Item #013746 National Parks Magazine 1942-1958.; 38 Individual Magazines.

National Parks Magazine 1942-1958.; 38 Individual Magazines.

Soft cover.

The magazines measure 9.625-in. x 6.625-in. Each carefully handled.

Very Good. Item #013746

Led by committee founder Robert Sterling Yard, a chronic writer turned promoter of the national parks, six men signed the articles of incorporation forming a new organization with a mission to educate the American public about the nation's parks and to inspire them to experience and protect them. The National Parks Association - known today as the National Parks Conservation Association - was born.

In 1920, Robert Sterling Yard published The Nation's Parks, a richly illustrated 16-page pamphlet that was in many ways the precursor of National Parks Magazine.

It was, as Yard wrote, "issued by an association of citizens which seeks the finest possible upbuilding of a system destined to become one of our most valuable economic assets, and to promote the widest possible uses of the parks by all the people." In its pages, he captured with remarkable foresight not only the imperative that led to the organization's founding but the destiny it would fulfill.

Yard's successor was Devereux Butcher, a writer, photographer and conservationist who redoubled NPA's efforts to educate and inspire park supporters by launching National Parks magazine.

The publication was instrumental in not only rebuilding a membership depleted during the Depression but also articulating the organization's positions on an increasingly complex set of issues.

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