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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
Series
  • Control of Public Lands (1912-1928)
Date Range
1905 1934


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Mounted black and white photograph with a typescript annotation, "July 17 1914. Making the trip down Bright Angel trail at the Grand Canyon of Arizona on mules. Left to right: George H. N. Luhrs, Jr., unknown, George H. N. Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, Ella Luhrs. Bright Angel Trail to the Colorado River, at bottom on canyon".

Created Date
1914-07-17

Act to establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona.

Created Date
1918-05-21
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Black and white print of three women, one man and one child at a Hermit Creek Camp cabin. Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough took the picture. Will Shope holding babe Mary on porch".

Created Date
1916
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Black and white print of five women and one man riding mules on the Bright Angel Trail. A wooden sign next to the trail says, "Photo by Kolb Bros." Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough on Bright Angel Trail".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1916
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Black and white postcard with front elevated view of touring cars and visitors. Native American individuals and crafts are visible near entrance.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924
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Black and white mounted print with typescript annotation, " Dec 26, 1917, at the Grand Canyon of Ariz., on his honeymoon, Arthur "Cap" Taylor." Handwritten annotation, "San Diego, 1918".

Created Date
1917-12-26

Rates for lodging and tours operated by the Fred Harvey Company including El Tovar, Bright Angel Cottages, Hermit Cabins, and Phantom Ranch.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1923
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Black and white print of automobile parked near an overlook.

Created Date
1927

Bill to establish the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

Contributors
United States House of Representatives
Created Date
1917-01-24

Boat Survey of the Grand Canyon, Appalachia, Vol. XV, No. 4.

Contributors
Mitchell, Guy E., Appalachia
Created Date
1924-04-01
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Black and white print of cabins and pine trees.

Created Date
1927
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Black and white print of man overlooking the canyon, with handwritten annotations and arrows identifying trail sites, " Mi. 38", "Dam Site" and "Mi. 37". Circa 1920-1929.

Article detailing Senator Ralph Cameron's attempt to purchase parts of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., The Nation
Created Date
1925-10-28
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Black and white print with typescript annotation, "Close up view of Vulcan Throne, Grand Canyon, 89 miles below Bright Angel Creek." Handwritten annotation, "Exhibit IV". Circa 1920-1929.

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Sepia print taken on the bank of the Colorado River.

Created Date
1927

Invitation to Carl T. Hayden for the dedication of Grand Canyon Lodge and the Kaibab Trail.

Contributors
Utah Parks Company
Created Date
1928-09-15
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Color postcard titled, "East from (Hopi) Rowe Point".

Contributors
Phelps, George, Fred Harvey, John G. Verkamp
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Black and white print of a park ranger and Forrest Ducette in front of a car and cabin.

Created Date
1927
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Downstream view of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Created Date
1922-08-01
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Black and white print of the Grand Canyon with a typescript annotation, "July 17, 1914. Grand Canyon Arizona. On the left side you can see some of the mules taking people down the Bright Angel Trail to the bottom of the Canyon.

Created Date
1914-07-17

Booklet with description of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States Railroad Administration
Created Date
1920

Report to accompany S 8250. Calendar No.967; 64th Congress 2nd Session

Contributors
Myers, H. L.
Created Date
1917-02-20

Report to accompany S 390. HR. 65th Congress, 2nd Session Rpt 832. House of Representatives bill for the formation of Grand Canyon National Park with requested amendments.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-18
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Map of Grand Canyon National Park with hand-colored boundary lines, includes water tank locations.

Created Date
1925

Travel statistics for Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-10-24

Press release on the increase in wildlife in the Grand Canyon including mountain sheep, deer, and the Abert Squirrel.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1924-12-16

Press release comparing visitor attendance to the park by year. A 26 percent increase from 1923 to 1924 is noted.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., United States National Park Service
Created Date
1924-03-05

Grand Canyon National Park General Regulations.

Contributors
Edwards, John H., United States Department of the Interior
Created Date
1926-04-02

Publication detailing the natural history of the Grand Canyon. Vol.9, No.9. Circa 1926-1934.

Contributors
Grand Canyon National Park
Created Date
1934-12

Brochure of the Grand Canyon of Arizona Replica at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco.

Created Date
1915

Speech by Representative Cramton in favor of the purchase of lands that contain Bright Angel Trail from Coconino County, and to eliminate private ownership of the trail.

Contributors
Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-03-03

Description of different tourist trips. Destinations include Yavapai Point, Hermit's Rest, Hopi House, and the Bright Angel Trailhead.

