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NPS Newsletter / Courier

Publishing History of the Courier:
Newsmagazine of The National Park Service and Related Publications 1956-2004

The Employees & Alumni Association began a publication called the National Park Courier in 1956. It was issued in a large newspaper-like format. On August 25, 1966, the Service began publishing the Newsletter. It was issued twice a month until 1976 in a small 8½ by 11 format. In March 1970, the name was changed to National Park Service Newsletter. In 1977, The National Park Courier and the National Park Service Newsletter merged to form the Courier: the National Park Service Newsletter. The numbering started over with volume 1.

In February 1995, the Electric Courier began to appear via the Servicewide bulletin boards. It appeared, without graphic material, until the final issue on March 12, 1998.

In 1994, the Employees & Alumni Association of the National Park Service began their own publication entitled Newsletter: Employees & Alumni Association of the National Park Service. In 2000, the title changed to Arrowhead.

Selected issues are available. Prior to 1977, the list of issues is incomplete (we are working to try to identify publication dates for these other issues).


National Park Courier: Steve Mather's Family Newspaper

Vol 10 No 1 - January 1964
Vol 13 No 4 - April 1967
Vol 13 No 5 - May 1967
Vol 15 No 4 - April 1969
Vol 16 No 10 - November 1970
Vol 23 No 10 - October/November 1976
Vol 24 No 1 - January 1977
Vol 24 No 4 - April 1977
Vol 24 No 5 - May 1977
Vol 24 No 10 - October/November 1977



NPS Newsletter

Vol 6 No 13 - July 12, 1971
Vol 7 No 8 - May 1, 1972
Vol 7 No 18 - September 18, 1972
Vol 7 No 18 (19?) - October 2, 1972
Vol 8 No 2 - February 5, 1973
Vol 8 No 7 - April 16, 1973
Vol 8 No 10 - June 11, 1973
Vol 8 No 16 - August 20, 1973



National Park Service Newsletter

Vol 10 No 5 - April 7, 1975
Vol 11 No 8 - June 8, 1976
Vol 11 No 9 - July 7, 1976
Vol 11 No 12 - October 1976
Vol 11 No 13 - November 1976
Vol 11 No 14 - December 1976
Vol 12 No 1 - January 1977
Vol 12 No 2 - February 1977
Vol 12 No 3 - March 1977
Vol 12 No 4 - April 1977
Vol 12 No 5 - May 1977
Vol 12 No 6 - June 1977
Vol 12 No 7 - July 1977
Vol 12 No 8 - August 1977
Vol 12 No 9 - September 1977
Vol 12 No 10 - October 1977



Courier: The National Park Service Newsletter

Vol 1 No 1 - November 1977
Vol 1 No 2 - December 1977
Vol 1 No 3 - January 1978
Vol 1 No 3 (3a?) - February 1978
Vol 1 No 4 - March 1978
Vol 1 No 5 - April 1978
Vol 1 No 6 - May 1978 - Special Edition - Superintendents' Conference
Vol 1 No 7 - May 1978
Vol 1 No 8 - June 1978
Vol 1 No 9 - July 1978
Vol 1 No 10 - August 1978
Vol 1 No 11 - September 1978
Special Issue - October 1978 - Training Opportunities
Vol 2 No 1 - November 1978
Vol 2 No 2 - December 1978
Vol 2 No 3 - January 1979
Vol 2 No 4 - February 1979
Vol 2 No 5 - March 1979
Vol 2 No 6 - April 1979
Vol 2 No 7 - May 1979
Vol 2 No 8 - June 1979
Vol 2 No 9 - July 1979
Vol 2 No 10 - August 1979
Vol 2 No 11 - September 1979
Vol 2 No 12 - October 1979
Vol 2 No 13 - November 1979
Vol 2 No 14 - December 1979
Vol 3 No 1 - January 1980
Vol 3 No 2 - January 1980 - Special Issue - National Park Service Women's Conference
Vol 3 No 3 - February 1980
Vol 3 No 4 - March 1980
Vol 3 No 5 - April 1980
Vol 3 No 6 - May 1980
Vol 3 No 7 - June 1980
Vol 3 No 8 - July 1980
Vol 3 No 9 - August 1980
Vol 3 No 10 - September 1980
Vol 3 No 11 - October 1980
Vol 3 No 12 - November 1980
Vol 3 No 13 - December 1980
Vol 4 No 1 - January 1981
Vol 4 No 2 - February 1981
Vol 4 No 3 - March 1981
Vol 4 No 4 - April 1981
Vol 4 No 5 - May 1981
Vol 4 No 6 - June 1981
Vol 4 No 7 - July 1981
Vol 4 No 7 (8?) - August 1981
Vol 4 No 9 - September 1981
Special Issue - Fall 1981 - Training Opportunities
Vol 4 No 10 - October 1981
Vol 4 No 11 - November 1981
Vol 4 No 12 - December 1981
Vol 5 No 1 - January 1982
Vol 5 No 2 - February 1982
Vol 5 No 3 - March 1982

The publication changed to a large format newspaper-like edition. The issues were not numbered, but they are assumed to be in Volume 5.

May 1982
June 1982
July 1982
August 1982
September 1982
Special Issue - Fall 1982 - Training Opportunities
January 1983
February 1983
March 1983

The publication changed back to the original small format and started the volume number at 28, issue number 4.

