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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


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, Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1912-03

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

Description of a four day trip to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Harbin, Adrian
Created Date
1937

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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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

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

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

Contributors
Darton, Nelson Horatio, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1917

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

Contributors
Lummis, Charles F., California Illustrated Magazine
Created Date
1893

Educational leaflet on the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1939-04

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.

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

Plan outlining the problems and potential solutions to facilitating the growth of Grand Canyon Village.

Contributors
Waugh, F. A., United States Forest Service
Created Date
1918

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

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

Proposed Adjustments in Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States Forest Service
Created Date
1925-10-19

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

Geological Survey of the Grand Canyon in published journal. Vol. XVIII, No. 99.

Contributors
Matthes, F., Evans, R. T., The Military engineer
Created Date
1926-05

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

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

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

Created Date
1915

Dinner menu for the Bright Angel Lodge.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1949-04-26

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

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1938

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

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

Souvenir reprint of an article published in the Fine Arts Journal: Devoted to the Fine and Decorative Arts Home Building and Adornment, in which an artist recounts her visit to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Stevens, Nina Spalding, Fine Arts Journal, Chicago, Ill.
Created Date
1911-02

Bulletin describing a radio broadcast of a sightseeing plane trip over the Grand Canyon. Cover art by Maynard Dixon (1875-1946).

Contributors
Standard Oil Company of California, Dixon, Maynard
Created Date
1937-06

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

Bill to establish the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

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

Historical overview of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States Government Printing Office
Created Date
1933

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

Contributors
LaRue Printing Company
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Collage of four scenic images of Rainbow Bridge and Elephant's Feet landforms.

Created Date
1927

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

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1933

Black and white pamphlet includes photographs.

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

typescript report, black and white, describing the mammals of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bighorn sheep.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929

typescript report, black and white, describing the birds of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bald eagle.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1930

Monthly bulletin, black and white, describing the natural history and scientific features of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of fern bush.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1927-08-31

Monthly bulletin, black and white, describing the natural history and scientific features of Grand Canyon National Park. This volume is dedicated in memoriam to Glen E. Sturdevant, park naturalist, and Fred Johnson, park ranger, who drowned while collecting specimens in the park.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929-02-28

Handwritten cover titled, "Nature Notes of Grand Canyon, Polyphemus Moth, Female, Found at Grand Canyon, 5 July 1928, Vol. 3 - No. 2". Cover includes a drawing of the moth.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior , United States National Park Service
Created Date
1928-07-31

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
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Black and white print of Lees Ferry and the Colorado River canyon.

Contributors
Tillotson, F. H.
Created Date
1927-06-22
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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 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 print with a handwritten annotation, " Geo. W. P. Hunt, Grand Canyon, July 7, 1933".

Created Date
1933-07-07
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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 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
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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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Black and white print of Frank and Tillie Luke on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1920-1929.

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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
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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
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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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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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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, silver gelatin print of the canyon and pine trees; some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print of Navajo Bridge; 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, some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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

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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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Color postcard titled, "H-4452 The Watchtower at Desert View, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona". Circa 1930-1939.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
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Color postcard titled, "East from (Hopi) Rowe Point".

Contributors
Phelps, George, Fred Harvey, John G. Verkamp
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Color postcard, 3 inch x 5 inch, titled, "5424. The Grand Canyon of Arizona. Circa 1910.

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

Contributors
Detroit Photographic Co.
Created Date
1902
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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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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
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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 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 print of two women sitting on a ledge overlooking the Grand Canyon.

Created Date
1924
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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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Black and white print of automobile parked near an overlook.

Created Date
1927
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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 automobile parked at an overlook. Automobile displays the sign, "Press Car Arizona Republican".

Created Date
1927
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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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Sepia print taken on the bank of the Colorado River.

Created Date
1927
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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
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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
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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
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Black and white print of people riding mules down a steep trail. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
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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 of people riding mules down a trail. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
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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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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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Black and white print of man and woman sitting at an overlook.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
Created Date
1940
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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 print of Fred Wilson at an overlook.

Created Date
1940-06-11
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Black and white print of more than 40 people near a canyon overlook with handwritten annotation, " 5-06-03 Looking Toward Canon [sic] From Hotel".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people standing near a campsite, Governor Brodie of Arizona Territory, on horseback, is identified.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people looking up at President Theodore Roosevelt speaking on a balcony, with handwritten annotation, " Pres. R. Speaking From Hotel Veranda".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on horseback riding away from the camera; railroad tracks are visible in the foreground. Handwritten annotation "President Roosevelt and party setting out to see Canon.

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people on a stagecoach. Handwritten annotation, "Connor, S. C.; Dennison, of N.Y. Sun; Mrs. Lemke, Tyree, S.C.; Ealinor Smith; Mrs. Smith; Anna O'Neil; Guach (illegible), Postal Cable; Barry Smith; Cath. O'Neil; Taylor S.C.; Geo. B. Luckev?; Fran Leslie, Mag. Weekly. President's Day, May 6th, 03. Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon of the Colorado River".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of Theodore Roosevelt riding a horse, blurry from motion, handwritten annotation, " 5-6-03 President Roosevelt".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, " 1 Bright Angel Hotel at Grand Canyon 5-6-03; 1 Mrs. Lemke, 2 Ealinor Smith, 3 Mrs. Smith, 4 Anna O'Neil, 5 Judge Kent, 6 Barry Smith, 7 Cath O'Neil, 8 Capt Crenshaw".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print of people, horses and carriages near trains with handwritten annotation, "2 5-6-03 Waiting for Presidential Train".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white mounted print with handwritten annotation, "3 President Receiving 1 Maj. McClintock; 2 Judge Nichols, Ter. Auditor; 3 W. S. Sturgis, Livestock San Board".

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "5 Arrival of Presidential Train, May 6-03 at Grand Canyon; 1 Pres Roosevelt, 2 A. O'Neil, 3 C. O'Neil, 4 Mrs Lemke."

Created Date
1903-05-06
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Black and white, wide angle, mounted print with handwritten annotation, "6 Pres. Roosevelt, Gov. Brodie, Miss Connel, Capt. Phillips".

Created Date
1903-05-06