Oldest known picture of Hampton. (engraving by William Russell Birch)
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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

Hampton National Historic Site

Historic Structure Report/Historical Data Section, Hampton Mansion and Garden (Charles W. Snell, 1980)
Historic Structure Report/Architectural Data Section, Hampton Mansion (Jean Carlton Parker, 1981)
Historic Structure Report/Architectural Data Section, Addendum, Hampton Mansion (Anthony O. James and Penelope Hartshorne Batcheler, 1981)
Historical Interpretation and the National Park Service at Hampton National Historic Site (1996)
Notes on Hampton Mansion in the Hampton National Historic Site (Charles E. Peterson, 1970)

Additional New eLibrary Additions

Examples of Resource Inventory and Monitoring in National Parks of California: Proceedings of the Third Biennial Conference on Research in California's National Parks, September 13-15, 1988, University of California, Davis, California Transactions and Proceedings Series No. 8 (Charles Van Riper III, Thomas J. Stohlgren, Stephen D. Veirs, Jr. and Silvia Castillo Hillyer, eds. 1990)
Proceedings of the 3rd Resources Management Conference, Souhtwest Region Superintendent's Conference April 29-30, 1976, Fort Worth, Texas (Roland H. Wauer, 1976)
Conference Proceedings, Recreational Impact on Wildlands October 27-29, 1978, Seattle, Washington (Ruth Ittner, Dale R. Potter, James K. Agee, Susie Anschell, eds., 1978)
Borax Lake Site: Revised (Yet Again) excerpt from the Mammoth Trumpet, Vol. 22, No. 2, April 2007, Mark R. Barnes, 2007)
Hester: The Paleoamerican Site That Wasn't Supposed to Be There excerpt from the Mammoth Trumpet, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 2009, Mark R. Barnes, 2009)
The Hardaway Site: A Treasure Preserved excerpt from the Mammoth Trumpet, Vol. 22, No. 4, October 2007, Mark R. Barnes, 2007)

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Moore House, Yorktown Battlefield (Colonial) (1953, 1961, 1979)
Yorktown Battlefield (Colonial) (1978)
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Yosemite (1924, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1950, 1953, 1957, 1958, 1965, 1971)

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