Nathan Ford Giffin Personal Papers, 1864-1992 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 41/97/1
Volume: 1.5 cubic feet
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Description: Nathan Ford Giffin (1873-1923) personal papers, including biographical data, commencement programs, manuscripts of speeches and other writings, correspondence with family, scrapbooks, newsclippings, photographs. Also included is correspondence with Giffin's niece, Florence Giffin Johnson, about her uncle's life history. Griffin was initiated at St. Lawrence University in 1891. In 1904, as president of the New York Alumni Association, he handled arrangements for the 19th Congress. In February 1912 he was appointed chief of Province V. At the 23rd Congress in 1912 he was elected Worthy Grand Chief and served until 1918, when he went onto the High Council.