Contributors
Black, W. J., Henry O. Shepard Co.
Created Date
1915-03-01
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Black and white print of one man and three women (unidentified) on a trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Woman in front of Hopi House.

Contributors
Clarke, Petey
Created Date
1926
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Black and white print of Hopi House with visitors sitting outside.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924

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

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-02-16

Letter from A.E. Demaray to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-31

Letter from A. E. Demaray to Carl T. Hayden regarding the release of a Senate Committee on Public Lands report to newspaper reporters from the New York Times.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-08-15

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

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-08-12

Letter from A. E. Demaray to Carl Hayden regarding travel plans for Stephen Mather to the park.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-08-10

Letter from A. F. Potter to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass's livery permit. Bass's fee to maintain the roads has been reduced to $50 per year, but he will still need to keep his business at least a hundred feet from the Grand Canyon rim so as not to disturb visitors.

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-08-03

Letter from A. F. Potter to Carl T. Hayden describing John H. Page's request to build a railway for the Canyon Copper Company as "impractical".

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-01-10

Letter from the Acting Director of the National Park to Carl Hayden assuring him that Superintendent Crosby had removed the dynamite nearby Grand Canyon Village and placed it in a safe location on the South Rim.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-09-21

Letter from A. E. Demaray to Carl T. Hayden concerning the dates and participants of a congressional party visit that begins in San Francisco, Calif., and includes the Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park, Calif.; Needles, Calif.; Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Keams Canyon, Hopi Nation; Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation; Shiprock, Navajo Nation; and the Pueblo of Zuni.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-05-22

Letter from Alexander Vogelsang to Homer P. Snyder regarding land allocation for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Vogelsang, Alexander T., Snyder, Homer P.
Created Date
1920-12-27

Letter from Alf Dickenson to Carl T. Hayden about securing mining permits within the park.

Contributors
Dickinson, Alf, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-27

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden reiterating the safe nature of the dynamite storage.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-29

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden supporting Superintendent Crosby's stance that there is no need to remove the dynamite stored near Grand Canyon Village.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-29

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-03

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon. Written in red pencil at the top, "My dear Jesse, For your(?) further information, Jack"

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-03

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden on the investigation by Superintendent Crosby regarding the TNT stored in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-13

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden informing him of the removal of the dynamite from Grand Canyon Village to a point near Rowe Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-13

Proposed admission fees to Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-21

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to J. R. Eakin describing the procedure for purchasing Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-07-25

Letter from Arthur Ringland to Carl Hayden about road alignment survey through the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Ringland, Arthur, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-11-02

Letter from Mrs. B. F. Gavin to Stephen Mather regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Gavin, B. F., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-06-23

Letter from Bernie Zachau to Carl Hayden regarding water power in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Zachau, Bernie, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-17

Letter from C. D. Dawson to Carl Hayden urging him to consider the rights of miners and farmers when drawing up the boundaries for the proposed park.

Contributors
Dawson, C. D., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-18

Letter from C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Agency to Carl Hayden regarding boundary lines.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-30

Letter from C. H. Gensler to Carl Hayden asking for a meeting in regards to the Havasupai pasture land in light of the national park bill.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-04-18

Letter from C. H. Gensler expressing concern on behalf of the Havasupai Tribe regarding the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from C. T. Woolfolk to Carl Hayden expressing his support for the national park bill.

Contributors
Woolfolk, C.T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-01-06

Establishment of Grand Canyon National Park

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Johns, A.A.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Alf Dickenson about mine locations within the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Dickinson, Alf
Created Date
1926-06-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno B. Cammerer on behalf of Jesse L. Boyce's complaint. Hayden states that Boyce believes Crosby's report to be inaccurate and an underestimation of the danger of the stored explosives.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1923-09-20

Letter from Carl Hayden to Bankhead and Henderson informing the company that their sheep can continue to graze inside the national park boundaries for the year 1923 as long as they obey the permit rules. Hayden issues a warning that at a certain point no cattle or sheep will be allowed to graze inside the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bankhead and Henderson
Created Date
1923-04-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Bernie Zachau regarding the national park bill with an enclosed copy of the National Park Service Act.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Zachau, Bernie
Created Date
1917-03-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of the proposed Grand Canyon National Park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1917-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of a trip to the Grand Canyon to discuss the Havasupai Tribe grazing lands.

