Guide to the Mammoth Cave National Park Collection, 1989-1990

Summary Information

Title: Mammoth Cave National Park Collection, 1989-1990
Collection: AC.748
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

The Mammoth Cave National Park Collection includes a welcome packet to visitors of the park in 1989-1990, containing much park information and maps.

Creator: Mammoth Cave National Park

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mammoth Cave National Park first opened to the public in 1816 and became a National Park in July 1941. It is located close to Interstate 65 in south central Kentucky. The park covers 52,830 acres primarily in Edmonson County, Kentucky, with 400 miles of surveyed passageways in the Mammoth Cave, making it the world's longest known cave system.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a visitor's welcome packet to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky in 1989, which includes two maps, official map and guide brochure, Fall/Winter 1989 Mammoth Cave Inside Out newsletter, a 1989-1990 Activities Schedule, and a welcome letter to the visitor.


There is no formal arrangement of this collection, although it is oversized.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Accession number AC.2011.007

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.748: Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, Visitors Maps and Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1989-1990 ACSC_Box Oversize 2