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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.


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


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.

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

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

One-page history of the four Grand Canyon National Park superintendents from 1919 to 1923, W. H. Peters, D. L. Reaburn, W. W. Crosby and J. R. Eakin. Circa 1923.

Contributors
United States National Park Service

Booklet with description of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1915.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior

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

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

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

Letter from Fred Harvey to Senator Carl Hayden on the diary of Padre Francisco Garcés and the lack of knowledge of U.S. citizens regarding the Hopi people.

Contributors
Harvey, Frederick, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1927-12-13

Letter from Fred Harvey to Senator Carl Hayden on the diary of Padre Francisco Garcés and his entry on July 4, 1776.

Contributors
Harvey, Frederick
Created Date
1927-12-09

Letter from J. R. McCarl to Secretary of the Interior on concessions and contracts in the park.

Contributors
McCarl, J. R.
Created Date
1927-11-15

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

Letter from E. O. Patterson to Secretary of the Interior on automobile fees in the park.

Contributors
Patterson, E. O.
Created Date
1927-08-10

Letter from H. L. Russell to Carl Hayden regarding fines in the park.

Contributors
Russell, H. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1927-01-24

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

Letter from Governor George W. P. Hunt to Calvin Coolidge arguing for more autonomy in Arizona state matters.

Contributors
Hunt, George W. P., Coolidge, Calvin
Created Date
1926-09-04

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 François E. Mathes to Carl T. Hayden about maps of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mathes, François E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-05-15

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

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 Charles H. Burke to Carl T. Hayden about mining on Diné (formerly Navajo) national land.

Contributors
Burke, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-22

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to P. J. Moran concerning the alignment of the road to Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Moran, P. J.
Created Date
1926-04-05

Grand Canyon National Park General Regulations.

Contributors
Edwards, John H., United States Department of the Interior
Created Date
1926-04-02

Letter from Stephen Mather to Carl T. Hayden regarding automobile regulations within Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-04-01

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. R. Eakin regarding changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries and the purchase of lands from William Randolph Hearst.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1926-03-30

Letter from P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-03-24

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to J. B. Rickel concerning proposed changes to Grand Canyon National Park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Rickel, J. B.
Created Date
1926-03-18

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden advocating for a reduction in automobile fees for the South Rim entrance.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-03-08

Letter from David Babbitt supporting the establishment of a post office in the Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Babbitt, David, Cameron, Ralph H.
Created Date
1926-02-27

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 Stephen Mather to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-01-20

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1926-01-11

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1926-01-06

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bass properties to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-12-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to J. R. Eakin regarding the sale of Bass property to the Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-12-14

Letter from Herbert Babbitt to Carl T. Hayden about grazing cattle in the park boundaries.

Contributors
Babbitt, Herbert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-12-02

Letter from J. R. Eaking to the National Park Service director about changes to the Grand Canyon National Park boundaries, and access to water near the Buggeln property on Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-11-24

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

Press release announcing boundary adjustments for Grand Canyon National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park and Sequoia National Park.

Created Date
1925-10-31

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

Proposed Adjustments in Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

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

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11

Letter (copy) from J. R. Eakin to Arthur C. Ringland about the alignment of 40 acres near the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Ringland, Arthur C.
Created Date
1925-09-11

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Stephen T. Mather about expenses and reconstruction of the Kaibab Trail.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1925-09-08

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 Carl Hayden to J. R. Eakin about a trip to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-08-13

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 to Carl Hayden, possibly from Jack E. Gavin, detailing a trip to Flagstaff and Winslow to gauge his political popularity. Several mentions of his opponent Senator Ralph T. Cameron.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-07-12

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

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 Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden regarding a negative newspaper article about the National Park Service and Stephen Mather.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-05-20

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. S. Williams about the potential to expand the park boundaries.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1925-04-24

Letter from L. S. Williams to Carl Hayden about visiting Mr. Buggeln to discuss proposed park boundary changes.

Contributors
Williams, L. S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-20

Letter from P. J. Moran to Carl T. Hayden inquiring when construction will begin on the approach road to Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Moran, P. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-04-08

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

Press release from J. R. Eakin about construction of Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-04

Brochure describing hotels, camps and trips at the Grand Canyon under Fred Harvey Management.

