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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.


Language
  • English
Series
  • Control of Public Lands (1912-1928)
Date Range
1905 1934


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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

Act to establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona.

Created Date
1918-05-21
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Black and white print of three women, one man and one child at a Hermit Creek Camp cabin. Handwritten annotation, "Annie Goodenough took the picture. Will Shope holding babe Mary on porch".

Created Date
1916
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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 postcard with front elevated view of touring cars and visitors. Native American individuals and crafts are visible near entrance.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924
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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

Rates for lodging and tours operated by the Fred Harvey Company including El Tovar, Bright Angel Cottages, Hermit Cabins, and Phantom Ranch.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1923
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Black and white print of automobile parked near an overlook.

Created Date
1927

Bill to establish the Grand Canyon as a National Park.

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

Boat Survey of the Grand Canyon, Appalachia, Vol. XV, No. 4.

Contributors
Mitchell, Guy E., Appalachia
Created Date
1924-04-01
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Black and white print of cabins and pine trees.

Created Date
1927
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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.

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
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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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Sepia print taken on the bank of the Colorado River.

Created Date
1927

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
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Color postcard titled, "East from (Hopi) Rowe Point".

Contributors
Phelps, George, Fred Harvey, John G. Verkamp
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Black and white print of a park ranger and Forrest Ducette in front of a car and cabin.

Created Date
1927
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Downstream view of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Created Date
1922-08-01
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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

Booklet with description of the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
United States Railroad Administration
Created Date
1920

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

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

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
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Map of Grand Canyon National Park with hand-colored boundary lines, includes water tank locations.

Created Date
1925

Travel statistics for Grand Canyon National Park.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1924-10-24

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

Press release comparing visitor attendance to the park by year. A 26 percent increase from 1923 to 1924 is noted.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R., United States National Park Service
Created Date
1924-03-05

Grand Canyon National Park General Regulations.

Contributors
Edwards, John H., United States Department of the Interior
Created Date
1926-04-02

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

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

Created Date
1915

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

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
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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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Woman in front of Hopi House.

Contributors
Clarke, Petey
Created Date
1926
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Black and white print of Hopi House with visitors sitting outside.

Contributors
Fred Harvey
Created Date
1924

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 A.E. Demaray to Carl Hayden regarding the storage of dynamite in Shoski Canyon.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-31

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 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 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 A. F. Potter to Carl T. Hayden describing John H. Page's request to build a railway for the Canyon Copper Company as "impractical".

Contributors
Potter, A. F., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-01-10

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 A. E. Demaray to Carl T. Hayden concerning the dates and participants of a congressional party visit that begins in San Francisco, Calif., and includes the Roosevelt-Sequoia National Park, Calif.; Needles, Calif.; Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Keams Canyon, Hopi Nation; Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation; Shiprock, Navajo Nation; and the Pueblo of Zuni.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-05-22

Letter from Alexander Vogelsang to Homer P. Snyder regarding land allocation for the Havasupai Tribe.

Contributors
Vogelsang, Alexander T., Snyder, Homer P.
Created Date
1920-12-27

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 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 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 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 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