• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Art, Graphics & Library Services

The Virgin Islands brochure showing numerous Illustrations

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


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.

NPS History Collection Inventories PDF

(also see the NPS History Collection Finding Aid PDF)

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.

NPS Historic Photo Collection

(also see the Historic Photograph Collection Finding Aid PDF)

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