Derby Wharf, c1890. (NPS Photo)
National Park Service Electronic Library

The NPS Electronic Library is a portal to thousands of electronic publications and videos, covering the history of the National Park Service and the cultural and natural history of the national parks, monuments, and historic sites of the U.S. National Park System.

While not affiliated with the National Park Service, our aim is to build on the legacy of the old NPS History e-Library. New content is added on the first of each month.

Featured Publications

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Archeological Investigations at the Narbonne House (1982)
The Salem Project: Study of Alternatives (1991)
Administrative History of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site (1993)
Historic Structure Report: St. Joseph Hall (The Polish Club), Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem, Massachusetts (Marie Carden, 1998)
Historic Structure Report: West India Goods Store, Salem Maritime National Historic Site (John Robbins, 1997)
Special Report: Salem Maritime National Historic Site, July 13 and 14, 1940 (1940)

Miscellaneous Studies

The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
Social Indicators for Olympic National Park Biosphere Reserve Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Idaho (Gary E. Machlis and Donna K. Chickering, 1981)
Preventing Cultural Resources Destruction: Taking Action Through Interpretation (Revised 1999)
Historic Structure Report: Martinez Adobe John Muir National Historic Site, California (1992)
Brick and Stone Work Civilian Conservation Corps Project Training Series No. 5 (1937)
Proceedings of the First Glacier Bay Science Symposium, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, September 23-26, 1983 (1984)
Rim of the Valley Corridor Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment Santa Monica Mountains NRA (Spring 2015)
The Alamo—San Antonio, Texas: A Yukon Story (David Neufeld, Parks Canada, December 1998)

Park Brochures

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (1976)
Rainbow Bridge (1960, 1965, 1969, 1975)
Redwood Renaissance (undated)
Richmond (1967)
Rock Creek Park (1977)
Roger Williams (ca. 1980s)
Russell Cave (1966>, 1974, 1989, 1990)

Parks Canada History
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