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100 Years of Grand: The Grand Canyon Centennial Project


A digital archive celebrating the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. A collaborative project of the Arizona State University Library, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University and the Grand Canyon National Park. Additional materials are available via the project website.


Language
  • English
Date Range
1882 1949


Letter from Stephen Mather to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-01-20

Letter from Stephen Mather, National Park Service to Carl Hayden on payment to W. W. Bass.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-11-28

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden regarding amendments to the national park bill including Mather's approval of the Secretary of the Interior granting railroads rights of way.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-09

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden with markup of bill S 390 for the proposed National Park.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden regarding a negative newspaper article about the National Park Service and Stephen Mather.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-05-20

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden advocating for a reduction in automobile fees for the South Rim entrance.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-03-08

Letter from Stephen Mather to Carl T. Hayden regarding automobile regulations within Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-01

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden thanking Hayden for his advice about visiting Arizona

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-21

Letter from the Director of the National Park Service, Stephen T. Mather, to Jesse L. Boyce informing him that immediate action is being taken to remove the TNT from the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-11

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden expressing his dissatisfaction with the proposed boundaries in the national park bill.

Contributors
Pollock, T. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-13

Letter from Thomas Henry Cureton to Carl Hayden expressing a lack of interest in establishing the Grand Canyon as a national park.

Contributors
Cureton, T. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from attorney Thomas J. Croff to Carl Hayden informing him of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad company's ownership of land inside the proposed national park boundaries.

Contributors
Croaff, Thomas J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-06

Letter to Jesse L. Boyce from unknown author (possibly Jack) about the investigation into the powder magazine located in the Grand Canyon. Some personal news is included in the letter such as the writer's marriage to the daughter of C.A. Taylor, former Supervisor of Cochise County.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-14

Letter from unknown author (possibly Jack) to Jesse L. Boyce regarding his complaint concerning the TNT located in the Grand Canyon. Enclosed is Superintendent Crosby's report in which he states that the current housing location of the TNT is not a threat to anyone.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-31

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden on the proposed park boundaries which he deems "outrageous' and the effect such a bill could have on Hayden's reelection chances.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-21

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden written on Bass Camps and Trails stationary. Bass urges Hayden to consider the implications to his farming and mining rights if the bill is passed.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-07

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden lamenting the new regulations placed on his business.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-07-03

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden concerning the mining of asbestos in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-04-30

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a meeting at his camp to discuss the proposed park boundaries when he is attending the Arizona Good Roads Association conference.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1915-10-09

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-01-27

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden arguing for a delay in the national park bill proceedings.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-07

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-08

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-04

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden urging him to visit the Grand Canyon in order to see what effect the National Park bill would have on the farmers and miners of the Grand Canyon. Bass urges Hayden to "correct a threatening evil" and the monopoly such a proposal would give to the Santa Fe Railway line, includes newspaper clipping.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-09-22

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden protesting the development of the Grand Canyon into a National Park based on the grounds that the canyon belongs to the people of Arizona and not the federal government. Newspaper clipping of an opinion piece placed in a Wickenburg newspaper by Bass is included.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-07-16

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden regarding the right to his property.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-01-13

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-01-06

Letter from W.W. Bass to Carl Hayden expressing his difficulty in selling his canyon property.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-12

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden stating his vehement opposition to the National Park bill. Bass's concerns include a monopoly by the Santa Fe Railway and a clash between the Native Americans and the Department of the Interior.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting the boundaries of the park be reconsidered as a large portion of the land is suitable for mining and farming.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-22

Letter from W. W. Bass to Harry Welch protesting the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Welch, Harry
Created Date
1918-04-09

Letter from W. W. Crosby to the Director of the National Park Service defending his placement of the dynamite near Grand Canyon Village. He states there is between 16-20 tons of dynamite.

Contributors
Crosby, W. W.
Created Date
1923-08-21

Letter from Walter Mitchell to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mitchell, Walter, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-04

Letter from X. N. Steeves to Carl T. Hayden describing road conditions around the Grand Canyon National Park

Contributors
Steeves, X. N., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-20
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye on mules.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye sitting in chairs on an observation deck.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye riding mules below Elephant's Feet landform.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white silver gelatin print, some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Looking down Toroweap Valley from Mile 57, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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Black and white print of man and woman sitting at an overlook.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
Created Date
1940

Geological Survey of the Grand Canyon in published journal. Vol. XVIII, No. 99.

Contributors
Matthes, F., Evans, R. T., The Military engineer
Created Date
1926-05
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Aerial survey, contour map of proposed Fredonia-Toroweap road.

Contributors
United States Geological Survey
Created Date
1937-06
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Black and white print of Lees Ferry and the Colorado River canyon.

Contributors
Tillotson, F. H.
Created Date
1927-06-22
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Press release from J. R. Eakin about construction of Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-04

Press release announcing boundary adjustments for Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Sequoia National Park.

