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Yellowstone National Park

National Park Service History

Antiquities Act

Antiquities Act of 1906 (Ronald F. Lee, 2001)

Antiquities: Training Bulletin for Field Employees of the National Park Service United States Department of the Interior (1954)

A Very Large Array: Early Federal Historic Preservation — The Antiquities Act, Mesa Verde, and the National Park Service Act (Richard West Sellars, from National Resources Journal, vol. 47 no. 2, Spring 2007, reproduced with permission from the University of New Mexico School of Law)

General information regarding the national monuments set aside under the act of Congress approved June 8, 1906 (1917)

National Monuments Designated by Presidents 1906-2009

National Monuments to National Parks: The Use of the Antiquities Act of 1906

National parks and monuments (Herbert W. Gleason, 1917)

The Monumental Legacy of the Antiquities Act of 1906 (Mark Squillace, Georgia Law Review Vol. 37, 2003)

The Antiquities Act: The First Hundred Years of a Landmark Law (David Harmon, Francis P. McManamon, and Dwight T. Pitcaithley, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 23 No. 1, 2006)


Articles

150 Years Of Preservation: Yosemite And The Constitutionality Of National Parks (Alfred Runte, 2014)

A Call To action: Preparing for a second century of stewardship and engagement (2014)

Clinton's National Monuments: A Democrat's Undemocratic Acts (Albert C. Lin, Ecology Law Quarterly Vol. 29 Issue 4, 2002)

Domestic Tranquility and the National Park System (Theodore W. Sudia, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 4 No. 4, 1986)

Gorgeous Maps Reveal the History of America's National Parks (National Geographic Society, 2016)

History, Memory, and Monuments: An Overview of the Scholarly Literature on Commemoration (Kirk Savage, 2007)

National Park Service Act of 1916: A Contradictory Mandate? (Robin W. Winks, 1997)

National Parks—The Need of the Future (James Bryce, 1913)

Philanthropy and the National Parks (Barry Mackintosh, 1998)

Philosophical Basis for National Park Management (Brian C. Kenner, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 4 No. 3, 1998)

Philosophical Underpinnings of the National Park Idea (Dwight T. Pitcaithly, Ranger, Vol. 17, No. 4, Fall 2001)

Reading the Earth: From Wonder to Appreciation (Robert Sterling Yard, 1919)

Reassessing the National Park Service and the National Park System (Janet A. McDonnell, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 25 No. 2, 2008)

The economic destiny of the National parks (J. Horace McFarland, 1917)

The National Park Service: Groveling Sycophant or Social Conscience? (Frank Hays, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 19 No. 4, 2002)

The National Park Service and Civic Engagement (Edward T. Linenthal, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 25 No. 1, 2008)

The National Park System and Historic American Past: A Brief Overview and Reflection (Richard West Sellars, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 24 No. 1, 2007)

The Role of History in Managing NPS Areas (Dwight T. Pitcaithly, 1999)

Writing Environmental and Park Histories (Steven Mark, 1996)

WWII Military Aircraft Incidents in National Park Service Units: A Preliminary Inventory (Adrian P. Hunt, Vincent L. Santucci and David Lassman, excerpt from Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: Proceedings of the 2011 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas and Cultural Sites, 2012; © The George Wright Society, all rights reserved)


Centennial

A Call to Action

Centennial Junior Ranger Activity Book (2016)

George Wright Society's NPS Centennial Essays

National Parks Second Century Commission

Next Century for Parks

NPS Advisory Board: Engaging Independent Perspectives for a 21st-Century National Park System

Realizing the Vision for the Second Century National Park Service Centennial Final Report (December 2016)


Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

Brick and Stone Work Civilian Conservation Corps Project Training Series No. 5 (1937)

Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942: A New Deal Case Study (John A. Salmond, 1967)

National Parks and Emergency Conservation Work (1933, 1936)

The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service, 1933-1942: An Administrative History HTML) (John C. Paige, 1985)

The Civilian Conservation Corps: Overview of CCC Resources in the Intermountain Region (A. Sayre Hutchison, February 14, 2008)

The Forest Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps: 1933-42 (HTML) (Alison T. Otis, William D. Honey, Thomas C. Hogg, and Kimberly K. Lakin, US Forest Service, August 1986)


Conference/Symposia Proceedings

Addresses and proceedings of the First National Conservation Congress held at Seattle, Washington, August 26-28, 1909

Abstracts: First Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks (1976)

Abstracts: 2nd Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks (1979)

First World Conference on National Parks (1962)

Proceedings of a Conference of Governors (1908)

Proceedings of the First Park Naturalists' Training Conference Held At Educational Headquarters, Berkeley California November 1 to 30, 1929 (1929)

Proceedings of the Second Park Naturalists' Conference Held At Grand Canyon National Park, November 13-17, 1940 (1930)

Rally on the High Ground: The National Park Service Symposium on the Civil War (Robert K. Sutton, ed., 2001)

Proceedings of the National Park Conference held at Yellowstone National Park September 11 and 12, 1911 (1912)

Proceedings of the National Park Conference held at Yosemite National Park October 14, 15 and 16, 1912 (1913)

Proceedings of the (Third) National Park Conference held at Berkeley, California, March 11-13, 1915 (1915)

Proceedings Of The (Fourth) National Parks Conference Held In the Auditorium Of The New National Museum, Washington, D.C., January 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 1917 (1917)

Chief Park Rangers and Interpreters' Conference (1959)

First Annual National Park Service Historic Preservation Conference (1975)

Second World Conference on National Parks (1972)

New Parks for the Nation: White House Conference on Conservation (1962)

The National Park Service Looks Toward the 21st Century: The 1988 General Superintendents Conference and Discovery (Janet A. McDonnell, 2001)

National Parks Second Century Commission (2009)

Findings and Recommendations, Education Initiative Symposium (1997)

Preservation of What, For Whom? (1997)

Partnerships in Parks & Preservation, Proceedings and Bibliography (1991)

Protecting Our Diverse Heritage: The Role of Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites Proceedings of the 2003 George Wright Society / National Park Service Joint Conference. Hancock, Michigan (David Harmon, Bruce M. Kilgore and Gay E. Vietzke, eds., The George Wright Society, 2004)


Conservation and Stewardship

Branching Out: Approaches in National Park Stewardship (2003)

Communication Strategies that Promote Ocean Stewardship Action: A Booklet for Interpreters and Educators (2010)

Conservation in the National Parks (undated)

Franklin D. Roosevelt & Conservation 1911-1945 Volumes 1 and 2 (Edgar B. Nixon, ed., 1957)

