Reference Guide to the Crater Lake National Park Oral History Series
These logs were intended to replace the superintendent’s annual report, a requirement dropped by the Washington Office of the NPS in 1966. Emphasis on maintaining the logs waned, however, by 1974. Smith and his brother Lloyd saw the need for maintaining some record of past events in the park since a large portion of the official files that had been previously stored on-site by the NPS were either shipped to the Federal Record Center in Seattle or dumped.
Warfield, Project Statement CRLA-C-5, Provide Oral History Documentation, Cultural Resources Management Program, RMP drafted by superintendent James S. Rouse, 1112718 1.
Natural and Cultural Resource Management and Environmental Assessment, Crater Lake National Park, 1986, p. 89.
At the time of writing this study (which covers both Crater Lake and Lava Beds) entered its second phase. A confidentiality agreement with the Klamath Tribes limits the interview data can be released to the NPS, though a summary report on traditional uses in both parks will be available. For an overview of ethnographic information pertaining to Crater Lake, see chapters 3 and 4 by Robert Winthrop in Mairs, et al., Archeological and Ethnological Studies of Southwest Oregon and Crater Lake National Park, pp. 29-73.
These include the Southern Oregon Historical Society (see the indicated interviews on “Preliminary Guide to the Oral History Collection, version dated 2/12/97), the Rogue River National Forest (see vol. 3, ”Recollections: People and the Forest,” available in the park library), and several in the Oregon Historical Society’s collections. Copies of interviews with a more general scope have been obtained from the NPS library at Harpers Ferry (in the writer’s files) and the Regional Oral History Office, Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley (available in the park library)