Fred Harvey collection, 1896-1945

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Fred Harvey collection, 1896-1945

AZ 326


Collection Summary

Creator: Fred Harvey (Firm)
Collection Name:Fred Harvey hotels collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1896-1945
Physical Description:8.3 linear feet
Abstract: The Fred Harvey collection documents the business activities of the Fred Harvery Company. The collection consist of approximately 2,000 black and white photographs depicting exterior and interior views of hotels, eating houses, railroad stations and news stands operated by Fred Harvey; a scrapbook;two guest register books; blueprint plans for news stands;a ledger book records some Grand Canyon operations, 1906 to 1933; and correspondence.
Collection Number:AZ 326
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Historical Note

Fred Harvey (1835-1901) began a partnership with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1878. In 1889, the Railway gave Harvey exclusive rights to manage and operate his eating houses, lunch stands, and hotel facilities upon the Santa Fe's railroads west of the Missouri River. The Harvey Houses took pride in their first class food, service, and cleanliness.


Scope and Content Note

This collection includes approximately 2,000 black and white photographs depicting exterior and interior views of hotels, eating houses, railroad stations and news stands operated by Fred Harvey. States represented are Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Other photographs document the Indian exhibits at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition, 1915, and the Panama-California Exposition, 1915-1916. A scrapbook depicts Mexican scenes and individuals, as well as Southwestern Indians. Two guest register books are for Hermit's Rest, Phantom Ranch, and Hermit Creek Camp, at the Grand Canyon, 1922 to 1930. A ledger book records some Grand Canyon operations, 1906 to 1933. Blueprint plans for news stands are also included. Correspondence consists mostly of letters of commendation for services rendered to patrons. Many are written on menu cards or hotel stationery.

Photographs are arranged alphabetically by state, then city. Numbers within parentheses indicate number of photos.


Organization

This collection is organized into three series:

Restrictions

Restrictions

None.

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for the University of Arizona, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.


Access Terms

Corporate Name(s)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Fred Harvey (Firm)
Hotel El Tovar

Geographic Name(s)
Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.) -- Registers

Subject(s)
Railroad stations -- Food service -- United States -- Photographs
Exhibitions -- California
Hopi Indians -- Photographs
Hotels -- United States -- Photographs
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Photographs
Navajo Indians -- Photographs
Panama-California Exposition (1915 : San Diego, Calif.)
Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Restaurants -- United States -- Photographs
Tourism -- West (U.S.) -- History

Genre Form(s)
Correspondence
Guest registers
Photographs


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Fred Harvey collection (AZ 326). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.


