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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.


Date Range
1882 1949


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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 five women and one man riding mules on the Bright Angel Trail. A wooden sign next to the trail says, "Photo by Kolb Bros." Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough on Bright Angel Trail".

Contributors
Kolb Bros.
Created Date
1916
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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.

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

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

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

Contributors
United States National Park Service

Press release on the increase in wildlife in the Grand Canyon including mountain sheep, deer, and the Abert Squirrel.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1924-12-16

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 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 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

Telegram from Carl Hayden to the Coconino Sun informing the paper that no funds for an approach road will be granted until the United States government owns Bright Angel Trail.

Contributors
Hayden, Carl T., Coconino Sun
Created Date
1924-12-18

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

Brochure for Hotel El Tovar.

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

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 Arno B. Cammerer to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

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

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 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