San Juan Island
Administrative History
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Primary Sources

San Juan Island National Historical Park Archive. The primary resource for this document is the park's administrative archive, compiled by the author in 1995-1996. The archive includes materials from the records of San Juan Island National Historical Park, the Seattle Support Office, the Washington State Archives in Olympia, the Washington State Historical Society library, and documents from the manuscripts library at the University of Washington, Seattle. The archive contains all major reports and studies completed for the park over the years as well as any managerial records and correspondence relevant to the significant park planning that still exists. Interviews of former and current National Park Staff employed at the park, as well as regional support staff involved at the park, has provided valuable information to supplement the available written record.

Secondary Sources

Secondary resource materials useful in providing a background on the NPS, historic preservation, public memory, and the history of the Pig War and joint occupation are as follows:

Blatti, Jo, ed. Past Meets Present: Essays About Historic Interpretation and Public Audiences, Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987.

Bodnar, John. Remaking America: Public Memory, Commemoration, and Patriotism in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Davies, Wallace Evan. Patriotism on Parade: The Story of Veterans' and Hereditary Organizations in America, 1783-1900. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1955.

Dodds, Gordon B. The American Northwest: A History of Oregon and Washington. Arlington Heights, Illinois: The Forum Press, Inc., 1986.

Foresta, Ronald A. America's National Parks and Their Keepers. Washington D.C.: Resources for the Future, 1984.

Lamme, Ary, J., III. America's Historic Landscapes: Community Power and the Preservation of Four National Historic Sites. Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

Mackintosh, Barry. The Historic Sites Survey and National Historic Landmarks Program: A Survey. National Park Service, History Division, 1985.

_____. Interpretation in the National Park Service: A Historical Perspective. National Park Service, History Division, 1986.

_____. The National Historic Preservation Act and the National Park Service: A History. National Park Service, History Division, 1986.

Rothman, Hal. Preserving Different Pasts: The American National Monuments. Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Runte, Alfred. National Parks: The American Experience. 2d ed. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1987.

Suttles, Wayne. "Central Coast Salish", North American Handbook of American Indians, Volume 7, Washington: Smithsonian Institute, 1990.

Tilden, Freeman. Interpreting Our Heritage. 2d ed. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1977.

Tindall, George Brown, David E. Shi. America: A Narrative History, 3d ed., New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1993.

Williams, Norman, Jr., Edmond H. Kellogg, and Frank B. Gilbert. Readings in Historic Preservation Why? What? How? New Brunswick, N.J.: Center for Urban Policy Research, 1983.

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