History of the National Park Service - Temple University
Assignment II: Administrative History
The NPS has evolved significantly since 1916 in scope, diversity, and management structure. Although most visitors are not aware of the NPS’s internal bureaucratic structures, this facet of the Agency’s function exercises considerable influence on what we see and learn at individual units. Your purpose in this assignment is to learn how your unit has been administered since its creation. Specifically, you are tasked with:
This assignment is intended to guide you in learning about the administration of a particular park, but it is also designed to evaluate the availability of information about the NPS. Be warned that there is no central clearing house of data regarding NPS superintendents and regional affiliation. Rather, it is up to you to be a diligent researcher. Useful sources will likely include the NPS history website and staff at individual units who you may call or email.
No matter where you find your information, and whether or not you’re successful, be sure to describe all sources consulted.