Albert Kahn Associates records: 1825-2014 (bulk 1900-1945)
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Topical Files

The Topical Files subseries pertains to the creation of the Black Canyon National Monument and subsequent modifications to the park area. Included is historical background and data about the parks creation and early operation. A correspondents list is included which identifies the authors and dates of the letters in the correspondence folders which follow. These contain letters showing how the monument was created, developed and administered. Included here are responses from National Park Service Directors Arno B. Cammerer and A.E. Demaray, United States Representative Edward Taylor, Colorado Governor Lee Knous and Herbert Hoover's secretary Lawrence Rickey. The correspondence written between 1929 and 1939 document the major period of Warner's activity. Also of note is the folder "Wilderness Proposal, 1970-1973" which documents, with maps, drawings and an environmental statement, the attempt to create a wilderness area within the perimeter of the park.

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Attendance statistics (incomplete) 1930-1939
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Blueprints and landscaping designs 1934-1935 and master plan, 1970 1934-1970
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Descriptive data 1932 and diary, 1934 1932-1934
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Correspondents list
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Correspondence 1926-1939
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Correspondence (incomplete) 1940-1972
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Correspondence and memos undated
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Clippings 1930-1973
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Government brochures and publications 1925-1970
 
Wilderness proposal 1970-1973
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Proposal (includes the proposal, maps and notice of public hearings) 1970
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Environmental study 1973