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Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve, Oregon

National Park Service History Electronic Library

The NPS History Electronic Library is a portal to thousands of electronic publications and videos, 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 not affiliated with the National Park Service, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions by park employees, along with park advocates, which has enabled us to create this digital repository.

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Agency History

Reporting for Duty (Rona Marech, extract from National Parks, ©National Parks Conservation Association, Spring 2018)

The Bureau of Reclamation's Civilian Conservation Corps Legacy: 1933-1942 (Christine E. Pfaff, February 2010)

Training Methods Manual (Frank Kowski and Julius Eitington, 1967)

Compilation of National Park Service Laws of 98th Congress (1985)

Compilation of National Park Service Laws of 100th Congress (Dorothy J. Whitehead, comp., 1989)

World Heritage in the United States of America: The U.S. Tentative List 2008 (May 2008)

The Protection Ranger (©National Park Rangers Lodges, Fraternal Order of Police)
1990: Vol. 1 No. 4 (August/September)Vol. 1 No. 6 (December 1990/January 1991)
1991: Vol. 2 No. 1 (February/March)Vol. 2 No. 2 (April/May)Vol. 2 No. 3 (June/July/August)Vol. 2 No. 4 (September/October/November)
1992: Vol. 3 No. 1 (January/February)Vol. 3 No. 2 (May/June)Vol. 3 No. 3 (July/August)Vol. 3 No. 4 (September/October)
1993: Vol. 4 No. 1 (January/February)Vol. 4 No. 2 (March/April)Vol. 4 No. 3 (July/August)
1994: Vol. 5 No. 1 (November/December)Vol. 5 No. 2 (January/February)Vol. 5 No. 3Vol. 5 No. 4Vol. 5 No. 5
1995: Vol. 6 No. 1Vol. 6 No. 2Vol. 6 No. 3Vol. 6 No. 4 & 5Vol. 6 No. 6
1996: Vol. 7 No. 1Vol. 7 No. 2Vol. 7 No. 3Vol. 7 No. 4 & 5Vol. 7 No. 6
1997: Vol. 8 No. 1Vol. 8 No. 2 & 3Vol. 8 No. 4Vol. 8 No. 5Vol. 8 No. 6
1998: Vol. 9 No. 1
1999: Vol. 10 No. 6
2000: Vol. 11 No. 1Vol. 11 No. 2 Vol. 11 No. 3Vol. 11 No. 4Vol. 11 No. 5Vol. 11 No. 6
2001: Vol. 12 No. 1Vol. 12 No. 2Vol. 12 No. 3Vol. 12 No. 4Vol. 12 No. 5Vol. 12 No. 6
2002: Vol. 13 No. 1Vol. 13 No. 2Vol. 13 No. 3Vol. 13 No. 4Vol. 13 No. 5Vol. 13 No. 6
2003: Vol. 14 No. 1Vol. 14 No. 2Vol. 14 No. 3Vol. 14 No. 4Vol. 14 No. 5 Vol. 14 No. 6 — 15th Anniversary
2004: Vol. 15 No. 1Vol. 15 No. 2 & 3Vol. 15 No. 4Vol. 15 No. 5Vol. 15 No. 6
2005: Vol. 15 No. 2Vol. 15 No. 3Vol. 15 No. 4Vol. 15 No. 5Vol. 15 No. 6
2006: Vol. 16 No. 1Vol. 16 No. 2Vol. 16 No. 5
2007: Vol. 17 No. 2Vol. 17 No. 3
2008: Vol. 18 No. 1Vol. 18 No. 2Vol. 18 No. 3
2009: Vol. 19 No. 1Vol. 19 No. 2
2010: Special Renewal IssueVol. 20 No. 1
2011: Vol. 21 No. 1
2012: Vol. 22 No. 1 (January)Vol. 22 No. 2 (June)Vol. 22 No. 3 (December)
2013: Vol. 23 No. 1 (May)
2014: Vol. 24 (January)
2015: Vol. 25 (July)
2017: Vol. 26 No. 1 (January)Vol. 26 No. 2 — Last Issue (December)

