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US Government Information in the Study of History

describes historically significant documents in the Library's collection, and important web sources for history


These are links to the areas of the National Park Service and Smithsonian Institution's huge websites that pertain most closely to archaeology and anthropology.

Smithsonian Institution:

National Park Service:

In the Library

NOTE that the Library ceased receiving new tangible government documents in Spring, 2016, and withdrew large numbers of tangible documents during the previous year.

National Park ServiceThere are two major agencies which produce material of interest to the fields of archaeology and anthropology, the National Park Service and the Smithsonian Insitution

The Library has some of the National Park Service's publications in these areas, especially if they pertain to sites in Texas or the Southwest. Here are some NPS series (note that Library has substantial holdings only in the Handbooks series):

  • I 29.9/5: . National Park Service Handbooks. Background information on a variety of parks, sites, and monuments.
  • I 29.59: Archeology Publications
  • I 29:88/ : Park Management Plans
  • I 29.92: Anthropology Publications

Some of these items may have online versions. If so, there will be links to these digital documents in the Library Catalog, or you can search for them on the Park Service website here.

SmithsonianThe Library only has selected items in print from these Smithsonian series, but there are links to electronic versions in the Library Catalog (they can be searched by these classification numbers as well as author, keyword, etc.):

  • Contributions to Anthropology SI 3.11: , SI 1.33:  .
  • Folklife Studies SI 1.43: .
  • General Publications SI 1.2: .