Parks, Politics, and the People
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Table of Contents





1. An Overview

2. Introduction to Washington: The National Capital Park and Planning Commission

3. The National Park Service

4. The New Deal: The First Hundred Days

5. The Civilian Conservation Corps

6. The CCC: Accomplishments and Demise

7. Other Emergency Period Programs

Natural History and History Associations
Historic Sites Act of 1935
Park, Parkway, and Recreational-Area Study Act of 1936
Recreational Demonstration Areas
Historic American Buildings Survey
Seashore and Lakeshore Studies
Park Structures and Facilities
Digest of Laws Relating to Local Parks and Recreation

8. War: Hot and Cold

9. Mission 66 and the Road to the Future

10. The Winds of Change

11. Congressional Relations: Official and Personal

The House Appropriations Committee
The Senate Appropriations Committee
Legislative Committees
The House Public Lands Committee
The Senate Interior and Insular Affairs Committee
Some of the Pretty Good Guys

12. Advice: Good and Bad

13. Some Observations from Retirement

The Civil Service and "Schedule C"
Political Activity of Government Employees
Government and the Governed
Conservation and Wilderness Management
A Personal Note

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data

Wirth, Conrad Louis, 1899-
  Parks, politics, and the people.

1. National parks and reserves—United States—
History. 2. Parks policy—United States—History.
3. Wirth, Conrad Louis, 1899- 4. United States.
National Park Service—Officials and employees— Biography. I. Title.
SB482.A4W57   353.0086'32'0924   79-6709
ISBN 0-8061-1605-6

Copyright©1980 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Publishing Division of the University. Manufactured in the U.S.A. First edition.


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