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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