University of Arizona

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Papers of John Elles Harrison

Saguaro National Monument Blueprint, circa 1930

John Elles Harrison (1886-1957) was a Tucson realtor and businessman who was active in the creation of the Saguaro National Monument. He acted as agent for the University of Arizona Board of Regents to assemble land and clear titles.

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a blueprint map relating to the establishment of Saguaro National Monument, Tucson, AZ.