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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 3: 1925

The chart shows the establishment of two new functions; an investigative function in the Washington Office with an Assistant Chief. This was an audit unit/function for the franchised public utilities (concessions) and an education (natural history) function that was the progenitor of the ranger, naturalist, and park system related history functions of 1985. The landscape architectural function was still in Los Angeles, California, the education function was on the University of California campus in Berkeley, California, and the engineering function was by this time in Yellowstone National Park. There also was an Assistant in Operations and Public Relations function established in the Washington Office. Mr. Demaray filled this position, and one is able to see his growth in the developing organization. There were 54 diverse areas in the system by the end of 1925.

Organizational Chart


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