Nathan Ford Giffin Personal Papers, 1864-1992
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Brief 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.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 41/97/1
Created by: Giffin, Nathan Ford (1873-1923)
Volume: 1.5 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/9/1998
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Arrangement: Topically, chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Alpha Tau Omega
Fraternity Alumni
Fraternity Officers
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]