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

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. T. Woolfolk thanking him for his support on the proposed bill. Hayden writes that the bill will not be introduced into the current session of Congress as any new legislation would be impossible to pass, but he is optimistic over the bill's future.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Woolfolk, C. T.
Created Date
1917-02-23

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Akers on the opposition to the Grand Canyon bill from A. A. Johns, J. W. Sullivan, Jesse Hoyce, T. E. Cureton, and Hugh Campbell. Hayden mentions his failure to contact the governor before the present special session, but expresses hope of the legislature passing a memorial on the subject.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Akers, Charles H.
Created Date
1918-05-28

Letter of introduction for Dwight B. Heard on the arrival of National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather to Phoenix. Mather's visit includes trips to Roosevelt Dam and Tumacácori.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Heard, Dwight
Created Date
1924-03-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to F. M. Gold about the purchase of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gold, F. M.
Created Date
1924-02-06

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to F. R. Goodman concerning the purchase of Bright Angel Trail and construction of an approach road to the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Goodman, Frank R.
Created Date
1924-07-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to F. R. Goodman regarding the construction of new roads.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Goodman, Frank R.
Created Date
1922-12-15

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Fred S. Breen concerning the expenditure of $100,000 to purchase Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Breen, Fred S.
Created Date
1924-03-13

Letter from Carl Hayden to Fred S. Breen regarding Yaki Point, the sale of Bright Angel Trail and the building of a road between Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Breen, Fred S.
Created Date
1924-12-16

Letter from Fred Harvey to Senator Carl Hayden on the diary of Padre Francisco Garcés and his entry on July 4, 1776.

Contributors
Harvey, Frederick
Created Date
1927-12-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to George C. Bolton on behalf of Bankhead and Henderson in regards to their sheep grazing permit.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bolton, George C.
Created Date
1923-05-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Otis Smith asking his advice regarding the mining of asbestos deposits in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Smith, George Otih
Created Date
1918-04-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Kimball regarding the grazing rights of Bankhead and Henderson.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Kimball, George W.
Created Date
1923-04-20

Letter from Carl Hayden to Governor George W. P. Hunt asking the governor to submit the idea of a national park near the rim of the Grand Canyon to the state legislature during the special session. Hayden mentions the state of Arizona would be charged about $28,800 for the land at $1.25 an acre. W. W. Bass and Bass Camp are also included in the letter.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to George W. P. Hunt outlining the proposed national park boundaries and the cost of a township if the state of Arizona decided to acquire one on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-19

Letter from Carl Hayden to H. F. Robinson with attached notes from W. W. Bass and C. H. Gensler. Hayden solitices advice concerning the Havasupai Tribe needs for grazing and access to natural resources.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Robinson, H.F.
Created Date
1917-06-08

Letter from Carl Hayden to Harold Greene regarding the progress of the national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Greene, Harold
Created Date
1917-02-24

Letter describing three enclosures, a letter from F. M. Gold, Carl T. Hayden's reply to Gold's letter, and a copy of a bill introduced by Cameron.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Ashurst, Henry F.
Created Date
1924-02-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to Horace M. Albright regarding the grazing rights of Bankhead and Henderson.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Albright, Horace M.
Created Date
1923-05-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to Hugh E. Campbell with an enclosed outline map of the proposed boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Campbell, Hugh E.
Created Date
1917-01-27

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. B. Rickel concerning proposed changes to Grand Canyon National Park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Rickel, J. B.
Created Date
1926-03-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to J. R. Eakin about a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-08-13

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. R. Eakin regarding changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries and the purchase of lands from William Randolph Hearst.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1926-03-30

Letter from Carl Hayden to J. R. Eakin regarding the sale of Bass property to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-12-14

Letter from Carl Hayden to John H. Page asking his opinion on the proposed national park bill. W.R. Hearst's name and property rights are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Page, John H.
Created Date
1917-02-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to Joseph J. Cotter regarding suggestions on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cotter, Joseph J.
Created Date
1917-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. B. Williams concerning the proposed township in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1918-04-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. H. McEllherren detailing the funeral of Hon. M. P. Kinkaid, Chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands as well as Hayden's travel plans for the summer.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mcellherren, L. H.
Created Date
1922-07-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. L. Ferrall on the favorable conditions for creating a national park and the prospect of the United States entering WW I.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Ferrall, L. L.
Created Date
1917-02-13

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. S. Williams informing the Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company that a bill extending the timber cutting rights in the Canyon did not pass in Congress.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1917-03-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. S. Williams about the potential to expand the park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1925-04-24

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Louis C. Cramton about potential prosecution of people with mining claims within park boundaries

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-08-06