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Fort Moultrie National Monument, South Carolina

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.

New eLibrary Additions

Final Report Summarizing Findings of the Review of Designation Under the Antiquities Act (Ryan K. Zinke, 2017)

Agency History

Volunteers in the Parks: Getting The Most Out of Your Park's Volunteer Program (September 1982)

Key Components of Creating A Volunteer Program (American Hiking Society and Mayes Wilson & Associates, LLC, June 2006)

Making Friends: An Introduction to Building National Park Service Friends Groups (Mary Hanson and Roger Knowlton, March 2008)

People, Land & Water: Vol. 4 No 1, December/January 1997, Vol. 4 No 2, February 1997, Vol. 4 No 4, April 1997, Vol. 4 No 6, June 1997, Vol. 4 No 8, September/October 1997, Vol. 5 No 1, December/January 1998, Vol. 5 No 6, July/August 1998, Vol. 5 No 7, September 1998, Vol. 5 No 8, October 1998, Vol. 5 No 9, November/December 1998, Vol. 8 No 10, May/June 2002, Vol. 12 No 13, April 2006 (Department of the Interior)

Guidelines for Transactions Between Nonprofit Conservation Organizations and Federal Agencies (Federal Register, Vol. 48 No. 155, Wednesday, August 10, 1983)

Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF), Northeast Region (March 2005)

Recommended and Supplemental Readings on the National Park Service: Its History and Mission Orientation to National Park Service Operations (Bruce Craig, September 1985)

National Park Service Preservation Policy: An Exposition and Analysis (Barry Mackintosh, April 1974)

Report on Residential Occupancy Under Special Use Permits (undated)

Guidelines for Transactions Between Nonprofit Conservation Organizations and Federal Agencies Memo (undated)

Renewable Energy Development near Units of the National Park System Memo (August 5, 2010)

National Landscape Conservation System: National Monuments (BLM, January 2017)

Park Histories

A Summary of Cultural Resources Projects, Redwood National Park (Janet P. Eidsness, July 1988)

Administrative History 1915-1965, Rocky Mountain National Park (Lloyd K. Musselman, 1971)

Romance of Emigrant Names at El Morro Southwestern Monuments Special Report No. 23 (Robert R. Budlong, May 1938)

Chaco Center: Continuing Research & Data Gathering Activities P.L. 96-550 (May 1981)

Yosemite National Park: A Bibliography (Hazel Hunt Voth and Harold Gill, 1939)

The Life of Lava Beds (Bill Perry and Stan Schlegel, 1973)

Cave Management Plan Newsletter #1, Lava Beds National Monument (May 2008)

Resources Management Plan, Lava Beds National Monument (December 1999)

Birds of Isle Royale in Lake Superior Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife Special Scientific Report--Wildlife No. 94 (Laurits W. Krefting, Forrest B. Lee, Philip C. Shelton and Karl T. Gilbert, June 1966)

The Sandstone Quarries of the Apostle Islands: A Historical Narrative (Kathryn Bishop Eckert, 1985)

Historic Hwy 66, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (BLM, undated)

Cross Country Ski Trails, Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument (c2017)

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument Area/Recreation Maps (c2017)

Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument Loop Road Interpretive Map (2017)

Governors Island Disposition: Final Environmental Impact Statement (Edwards and Kelcey Engineers, Inc. for U.S. General Services Administration, November 1998)

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

A Nationalized Lakeshore: The Creation and Administration of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Theodore J. Karamanski, 2000)

A Report of Feasibility of Two Areas in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Paul H. Risk, undated)

An Archaeological Inventory and Evaluation of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau and Benzie Counties, Michigan (undated)

Annual Performance Report: FY2003, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Dusty Shultz, October 28, 2003)

Annual Performance Report: FY2004, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Dusty Shultz, October 31, 2004)

Briefing Paper on the Resource Preservation Areas, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (January 1980)

Glen Haven Coast Guard Station Historic Structure Report, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore: Architectural and Historical Data (Cornelia Wyma and John Albright, April 1980)

Impacts of Visitor Spending on the Local Economy: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, 2009 NPS Natural Resource Report (Philip S. Cook, May 2011)

Long-Range Interpretive Plan, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (September 2011)

Natural History Values of Selected Areas, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Region (Warren H. Wagner, undated)

