The Grand Canyon has continued to instill awe in its visitors since the first signs of human presence over 10,000 years ago. The canyon, formed over millions of years, has captured the hearts of many. Although the history of the Grand Canyon as a national park spans only 100 years, it is deeply entwined in the broader story of those who visit and inhabit the area. Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library Special Collections and Archives celebrates the centennial of the Grand Canyon as a national park with the exhibition Splendor & Spectacle: The 100-Year Journey of Grand Canyon National Park. The archives at Cline Library house hundreds of collections and thousands of items related to the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River, all available for public viewing.
The physical accompaniment to this digital exhibit will be on display on the second floor of Cline Library in the Special Collections and Archives from October 2018 until September 2019.