Purpose Statements explain the reason for which the park was created. The statements below were developed from the park's enabling legislation and its legislative history.
- Memorialize the life of George Washington Carver as a distinguished African American, scientist, educator, and humanitarian.
- Preserve the setting of the Moses Carver farm and birthplace of George Washington Carver.
- Interpret the life, accomplishments, and contributions of George Washington Carver, using a museum, wayside exhibits, and other interpretive strategies.
George Washington Carver: For His Time and Ours, 2005 (Special History Study)
Scope of Collection Statement (Museum Collection)
George Washington Carver National Monument Foundation Document (2016)
Visitor Spending Effects-Ecomic Contributions of National Park Visitor Spending (2017)
Birding Monitoring Report at George Washington Carver NM (2017)
Thirst for Knowledge: Historic Context for the 1872 Neosho Colored School (2018)