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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.


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1882 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.

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.

Memorandum urging the maintenance of Civilian Conservation Corp companies at the maximum strength. Circa 1937.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T.

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.

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

Contributors
LaRue Printing Company

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

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

Thesis submitted to the faculty of the Department of History in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Graduate College, University of Arizona, 1940.

Contributors
Verkamp, Margaret M., University of Arizona
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

Letter from Carl Hayden to J. V. Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, thanking him for his support in maintaining Civilian Conservation Corp companies at full strength. Handwritten note in red pencil, "Jack - For my attention in January. Hayden".

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Lloyd, J. V.
Created Date
1936-11-24

Letter from J. V. Lloyd to Carl Hayden with an attachment of local opinions of the Army and Technical Services as to why the Civilian Conservation Corp companies should be maintained, continuously, at full strength.

Contributors
Lloyd, J. V., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-11-21

Letter from J. E. Gavin on behalf of Carl Hayden writing in regards to the insurance claims filed with the National Park.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., James, Roy W., Hanley, Michael, et al.
Created Date
1936-09-04

Letter from Arthur E. Demaray to Carl Hayden regarding insurance claims submitted by three men who lost property due to a fire in government-owned apartments.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-09-01

Letter from solicitor Frederic L. Kirgis on behalf of his clients filing claims in regards to the fire started on government-owned apartments in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Kirgis, Frederic L., Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of the Interior
Created Date
1936-08-10

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno Cammerer asking his advice in regards to the insurance claims filed by park employees.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1936-08-03

Description of a stage coach trip from Tempe to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Arizona Republic
Created Date
1936-07-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to Roy James and M. J. Hanley expressing a wish to soon have a definite answer in regards to their insurance claims.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., James, Roy W., Hanley, M.J.
Created Date
1936-06-19

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden updating him in regards to the insurance claims by Roy James and M.J. Hanley

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-06-15

Letter from Carl Hayden to A. E. Demaray on behalf of Roy James and M. J. Hanley asking if reimbursment could be granted without the need of special legislation.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Demaray, A. E.
Created Date
1936-05-08

Letter from A. E. Demaray to Carl Hayden informing him that the Secretary of the Interior will not reimburse Roy James and M. J. Hanley.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-05-05

Radio transcript of a sunrise service conducted in the Grand Canyon on Easter Sunday.

Contributors
John Howard Pyle, John Howard Pyle, KTAR NBC
Created Date
1936-04-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno B. Cammerer asking for the insurance claims of Roy James and M. J. Hanley to be investigated.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1936-04-09

Letter from Carl Hayden to Walter Mitchell on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mitchell, Walter
Created Date
1936-02-28

Letter from Robert Fechner to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Fechner, Robert, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-26

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-25

Letter from Carl Hayden to Robert Fechner on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Fechner, Robert
Created Date
1936-02-12

Letter from Walter Mitchell to Carl Hayden on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mitchell, Walter, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1936-02-04

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 Paul M. Roca to Ray E. Carr on behalf of Carl Hayden politely declining his invitation.

Contributors
Roca, Paul M., Carr, Ray E.
Created Date
1935-10-07

Letter from Ray E. Carr to Carl Hayden with an invitation to celebrate the crossing of L.D.S. pioneers at Lee's Ferry.

Contributors
Ray E. Carr, Ray E. Carr, Hayden, Carl T., Associated Civic Clubs of Southern and Eastern Utah
Created Date
1935-10-02

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ed Hamilton expressing regret that he cannot do more to secure funds for the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hamilton, Ed
Created Date
1935-08-01

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden denying his request for funding to repair the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-07-29

Letter from Carl Hayden to A. E. Demaray enclosing Ed Hamilton's complaint regarding the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Demaray, A. E.
Created Date
1935-07-09

Letter from Ed Hamilton to Carl Hayden outlining his opposition to Superintendent Tillotson's report on the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-06-27

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ed Hamilton explaining that although there are currently no funds to improve the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well, it will be taken into consideration when funding does become available.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hamilton, Ed
Created Date
1935-03-22

Letter from A.E. Demaray to Carl Hayden with Superintendent Tillotson's report on the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-03-18

Letter from Carl Hayden to Ed Hamilton informing him that Superintendent Tillotson will submit a report on the conditions of the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Hamilton, Ed
Created Date
1935-03-02

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden informing him that Superintendent Tillotson will submit a report on the conditions of the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno B. Cammerer enclosing Ed Hamilton's request for the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well to be updated.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1935-02-19

Letter from Ed Hamilton to Carl Hayden requesting maintenance for the road between Grand Canyon Village and Rowe's Well.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1935-02-08

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

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

Invitation includes event program agenda and description of several dances to be performed.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
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

typescript report, black and white, describing the birds of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bald eagle.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1930

Monthly bulletin, black and white, describing the natural history and scientific features of Grand Canyon National Park. This volume is dedicated in memoriam to Glen E. Sturdevant, park naturalist, and Fred Johnson, park ranger, who drowned while collecting specimens in the park.

Contributors
United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929-02-28

typescript report, black and white, describing the mammals of Grand Canyon National Park with cover drawing of a bighorn sheep.

Contributors
McKee, Edwin D., United States Department of the Interior, United States National Park Service
Created Date
1929

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