Grand Canyon management plan collection, 1967-1974  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Title
Grand Canyon management plan collection
Dates
1967-1974 (inclusive)
Quantity
0.1 linear feet
Collection Number
Accn1307
Summary
The Grand Canyon management plan collection (1967-1974) contains memoranda and correspondence concerning meeting reviews, new regulations, research requirements, and safety procedures in Grand Canyon National Park. These memorandua and letters were written by the government offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and Grand Canyon National Park and sent to river running companies or vice versa.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


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The Grand Canyon management plan collection (1967-1974) contains memoranda and correspondence concerning meeting reviews, new regulations, research requirements, and safety procedures in Grand Canyon National Park. These memorandums and letters were written by the government offices of the National Park Service, Department of the Interior, and Grand Canyon National Park and sent to river running companies or vice versa. One letter in the collection goes from company to company. Two memoranda review meetings conducted between the Colorado River Outfitters and the National Park Service in 1972 and the River Runners and the Grand Canyon National Park in 1974. These reviews were compiled by Perry Thompson, a ranger at Lees Ferry. Other correspondence in the collection, one from the president of Western River Guides Association, contains information concerning the danger levels of rapids. Management problems concerning campsites and requirements for the upcoming season are discussed in letters addressed to river running companies. A rebuttal to motorized boat research from a family owned river running company, as well as a response from Grand Canyon National Park concerning motorized transportation on the river, are included. A group of letters, written in 1971, express ideas about developing new and improved life jackets. Documents in the collection also mention life jacket improvements and prototype updates. A meeting review that suggests an orientation should be developed for arriving visitors is accompanied by two orientation pamphlets, one a sample developed by the National Park Service, the other a copy of an actual pamphlet given to visitors concerning river safety and behavior compiled by Sanderson River Expeditions. The final document in the collection is the only company to company letter, and concerns the established rates for mules used to carry gear for visitors.

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Restrictions on Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material from the Grand Canyon management plan collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Grand Canyon management plan collection, Accn 1307, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: Accn 1307.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder
1 Grand Canyon management plan 1967-1974

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Geographical Names :
  • Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--Recreational use
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.)--Recreational use
  • Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Memorandums
  • Regulations