3 Memorandum, Cammerer to all superintendents and custodians, Feb. 23, 1935, National Park Service History Collection, Record Group Y55, Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, General uniform correspondence (Collection hereinafter cited as HFC/GC).
4 Monthly reports, 1934: March, pp. 142-145; April, pp. 203-207; May, p. 260, Southwestern Monuments Monthly Reports, National Park Service Archives, Record Group Y55, Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. (Collection hereinafter cited as Southwestern)
10 Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, 1979, defines cravenette as a "Registered trademark of Crown Metro Inc., The Cravenette Company Division, for a durable and renewable water repellent treatment applied to woolen and worsted fabrics and apparel. The term was coined by a Bradford, England, manufacturer named Wiley who, for want of a better name, used the street on which he lived, Craven Street, London. The original method was discovered about 60 years ago."
16 Memorandum, Washington Office to All Field Offices, July 27, 1939, National Park Service History Collection (Record Group Y55), Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service uniform regulations (Collection hereinafter cited as Regulations/(date)).
17 Letter, John W. Emmert to Preston, April 10, 1940, National Park Service History Collection (File 455) Yellowstone National Park, "Rangers-Misc Reports, Part 2, Jan. 1, 1940-Dec.31, 1943" (Collection hereinafter cited as Yellowstone/MR); Memoranda, Preston to Emmert, April 15, 1940, & July 18, 1940, ibid.
19 Memorandum, John C. Preston to Lemuel A. Garrison, 21 May, 1941, National Park Service History Collection (Record Group Y55), Harpers Ferry Center, National Park Service Uniform Committee, Personal file of Lemuel A. "Lon" Garrison, File A-66 (Collection hereinafter cited as Garrison)
30 Memorandum, Tolson to All Field Finance Offices, June 19, 1956, National Park Service History Collection (Record Group Y55), "Federal Employee Uniform Allowance", Harpers Ferry Center, Collection hereinafter cited as FEUA)
32 Webster defines a bodkin as "A blunt needle with a large eye for drawing tape or ribbon through a loop or hem." However, I believe in this case, they refer to the wire clip used quite often to secure buttons on coats.
42 As in 1918, women were hired to fill the vacancys left when the men joined, or were drafted into the military. These were usually the wives of rangers or locals.A number of women were employed as fire guards throughout the Park system.
45 Vince Gleason, then chief of Publications, National Park Service had suggested the hands motif as an abstract symbolizing that the Nation's natural resources were in good hands. The derogatory appellate "Good Hands" or "Allstate" badge resulted from its resemblance to the Allstate Insurance's showing an open pair of hands with the slogan , "You're in good hands with Allstate."
The information contained in this volume was gleaned mainly from the National Park Service History Collection (NPSHC) housed at the Harpers Ferry Center Library. This collection contains many textual sub-collections, such as monthly reports, personal histories, published and unpublished materials, etc., as well as an extensive collection of artifacts, all relating to the history and culture of the National Park Service. Definitions extracted from dictionaries covering specific subjects, along with personal interviews served to flesh out the information obtained from the NPSHC.
Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, 6th Edition, 1979, Dr. Isabel B. Wingate, Fairchild Publishing Co., New York
National Park Service History Collection, Document Group Y55, "Uniforms of the National Park Service", Harpers Ferry Center, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
National Park Service Pamplet, "MISSION 66 in Action", 1957
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1987, Merriam-Webster Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts'