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A Brief History Of The National Park Service




National Park Idea

Early Growth

NPS Created






Plans and Design





Historic Conservation

Land Planning

State Cooperation


Work Camps

Recreation Study




Antiquities Act

Organic Act

Historic Sites Act

Recreational-Area Programs Act




Adams, Chas. C., 1925. Ecological conditions in national forests and national parks. Sci. Monthly, June 1925, 20, pp. 561-593, 20 figs.

Albright, Horace M., and Taylor, Frank J., 1928. "Oh, Ranger!" A book about the national parks. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford Univ., Calif., xii, 178 pp., 33 illus., numerous sketches.

Allen, E. T., and Day, A. L., 1935. Hot springs of the Yellowstone National Park. Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D. C., xviii, 525 pp., 216 figs.

Allen, G. F., 1922. Forests of Mount Rainier National Park, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 32 pp., illus.

Arnold, Fred H., 1935. From Commercial to Recreational Forester. Jour. of Forestry, xxxiii, pp. 662-667.

Ashton, Ruth, 1933. Plants of Rocky Mountain National Park. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., iv, 157 pp., illus.

Atwood, Wallace W., 1935. The glacial history of Crater Lake National Park. Jour. of Geology, 43, pp. 142-168, 24 figs.

Bailey, Vernon, 1928. Animal life of the Carlsbad Cavern. Monographs of the American Society of Mammalogists, No. 3. Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, lid., xiii, 195 pp., 67 figs.

Brockman, C. Frank, 1933. The forests of Mount Rainier. Natural History, 33, pp. 523-532, illus.

Brown, Clair, 1937. Ferns and flowering plants of Isle Royale, Michigan. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 90 pp., 21 figs.

Bryant, Harold C., 1935. Conservation policies of the National Park Service. School Science & Mathematics, 35, No. 6, pp. 575-76.

Bryant, Harold C., 1932. Great outdoor universities. Jour. Adult Education, June, 1932, pp. 3-8.

Bryant, Harold C., 1954. Museum development in the National parks.

Amer. Civic Annual, 5, pp. 40-44.

Bryant, Harold C., 1925. Nature guiding. Amer. Nature Society, Wash., D. C., Bull. 17, 12 pp.

Bryant, Harold C. and Atwood, W. W., Jr., 1955. Research and education in the national parks. Government Printing Office, 66 pp., illus.

Bumpus, H. C., 1930. Museum Work in the National Parks. The Museum News, V. 7, No. 14.

Bumpus, H. C., 1930. Outdoor Education. The part played by our National Parks. Hobbies, Vol. 10, No. 10.

Bunnell, Lafayette H., 1911. Discovery of Yosemite and the Indian War of 1815 which led to that event. Gerlicter, Los Angeles, Calif., 355 pp., 34 pls., 1 map.

Butler, Ovid, 1935. American conservation in picture and story. Amer. Forestry Assoc., Washington, D. C., 144 pp., illus.

Cahalane, V. H., 1938. A wildlife picture of Olympic National Park. Nat'l Parks Bull. V. 14, No. 66. Nat'l Parks Asso.

Cameron, Jenks, 1922. The National Park Service, its history, activities, and organization. D. Appleton & Co., New York, xii, 172 pp.

Carr, Win. H., 1927. Signs along the trail. American Museum of Natural History, New York, 28 pp.

Chatelain, Verne E., 1936. Archeology and historic sites, objectives. American Planning and Civic Annual, pp. 39-43.

Chatelain, Verne E., 1935. History and our national parks. American Planning and Civic Annual, pp. 33-36.

Chatelain, Verne E., 1934. National history told by parks and monuments. American Civic Annual, V, 36-40.

Chittenden, H. M., 1934. The Yellowstone National Park, historical and descriptive. R. Clarke Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, x, 355 pp.

Coffman, John D., 1937. How Much and What Kind of Forest Land Should be Devoted Exclusively to Recreation and Aesthetics? Journal of Forestry, xxxv, pp. 210-214.

Coffman, John D., 1932. Opportunities in park work. Jour. of Forestry, xxx, pp. 187-189.

Coffman, John D., 1935. The Relationship of Recreational Foresters to the Forestry Profession. Journal of Forestry, xxxiii, pp. 658-661.

Committee on Conservation of Wildlife Resources, 1936. Wildlife restoration and conservation. Proc. N. A. Wildlife Conference, Government Printing Office, xvi, 675 pp., illus.

Connery, Robert H., 1935. Governmental problems in wildlife conservation, Columbia University Press, 250 pp.

Coombs, Howard A., 1956. The geology of Mount Rainier National Park. University of Washington, Pub. 3, pp. 135-212, 28 figs., 1 map.

Cooper, Win. S., 1923. The recent ecological history of Glacier Bay, Alaska. Ecology, 4, pp. 93-128.

Cramton, Louis C., 1932. Early history of Yellowstone National Park and its relation to national park policies. National Park Service, 146 pp.

Darton, N. H., 1921. Story of the Grand Canyon; a popular illustrated account of its rocks and origin. Fred Harvey Co., Kansas City, Mo., 79 pp., illus.

Dellenbaugh, F. S., 1926. A canyon voyage. A narrative of the second Powell expedition down the Green Colorado River from Wyoming and the explorations on land in the years 1871 and 1872. Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., xxviii, 277 pp., illus.

Dept. of Interior, 1938. Park and recreation structures, by Albert H. Good, Architectural Consultant, National Park Service. Government Printing Office, 3 parts, 604 pp., illus.

Dept. of Interior, 1935. Park structures and facilities. Quinn and Boden Co., Rahway, N. J., v, 246 pp., illus.

Dixon, Joseph S., 1938. Birds and mammals of Mt. McKinley National Park, Alaska; Fauna Series No. 3, National Park Service. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., xii, 236 pp., illus.

Fewkes, J. W., 1909. Antiquities of the Mesa Verde National Park. Bur. American Ethnology, viii, 57 pp., 21 pls., 37 figs.

Flett, J. B., 1922. Features of the flora of Mount Rainier National Park. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 48 pp., illus.

Flickinger, B. Floyd, 1936. Historical methods. American Planning and Civic Annual, pp. 48-53.

Frothingham, Robert, 1932. Trails through the golden west. Robert McBride & Co., New York, x, 272 pp.

Fry, Walter, and White, John R., 1938. Big Trees. Stanford University Press, California, xii, 114 pp., 20 illus., map on inside cover.

Fryxell, Fritiof M., 1930. Glacial features of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Augustana Book Concern, Rock Island, Ill., 129 pp., illus.

Fryxell, Fritiof M., 1938. William H. Jackson, Photographer, Artist, Explorer. The American Annual of Photography 1939, American Photographic Publishing Co., Boston, Mass., vol. 53, pp. 208-220, illus.

Gillmor, F. and Wetherill, L. W., 1934. Traders to the Navajos. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 265 pp., illus.

Good, Albert H., 1938. Park and Recreation Structures. National Park Service, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 3 vol., 604 pp., illus.

Goodwin, William A. R., 1930. Colonial Williamsburg. American Civic Annual, II, 27-29.

Grinnell, Joseph; Dixon, Joseph; and Linsdale, Jean M., 1930. Vertebrate natural history of a section of northern California through the Lassen Peak region. Contribution from the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology of the University of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif., v, 594 pp., 181 figs., 1 map.

Grinnell, Joseph, and Storer, T. I., 1916. Animal life as an asset of national parks. Science, n.s., 44: pp. 375-380.

Grinnell, Joseph, and Storer, T. I., 1924. Animal life in the Yosemite. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, xviii, 752 pp., 60 pls., 65 figs., 2 maps.

Hall, Ansel F., 1921. Handbook of Yosemite National Park. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, xiii, 347 pp., illus.

