July 22, 2022

Today in History: National Park Service

Last Updated on June 21, 2022


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.

Primary source sets

PSN curated resource sets

Featured Sources

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Films

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Library blog posts

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