Reconnaissance Report on Several Locations Adjacent to the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Richard W. Pippen, undated)

Report of Visit to Sleeping Bear Dune and Adjacent Areas (William R. Farrand, October 22, 1979)

Scenic Road Feasibility Study, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan (1982)

Scope of Collections Statement, August 15, 2011 (Laura Quackenbush, 2011)

Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station Historic Furnishing Report, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Katherine B. Menz, 1983)

South Manitou Island Light Station (Historic Structures 51-120 A-I), Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Historic Structure and Cultural Landscape Report (Final Report, Quinn Evans Architects, January 29, 1999)

Strategic Plan for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, October 1, 2005-September 30, 2008 (c2005)

Unusual Features of the Upland Sector of Sleeping Bear Dunes (Paul W. Thompson, undated)

The Natural History of Bow Lakes — Wetlands, glacial valley, ice block kettle and Miller Hill portion of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Donald L. Tilton, undated)

Visitor Guide: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Visitor Study, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore: Summer 2009 Park Studies Unit Visitor Services Project Report 216 (Nancy C. Holmes, Eleonora Papadogiannaki, Douglas Eury and Steven J. Hollenhorst, April 2010)

Cultural Resources

Report to Congress on the Historic Preservation of Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Sites in the United States (September 2007)

Battlefield Update: Newsletter of the American Battlefield Protection Program (1994-2002)

Resource Protection Planning Process Preservation Planning Series (undated)

The Loss of the Francis Scott Key House: Was It Really? (Barry Mackintosh, July 1981)

Natural Resources

National Academy of Sciences Advisory Committee on Research in the National Parks: The Robbins Report (PDF) (HTML edition) (1963)

Case Studies in Protecting Parks NPS Natural Resources Report 87-2 (Warren Lee Brown, December 1987)

Mount Washington Changed in Recorded Maximum Wind Speed Frequency and Direction Relating to the 1980 Change in Pitot Exposure and the Move to the New Observatory (D.E. Glidden, excerpt from Windswept, v. 39 no. 3, 1998)

Navigability: State and Federal Definitions, Public Trust Mandates, and NPS Management (A. Hansen, September 5, 1998)

Views on Natural Science and Resource Management in the Western Region Keynote Address, NPS Pacific Northwest Region Science/Resources Management Workshop, April 18-20, 1978 (Bruce M. Kilgore, 1979)

The Natural Resource Management Challenge: The NR-MAP Report (Bob Krumenaker and Abby Miller, March 3, 1995)

R-MAP: Resources Management Assessment Program (December 1993)

Five Year Strategic Plan for Improving the Natural Resources Program of the National Park Service (undated)

Resource Management Skills Team, North Atlantic Region, FY87 Annual Report (Kyle Jones, October 1987)

Wilderness Explorer: Jr. Ranger Activities and Adventures for Ages 8 and up 50th Anniversary Edition (May 2014)

An Introduction to Natural Resources Management (undated)

Fundamentals for Professional Natural Resource Managers (1995)

Hydrology—The Odyssey of Water: 1987 NPS Water Resources Course (Freeman M. Smith, July 16-24, 1997)

Instructor's Workshop in Fundamentals in Resource Management Course Report (January 11-22, 1988)

Professional Development Program; Natural Resources Strategic Plan (undated)

Natural and Cultural Resources Professional Development (1996)

Resources Careers (1999)

Resources Careers: Briefing for the National Leadership Council (January 22-24, 1997)

Resource Manager Training Program (1977)

Resources Careers Initiative Memo (October 26, 1995)

Land Protection Plan Training Course at Albright Training Center Memo (December 19, 1982)

Team Resource Program Briefing Statement (January 25, 1988)

Alternatives for Land Protection: A Review of Case Studies in Eight National Parks (American Land Forum, June 1982)

Hazardous Waste Law and Land Acquisition Memo (May 6, 1985)

Land Acquisition Procedures Parts 7 and 8 (February 1978)

Land Management Handbook (1958)

Land Protection Plan Instructions (September 15, 1982

Land Protection Plan Update Memo (September 18, 1985)

Land Protection Plans, National Park Service (Federal Register, Vol. 48 No. 92, Wednesday, May 11, 1983)

Land Protection Plans / Proposed Interpretive Plans, National Park Service (Federal Register, Vol. 48 No. 31, Monday, February 14, 1983)

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