Documentary Chronology of Selected Events in the Development of the American Conservation Movement, 1847-1920

Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920

Expanding Horizons: Highlights from the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation (2014)

NPS Stewardship Institute Publications
Conservation and Stewardship Publication Series
 1. Landscape Conservation: An International Working Session on the Stewardship of Protected Landscapes (2001)
 2. International Concepts in Protected Landscapes: Exploring Their Values for Communities in the Northeast (2001)
 3. Collaboration and Conservation: Lessons Learned in Areas Managed through National Park Service Partnerships (2001)
 4. Speaking of the Future: A Dialogue on Conservation (2003)
 5. A Handbook for Managers of Cultural Landscapes with Natural Resource Values (Barbara Slaiby and Nora Mitchell, 2003)
 6. Collaboration and Conservation: Lessons Learned from National Park Service Partnership Areas in the Western United States (2004)
 7. Reflecting on the Past, Looking to the Future: Sustainability Study Report. A Technical Assistance Report to the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission (2005)
 8. Keeping National Parks Relevant in the 21st Century (2006)
 9. Connecting Stories, Landscapes, and People: Exploring the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Partnership (2006)
10. Opportunities for Communities that Neighbor Public Lands: A Guide to Federal Programs (April Shepherd and Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, ed., 2006)
11. Learning to be Better Neighbors: Case Studies in Civic Engagement between National Parks and Neighboring Communities (Stephanie L. Tuxill and Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, 2006)
12. Working Together for a Common Future: The Community-Public Land Regional Handbook (Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, 2007)
13. Scholar's Forum, The National Park Service and Civic Reflection: A Summary Report (Rolf Diamant, Laura J. Feller and David L. Laarsen, eds., 2006)
14. Stewardship Begins With People: An Atlas of Places, People and Handmade Products (Rolf Diamant, Jeffrey Roberts, Jacquelyn Tuxill, Nora Mitchell and Daniel Laven, 2007)
15. Shared Legacies in Cane River National Heritage Area: Linking People, Traditions, and Landscapes. A Technical Assistance Report for the Cane River National Heritage Area Commission Report (Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, Philip B. Huffman, Daniel N. Laven and Nora J. Mitchell, 2008)
16. Stronger Together: A Manual on the Principles and Practices of Civic Engagement (Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, Nora J. Mitchell and Delia Clark, 2009)
17. Leading in a Collaborative Environment: Six Case Studies Involving Collaboration and Civic Engagement (Jacquelyn L. Tuxill and Nora J. Mitchell, eds., 2010)
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19. Engaging Young Adults in a Sustainable Future: Strategies for National Parks and Other Special Places (2009)>
20. Qualitative Evaluation of the Superintendents Leadership Roundtable (Jennifer L. Jewiss, 2010)
21. Beyond Outreach Handbook: A Guide to Designing Effective Programs to Engage Diverse Communities (Rebecca Stanfield McCown, Jacquelyn L. Tuxill, Daniel N. Laven, Nora J. Mitchell, Robert E. Manning and Jennifer L. Jewiss, 2011)
22. Beyond Outreach: Sharing Innovative Approaches for Engaging Youth from Diverse Communities (2011)

NPS Urban Agenda (2015)

Observations Concerning the Conservation of Monuments in Europe and America (Hans Huth, 1940)

Scaling Up: Collaborative Approaches to Large Landscape Conservation (2014)

The National Park Service Program of Conservation For Areas and Structures of National Historical Significance (Alvin P. Stauffer and Charles W. Porter, 1943)


Guidebooks

Booklets Descriptive of National Parks and National Monuments: Issued by United States Railroad Administration (Season 1919)

Glimpses of Historic Areas East of the Mississippi River (HTML) (1937)

Glimpses of Our National Monuments (HTML) (1930)

Glimpses of our National Parks (1920)

Glimpses of our National Parks (1927)

Glimpses of our National Parks (1931)

Glimpses of our National Parks (1934)

Glimpses of our National Parks (HTML) (Isabelle F. Story, 1941)

Portfolio on the National Park and Monument System (American Planning and Civic Association, c1938)

The National Park Story in Pictures (HTML) (Isabelle F. Story, 1957)

(The) National Parks Portfolio: (Robert Sterling Yard, 1916, 1916, 1917, 1921, 1925, 1928, 1931)


History of the National Park System

A Brief History and Description of the National Park System (1966)

A Tall Tale Retold: The Influence of the Photographs of William Henry Jackson upon the Passage of the Yellowstone Park Act of 1872 (Howard Bossen, 1981)

An Update to Gone, But Not Forgotten: The Delisted Units of the U.S. National Park System (Alan H. Hogenauer, George Wright Forum, Vol. 8 No. 3, 1992)

Former National Park System Units: An Analysis (Barry Mackintosh, 1995)

Gone, But Not Forgotten: The Delisted Units of the U.S. National Park System (Alan H. Hogenauer, George Wright Forum, Vol. 7 No. 4, 1991)

History and Definition of the Names of Historical Units within the National Park System (Harry A. Butowsky)

National Park System Timeline (Annotated)

Nomenclature of Park System Areas

Part One of the National Park System Plan: History (1972)

Part Two of the National Park System Plan: Natural History (1972)

The National Parks: Lesser-Known Areas (1995), The National Parks: The Lesser Known Areas (1997)

The National Parks: Shaping the System (Janet McDonnell, 2005), The National Parks: Shaping the System (Barry Mackintosh, 1991), The National Parks: Shaping the System (Barry Mackintosh, 1985)


Interpretation and Education

A Report on National Park Service Interpretation (William C. Everhart, 1973)

Children's Interpretation: A Discovery Book For Interpreters (Gary Machlis and Maureen McDonough, 1978)

Campfire Programs In-Service Training Series (H. Raymond Gregg, 1955)

Children's Interpretation: A Discovery Book for Interpreters (Gary Machlis and Maureen McDonough, Spring 1978)

Conducted Trips In-Service Training Series (1954)

Development of the naturalist program in the National Park Service: transcript, 1964 (Harold C. Bryant and Newton Drury, 1964)

Exploring a Common Past: Interpreting Women's History in the National Park Service 2nd edition (2003 w/2005 updates)

General Plan for the Administration of the Educational Division (1929)

Individual Reports of the Committee on Educational Problems in National Parks (1929)

Information Please! In-Service Training Series (Ralph H. Anderson, 1955)

Intangible Values Of Protected Areas: What Are They?: Why Do They Matter? (David Harmon, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 21 No. 2, 2004)

Interpretation in the National Park Service: A Historical Perspective (Barry Mackintosh, 1986)

Interpreting the Standards Bulletins

Interpreting Biological Diversity: A Handbook for National Park Service Communicators (2003)

Interpretation for Disabled Visitors in the National Park System (1984)

Interpretive Views: Opinions on Evaluating Interpretation in the National Park Service (Gary E. Machlis, ed., ©National Parks and Conservation Association, 1986. Digital edition reprinted with permission from National Parks Conservation Association. All rights reserved.)

