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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


One-page history of the four Grand Canyon National Park superintendents from 1919 to 1923, W. H. Peters, D. L. Reaburn, W. W. Crosby and J. R. Eakin. Circa 1923.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
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Carl Hayden's party of three women and 12 men pose on the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1922-08-01
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Carl Hayden speech to Congress on the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-11

Bill introduced in the U.S. Senate to establish the Grand Canyon National Monument and Coconino National Forest as a national park. Bill did not pass.

Contributors
Flint, Frank P.
Created Date
1911-01-11

Telegram from Carl Hayden to the Coconino Sun informing the paper that no funds for an approach road will be granted until the United States government owns Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-12-18
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Photo of a man on a ladder and women in a window in a Romeo and Juliet type pose. Circa 1920.

Contributors
Moon, Karl C.

Description of a stage coach trip from Tempe to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Arizona Republic
Created Date
1936-07-26
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Brochure encouraging travelers on the Santa Fe Railway to stop off at the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1925-04
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Black and white print overlooking the canyon with clouds below the canyon's highest elevations. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle

Booklet describing a geological survey of the Grand Canyon. Four editions: 1917, 1929, 1936, 1950.

Contributors
Darton, Nelson Horatio, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1917

Telegram from C. H. Gensler to Carl Hayden arranging a meeting in Hilltop, Arizona.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden stating there should be no objection to Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company having their timber contract extended as it is greatly favored.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-10

Telegram from Carl Hayden to P. J. Moran regarding the resignation of W. W. Crosby and his replacement J. R. Eakin.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Moran, P. J.
Created Date
1923-12

Geological examination of the park canyonland, with description of the rocks, water sculping process, volcanic cones and outflows, and land erosion. This edition is Volume 2, 1977 reprint, of the author's 1882 monograph. Includes 12 color maps, 10 color views and is number 280/1500.

Contributors
Dutton, Clarence, United States Geological Survey
Created Date
1905-02-24
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Black and white pamphlet includes photographs.

Contributors
McOmie, A. M., Jacobs, C. C., Bartlett, O. C., et al.
Created Date
1915

Brochure promoting train tours with schedules. Includes black and white images of the canyon.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Created Date
1939-05-29

Article against the establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park citing the inability of the public to utilize the lands and the inefficiency of the government to properly care for the Canyon. Circa 1921-1924.

Document outlining Senator Hayden's proposal for national park status. Addresses the issue of miner's and land owner's rights while touting the benefits of tourism. Circa 1915.

Possible press release from Carl Hayden detailing the Grand Canyon National Park bill. Circa 1916.

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Color postcard, 3 inch x 5 inch, titled, "5424. The Grand Canyon of Arizona. Circa 1910.

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Map of Kaibab National Forest with information about tours and drives in the park. Circa 1940.

Contributors
United States National Park Service

Booklet with description of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1915.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of the south rim from Tuweep.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
Created Date
1940
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Color postcard titled, "H-4452 The Watchtower at Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona". Circa 1930-1939.

Contributors
Fred Harvey

Brochure advertising El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1938

Newspaper article outlining plans for the development of the Grand Canyon into a national park including the building of roads and railways for easier access. The article mentions that grazing, mining, and the development of water power will still be in effect.

Contributors
Tombstone Prospector
Created Date
1917-02-03

Brochure describing hotels, camps and trips at the Grand Canyon under Fred Harvey Management.

Contributors
Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1925-02-25

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1908

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1908

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1912-03

Hand-colored lithograph pamphlet describing trails, drives and camping in the canyon. Circa 1920-1935.

Contributors
LaRue Printing Company

Executive order revoking the sale and settlement of land bordering Cataract Creek for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Arthur, Chester A.
Created Date
1882-03-31
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Black and white print with members of the Luhrs family. Typescript annotation, "July 17th, 1914. Going down Bright Angel Canyon of Arizona, Those on the mules, from bottom up: unknown, unknown, Ella Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, George H. N. Luhrs, unknown, Roger Hunt, George Luhrs Jr., Catherine Margarita 'Gretchen' (Mrs Geo H. N.) Luhrs standing beside George Luhrs Jr.". Beside the trail, a sign displays, "Photo by Kolb Brothers".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1914-07-17
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Sepia print of two men standing by an overlook with wide view of the canyon below.

Created Date
1924
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Black and white print of two women sitting on a ledge overlooking the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1924

Amendments to the bill establishing the Grand Canyon a National Monument. Circa 1908.

Typescript draft of Bill H.R. 20819 to provide for the construction of roads and other permanent improvements at or near the Grand Canyon. The sum of $110,000 dollars is to be appropriated for the project under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1910-02-14

Amendment to the national park bill granting the Secretary of the Interior permission to lease land not exceeding 100 acres. Circa 1917.

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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, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print with typescript annotation, "Upstream view of the canyon of Colorado River at the bridge site near Lees Ferry, Arizona." Handwritten annotation, "Exhibit I". Circa 1920-1929.

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View downstream from Toroweap Point, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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View from Toroweap Point, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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Black and white print of a man peering through mounted binoculars.

Created Date
1935
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Vulcan's throne near Toroweap Point, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937

Rebuttal to the editoral published in the Coconino Sun attacking Ralph Cameron.

Contributors
Miami Daily Silver Belt
Created Date
1924-10-25
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Black and white print of young men on the trail with mules, possibly Civilian Conservation Corps workers.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.