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RG 79 - National Park Service, General Administrative Files - Great Smoky Mountains National Park

 

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General Administrative Files, 1937-1965

National Archives Identifier 649044

This series consists of a broad range of administrative files including correspondence, memorandums, staff minutes, contracts, press releases, personal injury reports, annual reports, including reports to and from the Washington and the Regional offices, and correspondence to the park from the public. The files cover such subjects as Mission 66 plans, park improvements, expansions, cemeteries located on park land, flood relief, personnel, fire prevention, roads and trails. Also included are records concerning the disposal of surplus buildings on park property, correspondence with the Boy Scouts of America and Blue Ridge Parkway, Bureau of Public Roads reports, and reports on archaeological and historical research and the 25th and 30th anniversaries of the park.



Box File Code Title Subject Date Notes
1 000 General Correspondence & Notes Filing Scheme for Great Smoky Mountains   Filing scheme for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park - unique
1 000 General Correspondence & Notes Filing Scheme for Great Smoky Mountains   Filing Scheme by Department of Interior National Parks
1 001.1 Conferences Minutes of the Twelfth Conference of National Park Executives 1932 Held at Hot Springs National Park, has good history data
1 001.1 Conferences Correspondence 1932-1935  
1 001.1 Conferences Proceedings of Joint Council of National Parks Operators 1934 Held at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
1 001.4 Meeting Minutes Staff Meeting Minutes  Director's Office 1958-1952 National Parks, Washington D. C.
2 001.5 Meeting Minutes Staff Meeting Minutes Regional Director 1948-1951 Region 1, Richmond Virginia
2 001.8 Meeting Minutes Staff Meeting Minutes  Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1951-1952  
2 003 Invitations Invitations & Addresses 1930-1938  
2 010 Dedications General 1930-1935  
2 010 Dedications General  Includes Program July 3, 1936 1936 Shenandoah National Park  Program  (FDR )
2 010 Dedications General 1937  
3 010 Dedications General & Dedication September 2, 1940 1940 Includes photograph  / Park had been opened, never dedicated
3 010 Dedications General 1938 -1939  
3 010.01 Dedication Contracts Tennessee Valley Awning 1940  
3 010.01 Dedications General Correspondence 1939-1940  
3 010.01 Dedication Contracts Contracts - General 1939  
3 101.01.2 Dedication Invitations Invitations to Dedication 1939-1940 Included invitation -(no date set)
3 101.01.2 Dedication Purchase Orders Purchase Orders & Encumbrances for Park Dedication 1939-1940  
3 101.01.2 Dedication Requisitions Park Dedication 1939-1940  
4 120.05.3 Appropriations Congressional Appropriations & Bill 1932-1948  
4 205 Instructions & Orders Treasury Department Procurement Division 1931-1937  
4 205.05.5 Memoranda Regional Directors - Numbered Series 1-200 1944-1945  
4 205.06.1 Correspondence Office Orders 1933-1937  
4 205.08.2 News Letters "This Week In Defense" 1941 Publication about many Federal Agencies/programs  pre-war interesting
5 205.4 Travel Orders Travel Orders for Staff 1931-1938  
5 207.002.3 Superintendant General Correspondence 1931-1948  
5 207.002.4 Monthly Reports Public Roads Administration / Federal Works Agency 1943-1949  
6 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1933-1934 With Photographs
7 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1934 -1935 With Photographs
8 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1935 -1937 With Photographs
9 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1937 -1939 With Photographs
10 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1939 - 1941 With Photographs
11 207.02.01 Reports Monthly Narrative Reports 1941 -1942 With Photographs
12 207.02.04 Reports Monthly Reports Bureau of Public Roads 1950-1952 With Photographs
12 207.04 Reports Park Naturalist's Reports 1934-1948  
12 207.04.5 Reports - Wildlife Reports of Wildlife Technician 1939-1942  
12 207.05 Monthly Reports Rangers Monthly Reports Dec. 2,  1932  -  July  1940  N. Carolina 1932-1940 Weather, animals, accidents, forest, activities