Meaningful Interpretation: How to Connect Hearts and Minds to Places, Objects, and Other Resources (David L. Larsen, ed., 2003)

National Parks and Education: The First Twenty Years (Dwight T. Pitcaithly, 2002)

Park Naturalists and the Evolution of National Park Service Interpretation Through World War II (C. Frank Brockman, from Journal of Forest History, v. 22, January 1978, digital edition courtesy ©The Forest History Society, all rights reserved.)

Planning for Interpretation and Visitor Experience (1998)

Preventing Cultural Resource Destruction: Taking Action Through Interpretation (1999)

Exploring a Common Past: Researching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad (3rd edition, 2000)

Research and Education in the National Parks (Harold C. Bryant and Wallace W. Atwood, Jr., 1932)

Resources for Interpreters: Bibliographies for Historical Interpretation (1982)

Servicewide Interpretation and Education Evaluation Strategy: Executive Summary (August 2006)

Summary Report of the NPS Evaluation of Interpretation and Education Services Project (Monica Post, April 2012)

Talks In-Service Training Series (1953)

The Evolution of Interpretation in the National Park Service and the Lincoln Home Site from Historia, Volume 13 (James Sturgill, 2004)

The Interpreter's Handbook: Methods, Skills, & Techniques (Russell K. Grater, 1976)

The National Parks from the Scientific and Educational Side (Laurence F. Schmeckeier, extract from Popular Science Monthly, v.80, June 1912)

"Tips" On Your Job In-Service Training Series (1952)

Video: Interpretation and Education Evaluation Summit University of Denver (October 25-26, 2006)

Who am I? (Freeman Tilden, 1975)


Magazines/Newsletters/Newspapers

Common Ground / Federal Archeology

Courier / Newsletter

CRM Bulletin/Journal

Heritage Matters

Interpretation

In Touch

National Parks (1997-2011) (National Parks Conservation Association)

Parks (Magazine)

Preservation Briefs

Preservation Tech Notes

The George Wright Forum


Mission 66

A History of the National Park Service Mission 66 Program (Roy E. Appleman, 1958)

Examples of Mission 66 Buildings in the National Park Service 1956-1966

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

Mission 66 for the National Park System (January 1956)

Our Heritage, A Plan for its Protection and Use, "Mission 66" (1957?)

Mission 66 Visitor Centers (HTML) (Sarah Allaback, 2000)


National Park Service History

12-Point Plan: The Challenge Dir. William Penn Mott, Jr. (1986)

12-Point Plan: The Challenge, The Actions Dir. William Penn Mott, Jr. (1986)

50th Anniversary of the National Park Service (Connie Foley, 1965)

65th Anniversary: National Park Service (1981)

75th Anniversary: National Park Service (1991)

A Brief History of the National Park Service (James F. Kieley, 1940)

A Brief Organizational History of the Office of Design and Construction National Park Service 1917-1962 (Vernon L. Hammons, 1963)

Advancing the National Park Idea: National Parks Second Century Commission Report (2008)

Bibliography of National Parks and Monuments West of the Mississippi River Vol. 2 (1941)

Brief History of Mapping the National Parks

Creating Our Future: A strategic plan for the National Park Service Dir. Roger G. Kennedy (1993-1994)

"Do Things Right the First Time": Administrative History—The National Park Service and the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980 (HTML) (G. Frank Williss, 1985)

Expansion of the National Park Service in the 1930s: An Administrative History (HTML) (Harlan D. Unrau and G. Frank Williss 1983)

Family Tree of the National Park Service (Ronald F. Lee, ©Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1972)

Historical and Architectural Monuments in the United States (Ronald F. Lee, 1936)

Important Park Dates

Know Your Service (1929), Know Your Service (1940)

National Park Service: 75th Anniversary Fact Sheets: Vocation plus Avocation equals Preservation, Evolution of an Idea, National Park Rangers, Generations of Change

Second-Century Perspectives: A Journey of Understanding 2016 National Park System Advisory Board Report (2016)

National Park Service Cooperating Associations (c1981)

National Park Service. Hearing before the Committee on the Public Lands, House of Representatives (1916)

National Park Service: The First 75 Years (HTML) (William H. Sontag, ed., ©Eastern National Park and Monument Association, 1990)

National Park Service Administrative History: A Guide (Janet A. McDonnell, March 2004)

National Park Service Uniforms (R. Bryce Workman, 1991-1998)
     Badges and Uniform Ornamentation of the National Park Service (R. Bryce Workman, Revised 1997)
     No. 1: Badges and Insignia: 1894-1991 (HTML) (R. Bryce Workman, 1991)
     No. 2: In Search of an Identity, 1872-1920 (HTML) (R. Bryce Workman, 1994)
     No. 3: Ironing Out the Wrinkles, 1920-1932 (HTML) (R. Bryce Workman, 1995)
     No. 4: Breeches, Blouses, and Skirts, 1918-1991 (HTML) (R. Bryce Workman, 1998)
     No. 5: The Developing Years 1932-1970 (R. Bryce Workman, 1998)

National Park Service Wives and Women Employees Handbook (Lyn Broadbent, Pat Binnewies and Susan Wilson, 1969)

National Parks for the 21st. Century - The Vail Agenda, Report and Recommendations to the Director, NPS (1992)

National Parks for the 21st. Century - The Vail Agenda, Report and Recommendations to the Director, NPS (1993)

National Parks for the Future: Task Force Reports Dir. George B. Hartzog, Jr. (The Conservation Foundation, March 1972)

National Park Service Strategic Plan 1997 Dir. Robert G. Stanton (September 1997)

National Park System Advisory Board: Committee on Philanthropy (2006)

Nontraditional Uses of the National Parks (Richard G. White, 1979)

Administrative History: Organizational Structures of the National Park Service 1917 to 1985 (Russ Olsen, 1985)

Origins of National Park Service Administration of Historic Sites (Horace Albright, 1971)

OSS Training in the National Parks and Service Abroad in World War II (John Whiteclay Chambers II, 2008)

Public Use of the National Park System, 1872-2000 (Ronald F. Lee, 1968)

Quotes (Conservation, Parks and Natural Beauty): National Park Service 50th Anniversary, 1916-1966 (1966)

Restructuring Plan for the National Park Service (1994)

Rethinking the National Parks for the 21st Century National Park Service Advisory Board Report (2001)

State of the Parks 1980: A Report to the Congress (May 1980)

That The Past Shall Live... the history program of the National Park Service (1967)

The American Civic Association's movement for a Bureau of National Parks. President Taft on a National Parks Bureau; address on ... December 13, 1911. The need for a Bureau of National Parks (1911?)

