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National Park Service History Electronic Library

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

National Trails System Map
NATIONAL TRAILS SYSTEM 50th ANNIVERSARY MAP (2018)

The National Trails System Act (P.L. 90-543, amended through P.L. 116-9, March 12, 2019)

The National Trails System: A Brief Overview (Congressional Research Service, June 10, 2019)

Featured Publication

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Commemoration and Collaboration:
An Administrative History of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail

Interpretive Prospectus, Santa Fe National Historic Trail (September 1991)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan and Environmental Assessment, Santa Fe National Historic Trail Draft (April 1989)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan, Santa Fe National Historic Trail (May 1990)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan Map Supplement, Santa Fe National Historic Trail (May 1990)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan, Oregon National Historic Trail (August 1981)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan — Appendix II: Primary Route, Oregon National Historic Trail (August 1981)

Comprehensive Mangement and Use Plan — Appendix III: Selected Historic Sites and Cross-Country Segments, Oregon National Historic Trail (August 1981)

Oregon Trail Histories Oregon BLM Cultural Resources Series No. 9 (Richard C. Haines, ed., 1993)

Comprehensive Management and Use Plan, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (September 1992)

Comprehensive Management and Use Plan Map Supplement, Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (September 1992)

National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment, Old Spanish Trail Draft (July 2000)

National Historic Trail Feasibility Study and Environmental Assessment, Old Spanish Trail (July 2001)

Comprehensive Administrative Strategy, Old Spanish National Historic Trail (December 2017)

Pony Express Stations of Utah in Historical Perspective Utah BLM Cultural Resources Series No. 2 (Richard E. Fike and John W. Headley, 1979)

Comprehensive Management Plan: A Multi-Agency Management Plan, Iditarod National Historic Trail (1981)

Scoping Report: Oregon, California, Mormon Pioneer and Pony Express National Historic Trails Feasibility Study Update and Revision/Environmental Assessment (Gretchen Ward, September 2011)

National historic trail awareness and experience, Santa Fe, Oregon, and California National Historic Trails (extract of report, undated)

Behind the Scenes: National Historic Trails Auto Tour Routes (Interview with Lee Kreutzer, extract from Wyoming in Motion Web Magazine, July 17, 2017)

National Historic Trails Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides

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The Mormon Pioneer Trail Across Iowa in 1846
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Western Missouri Through Northeastern Kansas
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Nebraska and Northeastern Colorado
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Across Wyoming
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Utah — Crossroads of the West
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Along the Snake River Plain Through Idaho
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Across Nevada

 

Record of Decision and Approved Monument Management Plans, Indian Creek and Shash Jáa Units, Bears Ears National Monument (BLM, February 2020)

Record of Decision and Approved Plan Amendment for the Land and Resource Management Plan: Manti-La Sal National Forest, Shash Jáa Unit, Bears Ears National Monument (USFS, February 2020)

Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plans for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (BLM, February 2020)

Record of Decision and Approved Resource Management Plan for the Kanab-Escalante Planning Area (BLM, February 2020)

3-D radar imaging unlocks the untapped behavioral and biomechanical archive of Pleistocene ghost tracks (Thomas M. Urban, Matthew R. Bennett, David Bustos, Sturt W. Manning, Sally C. Reynolds, Matteo Belvedere, Daniel Odess and Vincent L. Santucci, extract from Scientific Reports, November 11, 2019, ©Springer Nature)

Fact Sheet, Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument (March 6, 2017)

Cranial anatomy of Allosaurus jimmadseni, a new species from the lower part of the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Western North America (Daniel J. Chure and Mark A. Loewen, extract from PeerJ, 8:e7803, January 24, 2020)

What Killed the Dinosaurs in Utah's Giant Jurassic Death Pit? (Riley Black, extract from Smithsonian Magazine, July 10, 2015)

From Competition to Cooperation: A History of Canada-US National Park Relations (Terence Young, Alan MacEachern and Lary Dilsaver, extract from Environment and History, Vol. 25 No. 4, November 2019, ©White Horse Press)

A Comparison of Ideas in the Development and Governance of National Parks and Protected Areas in the US and Canada (Rosalind Warner, extract from International Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue internationale d'études canadiennes, No. 37, 2008)

Parks Stewardship Forum — Climate Change and Protected Areas: Adapting to New Realities (Vol. 36 Issue 1, 2020)

