Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Horace Kephart Books Added To NPS History E-Library

The NPS History e-Library announced today that they have added 48 new reports to its ever expanding collection of electronic publications. The National Park Service history program will continue to provide on-line electronic editions of studies covering a wide array of new, rare, and hard-to-find materials about our parks and the National Park Service.

Included in this latest expansion are two books by Horace Kephart; Camping and Woodcraft, and Our Southern Highlanders.

To see the entire list of the new additions, please click here.

The NPS History e-Library now has four search engines available for use in finding historical materials. If you cannot locate a specific study you can use one of the following search engines.

History e-Library in the IRMA Portal: https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Search

History e-Library in NPS Focus: http://npsfocus.nps.gov/npshome.do?searchtype=npshome

Quick Links to additional NPS Library and Database sites: http://www.library.nps.gov/

Search the text of publications: http://www.nps.gov/history/history/index.htm

Another 100 new park brochures have also been added to the National Park Service park brochures web site, including this guidebook from 1941. Inside the cover, just below the title, it reads:

"ASTRIDE the Tennessee-North Carolina border, the Great Smoky Mountains, greatest mountain mass east of the Black Hills of South Dakota, cast a spell of mystery and enchantment."

If you have any brochures that are dated prior to 1980 that you do not see on the site, you can send them to Harry_Butowsky@nps.gov for inclusion.



Gene and Judi said...

Great information, Jeff. Thanks for posting that.

The Smoky Mountain Hiker said...

No problem!