The National Park Service: A Brief History (Barry Mackintosh, 1999)

The National Park Service: Its History, Activities and Organization (Jenks Cameron, 1922)

The National Park Service: Responding to the September 11 Terrorist Attacks (Janet A. McDonnell, 2005)

The national parks for all the people, and Perhaps our greatest national park (the Greater Sequoia): two addresses (Enos Mills, 1917)

The United States Park Police: A History (Barry Mackintosh, 1989)

Travel and the National Parks: An Economic Study (Ernest W. Swanson, 1969)

Visitor Fees in the National Park System: A Legislative and Administrative History (Barry Mackintosh, 1983)

Women in the National Park Service (undated)


Notable Persons/NPS Employees

"Boss" Pinkley's Ruminations (Frank "Boss" Pinkley, 1957)

Chief Historians of the National Park Service

Directors of the National Park Service

Directory, National Park Service (January 1947)

Oral History Interview with Mr. Vern Chatelain (Herb Evison, 1980)

Enigmatic Icon: The Life and Times of Harry Yount (William R. Supernaugh, ©Wyoming State Historical Society, 1998)

Historic Listing of National Park Service Officials (Hillary A. Tolson, Howard W. Baker and Harold P. Danz, May 1, 1986)

Historic Listings of National Park Service Officials (Hillary A. Tolson, Howard W. Baker and Harold P. Danz, 1991)

Parks, Politics, and the People (Conrad L. Wirth, ©University of Oklahoma Press, 1980)

Parks and redwoods, 1919-1971 (Newton B. Drury): oral history transcript / and related material, 1959-1972 (Vol. 1) (1972)

Parks and redwoods, 1919-1971 (Newton B. Drury): oral history transcript / and related material, 1959-1972 (Vol. 2) (1972)

Oral History Interview with George B. Hartzog, Jr (Janet A. McDonnell, 2007)

Oral History Interview of Robert Utley (S. Herbert Evison, May 17, 1973)

Oral History Interview with Robert G. Stanton, Director of the National Park Service 1997-2001 (2005)

Robin Winks on the Evolution and Meaning of the Organic Act (Robin W. Winks, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 24 No. 3, 2007)

Mission Statements: Where We Need to Go—Lessons from Septima Clark (Dwight T. Pitcaithley, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 20 No. 3, 2003)

George Melendez Wright and the National Park Idea (Dayton Duncan, The George Wright Forum, Vol. 26 No. 1, 2009)

Theodore Roosevelt and the National Park System (Robert W. Righter)

My Trips with Harold Ickes: Reminiscences of a Preservation Pioneer (Horace M. Albright)

Persons of the Month

Isabelle Story
Frank "Boss" Pinkley
John "Mac" McLaughlin
Alan Hogenauer
Ed Hummel
Robert M. Linn
Harry Yount
Cheryl Brown Henderson
Jesse L. Nusbaum
Newton B. Drury
Lee Nelson
Roland "Ro" Wauer
Robert Sterling Yard
Clare Marie Hodges
Preston P. Macy
Adolph Murie
George "Doc" Ruhle
Carsten Lien
Stan Abbott
Ronald F. Lee
Ted Sudia
Ansel F. Hall
Herma Albertson Baggley
Roy E. Appleman
Gilbert Stanley Underwood
A. Starker Leopold
John F. Lacey
J. Horace McFarland
Capt. Charles Young
Roger Toll
Thomas Vint
Conrad L. Wirth
Olaus J. Murie
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Frank Kowski
Dr. Harold Bryant
Roy Appleman
Freeman Tilden
George Wright
Frank "Boss" Pinkley
Polly Dyer

Park Management/Policies/Laws

Administrative Policies for Natural, Historical and Recreational Areas of the National Park System (1970)

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

Federal Historic Preservation Laws: The Official Compilation of U.S. Cultural Heritage Statutes (2006)

Laws Relating to the National Park Service (Hillory A. Tolson, 1963)

National Park Service Management Policies: 1975, 1988, 2001, 2006

National Park Service Programs (September 2013)

NPS Policies / Laws / Executive & Director's Orders / Regulations

Proclamations and Orders Relating to the National Park Service Up to January 1, 1945 (1947)

Selected Laws Important for Resources Management in the National Park Service Natural Resources Report NPS/NRPO/NRR-94/15 (Napier Shelton and Lissa Fox, August 1994)


Planning Studies

Farmington Wild and Scenic River Study (May 1995)

Guiding Principles of Sustainable Design (1993)

Hoopa-Yurok Fisheries Suit Historic Resource Study (Edwin C. Bearss, 1989)

Master Plans: A Manual of Standard Practice For Use In The National Park Service (1941)

National Park System Plan: One Hundred Years (2017)

Nationwide Planning for Nonurban Recreation Ressources: A Prospectus (Conrad L. Wirth, November 1959)

Park Planning Program Standards (August 9, 2004)

PEPC Planning, Environment & Public Comment (NPS document search)

Public Involvement in Planning (August 1978)

Starved Rock in the History of Illinois (1937)

The State of Planning in the National Park Service: A Taskforce Report Draft (April 1991)

Special Resource Studies

Alexander Hamilton Estate Grange and Other Sites Special Resource Study Handout (undated)

Alexander Hamilton Estate Grange and Other Sites Special Resource Study Update (October 2009)

Battle of Camden Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (December 2010)

Battle of Camden and Historic Camden Special Resource Study (September 2015)

Battle of Franklin Sites, Williamson County, Tennessee Special Resource Study (undated)

Battle of Matewan Special Resource Study Handout (Winter 2011)

Blackstone River Valley Special Resource Study Information Bulletin (Fall 2009)

Blackstone River Valley Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (June 2010)

Blackstone River Valley Special Resource Study (2011)

Buffalo Soldiers Bibliography (undated)

Buffalo Soldiers Study Handout (June 2016)

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment Trail Study News (January 2012)

Butterfield Overland Trail Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment Scoping Report (September 2012)

Butterfield Overland Trail Special Resource Study Press Release — Termination of Environmental Assessment (December 7, 2016)

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Map (c2012)

Butterfield Overland National Historic Trail Maps: ArizonaArkansasCalifornia-NorthCalifornia-CentralCalifornia-SouthMissouriNew MexicoTexas-EastTexas-WestTexas & Oklahoma (c2012)

