Finding aid for the Division of Maintenance and Construction Records

Ward Eldredge, Anna Uremovich, Tammy Fishman, Alyson Mazzone, Bekah Piche, Allison Metzler
Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9700
Phone: (559) 565-3133
Fax: (559) 565-3133
Email: Ward_Eldrege@nps.gov
URL: http://www.nps.gov/seki
© 2011
National Park Service, Sequoia Kings Canyon NP. All rights reserved.

Finding aid for the Division of Maintenance and Construction Records

Collection number: SEKI 22367

Museum and Archives

Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks

Three Rivers, California
Processed by:
Ward Eldredge, Anna Uremovich, Tammy Fishman, Alyson Mazzone, Bekah Piche, Allison Metzler
Date Completed:
August 2011
Encoded by:
Tammy Fishman
© 2011 National Park Service, Sequoia Kings Canyon NP. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Division of Maintenance and Construction records
Dates: 1948-2002
Bulk Dates: 1960-2000
Collection number: SEKI 22367
Creator: Sequoia National Park (Calif.). Division of Maintenance and Construction
Collection Size: 800 linear feet.
Repository: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks, Museum and Archives
Three Rivers, CA 93271-9700
Physical location: Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks. Ash Mountain Headquarters, Archive.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
Abstract: Records generated within the organizational divisions of Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park concerning Park management, planning and development.

Access

Collection is open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Many collections are former federal government records and are in the public domain. Other collections are from private sources; copyright has been transferred to the NPS on most. Some collections have publication restrictions. Researchers are required to properly credit all materials used. The researcher assumes responsibility for acquiring copyright permissions when needed.

Preferred Citation

Division of Maintenance and Construction records, SEKI 22367. Courtesy of the National Park Service, Sequoia Kings Canyon National Parks.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of bids, contracts, correspondence, plans, architectural drawings, photographs, and inventories. Important topics include the restoration of Giant Forest (including the removal of the old facilities and the construction of the Wuksachi Lodge), the construction of the John Muir Lodge at Grant Grove, Mission 66 projects, trail work, and Park signage.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into four series: Series I Giant Forest Restoration Project Number 200; Series II Other Construction Projects; Series III Backcountry Maintenance Projects; and Series IV Park Signage Inventory.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sequoia National Park (Calif.). Division of Maintenance and Construction.
Giant Forest--Sequoia National Park (Calif.)--Restoration projects.
Restoration ecology--California--Sequoia National Park (Calif.)
Construction contracts--Sequoia National Park (Calif.)
Outdoor recreation--United States--Safety measures.
Wuksachi Lodge (Calif.)--Construction--History.
John Muir Lodge (Calif.)--Construction--History.
Trails--Maintenance and repair.
National parks and reserves--California--Planning.


Collection Contents

Folder 001-180

Series 1.  Giant Forest Restoration Project: Project 200 1992-2002 1999-2000

Series Scope and Content Summary

The restoration of Giant Forest, or "Project 200," was the single most significant Park undertaking of the late 20th century. A complex project with multiple components, the work involved all Park divisions and was undertaken through numerous contractors and sub-contractors. The project involved the demolition of several hundred historic structures, the relocation of concession facilities, and the development of new infrastructure (including the creation of a new lodge and a new Visitor Center). Upon completion, the project restored the Parks' principal feature and the world's preeminent grove of giant sequoias to its natural state.
The series consists of plans, project management files, cost estimates, contracts and modifications, and health and safety plans. The projects included in this series include: Rail and Fence, 1999; Round Meadow Trail, 1999-2000; Lodgepole Market re-roofing, 1999; Wolverton lead monitoring and re-roofing, 1999; and the construction of Wuksachi, 1992-2001.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by project per original order and chronologically within project
Folder 181-271

Series 2.  Other construction projects 1967-2005

Series Scope and Content Summary

The series consists of specifications, plans, notes, correspondence, memoranda, and agreements relating to maintenance and construction projects. These include: road work at the Devils Postpile National Monument, 1977-1985; and the construction of the John Muir Lodge at Grant Grove, 1996-1999.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by project and then chronologically within project
Folder 272-314

Series 3. Backcountry maintenance projects 1970-1987

Series Scope and Content Summary

The series consists of photographs, maps, and records pertaining to the maintenance of wilderness infrastructure. Two projects are documented: trail work, 1970-1979; and the maintenance of stock use drift fences and gates, 1970-1987.

Arrangement

The series is arranged by project and then chronologically within project.
Folder 234-323

Series 4.  Park signage inventory 1994

Series Scope and Content Summary

The series consists of an inventory of all Park signage completed in 1994.

Arrangement

The series is in original order.