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Art, Graphics & Library Services
Illustration of Sandy Hook Lighthouse at Gateway National Recreation Area.
The art, graphics, library, and photograph collections are managed by Media Assets. Media Assets is comprised of Art Resource Management, Graphics Research, the HFC Library, NPS Historic Photo Collection, and NPS History Collections.
Art Resource Management
Art Resource Management provides a system of accountability, retrieval, and collections management for original artwork commissioned by and housed at Harpers Ferry Center. Two and three-dimensional art and graphic works are purchased for use in exhibits, audiovisual programs, publications, and wayside exhibits to help convey the interpretive stories of the national parks. HFC Commissioned Art Collection
Graphics Research fills image requests for HFC media projects. Images are researched and procured from diverse sources such as private photographers, stock houses, and repositories throughout the world. Graphics research ensures the National Park Service obtains or purchases use-rights for the material to be used in media projects. Extensive files on use-rights, requisitions, and permissions are maintained. For more information about Graphics Research, please contact Melissa Cronyn (phone: 304-535-6425, Email Contact Form).
The HFC Library operates the Center's research library, providing reference and interlibrary loan services, and archival consulting services to parks and NPS offices. In addition, the Library maintains the archives portion of National Park Service History Collection and a comprehensive collection of NPS technical reports including the Cultural Resources Bibliography Collection.
(also see the NPS History Collection Finding Aid )
The primary focus of the Library's reference collection totaling 36,000 volumes, 800 bound journals, and 440 subscriptions is natural history and American social history and material culture of all eras. The library consists of a main and ready reference collection as well as several special collections. HFC Library Databases »
The NPS Library Program promotes the use of current technology and partnerships (both internal and external) to facilitate access to all information by and about the National Park Service. National Park Service Library Program
NPS Historic Photo Collection
The National Park Service Historic Photograph Collection is comprised of more than two million images which cover a wide variety of subjects: Park architecture, Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Native American heritage, NPS personnel, roads and transportation, scenic views, and much more.
(also see the Historic Photograph Collection Finding Aid )