Mary McLeod Bethune (right) with Dr. Dorothy I. Height (left). (NPS, National Archives for Black Women's History)
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. The information contained in this Website is historic in scope and is not meant as an aid for travel planning; please refer to the official National Park Service Website for current information.

Featured Publications

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Draft General Management Plan, Environmental Impact Statement: Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Washington, D.C. (2001)

New eLibrary Additions

The African Meeting House Historic Structure Report Boston African American National Historic Site, Boston National Historical Park, Boston, Massachusetts (Barbara A. Yocum, 1994)
This is Minidoka: An Archeological Survey of Minidoka Internment National Monument, Idaho Western Arheological Center Publications in Anthroplogy No. 80 (Jeffery F. Burton and Mary M. Farrell, 2001)
I Rei To: Archeological Investigations at the Manzanar Relocation Center Cemetery, Manzanar National Historic Site, California Western Arheological Center Publications in Anthroplogy No. 79 (Jeffery F. Burton, Jeremy D. Haines, and Mary M. Farrell, 2001)
The Archeology of Somewhere: Archeological Testing Along U.S. Highway 395, Manzanar National Historic Site, California Western Arheological Center Publications in Anthroplogy No. 72 (Jeffery F. Burton, 1998)
Cathedral of St. Augustine: Taking Another Look excerpt from The St. Augustine Historical Society El Escribano, Vol. 45, 2008, Mark R. Barnes, 2008)
The Llambias House: An Example of Spanish Colonial Caribbean Housing in the Southeastern United States excerpt from SMRC Revista, Vol. 43, No. 160-161, Fall-Winter 2009, Mark R. Barnes, 2009)

Park Brochures

Sunset Crater (1957, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1985)
Walnut Canyon (1941, 1953, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1992)
Whiskeytown (1967, 1970, 1978)
White Sands (1961, 1989)
Whitman Mission (1945, 1947, 1966, 1974)
William Howard Taft (1972)
Wilsons Creek (c1960)
Wind Cave (1923, 1924, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1954, 1965, 1968, 1981)
Women's Rights (c1980)
Wright Brothers (1961, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1990)
Wupatki (1951, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1981, 1985)

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