Castle Nugent Farms, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (Draft, July 2010)

Carter G. Woodson Home Special Resource Study (Draft, January 2001)

Special Resource Study, Cedar Valley, Iowa (1995)

Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (Spring 2011)

Cesar Chavez Fact Sheet (2010)

Cesar Chavez Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (March 2012)

Special Resource Study, Chain Forge Machinery in Building 105, Boston National Historical Park, Charlestown Navy Yard (July 2014)

Charlestown Navy Yard, Chain Forge (Smithery) (Building 105) Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. MA-90-3 (c2014)

Chesapeake Bay Special Resource Study and Environmental Impact Statement (Final, 2004)

Coltsville Special Resource Study (November 2009)

National D-Day Memorial Special Resource Study Handout (Winter 2011)

National D-Day Memorial Special Resource Study, Bedford, Virginia (April 2014)

Delaware National Coastal Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (November 2008)

The Erie Canalway: A Special Resource Study of the New York State Canal System (1998)

Flushing Remonstrance Special Resource Study Handout (undated)

Fort Hunter Liggett Special Resource Study (Final, 2006)

Fort King National Historic Landmark, Ocala, Florida Special Resource Study and Final Environmental Impact Statement (2006)

Fort San Gerónimo Special Resource Study Handout (August 2010)

Fort San Gerónimo Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (January 2011)

Fortin San Gerónimo del Boquerón Estudio de Recursos Especiales Boletin 1 (Enero 2011)

George W. Bush Childhood Home Reconnaissance Survey, Midland, Texas (undated)

Special Resource Study, Gloucester, Massachusetts (1994)

Goldfield, Nevada Reconnaissance Survey (May 2009)

Harriet Beecher Stowe House Special Resource Study, Brunswick, Maine (March 2016)

Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Handout (undated)

Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study Update (July 2008)

Harriet Tubman Special Resource Study / Environmental Assessment (November 2008)

Harry S Truman Birthplace Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (April 2010)

Harry S Truman Birthplace Special Resource Study, Lamar, Missouri (April 2011)

Honouliuli Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (February/March 2011)

Honouliuli Special Resource Study Newsletter #2 (Spring 2014)

Honouliuli Special Resource Final Report Summary (Summer 2015)

Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites, Final Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (August 2015)

Special Resource Study of Little Rick Central High School (1998)

Low Country Gullah Culture Special Resource Study and Final Environmental Impact Statement (July 2005)

Lower Mississippi Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (May 2016)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study — Washington Newsletter #1 (February 2006)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study — Tennessee Newsletter #2 (February 2006)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study — Ohio Newsletter #3 (February 2006)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study — New Mexico Newsletter #1 (May 2006)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study Newsletter #2 (September 2006)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study Newsletter #3 (September 2009)

Manhattan Project Sites Special Resources Study Summary of Conclusions (undated)

Manhattan Project Sites Draft Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment (November 2009)

Manhattan Project Sites FONSI Special Resource Study/Environmental Assessment (September 2010)

Miami Circle Special Resource Study (November 2007)

Mill Springs Battlefield Special Resource Study Newsletter (Winter 2016)

Minuteman Missile Sites, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota: Special Resource Study — Management Alternatives — Environmental Assessment (1995)

Cultural Resource Survey for the Terrestrial Portion of the Reservoir Loop Project, Madison and Rankin Counties, Mississippi (November 21, 2011)

Special Resource Study for New Bedford, Massachusetts (undated)

The New Philadelphia Townsite Special Resource Study Newsletter (April 2016)

New Philadelphia Townsite Public Scoping Report (2016)

New Philadelphia Townsite Reconnaissance Survey, Barry, Illinois (January 2012)

Newtonia Battlefields Special Resource Survey Newsletter #1 (July 2010)

Newtonia Battlefields Special Resource Study, Newtonia, Missouri (January 2013)

The Northern Frontier: Special Resource Study (2002)

The Ohio and Erie Canal Corridor Study: A Route to Prosperity - Special Resource Study (August 1993)

Big Spring Historic District, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Cultural Landscape Report and Environmental Assessment (December 13, 2016)

Great Falls Historic District, Paterson, New Jersey Special Resource Study (November 2006)

A Special History Study: Pennsylvania Railroad Shops and Works (1989)

President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument: Special Resource Study (2003)

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument Special Resource Study (2016)

Pullman Historic District Reconnaissance Survey, Chicago, Illinois (July 2013)

Legislation (H.R. 146), River Raisin National Battlefield Park (2009)

River Raisin Battlefield Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (September 2008)

River Raisin National Battlefield Park Study and Boundary Assessment (November 2009)

ROTA Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (Winter 2007)

San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study, National Park Service Roles in Urban Areas — Case Studies (February 2006)

Estudio Especial de Recursos de la Cuenca y Montañas de San Gabriel, El papel del Servicio de Parques Nacionales en Áreas Urbanas — Estudios (Febrero 2006)

San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Newsletter #3 (February 2006)

Estudio Especial de Recursos de la Cuenca y Montañas de San Gabriel Boletin 3 (Febrero 2006)

San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Newsletter #4 (August 2009)

Estudio Especial de Recursos de la Cuenca y Montañas de San Gabriel Boletin 4 (Agosto 2009)

San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study Newsletter #5 (September 2011)

Estudio Especial de Recursos de la Cuenca y Montañas de San Gabriel Boletin 5 (Septiembre 2011)

San Gabriel Watershed and Mountains Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (Draft, September 2011)

San Luis Valley and Central Sangre de Cristo Mountains Reconnaissance Survey Report (Working Draft, December 2011)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (Summer 2010)

Estudio Especial de Recursos del Rim of the Valley Corridor Boletin #1 (Verano 2010)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study Newsletter #2: Summary of Scoping Comments (Summer 2011)

Estudio Especial de Recursos del Rim of the Valley Corridor Boletin #2: Resumen de Comentarios Recibidos (Verano 2010)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study Newsletter #3: Preliminary Findings & Alternative Concepts (Fall 2012)

Estudio Especial de Recursos del Rim of the Valley Corridor Boletin #3: Resultados Preliminares & Conceptos Alternativos (Otoñ 2012)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study Newsletter #4 (Spring 2015)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study: Final Summary (February 2016)

Rim of the Valley Corridor Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment (April 2015)

Sewall-Belmont House Feasibility Study of Potential Operating Models Under NPS Stewardship, Washington, D.C. (June 2015)

Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study, West Virginia and Maryland Newsletter #1 (February 2012)

Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment Newsletter #2 (2014)

Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study/Boundary Study/Environmental Assessment, West Virginia and Maryland (August 2014)

Shepherdstown Battlefield Special Resource Study Public Scoping Summary Report (April 6, 2012)

Corinth Unit Special Resource Study Shiloh NMP (2003)

Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum Special Resource Study, St. Louis, Missouri (June 2012)

Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (February 2011)

Space Shuttle Columbia Memorial Special Resource Study (October 2014)

Ste. Genevieve Final Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment, Missouri (May 2016)

Stonewall Reconnaissance Survey, New York, NY (February 2016)

Susan B. Anthony House Special Resource Reconnaissance Study (September 2001)

Tidal Delaware River Reconnaissance Survey (2013)

Moton Field/Tuskegee Airmen NHS Special Resource Study

U.S. Weather Bureau Station Hatteras, North Carolina, Special Resource Study (Douglas Stover, 2007)

Virginia Key Beach Park Special Resource Study Newsletter Update (Fall 2005)

Virginia Key Beach Park Special Resource Study News (June 2008)

Virginia Key Beach Park Special Resource Study Report to Congress (September 2008)

Waco Mammoth Site Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (March 2006)

Waco Mammoth Site Special Resource Study Newsletter #2 (August 2007)

Waco Mammoth Site Special Resource Study / Environmental Assessment (2008)

Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Special Resource Study & Environmental Assessment (October 2006)

West Hunter Street Baptist Church Special Resource Study Newsletter (January 2017)

Wolf House Special Resource Study Newsletter #1 (April 2010)

Wolf House Special Resource Study, Norfork, Arkansas (April 2014)

Special Resource Study: Z-Bar (Spring Hill) Ranch (1991)


Publications: General

A Philatelic Portfolio of America's National Parks (Chester O. Harris and James A. Helzer, ©Unicover Corporation, 1972; electronic reproduction permission graciously granted by the Unicover Corporation—all rights reserved)

Editing Reference Manual Denver Service Center (June 1997)

Filing Scheme of National Park Service (1953)

Gateway Opportunities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Rural Gateway Communities (Karen Steer and Nina Chambers, 1998)

List of National Park Publications (1912)

Miniature Portraits — Wildlife of our National Parks (c1940s)

National Park Service Careers (undated)

National Park Service Glossary of Commonly Used Terms (1960)

National Park Service Handbook for the Storage, Transportation, and Use of Explosives (1999)

Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the National Park Service (Record Group 79)

National Park Service Publications for sale by Superintendent of Documents (1940)

National Park Service Sign Manual (1988)

Our Flag, 100th Congress, 2d Session H. Doc. 100—247 (1989)

Our Fourth Shore: Great Lakes Shoreline (1959)

Our Vanishing Shoreline A Report on Our Vanishing Shoreline by the United States Department of Interior National Park Service (1955)

Parks for America (1964)

Price List 35 — National Parks / Historic Sites / National Monuments (48th Edition, March 1972)

The National Parks: Index 2009-2011, Revised to Include the Actions of the 110th Congress ending January 3, 2009

The National Parks: Index 2012-2016, Revised to Include the Actions of the 114th Congress ending December 31, 2015


Recreation

A Study of a National Seashore Recreational Area (Conrad L. Wirth)

A Study of the Park and Recreation Problem of the United States (1941)

A Survey of the Recreational Resources of the Colorado River Basin (1946)

Holiday and Vacation Planning Guide to the federal parks of the Southwest: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and the Navajo Reservation (1977)

Recreational Resources of the Alaska Highway and Other Roads in Alaska (1944)

Recreational Use of Land in the United States (1938)


Reports

Annual Reports of the Department of the Interior (as written by the following Secretaries of the Interior)
(Ethan A. Hitchcock, 1899-1907 — James R. Garfield, 1907-1909 — Richard A. Ballinger, 1909-1911 — Walter L. Fisher, 1911-1913 — Franklin K. Lane, 1913-1920)
1904190519061907190819091910191119121913191419151916

Report of the General Superintendent and Landscape Engineer of National Parks to the Secretary of the Interior (Mark Daniels, 1915)

Annual report of the superintendent of national parks to the secretary of the interior for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1916 (R.B. Marshall, 1916)

Progress in the Development of the National Parks (Stephen Mather, 1916)

Directors' Annual Reports
191719181919192019211921-19231924-19261929-19321942-19431946-19501952-195419551958-19631985

