Museum Library & Archives



View the art that introduced the Grand Canyon to the world…the sketches by artists who came with Army surveyors/explorers across the wild Arizona Territory…the art that influences the creation of the national park…and the art-deco that Interior Department used for early tourism.

These first impressions portray the adventure and lure of this natural wonder, and are part of a multimedia presentation from volunteer volunteer Park “Ranger Dave” Lewis that also demonstrates the role of today’s artists in helping us appreciate the Grand Canyon.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 2 p.m. Admission is free.


While we work on converting the old website information into the new website the following link will help you to search our databases:

General Search We are currently in the process of re-cataloging and digitizing many of the items in the archives. For this reason, you may see some webpages in our old website design while we convert to our new electronic catalog system and webpage design. Thank you for your understanding.

Days Past




Archival Finding Aids

Downwinder Information

Movie Information

Periodical Holdings


 Oral Histories

  Rose Garden

  Sharlot Hall Award