Implications of Climate Change for the Water Supply of the Chisos Mountains Developed Area NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/CCRP/NRR-2019/2045 (David J. Lawrence and Amber N. Runyon, November 2019)

Climate Change Scenario Planning for Resource Stewardship: Applying a Novel Approach in Devils Tower National Monument NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/CCRP/NRR-2019/2052 (Gregor W. Schuurman, Amy Symstad, Brian W. Miller, Amber N. Runyon and Rene Ohms, December 2019)

The National Park Service Needs to Improve Oversight of Residential Environmental Learning Centers Report No. 2018-CR-009 - Revised (Office of Inspector General, December 2019)

In National Parks Aging Roads Pose Growing Challenge for Managers (Marcia Argust, The Pew Charitable Trusts, January 9, 2020)

Special Report: Haslett Warehouse, San Francisco, California (Jerome Greene, 1974)

Booker T. Washington National Monument: An Administrative History (Barry Mackintosh, June 18, 1969)

Administrative History, 1985-2010: George Washington Memorial Parkway (Robison & Associates, Inc., August 2011)

Administrative History, 1952-2005: National Capital Region (Robinson & Associates, Inc., June 6, 2008)

Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C.: A Park History (Joan H. Stanley, July 1968)

Lafayette Park Historical Research Series Number 1 (George J. Olszewski, 1964)

Tomales Bay / Bodega Bay Watershed Boundary Study, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin and Sonoma Counties, California (July 1995)

Improving Your Waterfront: A Practical Guide (U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Coastal Zone Management and Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, 1980)

Photogrammetric Recording of Cultural Resources (Perry E. Borchers, 1977)

Planning for Exterior Work on the First Parish Church, Portland, Maine: Using Photographs as Project Documentation (John C. Hecker and Sylvanus W. Dougherty, 1979)

Historic Structure Report: Darrah Hall, Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, Beaufort, South Carolina (Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and WFT Architects, 2019)

Historic Structure Report: Old Firehouse, Reconstruction Era National Historical Park, Beaufort, South Carolina (Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. and WFT Architects, 2019)

Historic Structure Report: Ebenezer Baptist Church — Part III: Record of Treatment, Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park (Charles Lawrence, 2018)

Historic Structure Report: Battery 234 CRF/BCS Tower, Pensacola Bay, Florida, Gulf Islands National Seashore (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., May 2015)

Historic Structure Report: Battery Cullum-Sevier, Gulf Islands National Seashore (Panamerican Consultants, Inc. and Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., December 2018)

Historic Structure Report: Battery Langdon, Pensacola Bay, Florida, Gulf Islands National Seashore (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., December 2015)

Historic Structures Report for: CCC-Era Structures and Features at Kings Mountain National Military Park and Adjoining Kings Mountain State Park, Kings Mountain, North Carolina (Clemson University Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, March 2017)

Cultural Landscape Report: Death Valley Scotty Historic District, Death Valley National Park (Robert Z. Melnick, Laurie Matthews, Casey Howard, Una Gilmartin and Nelda Metheney, July 25, 2019)

Survey and Assessment, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia and North Carolina (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc., February 2016)

Historic Structure Report: Forks of the Road Bridge, Natchez National Historical Park, Natchez, Mississippi (Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc. and WFT Architects, January 2020)

Historic Structure Report: Melrose Servants' Barn, Natchez National Historical Park, Natchez, Mississippi (Panamerican Consultants, Inc., Wiss, Janey, Elstner Associates, Inc. and WFT Architects, January 2020)

Soil Survey of San Juan Island National Historical Park, Washington NPS TIC# D-87 (2005)

Rules and Regulations, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (1924)

General Information Regarding Yellowstone National Park — Season of 1912 (1912)

General Information Regarding Yellowstone National Park — Season of 1913 (1913)

Rules and Regulations, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (1925)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming — Season June 14 to September 13 (1934)

Nature Notes, Yellowstone National Park (Vol. XII, Nos. 5-6, May-June 1935)

Modernizing National Park Facilities: Mission 66 in Wyoming (John Clayton, September 18, 2019, WyoHistory.org)

The Emergence of the Mission 66 Visitor Centers (©Christine Madrid French, c2001)

Administrative Policies for the National Park System (1970)

Administrative Policies for Historical Areas of the National Park System (Revised September 1968)

