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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.


Subject
Date Range
1882 1935


Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting the boundaries of the park be reconsidered as a large portion of the land is suitable for mining and farming.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-22

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

Four letters of correspondence about the purchase of Bright Angel Trail between A. E. Demaray, Acting Director of the Grand Canyon National Park; E. C. Finney, Department of the Interior First Assistant Secretary; Carl T. Hayden, Representative (AZ); and Stephen T. Mather, Director of the National Park Service.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T., et al.
Created Date
1924-07-18

Proposed Adjustments in Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States Forest Service
Created Date
1925-10-19
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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
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Map of proposed addition to Grand Canyon National Park Boundaries Circa 1932.

Contributors
United States National Park Service

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

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. 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

Article against the establishment of the Grand Canyon as a National Park citing the inability of the public to utilize the lands and the inefficiency of the government to properly care for the Canyon. Circa 1921-1924.

Document outlining Senator Hayden's proposal for national park status. Addresses the issue of miner's and land owner's rights while touting the benefits of tourism. Circa 1915.

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

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

Executive order revoking the sale and settlement of land bordering Cataract Creek for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Arthur, Chester A.
Created Date
1882-03-31

Amendments to the bill establishing the Grand Canyon a National Monument. Circa 1908.

Typescript draft of Bill H.R. 20819 to provide for the construction of roads and other permanent improvements at or near the Grand Canyon. The sum of $110,000 dollars is to be appropriated for the project under the direction of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1910-02-14

Amendment to the national park bill granting the Secretary of the Interior permission to lease land not exceeding 100 acres. Circa 1917.