October 22, 2017

Today in History: National Park Service


Today in History–April 5–the Library of Congress features the National Park Service (NPS), which was established in 1916 thanks to testimonies in support submitted to Congress on April 5 and 6. The NPS started by supervising 40 national parks and monuments and now supervises nearly 500. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources and teaching resources related to the NPS and America’s national parks.

Teaching resources

PSN related resources

Today in History

Featured Images

Special collections

Primary source sets

Films

Oral histories

Historical Newspaper coverage

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