Hall, Harvey M., and Hall, Carlotta C., 1912. A Yosemite flora. Paul Eder, San Francisco, vii, 282 pp., 11 pls., 171 figs.

Hewett, E. L., 1930. Ancient life in the American southwest. Bobbs Merrill Co., New York, xvii, 392 pp., illus.

Hill, C. L., 1928. Forests of Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant National Parks, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 40 pp., illus.

Kane, J. F., 1935. Picturesque America. Fred Gumbrecht, Brooklyn, New York, 256 pp., illus.

Lapham, Stanton C. The enchanted lake; Mount Mazama and Crater Lake in story, history and legend. J. K. Gill Co., Portland, Oregon, 138 pp., 21 pls.

Lee, Willis T., 1917. The geologic story of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Government Printing Office, 89 pp., 45 pls., 1 map.

Lee, Willis T., 1926. Stories in stone. D. Van Nostrand Co., New York, 226 pp., illus.

Leopold, Aldo, 1925. Wilderness as a form of land use. Journal Land and Public Utility Economics, 1, pp. 398-404.

Lutz, Frank, 1926. Nature trails. American Museum of Natural History, New York, 36 pp.

Matthes, Francois E., 1930. Geologic history of the Yosemite valley. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., U. S. Geol. Survey, Prof. Paper 160, vi, 137 pp., 38 figs., 52 pls. (incl. map).

McDougall, W. B., and Baggley, Hernia A., 1936. Plants of Yellowstone National Park. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., iv, 160 pp., illus.

Merriam, John C., 1927. Inspiration and education in national parks. National Parks Bulletin 9, pp. 3-5.

Merriam, John C., 1932. Parks, national and state. Carnegie Institution, Washington, D. C., 19 pp.

Merriam, John C., 1931. The unity of nature as illustrated in the Grand Canyon. Scientific Monthly, September, 33, pp. 227-234.

Muir, John, 1916. The mountains of California. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 309 pp.

Muir, John, 1916. My first summer in the Sierra. Houghton Mifflin, New York, 272 pp.

Muir, John, 1916. Our national parks. Houghton Mifflin, N. Y., 310 pp. National Conference on Outdoor Recreation, 1925. Proceedings Senate Document 151. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C.

National Park Service, 1916-1932. Annual report of the Director of the National Park Service. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C.

Nelson, Beatrice W., 1928. State recreation; parks, forests and game preserves. National Conference on State Parks, Washington, D. C., xi, 436 pp., illus.

Pernot, J. F., 1916. Forests of Crater Lake National Park. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 39 pp., illus.

Raisz, Erwin J., 1929. The scenery of Mt. Desert Island: its origin and development. Annals New York Academy of Sciences, vol. 31, pp. 121-186.

Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1928. Through Glacier Park, seeing America first with Howard Eaton. Doubleday Doran, New York, x, 92 pp., illus.

Rolfe, Mary, 1927. Our national parks. Sanborn & Co., New York, 320 pp., 2 vols.

Rush, Win., 1931. The northern Yellowstone elk study. Montana Fish and Game Commission, Helena, Montana, 132 pp., 1 map.

Russell, Carl P., 1931. One hundred years in Yosemite. Stanford University Press, Stanford University, 242 pp.

Russell, Carl P., 1938. The conservation of historic values, National Parks Bulletin, v. 14, no. 66, National Parks Association.

Russell, Carl P. Scientific Investigations in Yellowstone National Park, with bibliography, 144 pp., mimeographed, National Park Service.

Salomon, Julian Harris, 1937. The National Park Service in the field of organized camping, National Park Service, mimeographed.

Schmoe, F. W., 1925. Our greatest mountain. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 366 pp., illus.

Scoyen, Eivind T. and Taylor, Frank, 1931. The rainbow canyons. Stanford University Press, Calif., ix, 105 pp.

Shirley, James C., 1937. The redwoods of coast and Sierra. University of California Press, Berkeley, Calif., 84 pp., illus.

