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Book Cover to Administrative History: Organizational Structures of the NPS 1917 to 1985 by Russ Olsen. [Image of mountain and tall grass]
Organizational Structures of the NPS 1917 to 1985



Organizational Structure


current topic Organizational Charts

Naturalists, Rangers, & Historians

Senior Administration Officers


Key Staff Officials

Number "Two"

Senior Operations Officers

Organizational Structure of the National Park Service
- 1917 to 1985 -

Administrative History

Organizational Charts

Chart 15: 08-01-1938 to 06-30-1941

This chart primarily reflects the establishment of Regional Offices -- this chart, like several others, is "after the fact documentation" of what has occurred. Regional Offices were established in the later part of 1937 but apparently not formally documented on a chart until August of 1938. With the establishment of Regional Offices, the Branch of Engineering moved to Washington and the Chief Engineer, Frank Kittredge, became the first Regional Director in Region IV, San Francisco, California. A Safety Division as a functional entity first appears and the U.S. Travel Bureau shows up as a National Park Service function. During this period, Arno B. Cammerer stepped down as Director and became the Regional Director in Richmond. Newton Drury became the fourth Director of the National Park Service. Note that there were no Assistant Directors in this organization.

Organizational Chart


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