Yosemite National Park Archive

Address: 
5083 Foresta Rd.
El Portal, CA 95318
United States
Contact: 
Edward LeBlanc
Phone: 
(209) 379.1282

Archives and Collections

Description of Collection: 

Several Los Angeles engineering and architectural firms were involved in the design of buildings, bridges, and other iconic features of Yosemite National Park. From 1923-1927, the National Park Service Landscape Division was located in the offices of the Underwood Building on Spring Street in LA. Architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and Landscape Engineer Daniel P. Hull collaborated on several national park projects including the construction of Yosemite's Ahwahnee Lodge. Los Angeles resident and architect Charles T. Gutleben developed designs for cables on Half Dome, and his company also was involved in other Yosemite projects including the construction of the Rangers Club, the Yosemite Museum, Le Conte Memorial Lodge, and many of the bridges in Yosemite Valley. The Yosemite Archives contains correspondence, plans, and drawings referring to many of these projects.

Management

Online Catalog URL: 
http://museum.nps.gov/ParkORet.aspx?pS=COMMUNICATION%20ARTIFACTS%26sletter%3DI%26db%3Dobjects%26dir%3DCR%20YOSE
Catalog System: 
Interior Collections Management System (ICMS)
Digital Formats: 
digital images, digital audio and video files
Repository: 
Yes
Loans to Outside?: 
No
Exhibited?: 
Yes