Contributors
Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1925-02-25
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Map of Grand Canyon National Park with hand-colored boundary lines, includes water tank locations.

Created Date
1925

Telegram from Carl Hayden to the Coconino Sun informing the paper that no funds for an approach road will be granted until the United States government owns Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-12-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to Fred S. Breen regarding Yaki Point, the sale of Bright Angel Trail and the building of a road between Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Breen, Fred S.
Created Date
1924-12-16

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

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass congratulating him on his good business judgement.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-12-08

Letter from Fred Breen to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Breen, Fred S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-12-07

Letter from Stephen Mather, National Park Service to Carl Hayden on payment to W. W. Bass.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-11-28

Rebuttal to the editoral published in the Coconino Sun attacking Ralph Cameron.

Contributors
Miami Daily Silver Belt
Created Date
1924-10-25

Travel statistics for Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-10-24

Letter from J. E. Gavin to Louis C. Cramton regarding the Bright Angel Trail controversy, including newspaper clipping.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-09-04

Editoral attacking Senator Ralph Cameron for attempting to buy Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
The Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-08-22

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Louis C. Cramton about potential prosecution of people with mining claims within park boundaries

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cramton, Louis C.
Created Date
1924-08-06

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

Proposed admission fees to Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-21

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

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to F. R. Goodman concerning the purchase of Bright Angel Trail and construction of an approach road to the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Goodman, Frank R.
Created Date
1924-07-18

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl T. Hayden asking for clarification about the agreement to construct an approach road to the park

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the improvements Bass has made to the canyon and the hope that he will accept a payment of twenty-five thousand dollars for purchase of his land.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather requesting that congress pay W. W. Bass the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for his properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1924-07-09

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl Hayden justifying the value of his land at twenty-five thousand dollars.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-07-03

Letter with red pencil corrections from Carl T. Hayden to X. N. Steeves about the construction of an approach road to the canyon

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Steeves, X. N.
Created Date
1924-06-11

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass looking into the sale of Bass properties.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1924-05-12

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden thanking Hayden for his advice about visiting Arizona

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-21

Letter from W.W. Bass to Carl Hayden expressing his difficulty in selling his canyon property.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-12

Boat Survey of the Grand Canyon, Appalachia, Vol. XV, No. 4.

Contributors
Mitchell, Guy E., Appalachia
Created Date
1924-04-01

Letter from Dwight B. Heard, president and publisher of The Arizona Republican, to Carl T. Hayden about a visit by Stephen Mather

Contributors
Heard, Dwight, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-29

Letter from Carl Hayden to M. J. Riordan expressing his support for Coconino County in turning over the Bright Angel Trail to the federal government.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Riordan, M. J.
Created Date
1924-03-25

Letter of introduction for Dwight B. Heard on the arrival of National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather to Phoenix. Mather's visit includes trips to Roosevelt Dam and Tumacácori.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Heard, Dwight
Created Date
1924-03-25

Letter from X. N. Steeves to Carl T. Hayden describing road conditions around the Grand Canyon National Park

Contributors
Steeves, X. N., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-20

Letter from M. J. Riordan to Carl Hayden expressing his opposition to the federal government's takeover of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-17

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Fred S. Breen concerning the expenditure of $100,000 to purchase Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Breen, Fred S.
Created Date
1924-03-13

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to Michael J. Riordan explaining the benefits of selling Bright Angel Trail and building an approach road.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Riordan, M. J.
Created Date
1924-03-13

Carl Hayden speech to Congress on the sale of Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-11

Letter from Michael J. Reardon to Carl T. Hayden, in agreement with Ralph Cameron, asserting that Bright Angel Trail should not be sold from Coconino County to the United States.

Contributors
Riordan, M. J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-07

Travel statistics on visitors by rail and automobile between 1922-1924.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-03-05

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

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

Letter describing three enclosures, a letter from F. M. Gold, Carl T. Hayden's reply to Gold's letter, and a copy of a bill introduced by Cameron.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Ashurst, Henry F.
Created Date
1924-02-07

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

Letter from J. R. Eakin to Carl T. Hayden concerning access to Rowe Well and the canyon.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-02-05

Telegram from Carl Hayden to P. J. Moran regarding the resignation of W. W. Crosby and his replacement J. R. Eakin.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Moran, P. J.
Created Date
1923-12