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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


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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 5: 07-01-1927

A legal function was charted for the first time with George Moskey as the law officer. The engineering and landscape engineering functions moved to San Francisco, California towards the end of 1927. The Southwestern Monuments group was established (charted), with Frank M. (Boss) Pinkley as Superintendent. As an aside, anyone who gets the chance should read, "Boss" Pinkley's Ruminations, a compendium of his monthly reports last published in 1959. One would have to draw the conclusion that the Washington Office realized that it could not directly manage all of the growing number of areas. An Assistant Director (Field) is established. The Superintendent of Yellowstone, Horace Albright, is assigned this collateral duty. This is another indication that Director Mather and Assistant Director Cammerer could not personally handle all matters outside of Washington in what was by this time a ten year old still growing organization.

Frank M. (Boss) Pinkley and Casa Grande National Monument
Casa Grande National Monument and Frank M. (Boss) Pinkley, Superintendent, Southwestern Monuments (circa 1930).

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