Series Scope and Content Summary
William "Bill" Tweed worked for Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks from 1976 through 2006. He began as a seasonal interpreter
at Lodgepole Visitor Center, working his way up to District Naturalist. After a short period working for the Forest Service
in Washington, D.C., Tweed returned to the Parks in the 1980s, as the Management Assistant to the superintendent (a position
that in 1995 became the Chief of the Division of Planning and Concessions Management). In 1997, he became the Division Chief
for the Division of Interpretation, a position he occupied until his retirement in 2006. Tweed earned a Ph.D. from Texas Christian
University with a dissertation on the history of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks and is the author of numerous articles
and books. Through the years, he served the Parks in a variety of capacities: as acting superintendent, as an articulate spokesperson,
and as the Parks' de facto historian.
The series consists of correspondence, work logs, photographs, and slides relating to the landscape of the Parks and its management.
Topics include correspondence with members of the public concerning the Parks and Park programs, journals detailing daily
work and management issues, and photographs.
The series is organized into three subseries: Subseries A Correspondence; Subseries B Work Logs; and Subseries C Photographs.