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports
National Park Service: Process Exists for Prioritizing Asset Maintenance Decisions, but Evaluation Could Improve Efforts GAO-17-136 (Dec 13, 2016)
National Park Service: Recreational Fee Demonstration Program Spending Priorities RCED-00-37R (Nov 18, 1999)
National Park Service: The Condition of Lodging Facilities Varies Among Selected Parks RCED-98-238: (Aug 6, 1998)
National Park Service: Activities Within Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources RCED-96-202 (Aug 23, 1996)
National Park Service: Activities Outside Park Borders Have Caused Damage to Resources and Will Likely Cause More RCED-94-59 (Jan 3, 1994)
National Park Service: Efforts to Identify and Manage the Maintenance Backlog RCED-98-143 (May 14, 1998)
Mining on National Park Service Lands--What Is at Stake? EMD-81-119 (Sep 24, 1981)
Mining on National Park Service Lands--What Is at Stake? Supplement EMD-81-119S (Dec 14, 1981)
National Parks: Difficult Choices Need to Be Made About the Future of the Parks RCED-95-238 (Aug 30, 1995)
Park Service: Need to Address Management Problems That Plague the Concessions Program RCED-00-70 (Mar 31, 2000.)
National Parks: Information on the Condition of Civil War Monuments at Selected Sites RCED-95-80FS (Feb 1, 1995)
Parks and Recreation: Park Service Managers Report Shortfalls in Maintenance Funding RCED-88-91BR (Mar 21, 1988)
Parks and Recreation: Limited Progress Made in Documenting and Mitigating Threats to the Parks RCED-87-36 (Feb 9, 1987)
Wildlife Management: Many Issues Unresolved in Yellowstone Bison-Cattle Brucellosis Conflict RCED-93-2 (Oct 21, 1992)
NPS and HCRS Recreation Technical Assistance Programs CED-79-68 (Apr 12, 1979)
National Park Service: Reexamination of Employee Housing Program Is Needed RCED-94-284 (Aug 30, 1994)
National Park Service: Maintenance Backlog Issues T-RCED-98-61 (Feb 4, 1998)
National Park Service: Employee Housing Issues T-RCED-98-35 (Oct 29, 1997)
National Park Service: Concession Reform Issues T-RCED-98-122 (Mar 12, 1998)
EEO at the National Park Service GGD-94-54R (Mar 3, 1994)
Review of National Park Service Concession Management (Sep 13, 1979)
National Park Foundation: Better Communication of Roles and Responsibilities Is Needed to Strengthen Partnership with the National Park Service GAO-04-541 (May 17, 2004)
National Park Service: Selected Visitor and Cost Data RCED-91-247FS (Sep 30, 1991)
National Park Service: Condition of and Need for Employee Housing RCED-93-192 (Sep 30, 1993)
The Maintenance Needs of the National Park Service T-RCED-88-27 (Mar 23, 1988)
Concession Operations in the National Parks--Improvements Needed in Administration RED-76-1 (Jul 21, 1975)
New Rules for Protecting Land in the National Park System--Consistent Compliance Needed RCED-86-16 (Oct 31, 1985)
Why the National Park Service's Appropriation Request Process Makes Congressional Oversight Difficult FGMSD-79-18 (Mar 1, 1979)
Better Management of National Park Concessions Can Improve Services Provided to the Public CED-80-102 (Jul 31, 1980)
National Park Service: Status of Agency Efforts to Address Its Maintenance Backlog GAO-03-992T (Jul 8, 2003)
National Park Service: Status of Efforts to Develop Better Deferred Maintenance Data GAO-02-568R (Apr 12, 2002)
National Park Service: Concerns About the Implementation of Its Employee Housing Policy T-RCED-99-119 (Mar 17, 1999)
National Park Service: Efforts to Link Resources to Results Suggest Insights for Other Agencies AIMD-98-113 (Apr 10, 1998)
National Park Service: Better Management and Broader Restructuring Efforts Are Needed T-RCED-95-101 (Feb 9, 1995)
Air Pollution: Regional Approaches Are Needed to Protect Visibility in National Parks and Wilderness Areas T-RCED-94-102 (Apr 29, 1994)
National Park Service Should Negotiate With States To Achieve Concurrent Jurisdiction (Feb 5, 1982)
Facilities in Many National Parks and Forests Do Not Meet Health and Safety Standards CED-80-115 (Oct 10, 1980)
Concessions Management by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior (Dec 9, 1976)
National Park Service: Donations and Related Partnerships Benefit Parks, but Management Refinements Could Better Target Risks and Enhance Accountability GAO-09-386 (Jun 16, 2009)
National Park Service: Opportunities Exist to Clarify and Strengthen Special Uses Permit Guidance on Setting Grazing Fees and Cost-Recovery GAO-06-355R (Feb 9, 2006)
National Park Service: A More Systematic Process for Establishing National Heritage Areas and Actions to Improve Their Accountability Are Needed GAO-04-593T (Mar 30, 2004)
National Park Service: Major Operations Funding Trends and How Selected Park Units Responded to Those Trends for Fiscal Years 2001 through 2005 GAO-06-631T (Apr 5, 2006)
National Park Service: Major Operations Funding Trends and How Selected Park Units Responded to Those Trends for Fiscal Years 2001 Through 2005 GAO-06-431 (Mar 31, 2006)
National Park Service: Comments on Provisions of S. 2543, a Bill to Establish a Federal Program and Criteria for National Heritage Areas GAO-04-914T (Jun 24, 2004)
National Parks Air Tour Management Act: More Flexibility and Better Enforcement Needed GAO-06-263 (Jan 27, 2006)
Increasing Entrance Fees: National Park Service CED-82-84 (Aug 4, 1982)
Air Pollution: Protecting Parks and Wilderness From Nearby Pollution Sources RCED-90-10 (Feb 7, 1990)
Federal Drive To Acquire Private Lands Should Be Reassessed CED-80-14 (Dec 14, 1979)
Federal Land Acquisition and Management Practices CED-81-135 (Sep 11, 1981)
National Parks' Health and Safety Problems Given Priority; Cost Estimates and Safety Management Could Be Improved RCED-83-59 (Apr 25, 1983)
National Park Service Needs a Maintenance Management System RCED-84-107 (Jun 1, 1984)

Land Acquisition Policy and Program of the National Park Service A Report Prepared by the Staff of the Subcommittee on Public Lands and National Parks of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session (June 1984)

National Park War Work: December 7, 1941 to June 30, 1944, With Supplement to October 30, 1945 (2002)

Report on Effects of Aircraft Overflights on the National Park System: Executive Summary, Report to Congress, Appendixes (July 1995)

Report on Wind Cave, Crater Lake, Sully's Hill, Platt, and Mesa Verde National Parks and Casa Grande Ruin — 1907 (1908)

Report on Wind Cave, Crater Lake, Sullys Hill, and Platt National Parks, Casa Grande Ruin and Minnesota National Forest Reserve — 1908 (1909)

Report on Wind Cave, Crater Lake, Sullys Hill, and Platt National Parks, and Casa Grande Ruin — 1909 (1909)

Report on Glacier, Wind Cave, and Platt National Parks, Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments — 1910 (1911)

Report on Platt and Wind Cave National Parks, Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments, Including List of Bird Reserves — 1911 (1912)

Report on Platt and Wind Cave National Parks, Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments, Including List of Bird Reserves — 1912 (1913)

Report on Wind Cave National Park, Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments, Including List of Bird Reserves — 1913 (1914)

Report on Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments Together with List of Bird Reserves — 1914 (1915)

Report on Sullys Hill Park, Casa Grande Ruin, the Muir Woods, Petrified Forest, and Other National Monuments, Including List of Bird Reserves — 1915 (1915)

Superintendent's Annual Reports (Partial, 1910-1968)


Training

Antiquities: Training Bulletin for Field Employees of the National Park Service United States Department of the Interior (1954)

Brick and Stone Work Civilian Conservation Corps Project Training Series No. 5 (1937)

Handbook for Fire Lookouts (1958)

Mountain Rescue Training (October 14, 1964)

Search Manual, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Section 700, of the Glen Canyon NRA Ranger Manual, undated)


Video and Interpretive Films

A Force of Citizens (1994)

A Very Special Place (1994)

Allegheny Portage Railroad (1993)

Americans: 1776(1975)

California Gray Whale (revised)

Cataloochee - The Center of the World (1993)

Fantastic Yellowstone (1997)

Fighter for Freedom: The Frederick Douglass Story (1984)

Four Seasons of Yellowstone (1970)

From Sea to Shining Sea (2007)

Giant Sequoia (1979)

Island of Hope - Island of Tears (1992)

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Interpretive Film

National Park Service, National Parks: An American Legacy(1992)

Oklahoma Oasis (1974)

OSS Training Films, Prince William Forest Park

Parks as Classrooms (1994)