Park Law Enforcement Association
PLEA: Journal of the Park Law Enforcement Association (©Park Law Enforcement Association)
1991: Vol. 6 No. 1 (First Quarter)Vol. 6 No. 2 (Second Quarter)
1992: Vol. 7 No. 1 (First Quarter)Vol. 7 No. 2 (Second Quarter)Vol. 7 No. 3 (Third Quarter)Vol. 7 No. 4 (Fourth Quarter)
Newsletter (©Park Law Enforcement Association)
1997: February (Vol. 1)July (Vol. 2)
1998: March (Vol. 3)September (Vol. 3)
1999: January (Vol. 4)Summer (Vol. 4)Fall (Vol. 4)
2000: Spring (Vol. 4)
2001: Winter (Vol. 5)Summer (Vol. 5)
2002: Winter (Vol. 6)Summer (Vol. 6)
2003: Winter (Vol. 8)Summer (Vol. 8)
2004: Winter (Vol. 10)November
2005: Spring
2006: SummerFall
2007: SpringSummerFall

Park Histories

"There I Grew Up . . ." A History of the Administration of Abraham Lincoln's Boyhood Home (PDF) (HTML edition) (Jill York O'Bright, 1987)

"A Signature of Time and Eternity": The Administrative History of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (PDF) (HTML edition) (Ron Cockrell, 1988)

The Manzanar Pilgrimage: A Time for Sharing (©Manzanar Committee, 1981, all rights reserved)

The Lost Years: 1942-1946 (Sue Kunitomi Embrey, ed., ©Manzanar Committee, 1972, all rights reserved)>

"In the Midst of a Loneliness": The Architectural History of the Salinas Missions: Historic Structures Report (PDF) (HTML edition) Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers No. 15 (James E. Ivey, 1988)

Redwood Creek — Progress Report on Erosion Control Work and Sediment TMDL (Greg Gundros and Darci Short, June 20, 2011)

Redwood Creek Watershed Analysis (March 1997)

Redwood Creek Symposium Proceedings, Watershed Condition & Needs Report, Orick, California, December 10, 2014 (Laura Bridy, comp., 2014)

Upper Redwood Creek Watershed Road Assessment: Updated Summary Report (Greg Bundros, Darci Short and Van Hare, March 10, 2004)

Redwood Creek Watershed Assessment: Final Report (Stillwater Sciences & Horizon Water Environment, LLC, August 2011)

Basin and Range: A History of Great Basin National Park, Nevada, Historic Resource Study (Harlan D. Unrau, 1990)

Lehman Caves...Its Human History: From the Beginning Through 1965 (Keith A. Trexler, 1966)

Guide to Natural Resources, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (undated)

National Parks of New York Harbor Education Center: A Plan for the Future (undated)

Planning for Public-Private Partnerships, National Parks of New York Harbor, New York Harbor Parks Project (Jane Clark Chermayeff Associates LLC, March 31, 2004)

Sentinels of Our Shores Teacher Guide: National Parks of New York Harbor (undated)

The Place-Based Faculty Guide: National Parks of New York Harbor Education Center (©Brooklyn College, February 2009)

To Be Somebody in America: Ellis Island Immigrants Tell Their Stories Teacher Guide (undated)

Historic Resource Study, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts (Berle Clemensen, undated)

"The First National Historic Site Dedicated to a Poet:" A History of the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, 1968-2008 (Ann E. McCleary and Donna Quinn Butler, September 2016)

Final Master Plan, Glacier National Park, Montana (May 1977)

Kalaupapa, More than a Leprosy Settlement: Archeology in Kalaupapa National Monument Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 30 (Gary F. Somers, 1985)

Business Plan 2000, Statue of Liberty National Monument, Ellis Island Immigration Museum (undated)

Conserving the Setting of George Washington Birthplace An Adjacent Lands Study (October 1987)

Natural Notes, North Cascades National Park Service Complex: 2002-200320052007-2008

Cultural Resources

Preserving Historic Trails: Conference Proceedings, October 17-20, 2000, Acadia National Park (2000)

National Historic and Scenic Trails Accomplishments 2001-2005 (c2001)

Preparation of Environmental Statements: Guidelines for Discussion of Cultural (Historic, Archeological, Architectural) Resources (August 1973, updated April 1974)

The Secretary of the Interior's Report to Congres on Federal Archeological Activities: 1997 Chesapeake and Allegheny Clusters (c1997)

2017: A Year in Review — Preserving and Interpreting World War II Japanese American Confinement Sites (Winter 2017/2018)

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