Progress Update, May 20, 2014

Progress Update

It has been awhile since I posted an update about the progress of the documentary project.  Sunday night I uploaded a working bibliography of Mammoth Cave documents I have compiled as part of this project to Drop Box.  I also uploaded just over 1 GB of public domain materials including 26 books, 485  newspaper articles, and 237 articles of public domain material, representing a few thousand pages of material relating to the cave that were published prior to 1924.  Often in a 600 page book or volume there would only be 3 or four pages of an article about Mammoth Cave.  In these cases I have clipped out just the Mammoth Cave material, the book front page, and issue page and have recombined them into a shorter pdf file.   A large batch of over 300 newspaper clippings contributed by David Kem, materials given to me by Jerry Bransford, Greg Sorvig, Gross Magee, and additional materials given to me by many others.  If you have some articles or references you want to contribute to the collection email me at  I have not included any materials in the collection dated after 1924, although some of those materials are published by US government agencies and are public domain materials.  I have included download links for materials where ever possible.  Newspaper archives are listed at the end of the bibliography for reference.

If you have contributed to the fundraising effort or otherwise have helped with the documentary project and did not receive a link to the materials, please email me and I will send it or send it again.


I want to thank Bob Thompson.  He forwarded a bibliography he compiled a few years ago on Mammoth Cave.  For the pre-1924 material I have found most of what he had listed and quite a bit more, but there are perhaps a dozen or so articles I want to track down.  If I find them online, they will be included in the first update volume which will be sent out in couple of months.  For the post-1924 his list doubled or tripled the number of listing that I had included.  I had not focused on this period and the initial list I posted contained primarily just materials I had used for research and some general references on Mammoth Cave.  If I found another reference I included it, but overall I had not made an effort to make a comprehensive listing for this time period.

Edward Frank

About Edward Forrest Frank

My name is Edward Frank. By training I am a geologist with published research on caves found in the United States, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. I am the webmaster, BBS administrator, and run the Facebook Page for the Native Tree Society and am involved with tree research with the group. I am the author, or coauthor, of a number of tree related articles and publications available for download from the NTS website and NTS BBS. I edit the monthly magazine for the group - eNTS Magazine. I write science fiction and fantasy stories reflecting a lifelong love of the genres. Most recently I published a fantasy role playing game Knarf 4, available through Amazon Kindle. I have an extensive science fiction and fantasy library and have long enjoyed table top role-playing games. Not satisfied with commercially available games, I started creating my own game variations in the mid 1980's. Knarf 4 is latest version best version of those games. I also write non-fiction. I currently am working on a book on "The Old-Growth Forests of Cook Forest State Park, PA" targeting older children and teens. I am suave, sophisticated, funny, kind, considerate, thoughtful, brilliant, devilishly handsome, and above all modest.
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