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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 (NPS) 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/additional 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.

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Last month debuted a new way to access park-specific content. Each park now has its own dedicated Web page that consolidates all of the content for that park on a single Web page. The View Park Archives selection above is the quickest way to access this content for a specific park, as well as from the existing Park Archives —> Historical Documents menu.

Please Note: External documents hosted on will be inaccessible between 6/14-6/21 due to Data Center maintenance.

New eLibrary Additions

Dressing the Part: A Portfolio of Women's History in the NPS (Harpers Ferry Center, April 20, 2021)

Badges and Uniform Ornamentation of the National Park Service (R. Bryce Workman, revised 1997, altered 2021)

They Also Serve: Ancillary Uniforms — 1920-1991 National Park Service Uniforms Vol. 6 (R. Bryce Workman, unfinished draft, 1999)

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1921 Tulsa Race Riot Reconnaissance Survey (Final, November 2005)

Tulsa Race Riot: A Report by the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (February 28, 2001)

Commemorating the Suffrage Centennial in Seneca Falls, New York (2020)

A Vision Realized: Women's Rights National Historical Park Design Competition (Judy Hart, ed., 1991)

Statistical Abstract 2020 NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NRSS/EQS/NRDS—2021/1326 (Pamela S. Ziesler and Claire M. Spalding, May 2021)

Tule Springs Archaeological Surface Survey Nevada State Museum Anthropological Papers No. 12 (Margaret L. Susia, January 1964)

Tule Springs, Nevada With Other Evidences of Pleistocene Man in North America Southwest Museum Papers No. 18 (Mark Raymond Harrington and Ruth DeEtte Simpson, 1961)

Battlefields in Dixie Land and Chickamauga National Military Park (Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, January 1928)

Southern Battlefields: A List of Battlefields On and Near the Lines of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway and Western & Atlantic Railroad (Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, undated)

Dedication of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, September 18-20, 1895 (H.V. Boynton, comp., 1896)

Platt National Park: The Play-Ground of The Southwest (M.J. Barnett, H.O. Watts and W.E. Branch, eds., 1930)

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment, Mammoth Cave National Park Phase III Final Report (Darlene Applegate and Kate Hudepohl, December 2020)

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment: Zion National Park, Utah and Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona (Richard W. Stoffle, Diane E. Austin, David B. Halmo and Arthur M. Phillips III, July 1999, revised 2013)

American Indians and the Old Spanish Trail (Richard W. Stoffle, Kathleen A. Van Vlack, Rebecca S. Toupal, Sean M. O'Meara, Jessica L. Medwied-Savage, Henry F. Dobyns and Richard W. Arnold, December 19, 2008)

Ethnohistoric and Ethnographic Assessment of Contemporary Communities along the Old Spanish Trail (Richard W. Stoffle, Rebecca S. Toupal, Jessica L. Medwied-Savage, Sean M. O'Meara, Kathleen A. Van Vlack, Henry F. Dobyns and Heather Fauland, December 19, 2008)

Ethnographic Assessment of Kaibab Paiute Cultural Resources in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah (Richard W. Stoffle, Alex K. Carroll, Amy Eisenberg and John Amato, October 2004)

Training Center Program of the National Park Service (c1960s)

Making Educated Decisions 2: A Landscape Preservation Bibliography (Charles A. Birnbaum and Heather L. Barrett, eds., 2000)

The Great American Landmarks Adventure (Kay Weeks and Roxie Munro, 1987)

Preserving Historic Landscapes: An Annotated Bibliography (Lauren Meier and Betsy Chittenden, comp., 1990)

Featured Publication
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(Vincent L. Santucci and Justin S. Tweet, eds., 2021)

Grand Canyon National Park Centennial Paleontological Resources Inventory: A Century of Fossil Discovery and Research Utah Geological Association Special Publication 1 (Vincent L. Santucci and Justin S. Tweet, eds., 2021, ©Utah Geological Association, all rights reserved)

An Archaeological Survey and Assessment of Gran Quivira National Monument, New Mexico (Patrick H. Beckett, December 1981)

Natural Resource Condition Assessment, Cape Hatteras National Seashore NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/CAHA/NRR-2021/2257 (Andy J. Nadeau, Kathy Allen and Andy Robertson, May 2021)

