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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.

From the description of Fred Harvey hotels collection, 1896-1945. (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 29699443

From the guide to the Fred Harvey hotels collection, 1896-1945, (University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections)

No historical information is available at this time.

From the guide to the Fred Harvey Company Photograph Collection, ca. 1900 - ca. 1950, (The Heard Museum)

Diversified hospitality and tourism firm comprising hotels, restaurants, railroad car dining services, National Park concessions, and souvenirs.

From the description of Fred Harvey Company Collection, 1900-1986. (Nogales-Santa Cruz County Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38284793

Firm founded by restauranteur Fred Harvey, who took over the restaurant at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe depot in Topeka, Kan., in 1876 and later opened hotels, restaurants, and dining cars along Santa Fe's main line. The Fred Harvey Company continued its close affiliation with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company until 1968, when Fred Harvey was purchased by Amfac, Inc. (present Xanterra Parks and Resorts).

From the description of Fred Harvey System, [ca. 1916-ca. 1970]. (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 694186664

Fred Harvey, whose food service business helped to make western train routes a success, worked with the Santa Fe railway system to market Santa Fe. This business venture had a lingering effect on tourism and the economic development of Southwestern United States.

The partnership between English immigrant, Frederick Henry Harvey and the Santa Fe Railway began in 1876, when Harvey leased and refurbished the first "Harvey House" restaurant/hotel in Topeka, Kansas. This partnership forever changed the nature of tourism in the American Southwest, offering travelers a "swift, safe, comfortable journey west-with a touch of adventure. They used sophisticated marketing techniques to advertise the exotic and romantic Southwest, and thousands of travelers embarked on their journeys with these images in mind. The excursions were lucrative for the Santa Fe Railway and the Fred Harvey Company, and educational and exciting for the tourists..." A new market for Native arts and crafts emerged. The Santa Fe Railroad, the Fred Harvey Company, travelers, and the indigenous communities of the region all were integral elements in a partnership that spanned more than 75 years.

Source: Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art, Heard Museum, 1996.

