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Letter from W. G. Steel to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

W. G. Steel writes to President Roosevelt thanking him for his assistance in getting Crater Lake National Park established. Steel had been working locally for seventeen years working for the area's preservation. Steel invites the president on a two-week outing to Crater Lake. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning--Citizen participation; Bills, Legislative; Americans--Politics and government; Outdoor recreation; Camping--Societies, etc.; Oregon--Crater Lake National Park; United States. National Park Service; Mazamas (Portland, Or.)

Date: 1902-05-10

Letter from Edward North Buxton to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Edward North Buxton requests information on the national park system of the United States for a paper he will be presenting on big game preservation to the Society of Arts in London.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Big game animals; England--London; United States. National Park Service; Society of Arts (Great Britain)

Date: 1903-01-15

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Description:

President Roosevelt wishes to speak with Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock regarding conditions at Yosemite National Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Meetings; National parks and reserves--Management; California--Yosemite National Park; Yosemite National Park (Agency : U.S.); Needham, James Carson, 1864-1942

Date: 1904-05-02

Letter from A. K. Fisher to Robert Bridges

Description:

A. K. Fisher responds to Robert Bridges's inquiries about squirrel species. Spermophilus annulatus does not occur north of Mexico, spermophilus armatus occurs in the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains and Yellowstone Park, and the similar spermophilus elegans is found in Colorado. Citellus is the more commonly used generic word for spermophilus.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Ground squirrels; Animal species; Mexico; Colorado; United States--Uinta Mountains; United States--Wasatch Range; United States. Bureau of Biological Survey; Yellowstone National Park (Agency : U.S.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1905-08-19

Report upon the organization of the Department of the Interior

Description:

Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Keep, Comptroller of Currency Murray, and Chief Forester Pinchot provide President Roosevelt with a detailed report of the organization and operations of the Department of the Interior. The report highlights "grave defects" in the structure of the Department such as redundant job functions, an "abuse of letter writing" that impedes public business, and rampant inefficiency. The report recommends the dissolution of several divisions.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Bureaucracy; Public administration; Public lands--Management; Timber--Management; Clerks--Time management; Waste in government spending--Prevention; Mineral industries--Management; Irrigation--Management; Idaho; Montana; Alaska; United States, West; United States. Department of the Interior; United States. General Land Office; United States. Pension Bureau; United States. Patent Office; United States. Office of Education; Geological Survey (U.S.); United States Reclamation Service; United States. Office of Indian Affairs; United States. Superintendent of Capitol Buildings and Grounds; United States. Office of the Assistant Attorney General; United States. Department of the Interior. Appointments Division; United States. Department of the Interior. Patents and Miscellaneous Division; United States. Government Printing Office; United States. National Park Service; United States. Forest Service; United States. Department of Agriculture; United States. Department of the Treasury; Library of Congress; Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb (Washington, D.C.); Government Hospital for the Insane (U.S.); Freedmen's Hospital (Washington, D.C.); United States. Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes; Leupp, Francis E. (Francis Ellington), 1849-1918

Date: 1906-10-22

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Massey Wilson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes to Massey Wilson that he is unable to advise him in the matter, as it has been a long time since he hunted in the West. He suggests locating his old guide, John Gough, who is now at Yellowstone Park.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Hunting; Yellowstone National Park (Agency : U.S.); Gough, John

Date: 1911-06-24

Pinnacles National Monument, California (third proclamation)

Description:

A proclamation by President Calvin Coolidge expanding the area of Pinnacles National Monument. Maps highlighting the expanded area are included. 

Resource Type: Proclamation

Subject: National monuments; Natural monuments; National parks and reserves; Landscape protection; Parks--Maps; California--Pinnacles National Monument; United States. National Park Service; United States. Department of the Interior; Mather, Stephen Tyng, 1867-1930

Date: 1924-07-02

National Park Service state park sign

Description:

Photograph of a white National Park Service sign used during the time of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Roosevelt Recreation Demonstration Area.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Safety signs; Parks; Construction projects; Recreation; Demonstrations; North Dakota--Badlands Region; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); United States. National Park Service

Date: 1930-1939

National Park Service and CCC signs

Description:

Photograph of a National Park Service park sign next to the Civilian Conservation Corps company sign at the entrance of the Roosevelt Recreation Demonstration Area.

Resource Type: Photograph

Subject: Safety signs; Parks; Entrance halls; Recreation; Demonstrations; North Dakota--Badlands Region; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); United States. National Park Service

Date: 1930-1939?

Pinnacles National Monument--California: a proclamation

Description:

A proclamation by President Herbert Hoover expanding Pinnacles National Monument.

Resource Type: Proclamation

Subject: National parks and reserves; Landscape protection; Natural monuments; National monuments; Proclamations; California--Pinnacles National Monument; California--San Benito County; United States. National Park Service; United States. Department of the Interior; Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950; Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987

Date: 1931-04-13

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