13 207.05 Monthly Reports Rangers Monthly Reports Aug. 1940  - Jan. 8, 1943. N. Carolina 1940-1943 Weather, animals, accidents, forest, activities
13 207.05 Monthly Reports Rangers Monthly Reports Dec 1930  - July 1947  Tennessee 1930 -1947 Weather, animals, accidents, forest, activities
14 207.05 Monthly Reports Rangers Monthly Reports  July 1947 - Sept.. 1951  Tennessee 1947-1951 Weather, animals, accidents, forest, activities
14 207.05.1 Reports Emergency Conservation Work - Joe F. Manley, Forester 1935-1937 Tennessee side
14 207.05.1 Correspondence General Correspondence Concerning Reports 1935-1940  
14 207.05.1 Reports Civilian Conservation Work - Joe F. Manley, Forester 1937 Tennessee Side
14 207.05.1 Reports Monthly Reports  Branch of Forestry 1935-1936 North Carolina Side
14 207.05.1.1 Reports Reports of Joe F. Manley, Forester 1938-1942  
15 207.05.1.2 Reports Reports of Paul M. Wentworth, Assistant Forester 1937-1941  
15 207.05.1.3 Reports Reports of Forester Frank H. Miller 1938-1942  
15 207.07 Reports Reports of Engineer 1935-1951 With Photographs
16 207.07.1 Reports Assistant Engineer 1939-1941  
16 207.07.2 Reports Reports of Radio Foreman 1934-1947 Several Photographs
16 207.07.3 Reports Land Buyer   W. R.  Mize Land Purchaser 1941-1942  
16 207.07.5 Reports Telephone Foreman 1943-1947  
16 207.08 Reports Reports of Landscape Architect 1935-1937  
17 207.08 Reports Reports of Landscape Architect 1937 - 1942  
17 207.09 Reports Reports of the Emergency Conservation Work Inspector 1934-1936  
17 207.10 Reports Reports of Assistant Attorney 1942-1944  
17 207.10.10 Reports Reports of Commissioner 1942-1944  
17 207.11.10 Reports Monthly Travel 1937-1941 How many visitors, cars, etc
18 207.11.3 Reports Daily Travel Gatlinburg Entrance Station 1940-1941  
18 207.11.3 Reports Daily Travel Smokemount Entrance Station 1940-1941  
18 207.11.3 Reports Daily Travel  Townsend  Entrance Station 1940-1941  
18 207.28 Report Research 1937 Photographs
18 208.01 Permits General 1931-1932  
18 208.03 Codes National Electrical 1937  
18 208.04 Dog & Cats Stray Animals in the Park 1931  
18 208.06 Regulations Fishing, Hunting & Trapping 1937-1948  
19 208.1 Regulations Local Subsidiary 1931-1937  
19 250 Personnel General 1935-1945  
19 250 Correspondence Superintendent - 1931-1942  
19 250.01 Personnel Changes in Status of Personnel 1938-1942  
20 250.01 Personnel Appointed Personnel 1939-1942  
20 250.01 Personnel Permanent Civil Service 1940-1945  
20 250.02 Personnel Non-Appointed Personnel 1940-1942  
20 250.1 Personnel General 1935-1938  
20 250.3 Personnel Classification 1934-1937  
20 251 Correspondence Civil Service Correspondence & Laws 1931-1943  
20 251. Personnel Miscellaneous Personnel  Information 1935-1940  
20 251.04 Personnel Fingerprint Chart 1937  
20 252 Personnel Employment 1933-1948  
21 252. Personnel Position Information 1949-1951  
21 252.01 Correspondence Employment 1941-1946  
22 253.01 Personnel Letters Transmittal Non-Appointed Personnel 1939-1942  
22 253.03.1 Rates Quarters Operations Approved Rates 1937-1947  
22 302.2 Appropriations Preliminary Appropriations `1931-1936  
24 303 Appropriations General Appropriations 1936-1950  
24 305 Bonds Bond Schedules 1949-1952  
24 305.001.1 Financial Notices of Exceptions 1931-1938  
24 305.08 Payroll Reports of Employment  Kings Mountain National Military Park 1948-1953  
25 305.08 Payroll Reports of Employment  Andrew Johnson National Monument 1948-1953  
25 305.08 Payroll Reports of Employment and Pay Roll 1940-1944  
25 305.08 Payroll Reports of Employment  Cowpens National Battlefield Site 1948-1953  
25 305.08 Payroll General 1931-1939  
25 305.08.1 Correspondence Deductions for Quarters 1932-1938  
26 305.10 Financial Status of Costs of Projects 1931-1935  
26 306 Accounting General Correspondence 1944-1948  
26 306.003.1 Construction Roads 1931-1935  
27 400 Correspondence Supplies & Equipment - Genreal 1941-1952  
27 403.04 Bids Contract Bids 1942-1945  
27 403.07 Opinion Files Final Opinion Files 1947-1951  
27 405 Information Bullietins, Publications, Miscellaneous 1930-1932 **Includes Forest Service Fire-Camp Cook Book Region 1  Publication  1931
28 443.08 Correspondence Trucks 1939-1948  
