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National Park Service Electronic Library

The NPS Electronic Library is a portal to thousands of electronic publications and videos, covering the cultural and natural history of the National Park Service and 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.

Featured Publications

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Ebenezer Baptist Church, Historic Structure Report, Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site (2001)
Historic Resource Study (1994)
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site: Cultural Landscape Report: Birth-Home Block (1995)
Martin Luther King, Jr., Birth Home Historic Furnishings Report (1989)

Southwestern Monuments Association Technical Series

1. Prehistory of El Rito de los Frijoles, Bandelier National Monument, J. W. Hendron (1940)
2. Archeological Studies at Tonto National Monument, Arizona, Charlie R. Steen, Lloyd M. Pierson, Vorsila L. Bohrer, and Kate Peck Kent (1962)
3. Montezuma Castle Archeology - Part 1: Excavations, Earl Jackson, Sallie Pierce Van Valkenburgh, and Katharine Bartlett (1954)
3. Montezuma Castle Archeology - Part 2: Textiles, Kate Peck Kent (1954)
4. Excavation of a Portion of the East Ruins, Aztec Ruins National Monument, New Mexico, Roland Richert (1964)
5. Excavations, 1940, at University Indian Ruin, Julian D. Hayden (1957)
6. Part 1 — Kin Kletso: A Pueblo III Community in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, Gordon Vivian and Tom W. Mathews with The Human Skeletal Material, Erik Reed; Part 2 — Tree-Ring Dating of the Archeological Sites in the Chaco Canyon Region, New Mexico, Bryant Bannister (1973)
7. Archeology on the Shonto Plateau, Northeast Arizona, Keith M. Anderson, with Bird Remains From Vicinity of Navajo National Monument, Arizona, Lyndon L. Hargrave (1969)
8. The Interpreter's Handbook: Methods, Skills, & Techniques, Russell K. Grater (1976)

Miscellaneous Studies

African Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Africanisms (2003)
The National Park Service and the Afro-American Experience, An Independent Assessment from the Black Perspective (1990)
1921 Tulsa Race Riot Reconnaissance Survey (2005)
Underground Railroad Special Resource Study (1995)
National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Newsletters

Archaeological Excavation at El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico Notes In Anthropology Volume 6 (Hale G. Smith, 1962)
Chattanooga Area Civil War Sites Assessment (1997)
McClean House and Barn, Gettysburg National Military Park, Pa. (Lenard E. Brown, 1968)
Mission Conception Archeological Completion Report Series, Number 5 (1975)
NPS Courier (~50 new issues now online)
Interpretation magazine (selected issues)
Potential Natural Landmarks in the Wyoming Basin: Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems (Dennis H. Knight, Robert J. Hill, and A. Tyrone Harrison, 1976)
Proposed Canyonlands National Park in Utah, S.27 (1963)
Saguaro National Monument: An Archeological Overview The Arizona Archeological Center Report No. 1 (V. K. Pheriba Stacy and Julian Hayden, 1975)
The Post on the Marmaton: A Historic Resource Study of Fort Scott National Historic Site (Daniel J. Holder and Hal K. Rothman, 2001)
The Tupelo Campaign: June 22-July 23, 1864 — A Documented Narrative & Troop Movement Maps (Edwin C. Bearss, 1969)

Park Brochures

Craters of the Moon (1949, 1975)
Independence (1954, 1961) - Carpenters' Hall (1962, 1966) - Deshler-Morris House (1966)
Indiana Dunes (1967, 1977)
Isle Royale (1941, 1962, 1978)
Historic Jamestowne (Colonial) (1955, 1956, 1958, 1966, 1977, 1983)
Jefferson (1963, 1976) - Museum of Westward Expansion (1976)
Jewel Cave (1949, 1958, 1975, 1976, 1981, 1982)
John Day Fossil Beds (1979)
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Kennedy Center) (1976)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1973, 1989, 1990)
Joshua Tree (1961, 1964, 1970)

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