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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.


Status
  • Public
Date Range
1882 1949


Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him of the favorable opinion towards a national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-05-07

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass soliciting his opinion on the proposed national park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-04-07

Letter from Joseph J. Cotter to Carl Hayden providing a rebuttal to W. W. Bass' objections to the Grand Canyon National Park Bill.

Contributors
Cotter, Joseph J., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-19

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of the proposed Grand Canyon National Park bill.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1917-02-26

Letter from Carl Hayden to C. H. Gensler informing him of a trip to the Grand Canyon to discuss the Havasupai Tribe grazing lands.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Gensler, C. H.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Telegram from C. H. Gensler to Carl Hayden arranging a meeting in Hilltop, Arizona.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-03-09

Executive order revoking the sale and settlement of land bordering Cataract Creek for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Arthur, Chester A.
Created Date
1882-03-31

Letter from C. H. Gensler expressing concern on behalf of the Havasupai Tribe regarding the proposed park boundaries.

Contributors
Gensler, C. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to John H. Page asking his opinion on the proposed national park bill. W.R. Hearst's name and property rights are mentioned.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Page, John H.
Created Date
1917-02-07

Letter from L. J. O'Reilly to Carl Hayden on behalf of William Randolph Hearst regarding his land ownership within the proposed Grand Canyon boundaries.

Contributors
O'Reilly, L. J., Hearst, W.R.
Created Date
1917-02-03

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 from C. D. Dawson to Carl Hayden urging him to consider the rights of miners and farmers when drawing up the boundaries for the proposed park.

Contributors
Dawson, C. D., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-18

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

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

Report to accompany S 8250. Calendar No.967; 64th Congress 2nd Session

Contributors
Myers, H. L.
Created Date
1917-02-20

Newspaper article outlining plans for the development of the Grand Canyon into a national park including the building of roads and railways for easier access. The article mentions that grazing, mining, and the development of water power will still be in effect.

Contributors
Tombstone Prospector
Created Date
1917-02-03

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 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 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

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 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 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 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

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

Contributors
United States National Park Service

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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Grand Canyon Village to Rowe's Well Road. Circa 1935.

Contributors
Hamilton, Ed

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 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 Walter Mitchell on building a Union Chapel in the Grand Canyon.

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

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 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 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 from Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting a formal submission from Coconino County concerning the Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-05-02

Letter from Carl Hayden to Stephen Mather regarding Coconino County's willingness to dispose of Bright Angel Trail as long as the funds acquired would go to building a road between Old Trails Highway at Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Mather, Stephen T.
Created Date
1922-11-28

Letter from F. R. Goodman to Carl Hayden expressing Coconino County's interest in handing over Bright Angel Trail to the government provided a sufficient amount of money is appropriated to build a road from Maine to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Goodman, Frank R., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-11-22

Letter from E. C. Finney to Carl Hayden regarding the cost of the Bright Angel Trail and an improved road between the town of Maine and the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1922-12-06

Letter from Carl Hayden to F. R. Goodman regarding the construction of new roads.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Goodman, Frank R.
Created Date
1922-12-15

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

Letter from Carl Hayden to Horace M. Albright regarding the grazing rights of Bankhead and Henderson.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Albright, Horace M.
Created Date
1923-05-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to George C. Bolton on behalf of Bankhead and Henderson in regards to their sheep grazing permit.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bolton, George C.
Created Date
1923-05-12

Letter from Nathan Bankhead to Carl Hayden concerning his sheep and the accusations of Horace M. Albright.

Contributors
Bankhead, Nathan, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-21

Letter from Carl Hayden to George Kimball regarding the grazing rights of Bankhead and Henderson.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Kimball, George W.
Created Date
1923-04-20

Letter from George W. Kimball to Carl Hayden with an enclosed map detailing the cattle and sheep allotments on the portion of the Tusyan Forest next to the Grand Canyon. Listed are names of permit holders in both stock and allotment that are most likely to trespass into the park. The names are: W. F. Griffin, W. W. Bass, H. R. Lauzon, Swanner and Griffin, Bankhead and Henderson, Martin Buggeln, Babbitt Brothers, Sanford Rowe, and P. D. Berry.

Contributors
Kimball, George W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-10

Letter from Carl Hayden to Bankhead and Henderson informing the company that their sheep can continue to graze inside the national park boundaries for the year 1923 as long as they obey the permit rules. Hayden issues a warning that at a certain point no cattle or sheep will be allowed to graze inside the park.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bankhead and Henderson
Created Date
1923-04-09

Letter from Field Assistant Horace M. Albright to Carl Hayden requesting letters to be drafted in regards to the grazing of sheep and cattle on national park lands. Bankhead and Henderson are singled out as not keeping to their permit restrictions.

