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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


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.

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.

Letter from Franklin K. Lane expressing his support for bill S.390 in establishing the Grand Canyon as a National Park. Circa 1913-1920.

Contributors
Lane, Franklin K., Hayden, Carl t.

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden detailing the approximate amount of patented land within the proposed borders of the national park. Thomas J. Croaff is mentioned in his belief that he owns half the land in the proposed area; however, Joseph J. Cotter disputes this claim. Ralph Cameron's mining interests in the park are also mentioned. Circa 1917.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.

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

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.

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Map of proposed addition to Grand Canyon National Park Boundaries Circa 1932.

Contributors
United States National Park Service

Letter from Miner Tillotson to Carl Hayden in regards to a request for two small blue Spruce trees from the North Rim.

Contributors
Tillotson, Miner Raymond, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-10-08

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 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

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 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 Arthur Ringland to Carl Hayden about road alignment survey through the Buggeln ranch.

Contributors
Ringland, Arthur, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-11-02

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

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

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

Speech by Carl T. Hayden offering a motion to authorize a road an trail construction program in Grand Canyon National Park "to make these natural wonders accessible to the American people". The speech appears in the Congressional Record, 68th Congress, First Session.

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

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. H. McEllherren detailing the funeral of Hon. M. P. Kinkaid, Chairman of the Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands as well as Hayden's travel plans for the summer.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mcellherren, L. H.
Created Date
1922-07-07

Letter from Alexander Vogelsang to Homer P. Snyder regarding land allocation for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Vogelsang, Alexander T., Snyder, Homer P.
Created Date
1920-12-27

Letter from Sanford Rowe and W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a re-examination on the proposed park boundaries as they are disadvantageous to current land owners surrounding the canyon.

Contributors
Rowe, Sanford, Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-02-12

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden opposing the Grand Canyon National Park bill in its current form.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1919-01-27

Letter to W. W. Bass from Carl Hayden's secretary informing him of a vote on the national park bill will not be held until December.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-21

Report to accompany S 390. HR. 65th Congress, 2nd Session Rpt 832. House of Representatives bill for the formation of Grand Canyon National Park with requested amendments.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-18

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden written on Bass Camps and Trails stationary. Bass urges Hayden to consider the implications to his farming and mining rights if the bill is passed.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-10-07

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 Carl Hayden on the proposed park boundaries which he deems "outrageous' and the effect such a bill could have on Hayden's reelection chances.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-09-21

Letter from C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Agency to Carl Hayden regarding boundary lines.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-30

Letter from Henry Graves to Carl T. Hayden regarding the land ownership and grazing rights of the Havasupai.

Contributors
Graves, Henry S., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-29

Letter from Carl T. Hayden to C. H. Gensler, Havasupai Indian Reservation, regarding Hualapai and Cataract Canyons geography.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1918-07-19

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden regarding amendments to the national park bill including Mather's approval of the Secretary of the Interior granting railroads rights of way.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-07-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen T. Mather regarding certain amendments to the national park bill. Rights regarding the Havasupai Tribe are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen
Created Date
1918-07-03

Letter to Carl T. Hayden regarding a water-power bill in effect for the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, Finney, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-06-26

Act to establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona.

Created Date
1918-05-21

Letter from Charles H. Akers to Carl Hayden expressing his support for the National Park bill.

Contributors
Akers, Charles H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-21

Letter from George Otis Smith to Carl Hayden regarding mining rights in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

Letter from Carl Hayden to L. B. Williams concerning the proposed township in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Williams, L. S.
Created Date
1918-04-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Otis Smith asking his advice regarding the mining of asbestos deposits in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Smith, George Otih
Created Date
1918-04-25

Letter from George Otis Smith, U.S. Geological Survey to Carl Hayden regarding asbestos mining prospects in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Smith, George Otis, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-23

Letter from Carl Hayden to George W. P. Hunt outlining the proposed national park boundaries and the cost of a township if the state of Arizona decided to acquire one on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-19

Letter from Carl Hayden to Governor George W. P. Hunt asking the governor to submit the idea of a national park near the rim of the Grand Canyon to the state legislature during the special session. Hayden mentions the state of Arizona would be charged about $28,800 for the land at $1.25 an acre. W. W. Bass and Bass Camp are also included in the letter.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hunt, George W. P.
Created Date
1918-04-18

Letter from Harry Welch to Carl Hayden enclosing W. W. Bass' letter of protest against the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Welch, Harry, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-13

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

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden arguing for a delay in the national park bill proceedings.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-04-07

Letter from L. B. Williams to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass' resistance to the park bill.

Contributors
Williams, L.B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl Hayden with markup of bill S 390 for the proposed National Park.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-29

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass on the recent amendments made to the national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1918-03-26