Administrative Policies for Natural Areas of the National Park System (Revised 1970)

Administrative Policies for Recreation Areas of the National Park System (Revised August 1968)

Wildlife Management in the National Parks (reprint from Administrative Policies for Natural Areas of the National Park System, 1969)

Administrative Policies for Historical Areas of the National Park System (Revised 1973)

The National Parks: Lesser-Known Areas (1985)

The National Parks: Camping Guide 1986-87 (1986)

Historic Leasing and the Unfulfilled Potential to Use Partnerships to Preserve Historic Properties and National Parks (Stephanie M. Regenold, Julie Wilson-McNerney and Cassie Roberts, extract from National Resources & Environment, Vol. 34 No. 3, Winter 2020)

Wild and Scenic River Reconnaissance Survey of the York River (2013)

York River Wild and Scenic River Study (January 2020)

Specifications for Construction of Roads and Bridges in National Forests and National Parks (Federal Works Agency, Public Roads Administration, 1941)

Canyon Country: A Geologic Guide to the Canyonlands Travel Region Utah Geological Survey Public Information Series 34 (1996)

Your Fragile Legacy: Cultural and Fossil Resources on the Public Lands (BLM, 1982)

Wildlife on the Public Lands (BLM, c1982)

Prehistory and History of the Rogue River National Forest: A Cultural Resource Overview (Jeffrey M. LaLande, June 1980)

Windows on the Past: Interpretive Guide to Pacific Northwest History (U.S. Forest Service, c1989)


Southwestern Monuments Special Reports

Featured Publications

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 1: Mission San Jose de Tumacacori Pictorial Restoration (J.H. Tovrea, January 1936)

 2: Life Figures on Hohokam Pottery (John E. Fast and Louis R. Caywood, 1936)

 3: Sunset Crater Geological Report (Vincent W. Vandiver, 1936)

 4: Mission San Jose de Tumacacori Choir Loft Problem (Frank Pinkley and J.H. Tovrea, May 1936)

 5: White Sands Geological Report (Vincent W. Vandiver, 1936)

 6: Bird Banding in the Southwestern Monuments, Fiscal Year '36 (Dale S. King, June 1936)

 7: Walnut Canyon Geological Report (V.W. Vandiver, June 1936)

 8: Navajo Geological Report (Vincent W. Vandiver, 1936)

 9: Tumacacori Alcoves or Transepts (J.H. Tovrea and Frank Pinkley, 1936)

10: Repair and Restoration of Tumacacori, 1921 (Frank Pinkley, October 1936)

11: Kino Mission Records: Research & Translation (Robert H. Rose, November 1936)

12: Kino Mission Records: Research & Translation (Robert H. Rose, December 1936)

13: The Excavation of Room 7: Wupatki (Eric K. Reed and J.W. Brewer, Jr., January 1937)

14: Pipe Spring (Vincent W. Vandiver, February 1937)

15: Excavations at Tumacacori, 1934 (Paul Beaubien, March 1937)

16: The Vikita Ceremony of the Papago (Julian D. Hayden, Charlie R. Steen and Isabelle Pendleton, April 1937)

17: Archeological Investigations at Natural Bridges (Charlie R. Steen, May 1937)

18: Personal Diary Of H.A. Culmer, 1905 (Henry A. Culmer, June 1937)

19: Tonto Ruins Stabilization, May 27 to June 30, 1937 (William A. Duffen, July 1937)

20: Geological Report Canyon de Chelly National Monument (Vincent W. Vandiver, July 1937)

21: Meteor Crater, Arizona (Vincent W. Vandiver, August 1937)

22: Bird Banding in Southwestern Monuments, 1937 (Dale S. King, November 1937)

23: Romance of Emigrant Names at El Morro (Robert R. Budlong, May 1938)

24: Anthropology and the Museum (Katharine Bartlett, July 1938)

25: Bird Banding in Southwestern Monuments, 1939 (Dale S. King, July 1939)

26: Re-Establishment of Saguaros (Carleton S. Wilder and Judith C. Wilder, August 1939)

27: 1941 Annual Report, Navajo Indian Mobile Unit, Chaco Canyon National Monument (Gordon Vivian, June 30, 1941)

29: Preliminary Report on Ruin Stabilization (A.E. Buchenberg, December 1941)



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