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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
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Date Range
1914 1936


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

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1926-01-11

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 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 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 Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass congratulating him on his good business judgement.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-12-08

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the improvements Bass has made to the canyon and the hope that he will accept a payment of twenty-five thousand dollars for purchase of his land.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather requesting that congress pay W. W. Bass the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for his properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding the sale of Bass properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1923-09-28

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass regarding the poor prospects of selling his canyon properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1923-10-10

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 Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass looking into the sale of Bass properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-05-12

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 H. L. Russell to Carl Hayden regarding fines in the park.

Contributors
Russell, H. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1927-01-24

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

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

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 P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-08

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden about visiting Mr. Buggeln to discuss proposed park boundary changes.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-20

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 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 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 J. R. Eakin to Stephen T. Mather about expenses and reconstruction of the Kaibab Trail.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-09-08

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 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 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 Charles H. Burke to Carl T. Hayden about mining on Diné (formerly Navajo) national land.

Contributors
Burke, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-22

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

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

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 T. Hayden to Michael J. Riordan explaining the benefits of selling Bright Angel Trail and building an approach road.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Riordan, M. J.
Created Date
1924-03-13

Letter from Dwight B. Heard, president and publisher of The Arizona Republican, to Carl T. Hayden about a visit by Stephen Mather

Contributors
Heard, Dwight, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-29

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 J. R. Eakin to Carl T. Hayden concerning access to Rowe Well and the canyon.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-02-05

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

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Proposed admission fees to Grand Canyon National Park.

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

Letter from R.P Gilliland to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail (Ariz.) and construction of the President's Highway from Maine, AZ to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
R. P. Gilliland, R. P. Gilliland, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Carl Hayden to R.P Gilliland regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail (Ariz.) and construction of the President's Highway from Maine, AZ to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gilliland, R. P.
Created Date
1923-10-13

Letter from Fred Breen to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Breen, Fred S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-12-07

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 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 Carl T. Hayden to C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Indian Reservation, regarding Hualapai and Cataract Canyons geography.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1918-07-19

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 George Otis Smith, U.S. Geological Survey to Carl Hayden regarding asbestos mining prospects in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-23

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 George Otis Smith to Carl Hayden regarding mining rights in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from L. B. Williams to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass' resistance to the park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L.B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

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 Harry Welch to Carl Hayden enclosing W. W. Bass' letter of protest against the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Welch, Harry, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-13

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 John H. Page to Carl T. Hayden regarding his company's rights to build a railway if they choose to.

Contributors
Page, John H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-19

Letter to Carl T. Hayden regarding a water-power bill in effect for the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, Finney, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-06-26

Letter from Henry Graves to Carl T. Hayden regarding the land ownership and grazing rights of the Havasupai.

Contributors
Graves, Henry S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-29

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 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 Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden regarding the use of water power and summer homes in the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-03

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 Harold Greene to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed boundaries for the national park bill.

Contributors
Greene, Harold, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-09

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 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

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 L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden suggesting a boundary amendment to the national park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-22

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him of the favorable opinion towards a national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-05-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass soliciting his opinion on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-04-07

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

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. J. O'Reilly to Carl Hayden on behalf of William Randolph Hearst regarding his land ownership within the proposed Grand Canyon boundaries.

Contributors
O'Reilly, L. J., Hearst, W.R.
Created Date
1917-02-03

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 Carl Hayden to Stephen T. Mather regarding certain amendments to the national park bill. Rights regarding the Havasupai Tribe are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen
Created Date
1918-07-03

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

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

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

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

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

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

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno B. Cammerer asking for the insurance claims of Roy James and M. J. Hanley to be investigated.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1936-04-09

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden updating him in regards to the insurance claims by Roy James and M.J. Hanley

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-06-15

Letter from Carl Hayden to Roy James and M. J. Hanley expressing a wish to soon have a definite answer in regards to their insurance claims.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., James, Roy W., Hanley, M.J.
Created Date
1936-06-19

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno Cammerer asking his advice in regards to the insurance claims filed by park employees.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1936-08-03

Letter from J. E. Gavin on behalf of Carl Hayden writing in regards to the insurance claims filed with the National Park.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., James, Roy W., Hanley, Michael, et al.
Created Date
1936-09-04

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden informing him that Superintendent Tillotson will submit a report on the conditions of the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ed Hamilton informing him that Superintendent Tillotson will submit a report on the conditions of the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hamilton, Ed
Created Date
1935-03-02

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ed Hamilton explaining that although there are currently no funds to improve the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well, it will be taken into consideration when funding does become available.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hamilton, Ed
Created Date
1935-03-22

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden denying his request for funding to repair the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-07-29

Letter from Carl Hayden to Robert Fechner on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Fechner, Robert
Created Date
1936-02-12

Letter from Robert Fechner to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Fechner, Robert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-26

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-25

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

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mitchell, Walter
Created Date
1936-02-28

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 M. J. Riordan to Carl Hayden expressing his opposition to the federal government's takeover of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-17

Letter from Carl Hayden to M. J. Riordan expressing his support for Coconino County in turning over the Bright Angel Trail to the federal government.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Riordan, M. J.
Created Date
1924-03-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding Coconino County's willingness to dispose of Bright Angel Trail as long as the funds acquired would go to building a road between Old Trails Highway at Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1922-11-28

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl Hayden expressing Coconino County's interest in handing over Bright Angel Trail to the government provided a sufficient amount of money is appropriated to build a road from Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-11-22

Letter from E. C. Finney to Carl Hayden regarding the cost of the Bright Angel Trail and an improved road between the town of Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-12-06

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

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