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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


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Black and white, silver gelatin print of the canyon and pine trees; some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white print of man overlooking the canyon, with handwritten annotations and arrows identifying trail sites, " Mi. 38", "Dam Site" and "Mi. 37". Circa 1920-1929.

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Black and white print with typescript annotation, "Upstream view of the canyon of Colorado River at the bridge site near Lees Ferry, Arizona." Handwritten annotation, "Exhibit I". Circa 1920-1929.

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Black and white print with typescript annotation, "Close up view of Vulcan Throne, Grand Canyon, 89 miles below Bright Angel Creek." Handwritten annotation, "Exhibit IV". Circa 1920-1929.

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Black and white mounted print with typescript annotation, " Dec 26, 1917, at the Grand Canyon of Ariz., on his honeymoon, Arthur "Cap" Taylor." Handwritten annotation, "San Diego, 1918".

Created Date
1917-12-26
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Black and white print of one man and three women (unidentified) on a trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Black and white print of six men and four women (unidentified) astride mules on a trail. One man sits on rocks beside the trail.

Created Date
1905-11-18
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Black and white print of Frank and Tillie Luke on the rim of the Grand Canyon. Circa 1920-1929.

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Black and white print with members of the Luhrs family. Typescript annotation, "July 17th, 1914. Going down Bright Angel Canyon of Arizona, Those on the mules, from bottom up: unknown, unknown, Ella Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, George H. N. Luhrs, unknown, Roger Hunt, George Luhrs Jr., Catherine Margarita 'Gretchen' (Mrs Geo H. N.) Luhrs standing beside George Luhrs Jr.". Beside the trail, a sign displays, "Photo by Kolb Brothers".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white print of the Grand Canyon with a typescript annotation, "July 17, 1914. Grand Canyon Arizona. On the left side you can see some of the mules taking people down the Bright Angel Trail to the bottom of the Canyon.

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Mounted black and white photograph with a typescript annotation, "July 17 1914. Making the trip down Bright Angel trail at the Grand Canyon of Arizona on mules. Left to right: George H. N. Luhrs, Jr., unknown, George H. N. Luhrs, Emma Luhrs, Ella Luhrs. Bright Angel Trail to the Colorado River, at bottom on canyon".

Created Date
1914-07-17
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Black and white print with a handwritten annotation, " Geo. W. P. Hunt, Grand Canyon, July 7, 1933".

Created Date
1933-07-07
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Black and white print with a typescript annotation, "Gov. Hunt, E. Johnson, B. Bufano, Grand Canyon. June, 12th, 1931".

Created Date
1931-06-12
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Black and white postcard of Cataract Creek waterfalls. Circa. 1930

Contributors
Peters, W. H., Kolb Bros.
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Black and white print of Lees Ferry and the Colorado River canyon.

Contributors
Tillotson, F. H.
Created Date
1927-06-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

Black and white pamphlet includes photographs.

Contributors
McOmie, A. M., Jacobs, C. C., Bartlett, O. C., et al.
Created Date
1915

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

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1933
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Collage of four scenic images of Rainbow Bridge and Elephant's Feet landforms.

Created Date
1927

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

Contributors
LaRue Printing Company

Historical overview of the Grand Canyon.

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United States Government Printing Office
Created Date
1933

Bill to establish the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

Contributors
United States House of Representatives
Created Date
1917-01-24

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

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

Souvenir reprint of an article published in the Fine Arts Journal: Devoted to the Fine and Decorative Arts Home Building and Adornment, in which an artist recounts her visit to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Stevens, Nina Spalding, Fine Arts Journal, Chicago, Ill.
Created Date
1911-02

Guide Leaflet No. 3 detailing the west rim drive in the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Ickes, Harold L., United States Department of the Interior
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1940

Guide Leaflet No. 1 detailing the desert view drive of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Ickes, Harold L., United States Department of the Interior
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1933

Brochure advertising El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge, and the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1938

Dinner menu for the Bright Angel Lodge.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1949-04-26

Brochure of the Grand Canyon of Arizona Replica at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition San Francisco.

Created Date
1915

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

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

Geological Survey of the Grand Canyon in published journal. Vol. XVIII, No. 99.

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Matthes, F., Evans, R. T., The Military engineer
Created Date
1926-05

Invitation to Carl T. Hayden for the dedication of Grand Canyon Lodge and the Kaibab Trail.

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Utah Parks Company
Created Date
1928-09-15

Proposed Adjustments in Boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

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United States Forest Service
Created Date
1925-10-19

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

Bill introduced in the U.S. Senate to establish the Grand Canyon National Monument and Coconino National Forest as a national park. Bill did not pass.

Contributors
Flint, Frank P.
Created Date
1911-01-11

Plan outlining the problems and potential solutions to facilitating the growth of Grand Canyon Village.

Contributors
Waugh, F. A., United States Forest Service
Created Date
1918

Description of different tourist trips. Destinations include Yavapai Point, Hermit's Rest, Hopi House, and the Bright Angel Trailhead.

Contributors
Black, W. J., Henry O. Shepard Co.
Created Date
1915-03-01

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.

Educational leaflet on the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1939-04

Description of the Grand Cañon of the Colorado after the opening of the stage-line from Flagstaff.

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Lummis, Charles F., California Illustrated Magazine
Created Date
1893

Booklet describing a geological survey of the Grand Canyon. Four editions: 1917, 1929, 1936, 1950.

Contributors
Darton, Nelson Horatio, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1917

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
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Detailed map of Granite Gorge section of the Grand Canyon from the pamphlet titled, "Titan of Chasms: Grand Canyon of Arizona".

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Created Date
1905

Brochure for Hotel El Tovar.

Contributors
Black, W. J., Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1909

Description of a four day trip to the Grand Canyon.

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Harbin, Adrian
Created Date
1937

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
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1908

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Fred Harvey
Created Date
1908

Brochure describing trips leaving from El Tovar Hotel.

Contributors
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company, Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1912-03

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

Contributors
Rand McNally and Company
Created Date
1925-02-25