Created Date
1925-10-31

Four letters of correspondence about the purchase of Bright Angel Trail between A. E. Demaray, Acting Director of the Grand Canyon National Park; E. C. Finney, Department of the Interior First Assistant Secretary; Carl T. Hayden, Representative (AZ); and Stephen T. Mather, Director of the National Park Service.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T., et al.
Created Date
1924-07-18
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Black and white print of Frank and Tillie Luke on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1920-1929.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of long mule train with provisions.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of a woman in a stretcher that is mounted on a mule, and surrounded by tents and three men.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of two men riding mules on a trail.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of one man leading mules with provisions on a trail.

Created Date
1935

Bulletin describing a radio broadcast of a sightseeing plane trip over the Grand Canyon. Cover art by Maynard Dixon (1875-1946).

Contributors
Standard Oil Company of California, Dixon, Maynard
Created Date
1937-06

Monthly bulletin, black and white, describing the natural history and scientific features of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of fern bush.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1927-08-31

Handwritten cover titled, "Nature Notes of Grand Canyon, Polyphemus Moth, Female, Found at Grand Canyon, 5 July 1928, Vol. 3 - No. 2". Cover includes a drawing of the moth.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior , United States National Park Service
Created Date
1928-07-31

Monthly bulletin, black and white, describing the natural history and scientific features of Grand Canyon National Park. This volume is dedicated in memoriam to Glen E. Sturdevant, park naturalist, and Fred Johnson, park ranger, who drowned while collecting specimens in the park.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929-02-28
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Black and white, silver gelatin print of Navajo Bridge; some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of people riding mules down a trail. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
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Black and white print of people riding mules down a steep trail. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
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Color outline map of Grand Canyon National Park. Circa 1930.

Contributors
Peabody, Henry G., United States Geological Survey
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print of the canyon and pine trees; some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Park service headquarters at Mile 58, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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The Peach family on a wagon trip. Circa 1906.

Contributors
Slaughter, Edith Peach

Souvenir reprint of an article published in the Fine Arts Journal: Devoted to the Fine and Decorative Arts Home Building and Adornment, in which an artist recounts her visit to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Stevens, Nina Spalding, Fine Arts Journal, Chicago, Ill.
Created Date
1911-02
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Plan outlining the problems and potential solutions to facilitating the growth of Grand Canyon Village.

Contributors
Waugh, F. A., United States Forest Service
Created Date
1918
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

typescript report, black and white, describing the birds of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bald eagle.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1930

typescript report, black and white, describing the mammals of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bighorn sheep.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929
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Black and white, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "1 Pres Butler of Columbia Col; 2 Paul Morton Vice P. of Santa Fe; 3 Pres Roosevelt; 4 Gov Brodie; 5 Mrs Lemke; 6 Mrs Smith". Very likely No. 4 from this series.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "6 Pres. Roosevelt, Gov. Brodie, Miss Connel, Capt. Phillips".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people standing near a campsite, Governor Brodie of Arizona Territory, on horseback, is identified.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "5 Arrival of Presidential Train, May 6-03 at Grand Canyon; 1 Pres Roosevelt, 2 A. O'Neil, 3 C. O'Neil, 4 Mrs Lemke."

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "7 Grand Canyon of Colorado River at Bright Angel Trail May-6-03".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white print of more than 40 people near a canyon overlook with handwritten annotation, " 5-06-03 Looking Toward Canon [sic] From Hotel".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on a stagecoach. Handwritten annotation, "Connor, S. C.; Dennison, of N.Y. Sun; Mrs. Lemke, Tyree, S.C.; Ealinor Smith; Mrs. Smith; Anna O'Neil; Guach (illegible), Postal Cable; Barry Smith; Cath. O'Neil; Taylor S.C.; Geo. B. Luckev?; Fran Leslie, Mag. Weekly. President's Day, May 6th, 03. Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on horseback riding away from the camera; railroad tracks are visible in the foreground. Handwritten annotation "President Roosevelt and party setting out to see Canon.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse, blurry from motion, handwritten annotation, " 5-6-03 President Roosevelt".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people looking up at President Theodore Roosevelt speaking on a balcony, with handwritten annotation, " Pres. R. Speaking From Hotel Veranda".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, "3 President Receiving 1 Maj. McClintock; 2 Judge Nichols, Ter. Auditor; 3 W. S. Sturgis, Livestock San Board".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, " 1 Bright Angel Hotel at Grand Canyon 5-6-03; 1 Mrs. Lemke, 2 Ealinor Smith, 3 Mrs. Smith, 4 Anna O'Neil, 5 Judge Kent, 6 Barry Smith, 7 Cath O'Neil, 8 Capt Crenshaw".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people, horses and carriages near trains with handwritten annotation, "2 5-6-03 Waiting for Presidential Train".

Created Date
1903-05-06

Travel statistics on visitors by rail and automobile between 1922-1924.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-03-05
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Black and white print of automobile parked at an overlook. Automobile displays the sign, "Press Car Arizona Republican".

Created Date
1927

Request for proposals to operate hotels, buildings, camps and facilities near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1926-12-27

Proposed Adjustments in Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States Forest Service
Created Date
1925-10-19
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Map of Proposed Boundary Changes to Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1925-10-19
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Map of proposed addition to Grand Canyon National Park Boundaries Circa 1932.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
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Collage of four scenic images of Rainbow Bridge and Elephant's Feet landforms.

Created Date
1927

Editoral attacking Senator Ralph Cameron for attempting to buy Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
The Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-08-22