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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
Subject
Date Range
1890 1949


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.

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

Contributors
LaRue Printing Company
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Map of Kaibab National Forest with information about tours and drives in the park. Circa 1940.

Contributors
United States National Park Service

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

Booklet with description of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1915.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior

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.

Dinner menu for the Bright Angel Lodge.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1949-04-26

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

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

Educational leaflet on the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1939-04

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

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1938

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

Description of a four day trip to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Harbin, Adrian
Created Date
1937

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

Historical overview of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States Government Printing Office
Created Date
1933

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

Request for proposals to operate hotels, buildings, camps and facilities near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1926-12-27

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

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