Records generated within the organizational divisions of
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park concerning the branch of Forestry and Vegetation
Sequoia and Kings Canyon were the second and fourth national parks to be established
by the federal government, in 1890 and 1940 respectively. The park’s superintendent
began dealing with the intricacies of park resource management by the 1930s. Sequoia
National Park, under the direction of park superintendent John R. White, was one of
the first parks to face issues associated with the collective effects of development
and visitation on the park ecosystems. The federal government established Kings
Canyon National Park as a separate park from Sequoia, but for the bulk of its
history, it has been administered jointly.
Many collections are former federal government records and are in the public domain.
Other collections are from private sources; copyright has been transferred to the
NPS on most. Some collections have publication restrictions. Staff will assist
researchers in determining copyright status of selected materials. Researchers are
required to properly credit all materials used. The researcher assumes
responsibility for acquiring copyright permissions when needed.
Collection is open for research by appointment.