Great Basin National Park. (NPS photo)
Chiricahua National Monument. (NPS photo)
National Park Service Electronic Library

en mémoire The NPS 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.

While not affiliated with the National Park Service, our aim is to build on the legacy of the old NPS History e-Library. New content is added on the first of each month. The information contained in this Website is historic in scope and is not meant as an aid for travel planning; please refer to the official National Park Service Website for current information.

Featured Publications

Great Basin National Park

Basin and Range: A History of Great Basin National Park, Nevada, Historic Resource Study (1990)
Lehman Caves...Its Human History: From the Beginning Through 1965 (1966)
An Archeological Overview of Great Basin National Park Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 49 (Krista Deal, 1988)
Archeological Survey and Site Assessment at Great Basin National Park Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 53 (Susan J. Wells, 1990)

Chiricahua National Monument

A History of the Building and Structures of Faraway Ranch: Historic Structure Report, Historical and Archeological Data Sections, Chiricahua National Monument (1985)
A Pioneer Log Cabin in Bonita Canyon: The History of the Stafford Cabin (1994)
Faraway Ranch Special History Study, Chiricahua National Monument (2006)
Fire History of Rhyolite Canyon, Chiricahua National Monument (1989)
Furnishings at Faraway, Historic Furnishings Report: Faraway Ranch--Chiricahua National Monument (1986)
Geology of Chiricahua National Monument, a review for the non-specialist (USGS Open-File Report 93-617)
The Camp at Bonita Cañon: A Buffalo Soldier Camp in Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 42 (Martyn D. Tagg, 1987)
The Archeology of Faraway Ranch, Arizona: Prehistoric, Historic and 20th Century Western Archeological and Conservation Center Publications in Anthropology No. 24 (Mark F. Baumler, 1984)

New eLibrary Additions

Historical Overview of Resources Management Planning in the National Park Service (Garrett A. Smathers, c1975)
A History of Natural Resources Management within the National Park Service (Gordon C, Olson, 1986)
National Park Service Natural Resource Publications (May 1995)
Mission 66 for the National Park System (January 1956)
Tree Preservation Series

Park Brochures

Sagamore Hill (1978, 1979, 1989, Old Orchard Museum)
Saguaro (1949, 1956, 1957, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1984)
Saint Croix Island (1990)
Saint-Gaudens (1967, 1989, 1990)
Salem Maritime (1940, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1982)
Salinas Pueblo Missions (1981)
San Juan (1961, 1966, 1980, 1985)
Carl Sandburg Home (1974, 1978)
Saratoga (1961, 1967)
Saugus Iron Works (1989)
Scotts Bluff (1941, 1947, 1966, 1971, 1979)
Sequoia, General Grant, Kings Canyon (1917, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1973; Maps: 1962, 1965, 1966)
Shenandoah (1933, 1940, 1941, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1966, 1974)
Shiloh (1941, 1960, 1969)
Sitka (1959)
Sleeping Bear Dunes (1981)
Statue of Liberty (1940, 1942, 1943, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1966)
Stones River (1957, 1962, 1966, 1988)
Sunset Crater Volcano (1957, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1985)

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