Finding aids contain information on the contents and significance of an archival collection. The finding aid may include descriptive information; repository information; collection history; biographical or historical information on creators of the collection; and in some cases a container or folder list of everything in the collection. The collection is housed at the Park Archives and Records Center and can be viewed during open hours or by appointment. Please visit the Collections page for more information or email us.
Finding Aids - Muir Woods
Mt. Tamalpias & Muir Woods Railway Photograph Album GOGA 4229 (pdf 501K)
One (1) leather bound photograph album containing eighteen (18) black and white photographs. The album was compiled by the Mt. Tamalpais Railway, Southern Pacific Company, and is entitled "Views of Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods." The photographs document scenery along the Mount Tamalpais Railway through Mt. Tamalpais and Muir Woods, circa 1913-1930.
Muir Woods Collection GOGA 32470 (pdf 1.02M)
Administrative files, photographs, and maps pertaining to the history of Muir Woods, 1922-1989. There are also accounting books, film reels, and floppy disks. The administrative files contain contracts, building files, newsletters, monthly and annual reports, newspaper clippings, and film permits.
People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area - PFGGNRA Papers GOGA 35304 (pdf 1.1MB)
This collection is shaped around the work of the ad-hoc committee People for a Golden Gate National Recreation Area (PFGGNRA) from 1970 to 1994. The organization's original goal was to establish the GGNRA, and it continued to oversee the expansion of the park and the implementation of the enabling legislation. These papers were amassed by Amy Meyer, founding member and co-chairman of the committee.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area General Management Plan Papers GOGA 35312 (pdf 577KB)
This collection consists of materials collected during the development of the first GGNRA General Management Plan (GMP). It includes background and source material, planning files, public meeting materials, graphics and other documents relating to the contracts to research potential uses for the lands encompassed within the recently developed GGNRA. The GMP process incorporates proposals for development and use of various land sites and features and includes a rigorous public process to review alternatives. The resulting document, the GMP, lays out a program for a national park area for a period of ten to fifteen years into the future.