G.L.A. 220.5) (F. Ross Holland, Jr., August 31, 1972)


Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Archeological Research in Glen Canyon, 1977: Vol. I (Alan R. Schroedl, June 1981)

Archeological Research in Glen Canyon, 1977: Vol. II (Alan R. Schroedl, June 1981)

Archeological Research in Glen Canyon, 1977: Vol. III (Alan R. Schroedl, June 1981)

Archaeological Evaluation and Site Inventory in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, 1978: Vol. I (Alan R. Schroedl, 1981)

Archaeological Evaluation and Site Inventory in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, 1978: Vol. II (Alan R. Schroedl, 1981)

Breeding Birds Along the Colorado River Through Glen Canyon: The 1995 Report and an Historical Perspective (John D. Grahame and Clive A. Pinnock, September 1995)

Historic Structures Report: Lee's Ferry and Lonely Dell Ranch, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona (Robert G. Graham and Douglas E. Kupel (Alliance Architects, LLC, September 2000)


Featured Publications
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Pausing at the River Styx
An Administrative History of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve
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Administrative History
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park
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Layers of Meaning
An Administrative History of Lava Beds National Monument, 1925-2006
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An Administrative History
Pea Ridge National Military Park

Administrative Histories

Pausing at the River Styx: An Administrative History of Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (Stephen R. Mark, 2019)

Horseshoe Bend National Military Park: Administrative History (Keith S. Hébert and Kathryn H. Braund, July 2019)

Layers of Meaning: An Administrative History of Lava Beds National Monument, 1925-2006 (Matthew Godfrey and Paul Sadin, 2009)

Pea Ridge National Military Park: An Administrative History (Christopher J. Huggard, c1997)



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