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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
Status
  • Public
Date Range
1882 1949


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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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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
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Black and white silver gelatin print, some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white silver gelatin print, 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.

Description of traveling down Bright Angel Trail by foot.

Contributors
Rice, William S., Overland Monthly
Created Date
1909-12-01
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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, 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 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

Excerpt on the Archean Ripple Mark in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Maxon, John H., Campbell, Ian, American Journal of Science
Created Date
1934-10-01
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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
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Black and white print of an automobile parked near the Watchtower. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
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Black and white print Benjamin and Lillie Freye at overlook.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Benjamin Freye riding a mule, handwritten annotation, "(illegible) - Feb 13th 1935".

Created Date
1935-02-13
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Black and white print of Benjamin Freye on a mule.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935

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 with high angle view of mules crossing South Kaibab Bridge.

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

Dinner menu for the Bright Angel Lodge.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1949-04-26
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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 three women in a cable rig above the Colorado river.

Created Date
1935
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Canyon at Toroweap Point, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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Black and white print, blurry, of cabins at the base of the canyon, possibly Phantom Ranch.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of horse and cabins at the base of the canyon, possibly Phantom Ranch.

Created Date
1935
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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.

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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye riding mules down a trail.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935

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

Memorandum urging the maintenance of Civilian Conservation Corp companies at the maximum strength. Circa 1937.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.

Pamphlet containing descriptions of the Grand Canyon and Cataract Canon. Prices for stage fare, meals, and rooms are also included. Circa 1907.

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

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

Invitation includes event program agenda and description of several dances to be performed.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1933

Historical overview of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States Government Printing Office
Created Date
1933
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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.

Guide Leaflet No. 1 detailing the desert view drive of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Ickes, Harold L., United States Department of the Interior
Created Date
1933

Description of traveling down Bright Angel Trail by donkey.

Contributors
McCutcheon, John T., illustrator), illustrator), Appleton's Magazine
Created Date
1909-06-01
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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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Sepia stereo card of a man sitting on a rock with printed annotation, "(12) Down the Granite Gorge of the Colorado (1,200 feet deep) from Peritese Point, Grand Canyon of Arizona. Copyright 1903 by Underwood & Underwood."

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle, Underwood and Underwood
Created Date
1903
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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, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Brochure for Hotel El Tovar.

Contributors
Black, W. J., Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1909
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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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Black and white print of Fred Wilson at an overlook.

Created Date
1940-06-11
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Black and white print of people on South Kaibab Bridge.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white print with a handwritten annotation, " Geo. W. P. Hunt, Grand Canyon, July 7, 1933".

Created Date
1933-07-07
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Downstream view of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Created Date
1922-08-01

Description of a four day trip to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Harbin, Adrian
Created Date
1937
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Black and white print with a typescript annotation, "Gov. Hunt, E. Johnson, B. Bufano, Grand Canyon. June, 12th, 1931".

Created Date
1931-06-12
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Black and white stereograph card of a man sitting on an outcropping and overlooking the canyon. Circa 1879.

Contributors
Jackson, William H., Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, W.H. Jackson and Co.
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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

Script of a radio program titled, "Exploring America with Carveth Wells", published by the Conoco Travel Bureau. Circa 1932.

Contributors
Wells, Carveth, Continental Oil Company
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Magazine article describing the experience of flying over the Grand Canyon in a plane.

Contributors
Parrish, Wayne W., U.S. National Aeronautic Association
Created Date
1937-01
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of automobile near a park entrance with stone marker. Circa 1930-1939.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle

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.

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

Speech by Carl T. Hayden offering a motion to authorize a road an trail construction program in Grand Canyon National Park "to make these natural wonders accessible to the American people". The speech appears in the Congressional Record, 68th Congress, First Session.

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

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
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Color postcard titled, "6326 Grand Canyon of Arizona, From Jacob's Ladder".

Contributors
Detroit Photographic Co.
Created Date
1902

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
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Black and white, mounted print of men sitting in wagon displaying a sign, "Grand Canyon or Bust". The Methodist Church at 2nd Avenue and Washington in Phoenix, Territory of Arizona, stands at right.

Created Date
1890

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, wide angle, mounted print taken from the rim with handwritten annotation, "10". Circa 1903.

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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print taken from the rim with handwritten annotation, "9". Circa 1903.

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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print taken from the rim with handwritten annotation, "8". Circa 1903.

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Grand Canyon Village to Rowe's Well Road. Circa 1935.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed

Description of the Grand Cañon of the Colorado after the opening of the stage-line from Flagstaff.

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Lummis, Charles F., California Illustrated Magazine
Created Date
1893
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Detailed map of Granite Gorge section of the Grand Canyon from the pamphlet titled, "Titan of Chasms: Grand Canyon of Arizona".

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Created Date
1905
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Black and white print of six men and four women (unidentified) astride mules on a trail. One man sits on rocks beside the trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Black and white print of one man and three women (unidentified) on a trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18

Guide Leaflet No. 3 detailing the west rim drive in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Ickes, Harold L., United States Department of the Interior
Created Date
1940

Educational leaflet on the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1939-04
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Black and white print Harriet and Benjamin Freye at overlook.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie Freye riding along the edge of the canyon trail.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white postcard of Cataract Creek waterfalls. Circa. 1930

Contributors
Peters, W. H., Kolb Bros.
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.