Skinner, Milton P., 1925. Bears in the Yellowstone. A. C. McClurg, Chicago, Ill., x, 158 pp., 56 illus.

Skinner, Milton P., 1925. The birds of Yellowstone National Park. Roosevelt Wild Life Bulletin, Feb. 1925, Vol. 3, No. 1, Roosevelt Wild Life Forest Experiment Station, Syracuse, N. Y., 192 pp., 4 pls., 47 figs., 2 maps.

Skinner, Milton P., 1924. The Yellowstone nature book. A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago, Ill, viii, 229 pp., 58 illus., 1 map.

Smith, Hugh M. and Kendall, Win. C., 1921. Fishes of the Yellowstone National Park, with descriptions of the park waters and notes on fishing. Bureau of Fisheries, Doc. 904, 30 pp., 16 figs.

Spalding, Branch, 1936. Adequate preservation and development of American battlefields. American Planning and Civic Annual, pp. 53-58.

Standley, Paul C., 1926. Plants of Glacier National Park. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 110 pp., illus.

Stearns, Harold T., 1928. Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho. Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 13, 57 pp., 21 pls.

Steward, George W., 1930. Big trees of the giant forest. A. M. Robert son, San Francisco, 105 pp., illus.

Story, Isabelle F., 1934. Glimpses of our national parks. National Park Service, Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 92 pp., illus.

Taylor, Walter P., and Shaw, William T., 1927. Mammals and birds of Mount Rainier National Park. Government Printing Office, Washing ton, D. C., x, 249 pp., 109 figs., 1 folding map.

Thomas, Chas. C., 1930. Animal life of Yellowstone National Park. Springfield, Illinois, and Baltimore, Maryland, xiv, 241 pp., 70 illus., 1 map.

Thone, Frank, 1923. Trees and flowers of Yellowstone National Park. Haynes & Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, 70 pp., illus.

Tillotson, M. R., and Taylor, Frank J., 1929. Grand Canyon country, Stanford University Press, Stanford University, California, viii, 108 pp., 22 illus.

Tolson, Hillory A., 1933. Laws relating to the national parks and monuments. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., iii, 318 pp.

U. S. Geological Survey, 1915. Guidebook of the western United States. Part A, The northern Pacific route by M. R. Campbell and others.

U.S.G.S. Bull. 611, 212 pp., 27 maps, 27 pls., 39 figs. Part B, The overland route.

Van Dyke, John C., 1918. The desert. Charles Scribner's Sons, xxii, 233 pp., illus.

Van Dyke, John C., 1927. The Grand Canyon of the Colorado. Charles Scribner's Sons, 218 pp., 30 pls.

Wilbur, Ray Lyman and Dupuy, W. A., 1931. Conservation in the Department of Interior. Government Printing Office, xii, 252 pp., illus.

Williams, Howel, 1932. Geology of the Lassen Volcanic National Park, Calif. Univ. of California, Dept. Geol. Sci., Bull. Vol. 21, No. 8, pp. 195-385, 64 figs., 2 pls.

Woodbury, Angus M., 1933. Biotic relationships of Zion Canyon, Utah, with special reference to succession. A survey of the geological, botanical and zoological interrelationships within a part of Zion National Park, Utah. Ecological Monographs, 3, pp. 147-246.

Wright, George M.; Dixon, Joseph S.; and Thompson, Ben H., 1933. Fauna Series No. 1, National Park Service. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., iv, 157 pp., 56 figs.

Wright, George M., and Thompson, Ben H., 1935. Wildlife management in the national parks; Fauna Series No. 2, National Park Service. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., viii, 142 pp., 61 figs.

Yard, Robert S., 1926. The book of national parks. Scribner's Sons, New York, 444 pp., illus.

Yard, Robert S., 1928. The national parks portfolio. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 270 pp., illus.

Yeager, Dorr G., 1935. Bob Flame, Rocky Mountain ranger. Dodd Mead & Co., New York, 295 pp. (Fiction).

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