St. John Virgin Islands National Park (1990)

Save Our History: Immigrant Reflections from Ellis Island to Staten Island

Seneca Glass

Spanish Empire in the New World (In Spanish) (1992)

The National Parks: America's Best Idea (PBS)

Towers of Stone

USGS Yellowstone Volcano Videos (2010)

What's A Heaven For? (1966)

Yellowstone's Restless Giant (2006)


Vintage/Classic Publications

America's National Monuments: The Politics of Preservation (Hal Rothman, 1989)

America's National Park System: The Critical Documents (Lary M. Dilsaver, 1994)

Creating the National Park Service: The Missing Years (Horace M. Albright and Marian Albright Schenck, 1999)

How the U.S. Cavalry Saved our National Parks (H. Duane Hampton, 1971)

Mountains Without Handrails: Reflections on the National Parks (Joseph L. Sax, 1980)

National Parks: The American Experience (Alfred Runte, 1997)

"Oh, Ranger!" A Book about the National Parks (HTML) (Horace M. Albright and Frank J. Taylor, 1928)

Our National Parks (John Muir, 1901)

Parks and Park Engineering (William T. Lyle, 1916)

Preserving Nature in the National Parks A History (Richard West Sellars, 1997)

Rangeroons© by Keith Hoofnagle

Rhymes of a National Park Naturalist (Natt N. Dodge, 1971)

Romance of the National Parks (Harlean James, 1941)

The Book of the National Parks: (1919), (HTML, 1919 edition), (1920) (Robert Sterling Yard)

The Fight For Conservation (Gifford Pinchot, 1910)

The Top of the Continent: The Story of a Cheerful Journey Through our National Parks (Robert Sterling Yard, 1917)



Other Land Management Agencies


Army Corps of Engineers

Fort Randall Reservoir: Archeology, Geology, History (Warren W. Caldwell, Charles H. McNutt and G. Hubert Smith, December 1960)

Garrison Reservoir: Geology, Paleontology, Archeology, History (Warren W. Caldwell and G. Hubert Smith, May 1952)

Gavins Point Dam—Lewis & Clark Lake: Geology, Paleontology, Archeology, History (undated)

Lake Sharpe—Big Bend Dam: Archeology, History, Geology (Richard B. Johnston, ed., 1967)

National Historic Context for Department of Defense Installations, 1790-1940, Vol. I (R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., 1995)

National Historic Context for Department of Defense Installations, 1790-1940, Vol. II (R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., 1995)

National Historic Context for Department of Defense Installations, 1790-1940, Vol. III (R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., 1995)

National Historic Context for Department of Defense Installations, 1790-1940, Vol. IV (R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., 1995)

Historic Context for Department of Defense Facilities: World War II Permanent Construction (R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., 1997)

Oahe Reservoir: Archeology, Geology, History (Warren W. Caldwell and G. Hubert Smith, September 1963)

Terminus Reservoir: Geology, Paleontology, Flora & Fauna, Archeology, History (Lorin E. Berryman and Albert B. Elasser, August 1966)

Vanguard of Expansion: Army Engineers in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1819-1879 (Frank N. Schubert, August 1980)


Bureau of Land Management

A Forgotten Kingdom: The Spanish Frontier in Colorado and New Mexico, 1540-1821, BLM Cultural Resources Series (Colorado: No. 29) (Frederic J. Athearn, 1989)

America's Priceless Heritage: Cultural and Fossil Resources on Public Lands U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (2003)

An Isolated Empire: A History of Northwestern Colorado, BLM Cultural Resource Series (Colorado: No. 2) (Frederic J. Athearn, 1977)

Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern Colorado, BLM Cultural Resources Series (Colorado: No. 10) (Paul M. O'Rourke, 1980)

John Jarvie of Brown's Park: BLM Cultural Resources Series (Utah: No. 7) (William L. Tennent, 1981)

Land of Contrast: A History of Southeast Colorado, BLM Cultural Resources Series (Colorado: No. 17) (Frederic J. Athearn, 1985)

Opportunity and Challenge: The Story of BLM (James Muhn and Hanson R. Stuart, 1988)

The New Empire of the Rockies: A History of Northeast Colorado, BLM Cultural Resources Series (Colorado: No. 16) (Steven F. Mehls, 1984)

The Valley of Opportunity: A History of West-Central Colorado, BLM Cultural Resource Series (Colorado: No. 12) (Steven F. Mehls, 1982)


Bureau of Outdoor Recreation

A Report on the Proposed Allagash National Riverway (July 1963)

The Iditarod Trail (Seward-Nome Route) and other Alaskan Gold Rush Trails (September 1977)

The Lewis and Clark Trail: A Proposal for Development (1965)


Bureau of Reclamation

Construction of Boulder Dam (1934)

The Grand Coulee Dam (1937)

The History of Large Federal Dams: Planning, Design and Construction (David P. Billington, Donald C. Jackson and Martin V. Melosi, 2005)

The Story of Boulder Dam (1941)

The Story of the Columbia Basin Project (1964)


Department of the Interior

A History of the U.S. Department of the Interior During the Clinton Administration 1993-2001 (2000)

Conservation in the Department of the Interior (Ray Lyman Wilbur and William Atherton Du Puy, 1931)

North and South Lobbies, Main Interior Building, Historic Furnishings Report (David H. Wallace, 1992)

Stewardship: Manual Lujan Jr. Reports on his First Two Years As Secretary of the Interior (February 1991)

The Department of Everything Else (Robert M. Utley and Barry Mackintosh, 1989)

The Letters of Franklin K. Lane, Personal and Political


State of California

Five Views: An Ethnic Historic Site Survey for California (1988)


State of Nebraska

The Oregon Trail (Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 1981)


State of Oregon

Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon (Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman and Pieter T. Dykman, 1985)

History of the Oregon State Parks — 1917-1963 (Chester H. Armstrong, 1965)

Oregon Historic and Scenic Highway Program (1986)

Oregon's Highway Park System: 1921-1989 — An Administrative History (Lawrence C. Merriam, Jr. and David G. Talbot, 1992)


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Restoring America's Wildlife, 1937-1987: The First 50 Years of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration (Pittman-Robertson) Act (Harmon Kallman, ed., 1987)

Video: National Wildlife Refuge System: A Place for Wildlife and People (2005)


U.S. Forest Service

Administering the National Forests of Colorado: An Assessment of the Architectural and Cultural Significance of Historical Administrative Properties (Ralph Hartley and James Schneck, 1996)

Publications (The Forest History Society)


U.S. Marine Corps

Marines in World War II Commemorative Series


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