Container List

Series I: Photographs, No Dates
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11 Arkansas: Fayetteville (3).
11 Arkansas: Fort Smith (3).
11 Arkansas: Jonesboro (1).
11 Arkansas: Rogers (2).
12 Arizona: AshFork, Hotel "Escalante" (30).
13 Arizona: Del Rio Farms (22).
14 Arizona: Kingman (5).
15 Arizona: Peach Springs (including one photo of the Santa Fe Dairy).
16 Arizona: Phoenix (4).
17 Arizona: Seligman (14).
18 Arizona: Williams, "Fray Marcos" Hotel (39).
19 Arizona: Winslow (20).
110 Arizona: Winslow, "La Posada" Hotel (37).
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21 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Bright Angel Camp (20).
22 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Hermit's Rest and Hermit Creek Camp.
23 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Hopi House (47, includes 2 photos of visiting celebrities Douglas Fairbanks and General Pietro Bagdoglio).
24 Grand Canyon, Arizona: The Lookout (18).
25 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Phantom Ranch (5).
26 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Station and railroad yards.
27 Grand Canyon, Arizona: Campers Lodge, view, trail, etc. (8).
28 Grand Canyon, Arizona: "El Tovar" Hotel - exterior (15).
29 Grand Canyon, Arizona: "El Tovar" Hotel - interior (23)
210 Grand Canyon, Arizona: "El Tovar" Hotel - Rendezvous Room (8).
211 Grand Canyon, Arizona: "El Tovar" Hotel - accessory buildings, power house, laundry, garage, etc. (14).
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31 California: Bagdad (1).
32 California: Bakersfield (9).
33 California: Barstow, "Casa del Desierto" (40).
34 California: Fresno (5).
35 California: Los Angeles, La Grande Station (14).
36 California: Merced (4).
37 California: Mojave (6).
38 California: Needles, "El Graces" Hotel - exterior (26).
39 California: Needles, "El Graces" Hotel - interior (37).
310 California: San Bernardino (24).
311 California: San Diego (18).
312 California: San Francisco, ferries and news agencies (7).
313 California: Stockton (4).
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41 Colorado: Colorado Springs (25).
42 Colorado: La Junta (29).
43 Colorado: Trinidad, "The Cardenas" Hotel (13).
44 Illinois: Chicago, Dearborn Station (21).
45 Illinois: Chicago, Englewood Station (1).
46 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - exterior (7).
47 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - waiting rooms (19).
48 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - train concourse (12).
49 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - dining areas and kitchens (25).
410 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - Shoppers' Mart (17).
411 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - Minute Shops (19).
412 Illinois: Chicago, Union Station - barber shop, beauty shop, junction shop (12).
413 Illinois: East St. Louis (7).
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51 Kansas: Arkansas City (3).
52 Kansas: Augusta (2).
53 Kansas: Chanute (13).
54 Kansas: Dodge City, "El Vaquero" Hotel (15).
55 Kansas: Emporia (19).
56 Kansas: Fort Scott (3).
57 Kansas: Hutchinson, "The Bisonte" Hotel (34).
58 Kansas: Lawrence (3).
59 Kansas: Newton (21).
510 Kansas: Pittsburg (2).
511 Kansas: Syracuse, "The Sequoyah" Hotel (18).
512 Kansas: Topeka (10).
513 Kansas: Wellington (11).
514 Kansas: Wichita (12).
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61 Missouri: Cape Girardeau (4).
62 Missouri: Joplin (6).
63 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - exterior (16).
64 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - lobby, waiting rooms (29, includes Red Cross and Liberty Loan Booths from World War I era).
65 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - dining areas and kitchens (21).
66 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - drug store (13).
67 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - fruit, candy and toy shops (23).
68 Missouri: Kansas City, Union Station - news stand, book shop, cigar stand (21).
69 Missouri: Kansas City, news agency (3).
610 Missouri: Monett (18).
611 Missouri: Newburg (2).
612 Missouri: Saint Louis, Union Station (18).
613 Missouri: Saint Louis, news agency, news stands at Eads Bridge and Tower Grove (6).
614 Missouri: Springfield (23).
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71 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - exterior (11).
72 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - various interiors (12).
73 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - dining areas (21).
74 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - museum and Indian building (35).
75 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - Indian store room, laundry (13).
76 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - news stand, news agency (12).