28 450 Correspondence Transportation - General 1936-1938  
28 501.03 Information Press Releases 1931-1936  
28 504.04 Correspondence Maps 1983-1950  
29 550.02 Study Federal Park Use Stludy 1937-1941  
29 610.02 Correspondence Victory Tax 1942  
29 620.58.1 Correspondence Superintendent's Residence 1946-1951 With Photographs
30 620.58.2 Correspondence Employee's  Residence  7 & 8 1946-1951 With Photographs
42 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #393-420 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
43 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #421 -493 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
43 621 Reports Construction & Project Files  Boxes 43-52 1936-1942  
44 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #494 - 533 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
45 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #534 -600 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
46 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #601 - 719 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
47 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #720 - 815 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
48 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #816 - 895 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
49 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #896 -957 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
50 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #958 - 1000 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
51 621 Reports Construction & Project Reports   #1001-1041 1935-1944 Mostly CCC work
52 621 Reports Construction & Project Files 1936-1942  
31 660.04 Correspondence Telephone  - Genreal 1932-1941  
31 700 Correspondence General - Sciences 1931  
31 714 Correspondence Fisheries 1931-1937  
32 732.06.2 Correspondence Soil & Moisture Control - Erosion 1936-1952  
32 801 Correspondence Accidents 1940-1954  
32 801.01 Correspondence Accidents Plane  C-45 October 4, 1945 1945  
32 801.02 Correspondence Accidents Plane  B-29  June 12, 1946 1946  
32 801.03 Correspondence Protection - Policing 1945-1950  
32 801.03.02 Correspondence Litigation - Accidents 1942  
32 801.04 Correspondence Safety Bulletins , Conferences, ets 1939-1948  
32 830.01 Correspondence Flood Relief, Mempnis 1937  
32 833.01 Correspondence Fires 1930-1936 Great map
32 835.05 Correspondence Exibits, Programs, Misc 1931-1937 Includes "Fish Tails" great story - not about fish
33 840.01 Correspondence Administrative Plans 1931-1935  
33 857 Reports Travel - Visitor Data 1938-1951  
34 857.10 Correspondence Travel - Visitor 1931-1946 1938 German Group of visitors - itinerary in German
35 871 Correspondence Associations, Clubs, committees, etc 1932-1951  
35 871.01 Correspondence Appalachian Trail Conferences, News, Etc. 1930-1951 Includes some bulletins
35 871.03 Correspondence Park Uniforms 1931-1943 Box 35  1931 Photograph of Uniform
36 871.03 Correspondence Smoky Mountain Hiking Club - Bulletins & Correspondence 1931-1938  
36 881 Correspondence Forestry Organizations, Management & Poloicy 1931-1936  
36 883 Correspondence Forest Protection 1935-1943 June 1942 Civil Air Patrol  involvement
37 883.01 Correspondence Fires 1931-1936 Includes great map
37 883.01.2 Reports Prevention & Regulations 1931-1934  
38 883.02 Correspondence Protection 1931-1936  
38 883.02.1 Reports Type Mapping Reports  -- 1935-1938  
38 883.03 Reports General Fire Records 1931-1937  
39 883.03.1 Reports Individual Fire Reports 1931- 1939  
40 883.03.1.1 Reports Reports of Fires in Buildings 1938-1950  
40 883.03.1.3 Correspondence Roaring Fork & Bskins Creek 1936-1937  
40 883.03.1.4 Correspondence Little River Fire 1937 1936-1937  
40 883.07 Correspondence Forest Protection Cooperations 1935-1950  
40 883.09 Reports Fire Break ,  Mt Harrison 1936  
40 885.01 Correspondence Reforestation  includes  Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1936 Fort Oglethorpe
41 900 Correspondence Concessions 1933-1949  
41 900 Correspondence Public Utilities Operators 1936-1949  
42 900.1 Correspondence Camp Information, Misc. & CCC 1933-1934  
42 901 Correspondence Permits & Privileges 1933-1938  

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