From the guide to the Indian Detours Photograph Album, 1926, (University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Santa Fe Transportation Co. Santa Fe Transportation Company courier instructional bulletins, 1927-1930. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Fred Harvey Papers, 1858-1990, 1900-1945 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
creatorOf Indian Detours Photograph Album, 1926 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Clarkson, R. Hunter. R. Hunter Clarkson papers, 1925-1953. New Mexico State Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey Company photograph collection, ca. 1900-ca. 1950. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Emery Kolb collection [sound recording], 1951-1988. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Bass, William Wallace, 1848-1933. Bass family photographs, 1875-1933, 1980 (bulk 1890-1920). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961. Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-1999. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce collection, 1907-1974. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Spitz family. Spitz family business papers, 1888-1975. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey Company Photograph Collection, ca. 1900 - ca. 1950 The Heard Museum
referencedIn Harvey, Fred. Mary Hamilton collection of Fred Harvey photography. The Heard Museum Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey Company Collection, 1900-1986. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey hotels collection, 1896-1945 University of Arizona Libraries, Library Special Collections
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey Company Association files, ca. 1890-ca. 1950. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Detroit Publishing Co. Fred Harvey Company (General File) [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn La Fonda Hotel Collection, 1929-1961
referencedIn Marta Weigle Collection, 1946-1999 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
referencedIn Pearce, T. M. (Thomas Matthews), 1902-. Thomas M. Pearce Pictorial Collection [Picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Fred Harvey Company Photograph Collection, circa 1878-1939 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn La Fonda Hotel collection 1929-1961 Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Kolb, Emery Clifford, 1881-1976. Emery Kolb papers, 1905-1976. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Mahoney, Edward, 1901-. Personal recollections of "Fred Harvey" [manuscript] / by Edward Mahoney. Abilene Christian University, Brown Library, Brown Library
referencedIn Konopac, Farona Wendling. Papers of Farona Wendling Konopac, 1927-1929. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Walter Saunders Collection, 1899-1922 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
referencedIn Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961. Hildreth Meière papers, 1901-1954. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey hotels collection, 1896-1945. University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn R. Hunter Clarkson Papers, 1925-1953 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn Heard Museum. June Severson collection. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Weigle, Marta. Marta Weigle Collection, 1946-1999. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn E. Bruce Harrison Company. Fred Harvey takes you places. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico). Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology archives, 1927-[ongoing]. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Fred Harvey papers 1858-1990 Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Historical postcards collection 1903-1908. Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey Company collections. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Emery Kolb collection, 1850-1988. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Darnall, Diane Thomas. Diane Thomas Darnall papers, 1915-1978 (bulk 1977-1978) Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Hubbell Trading Post. Hubbell Trading Post records, 1882-1968 (bulk 1905-1950). University of Arizona Libraries
referencedIn Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Collection, 1907-1974 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey System, [ca. 1916-ca. 1970]. Kansas State Historical Society
referencedIn William G. Bass Collection, 1890-1970. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Al Richmond collection. Series 3, 1975-1985. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Thomas M. Pearce Pictorial Collection, 1905-1985 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Walter Saunders collection 1899-1922 Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Howard, Kathleen L. Inventing the Southwest : the Fred Harvey Company and Native American art, exhibition and publication records, photography. The Heard Museum Library
creatorOf Mooney, C. Frank (Charles Franklin). Travel postcard albums, 1936 and 1946 (bulk 1936). SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library
referencedIn Santa Fe Transportation Company Bulletins, 1927-1930 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
referencedIn Al Richmond collection. Series 1, 1975-1985. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Santa Fe restaurant and hotel menus 1948-1954 Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Nusbaum, Jesse L. (Jesse Logan). 1933 Chicago World's Fair Southwest Indian exhibit collection, 1913-1950. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Alvarado Hotel Photograph Collection, circa 1900-1968 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Elizabeth Willis DeHuff Pictorial Collection, 1899-1945 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
referencedIn Historical Postcards Collection, 1903-1908 The Palace of the Governors, Fray Angélico Chávez History Library.
creatorOf Cameron, Ralph H. (Ralph Henry), b. 1863. Papers of Ralph H. Cameron, 1902-1922. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Heard Museum. Byron Harvey III collection. The Heard Museum Library
referencedIn Bass, William Wallace, 1848-1933. Bass papers, 1852-1976, 1894-1926. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn 1933 Chicago World's Fair Southwest Indian Exhibit Collection, 1913-1950 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
creatorOf Curt Teich & Co. Postcard collection, ca. 1900-present. The Heard Museum Library
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). [Facelift at 76 / Fred Harvey]. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Dehuff, Elizabeth Willis (Collection) [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn E. Bruce Harrison Company. The Fred Harvey Company : review of 1993 public relations activities / E. Bruce Harrison Company. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library
referencedIn Clarkson, R. Hunter. R. Hunter Clarkson photograph collection [graphic]. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Santa Fe Restaurant and Hotel Menus, 1948-1954 Fray Angélico Chávez History Library, New Mexico History Museum.
creatorOf Fred Harvey (Firm). Fred Harvey Company ephemera, ca. 1900-1975. The Heard Museum Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Ahlborn, Richard person
associatedWith Amfac, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Archer, Louis person
associatedWith Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company corporateBody
associatedWith Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company-Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith Bass, William Wallace, 1848-1933. person
associatedWith Brown, W. Henry. person
associatedWith California Limited corporateBody
associatedWith Cameron, Ralph H. (Ralph Henry), b. 1863. person
associatedWith Clarkson, R. Hunter. person
associatedWith Clarkson, R. Hunter. person
associatedWith Colter, Mary Elizabeth Jane, 1869-1958. person
associatedWith Darnall, Diane Thomas. person
associatedWith DeHuff, Elizabeth Willis, 1886-1983 person
associatedWith El Tovar Hotel (Grand Canyon, Ariz.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ernst, Joseph person
correspondedWith Fred Harvey Fine Arts Foundation corporateBody
correspondedWith Fred Harvey (Firm). Indian Dept. corporateBody
associatedWith Fred Harvey (Firm)-Photographs. corporateBody
associatedWith Halseth, Odd S. person
associatedWith Hartman, Betty Mae person
associatedWith Harvey family. family
associatedWith Harvey, Fred person
associatedWith Harvey, Fred. person
associatedWith Heard Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Higgins, C. A. person
associatedWith Hotel Alvarado (Albuquerque, N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hubbell, Dorothy person
associatedWith Hubbell Trading Post. corporateBody
associatedWith Keleher, Loretta person
associatedWith Kemp, Edward S. person
associatedWith Kinlichinie, Clara person
associatedWith Kolb, Emery Clifford, 1881-1976. person
associatedWith Konopac, Farona Wendling. person
associatedWith La Fonda Hotel (Santa Fe, N.M.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mahoney, Edward, 1901- person
associatedWith McCutcheon, John T. 1870-1949. person
associatedWith McDonough, Corrilea person
associatedWith Meiere, M. Hildreth, d. 1961. person
associatedWith Moon, Carl, 1878-1948. person
associatedWith Mooney, C. Frank (Charles Franklin) person
associatedWith Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology (Museum of New Mexico) corporateBody
associatedWith Panama-California Exposition (1915-1916 : San Diego, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Pearce, T. M. (Thomas Matthews), 1902- person
associatedWith Rogers, Mary Ann person
associatedWith Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith Santa Fe Transportation Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Spitz family. family
associatedWith Stein, Jennie person
associatedWith Tracy, Descheinie person
associatedWith Tracy, Rose person
associatedWith Weigle, Marta. person
associatedWith Weigle, Marta, 1944- person
associatedWith Willie, Paul person
Place Name Admin Code Country
North America
New Mexico--Albuquerque
Arizona--Grand Canyon
Southwest, New
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
Santa Fe (N.M.)
Southwest, New
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)-Photographs.
Arizona--Phoenix
West (U.S.)
Southwest, New
North America
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
United States
Grand Canyon National Park (Ariz.)
United States
Grand Canyon (Ariz.)
California
New Mexico
West (U.S.)
Grand Canyon Region (Ariz.)
Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Subject
Tourism
Tourism--History
Hotels--West (U.S.)-Photographs
Exhibitions
Hopi Indians--Photographs
Indian art--Photographs
Hotels--Photographs
Hospitality industry
Handicraft--West (U.S.)-Photographs
Railroads--Dining-car service
Hotels--Miscellanea
Restaurant management
Railroad stations--Food service--Photographs
Playing cards--Private collections
Restaurants--Photographs
Railroads--Miscellanea
Hotel management
Indian arts--West (U.S.)-Photographs
Handicraft--Photographs
Indian art--Exhibitions
Indians of North America--Photographs
Railroad stations--Food service
Navajo Indians--Photographs
Indians of North America--West (U.S.)-Social life and customs--Photographs
Railroads--Trains--Photographs
Indians of North America--Agriculture--West (U.S.)-Photographs
Hotels
Bars (Drinking establishments)--Photographs
Taverns (Inns)--Photographs
Indians of North America--Agriculture--Photographs
Menus--Private collections
Tourism--New Mexico
Indian art--Photographs--Exhibitions
Indians of North America--Social life and customs--Photographs
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Active 1945

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