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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.


Subject
Date Range
1902 1949


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
1925-04-08

Letter from R.P Gilliland to Carl Hayden regarding the sale of Bright Angel Trail (Ariz.) and construction of the President's Highway from Maine, AZ to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
R. P. Gilliland, R. P. Gilliland, Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1923-10-10

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden thanking him for forwarding Senate Bill No. 390 with the report of March 31st, 1918, and expressing interest in their upcoming meeting in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-03-25

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron to Carl Hayden requesting a delay on the introduction of the Grand Canyon bill until he can meet with himself and Senator Ashurst in Washington.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-08

Letter from Ralph H. Cameron asking to speak to Carl Hayden concerning a matter relevant to the bill granting National Park status to the Grand Canyon.

Contributors
Cameron, Ralph H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1917-12-04

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 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 Stephen Mather, National Park Service to Carl Hayden on payment to W. W. Bass.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-11-28

Letter from Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden regarding a negative newspaper article about the National Park Service and Stephen Mather.

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1925-05-20

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 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 Stephen T. Mather to Carl T. Hayden thanking Hayden for his advice about visiting Arizona

Contributors
Mather, Stephen T., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-21

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 Thomas Henry Cureton to Carl Hayden expressing a lack of interest in establishing the Grand Canyon as a national park.

Contributors
Cureton, T. H., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1918-05-01

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 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. 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 W.W. Bass to Carl Hayden expressing his difficulty in selling his canyon property.

Contributors
Bass, W. W., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-04-12

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 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 X. N. Steeves to Carl T. Hayden describing road conditions around the Grand Canyon National Park

Contributors
Steeves, X. N., Hayden, Carl T.
Created Date
1924-03-20
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye on mules.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye sitting in chairs on an observation deck.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of Lillie and Harriet Freye riding mules below Elephant's Feet landform.

Contributors
Van Bradt, Denver, Co.
Created Date
1935
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Black and white silver gelatin print, some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Looking down Toroweap Valley from Mile 57, silver gelatin print.

Contributors
United States National Park Service
Created Date
1937
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Black and white print of man and woman sitting at an overlook.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle
Created Date
1940
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Aerial survey, contour map of proposed Fredonia-Toroweap road.

Contributors
United States Geological Survey
Created Date
1937-06
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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

Press release from J. R. Eakin about construction of Desert View road.

Contributors
Eakin, J. R.
Created Date
1925-04

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

Four letters of correspondence about the purchase of Bright Angel Trail between A. E. Demaray, Acting Director of the Grand Canyon National Park; E. C. Finney, Department of the Interior First Assistant Secretary; Carl T. Hayden, Representative (AZ); and Stephen T. Mather, Director of the National Park Service.

Contributors
Demaray, A. E., Finney, E. C., Hayden, Carl T., et al.
Created Date
1924-07-18
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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, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of long mule train with provisions.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of a woman in a stretcher that is mounted on a mule, and surrounded by tents and three men.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of two men riding mules on a trail.

Created Date
1935
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Black and white print of one man leading mules with provisions on a trail.

Created Date
1935

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

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

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
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Black and white, silver gelatin print of Navajo Bridge; some silvering. Circa 1930-1939.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white, silver gelatin print with some silvering. Circa 1930.

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Black and white print of people riding mules down a trail. Circa 1940-1949.

Contributors
Campbell, Bert, Campbell, Myrtle