OAH/NPS Current Projects

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site Administrative History

The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site in the North Carolina mountains comprises the home and farm of the author Carl Sandburg. This project will research the establishment and management of the site.

Environmental History Series

The OAH is working with the western region of the National Park Service to publish a series of environmental histories of national parks. These reports are completed and must now be readied for production.

Everglades Administrative History

This project will provide a more accurate history of the establishment and management of Everglades National Park, in Florida. A major component of this history will be an examination of early efforts at ecosystem restoration and the origins of the idea of a wildlife habitat untouched by humans.

Lake Mead Administrative History: Final Production

The administrative history of Lake Mead National Recreational Area in Nevada was completed by the historian Hal Rothman before his death, but was never edited or distributed. The park has asked the OAH to take the report through those final phases in the absence of the author.

Oklahoma City Memorial Administrative History

The Oklahoma City National Memorial preserves the memory of the victims and survivors of the bomb that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The memorial is now nearly fifteen years old, and the NPS is collaborating with the OAH to produce a history of the site. The story of this memorial sheds light on efforts to commemorate the recent (and traumatic) past.

Pipe Spring Historic Resource Study

This project will document the history of Pipe Spring National Monument, a water source near the Arizona-Utah border. The research will focus primarily on Native American cultures, settlement by the Mormons, and the interactions between these various populations, and will form the foundation of the park’s interpretive processes.

Underground Railroad Conference

This project will help small local organizations conduct a regional history conference about slave resistance, cosponsored by the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and the OAH.