Natural Resource Condition Assessment, Mammoth Cave National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/MACA/NRR-2021/2258 (Chris Groves, Autumn Singer, Lee Anne Bledsoe, Richard S. Toomey III, Katie Algeo and Cathleen J. Webb, May 2021)

An Urban Oasis: Rock Creek Park's History and Management (Joan M. Zenzen, October 2020)

Presidios of the Big Bend Area / Los Presidios del Area de Big Bend Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Paper No. 31 (James E. Ivey, 1990)

Developed Area Management Plan/Environmental Assessment, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (January 2015)

Integrating Visual Resource and Visitor Use Management Planning: A Case Study of the Mose H. Cone National Historic District, Blue Ridge Parkway (Gary W. Johnson, 2018)

The Vegetation of Everglades National Park: Final Report NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/SFCN/NRR-2021/2256 (Pablo L. Rui, Theodore N. Schall, Robert B. Shamblin and Kevin R.T. Whelan, May 2021)

Historic Strutures Report: Rodman Candleworks, Double Bank Building, United States Custom House, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford, Massachusetts (Lauren H. Laham, 2009, published 2011)

Imprint of the Past: Ecological History of New Bedford Harbor (Carol E. Pesch, Richard A. Voyer, James S. Latimer, Jane Copeland, George Morrison and Douglas McGovern, February 2011)

Historic Structure Report: Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, Maryland (Beyer, Blinder, Belle Architects & Planners, September 25, 2012)

Historic Resource Study: Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park (WLA Studio and New South Associates, February 2021)

McLoughlin and Old Oregon: A Chronicle (Eva Emery Dye, 1910)

Mount Rainier National Park (John Barnett, c1979)

Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project Report: Mount Rainier National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NCCN/NRR—2021/2253 (Eric M. Nielsen, Catharine Copass, Rachel L. Brunner and Lindsey K. Wise, May 2021)

Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project Report: Olympic National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NCCN/NRR—2021/2255 (Eric M. Nielsen, Catharine Copass, Rachel L. Brunner and Lindsey K. Wise, May 2021)

Vegetation Classification and Mapping Project Report: North Cascades National Park NPS Natural Resource Report NPS/NCCN/NRR—2021/2254 (Eric M. Nielsen, Catharine Copass, Rachel L. Brunner and Lindsey K. Wise, May 2021)

Systemwide Archeological Inventory Program: Rocky Mountain Cluster Plan Yellowstone Center for Resources YCR-CR-98-1 (James A. Truesdale, Adrienne Anderson and Ann Johnson, 1998)

Climate Change Impacts on Odawa Contemporary Use Plants and Cultture at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (Richard Stoffle, Katherine Brooks, Evelyn Pickering, Christopher Sittler and Kathleen Van Vlack, October 5, 2015)

Unav-Nuqauaint: Little Springs Lava Flow Ethnographic Investigation (Kathleen Van Vlack, Richard Stoffle, Evelyn Pickering, Katherine Brooks and Jennie Delfs, September 2013)

Management Alternatives and Reconnaissance Survey: Expansion of Craters of the Moon National Monument (August 1990 and March 1989)

General Management Plan/Development Concept Plan Environmental Impact Statement/Cultural Landscape Inventory and Analysis, Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Powell County, Montana (March 1993; Thomas G. Keohan, 1991)

Junior Ranger Program, Minidoka National Historic Site, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial (2021)

Junior Ranger Book, Freedom Riders National Monument (2021)

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears: Ecology and Conservation of an Icon of Wilderness (P.J. White, Kerry A. Gunther and Frank T. van Manen, eds., 2017)

Yellowstone National Park Arnold Hague, extract from American Forestry, Vol. XIX No. 5, May 1913, ©American Forestry Association)

Landforms and Associated Surficial Materials of Yellowstone National Park (Henry Shovic, 1996)

The Ecological Implications of Fire in Greater Yellowstone Second Biennial Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Jason M. Greenlee, ed., 1993; ©International Association of Wildland Fire)

Ocmulgee River Corridor Special Resource Study Cultural and Historical Context Report (January 2021)

Ocmulgee River Corridor Special Resource Study Environmental Context Report (January 2021)

Cultural Resources Inventory of the Colville National Forest, including History of the Colville National Forest Washington State University Project Reports 32 (Judith Giniger, John Alan Ross, David H. Stratton and Glen W. Lindeman, 1976; M.V. Kurtz, 1941; incomplete)

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