Dwight T. Pitcaithley
Dwight T. Pitcaithley is a College Professor of History at New Mexico State University. He retired from the National Park Service in 2005 as its Chief Historian, a position he held for ten years. He is the coeditor of The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation (2006) and has contributed chapters to Becoming Historians (2009), Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory (2006), Preserving Western History (2005), Public History and the Environment (2004), Myth, Memory, and the Making of the American Landscape (2001), and Seeing and Being Seen: Tourism in the American West (2001). He received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of North Carolina in 2011, and in 2005, the Organization of American Historians awarded him its Distinguished Service Award.
- Does the National Park Service have a Future?
- Confronting the Causes of the Civil War in Public: The National Park Service and American Memory
- Mad Men and Spunky Boys: The Search for Constitutional Compromise on the Eve of the Civil War
- Why Aren’t We All Public Historians?