77 New Mexico: Albuquerque, "The Alvarado" Hotel - events (25).
78 New Mexico: Belen (14).
79 New Mexico: Clovis, "Gran Quivira" Hotel (27).
710 New Mexico: Deming (8).
711 New Mexico: Gallup, "El Navajo" Hotel (53).
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81 New Mexico: Lamy, "El Ortiz" Hotel (12).
82 New Mexico: Las Cruces (3).
83 New Mexico: Las Vegas, "Castaneda" Hotel.
84 New Mexico: San Marcial (5).
85 New Mexico: Rincon (5).
86 New Mexico: Santa Fe, "La Fonda" Hotel (17).
87 New Mexico: Vaughn, "Las Chaves" Hotel (6).
88 Mississippi: Amory (1).
88 Tennessee: Memphis (1).
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91 Ohio: Cleveland, Union Station - general (19).
92 Ohio: Cleveland, Union Station - dining rooms and shops (35).
93 Oklahoma: Afton (3).
94 Oklahoma: Antlers (3).
95 Oklahoma: Ardmore (6).
96 Oklahoma: Bartlesville (3).
97 Oklahoma: Claremore (2).
98 Oklahoma: Enid (2).
99 Oklahoma: Francis (3).
910 Oklahoma: Guthrie (6).
911 Oklahoma: Henryetta (3).
912 Oklahoma: Hugo (10).
913 Oklahoma: Madill (1).
914 Oklahoma: Miami (2).
915 Oklahoma: Muskogee (3).
916 Oklahoma: Oklahoma City (10).
917 Oklahoma: Okmulgee (3).
918 Oklahoma: Purcell (2).
919 Oklahoma: Sapulpa (20).
920 Oklahoma: Snyder (6).
921 Oklahoma: Tulsa (5).
922 Oklahoma: Vinita (6).
923 Oklahoma: Waynoka (9).
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101 Texas: Amarillo (18).
102 Texas: Beaumont (2).
103 Texas: Brownwood (10).
104 Texas: Canadian (13).
105 Texas: Cleburne (1).
106 Texas: Dallas (4).
107 Texas: El Paso (10).
108 Texas: Fort Worth (13).
109 Texas: Gainesville (1).
1010 Texas: Galveston (15).
1011 Texas: Houston (14).
1012 Texas: Paris (3).
1013 Texas: Rosenberg (4).
1014 Texas: Silsbee (6).
1015 Texas: Slaton (7).
1016 Texas: Somerville (1).
1017 Texas: Sweetwater (9).
1018 Texas: Temple (19).
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111 Panama-California Exposition, Painted Desert Exhibit, San Diego, California (32). , 1915-1916
112 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Grand Canyon Exhibit, San Francisco, California (22). , 1915
113 Miscellaneous and unidentified photos (15).
Includes photos of Jackie Coogan from a movie role and a photograph tentatively identified as Herman Schweizer with one of the Harveys.
114 Scrapbook of photos of unidentified persons, Grand Canyon, Indians, Mexico and unidentified places, possible compiled by Herman Schweizer (184).
Postcards addressed to Herman Schweizer found in the scrapbook were processed with correspondence.
Series II: Correspondence, 1896-1944
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12 Correspondence. , 1896-1915
Includes testimonial signed by Caruso, Sembrich and other members of the Conried Metropolitan Opera Company, April 15, 1906.
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13 Correspondence. , 1916-1921
Includes correspondence from William Jennings Bryan, August 11, 1920 and William Jennings Bryan, Jr., July 31, 1921.
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14 Correspondence. , 1922-1926
Includes correspondence from William Jennings Bryan, July 28, 1925, Howard Chandler Christy, December 9, 1925 and A. V. Kidder, August 30, 1926.
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15 Correspondence. , 1927-1930
Includes correspondence from Neil Judd while on a Pueblo Bonito Expedition, October 27, 1927 and from the Chicago Cubs while on a training trip to Catalina Island, February 13, 1928.
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16 Correspondence. , 1931-1935
Includes correspondence from Neil Judd, September 4,1931.
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171-6 Correspondence. , 1936-1942
177 Motor Vehicles correspondence, financial and legal papers. , 1925-1944
178 Postcards to Herman Schweizer. , 1908, 1910, 1915
Series III: Supplemental Material
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178 Miscellaneous clippings.
178 Promotional Photo Brochure. , 1945?
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18 Hermit's Rest Register Book. , January-May 1924
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19 Hermit Creek Camp Register Book. , August 1922-August 1930
The register also includes records for Phantom Ranch, 1922-1928.
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20 Fred Harvey News Stand Plans (an album of blueprints).
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21 Ledger: "Transportation Department, Grand Canyon, Arizona." , 1906-1933
Includes records for blacksmith and carpenter shops, bungalows, garage, livestock, Hermit Creek Camp, mess house, Phantom Ranch, various rest houses, etc.
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22 Ledger.
Similar to volume 21.
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23 Miscellaneous items.