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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
Subject
Date Range
1902 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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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.

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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

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
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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.

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.

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

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.

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
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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
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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

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

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed
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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 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, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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

Thesis submitted to the faculty of the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Graduate College, University of Arizona, 1940.

Contributors
Verkamp, Margaret M., University of Arizona
Created Date
1940
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R. H. Coughlan. Sepia print of Hopi House. Circa 1930-1939.

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R. H. Coughlan. Sepia print of Hopi House. Circa 1930-1939.

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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
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Color postcard titled, "8797 El Tovar Grand Canyon of Arizona". Handwritten annotation, "Dear Miss Oakley, I expect to leave here Tuesday A.M. Have had the time of my life. Lovingly, M."

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1905
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Color map of the Grand Canyon National Park proposed boundaries with animal habitat zones identified for deer, mountain lion and mountain sheep.

Contributors
United States Department of Agriculture
Created Date
1917
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of an automobile exiting the park at an entrance with large stone pillars and sign with entrance fees. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle

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.E. Demaray to Carl Hayden with Superintendent Tillotson's report on the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-03-18

Letter from Arthur E. Demaray to Carl Hayden regarding insurance claims submitted by three men who lost property due to a fire in government-owned apartments.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-09-01

Letter from A. E. Demaray to Carl Hayden informing him that the Secretary of the Interior will not reimburse Roy James and M. J. Hanley.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-05-05

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 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