Vol 28 No 4 - April 1983
Vol 28 No 5 - May 1983
Vol 28 No 6 - June 1983
Vol 28 No 7 - July 1983
Vol 28 No 8 - August 1983
Vol 28 No 9 - September 1983
Vol 28 No 10 - October 1983
Special Issue - Fall 1983 - Training and Development Opportunities
Vol 28 No 11 - November 1983
Vol 28 No 12 - December 1983
Vol 29 No 1 - January 1984
Vol 29 No 2 - February 1984
Vol 29 No 3 - March 1984
Vol 29 No 4 - April 1984
Vol 29 No 5 - May 1984
Vol 29 No 6 - June 1984
Vol 29 No 7 - July 1984
Vol 29 No 8 - August 1984
Vol 29 No 9 - September 1984
Vol 29 No 10 - October 1984
Special Edition - Fall 1984 - Training and Development Opportunities
Vol 29 No 11 - November 1984
Vol 29 No 12 - December 1984
Vol 30 No 1 - January 1985
Vol 30 No 2 - February 1985
Vol 30 No 3 - March 1985
Vol 30 No 4 - April 1985
Vol 30 No 5 - May 1985
Vol 30 No 6 - June 1985
Vol 30 No 7 - July 1985
Vol 30 No 8 - August 1985
Vol 30 No 9 - September 1985
Vol 30 No 10 - October 1985
Special Edition - Fall 1985 - Training and Development Opportunities
Vol 30 Nos 11-12 - November/December 1985
Special Edition - 1985 - People, Programs, Policy: Cultural Resources in the 80's and Beyond
Vol 31 No 1 - January 1986
Vol 31 No 2 - February 1986
Vol 31 No 3 - March 1986
Vol 31 No 4 - April 1986
Vol 3 No 5 - May 1986
Vol 31 No 6 - June 1986
Vol 31 No 7 - July 1986
Vol 31 No 8 - August 1986
Vol 31 No 9 - September 1986
Vol 31 No 10 - October 1986
Special Edition - Fall 1986 - Employee Development Opportunities

With the November issue, the publication was redesigned and the name on the cover became Courier.

Vol 31 No 11 - November 1986
Vol 31 No 12 - December 1986

The January issue lapsed back to the old design and name on the cover. The February issue resumed the redesigned format and the name Courier.

Vol 32 No 1 - January 1987
Vol 32 No 2 - February 1987
Vol 32 No 3 - March 1987
Vol 32 No 4 - April 1987
Vol 32 No 5 - May 1987
Vol 32 No 6 - June 1987
Vol 32 No 7 - July 1987
Vol 32 No 8 - August 1987
Vol 32 No 9 - September 1987
Vol 32 No 10 - October 1987
Vol 32 No 9 (11?) - November 1987

With the December issue, the publication was again redesigned and renamed Courier: Newsmagazine of the National Park Service.



Courier: Newsmagazine of the National Park Service

Vol 32 No 12 - December 1987
Vol 33 No 1 - January 1988
Vol 33 No 2 - February 1988
Vol 33 No 3 - March 1988
Vol 33 No 4 - April 1988
Vol 33 No 5 - May 1988
Vol 33 No 6 - June 1988
Vol 33 No 7 - July 1988
Vol 33 No 8 - August 1988
Vol 33 No 9 - September 1988
Vol 33 No 10 - October 1988
Vol 33 No 11 - November 1988
Vol 33 No 12 - December 1988
Vol 34 No 1 - January 1989
Vol 34 No 2 - February 1989
Vol 34 No 3 - March 1989
Vol 34 No 4 - April 1989
Vol 34 No 5 - May 1989
Vol 34 No 6 - June 1989
Vol 34 No 7 - July 1989
Vol 34 No 8 - August 1989
Vol 34 No 9 - September 1989
Vol 34 No 10 - October 1989
Special issue - October 1989 - 21st Century Task Force
Vol 34 No 11 - November 1989
Vol 34 No 12 - December 1989
Vol 35 No 1 - January 1990
Vol 35 No 2 - February 1990
Vol 35 No 3 - March 1990
Vol 35 No 4 - April 1990
Vol 35 No 5 - May 1990
Vol 35 No 6 - June 1990
Vol 35 No 7 - July 1990
Vol 35 No 8 - August 1990
Vol 35 No 9 - September 1990
Vol 35 No 10 - October 1990
Vol 35 Nos 11-12 - November/December 1990
Special Issue - Employee Development for 1990

In 1991, the Courier became a quarterly publication.

Vol 36 No 1 - Spring 1991 - Anniversary Issue
Vol 36 No 2 - Summer 1991
Special issue - August 1991 - National Park Service Housing
Vol 36 No 3 - Fall 1991
Special Issue - October 1991 - Columbus Quincentennial
Vol 36 No 4 - Winter 1991
Special Issue - Employee Development for 1991

In 1992, the Courier resumed monthly publication.

Vol 37 No 1 - January 1992
Vol 37 No 2 - February 1992
Vol 37 No 3 - March 1992
Vol 37 No 4 - April 1992
Vol 37 No 5 - May 1992
Vol 37 No 6 - June/July 1992
Vol 37 No 7 - August 1992
Vol 37 No 7 (8?) - September 1992
Vol 37 No 9 - October 1992
Vol 37 No 10 - November/December 1992
Vol 38 No 1 - January 1993
Vol 38 No 2 - February 1993
Vol 38 No 3 - March 1993
Vol 38 No 4 - April 1993
Vol 38 No 5 - Summer 1993
Vol 38 No 6 - Fall 1993 - final regular issue
Special Issue - Employee Development for 1993
Special Issue - Employee Development for 1994
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Date: 03-Sep-2013