Contributors
Albright, Horace M., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-04-06

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

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

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon. Written in red pencil at the top, "My dear Jesse, For your(?) further information, Jack"

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-03

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Jack regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Gavin, J. E.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden on the investigation by Superintendent Crosby regarding the TNT stored in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-13

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Carl Hayden stating that the Director of the National Park Service will order Colonel Crosby to remove the dynamite from the park.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-18

Letter from the Director of the National Park Service, Stephen T. Mather, to Jesse L. Boyce informing him that immediate action is being taken to remove the TNT from the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-11

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden informing him of the removal of the dynamite from Grand Canyon Village to a point near Rowe Well.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-13

Letter to Jesse L. Boyce from unknown author (possibly Jack) about the investigation into the powder magazine located in the Grand Canyon. Some personal news is included in the letter such as the writer's marriage to the daughter of C.A. Taylor, former Supervisor of Cochise County.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-14

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Carl Hayden stating there is 30 tons of dynamite located in the Grand Canyon near tourist sites.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-02

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden reiterating the safe nature of the dynamite storage.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-29

Letter from unknown author (possibly Jack) to Jesse L. Boyce regarding his complaint concerning the TNT located in the Grand Canyon. Enclosed is Superintendent Crosby's report in which he states that the current housing location of the TNT is not a threat to anyone.

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-08-31

Letter from W. W. Crosby to the Director of the National Park Service defending his placement of the dynamite near Grand Canyon Village. He states there is between 16-20 tons of dynamite.

Contributors
Crosby, W. W.
Created Date
1923-08-21

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden supporting Superintendent Crosby's stance that there is no need to remove the dynamite stored near Grand Canyon Village.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-08-29

Letter from Jesse L. Boyce to Jack in which he refers to W. W. Crosby as a "damn carpetbagger" and his frustration at Crosby making him out to be a "liar".

Contributors
Boyce, Jesse L., Gavin, J. E.
Created Date
1923-09-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to Arno B. Cammerer on behalf of Jesse L. Boyce's complaint. Hayden states that Boyce believes Crosby's report to be inaccurate and an underestimation of the danger of the stored explosives.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Cammerer, Arno B.
Created Date
1923-09-20

Letter from the Acting Director of the National Park to Carl Hayden assuring him that Superintendent Crosby had removed the dynamite nearby Grand Canyon Village and placed it in a safe location on the South Rim.

Contributors
Cammerer, Arno B., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-09-21

Letter from J. E. Gavin to Jesse L. Boyce regarding the TNT storage in the Grand Canyon. Gavin states that although acting director Arno B. Cammerer is confident in Superintendent Crosby's report concerning the legitimacy of the storage, he will continue to investigate the matter to ensure public safety.

Contributors
Gavin, J. E., Boyce, Jesse L.
Created Date
1923-09-24

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 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 Hayden to L. L. Ferrall on the favorable conditions for creating a national park and the prospect of the United States entering WW I.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Ferrall, L. L.
Created Date
1917-02-13

Letter from Grand Canyon Postmaster L. L. Ferrall to Carl Hayden regarding the proposed national park bill. Ferrall states that nearly all those who live in the canyon are against it as it gives a monopoly to the railway and hopes that the bill does not start "a war" for Arizona.

Contributors
Ferrall, L. L., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-13

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 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 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 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 Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing him that his contribution for maintaining the roads at the Grand Canyon has been reduced to $50 per year. Hayden also notes that no further action on national park status will be taken until December 1917 during the regular session of congress.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-08-11

Letter from A. F. Potter to Carl Hayden regarding W. W. Bass's livery permit. Bass's fee to maintain the roads has been reduced to $50 per year, but he will still need to keep his business at least a hundred feet from the Grand Canyon rim so as not to disturb visitors.

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-08-03

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden lamenting the new regulations placed on his business.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-07-03

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass concerning the passing of the national park bill. Hayden states that he will try to make the bill as advantageous to Arizona miners and farmers as possible, but the land will either remain as a national monument or become a national park. A postscript is added concerning the land allocated for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-06-28

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden concerning the mining of asbestos in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-04-30

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden stating his vehement opposition to the National Park bill. Bass's concerns include a monopoly by the Santa Fe Railway and a clash between the Native Americans and the Department of the Interior.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-02-12

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC Natl Park written on the letter in blue pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1917-01-27

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass asking his opinion on the proposed boundaries of the National Park. GC National Park written on the letter in red pencil.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1916-03-17

Letter from Carl Hayden to W. W. Bass informing Bass that he will not be able to go north to attend the Arizona Good Roads Association conference; however, he assures Bass that his rights as a land owner and miner will be protected.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Bass, W. W.
Created Date
1915-10-12

Letter from W. W. Bass to Carl Hayden requesting a meeting at his camp to discuss the proposed park boundaries when he is attending the Arizona Good Roads Association conference.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1915-10-09

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden asking his opinion on the proposed boundary lines.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Pollock, T. E.
Created Date
1916-05-25

Letter from T. E. Pollock to Carl Hayden expressing his dissatisfaction with the proposed boundaries in the national park bill.

Contributors
Pollock, T. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-04-13

Letter from Franklin K. Lane to Carl T. Hayden expressing his support for bill S.390 in establishing the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

Contributors
Lane, Franklin K., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1916-02-26

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

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