Browse the galleries below for historical photos of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Skyland, Rapidan Camp and more. Most photographic records in the archives are available for public research. However, some photographs have had access or use restrictions placed on them by their donors as part of the deed of gift. Researchers are personally liable for copyright, privacy, or publicity infringement.

As opportunities arise, research information will be posted here. This may be information pertaining to current studies being done within the park, or conclusions from research that has already taken place.
Historic image of Harry F. Byrd Visitor Center

HAER Photo Documentation

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Photographic Documentation of Skyline Drive
The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) was established in 1969 by the National Park Service, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Library of Congress to document historic sites and structures related to engineering and industry. This agreement was later ratified by four other engineering societies: the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. Appropriate subjects for documentation are individual sites or objects, such as a bridge, ship, or steel works; or larger systems, like railroads, canals, electronic generation and transmission networks, parkways and roads.

HAER documented Skyline Drive in 1996, producing eighteen sheets of drawings which are available at the Library of Congress.


Last updated: December 8, 2022

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