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Dry Tortugas National Park, c1934. (NPS Photo, HPC-000623)
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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

Lighthouses / Light Stations

Historically Famous Lighthouses (U.S. Coast Guard CG-232, 1972, 1986)
Historic Lighthouse Preservation Manual (1997)
Inventory of Historic Light Stations (1994)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cultural Landscape Report, Cape Hatteras Light Station (Susan Hart Vincent, 2003)
Historic Grounds Study: Little Kinnakeet Life-Saving and Coast Guard Station (Harry H. Sloat, 1988)

Ranching Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site

Historic Resource Study/Historic Structures Report/Cultural Resources Statement (John Albright, 1979)

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Cultural Landscape Report: Cant Ranch Historic District (Terri Taylor and Cathy Gilbert, 1996)

Point Reyes National Seashore

Ranching on the Point Reyes Peninsula (D.S. (Dewey) Livingston, 1993)
"There Is No More Extensive Dairy in the Township": The History and Architecture of the Upper Pierce Ranch 1856-1986 (Richard A. Borjes and Gordon Chappell, 1986)

Miscellaneous Studies

Blackstone River Valley Special Resource Study Report (2011)
Manhattan Project Sites Draft Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment (November 2009)
Manhattan Project Sites FONSI Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment (September 2010)
Park Practice Program (select issues of Design, Guideline, Grist, Plowback, Trends)
San Juan Island National Historical Park: An Environmental History (Christine Avery, 2004)
Wolf Trap Farm Park: An Administrative History (Barry Mackintosh, 1983)

Park Brochures

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania (1941)
Gateway (c1965)
Gettysburg (1940, 1948, 1951, 1963, 1965, 1976, 1984)
George Washington Birthplace (1975, 1990)
George Washington Parkway (Mount Vernon Section) (1966)
Gila Cliff Dwellings (1969, 1970, 1977, 1990, 1999)
Glacier (1922, 1923, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1975, 1976)
Glacier Bay (1957, 1959, 1982)
Glen Canyon (1965, 1970, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985; Dam: 1961, 1962)
Golden Spike (1969, 1974, 1986)
Grand Canyon (1928, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1940, 1941, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1949, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1966, 1977, 1978, 1981; Summer Trips: 1924; North Rim: 1971; South Rim: 1973)
Grand Portage (1962, 1966, 1969, 1975)
Grand Teton (1929, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1948, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1983)
Great Basin (incorporating the former Lehman Caves NM) 1956, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1975, 1984)
Great Sand Dunes (1950, 1959, 1964, 1967, 1979, 1981)
Great Smoky Mountains (1933, 1941, 1957, 1966, 1971, 1977)
Greenbelt Park (1983)
Guadalupe Mountains (1975, 1980)
Guildford Courthouse (1957)
Kings Canyon (incorporating the former General Grant NP) (1934, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942)
Salinas Pueblo Missions (incorporating the former Gran Quivira NM) (1961, 1966, 1970, 1974)


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