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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.


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


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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

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
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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

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

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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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 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

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

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 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 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