Frank S. Griffin papers
Scope and Contents
Contains eight journals and record books produced by Frank S. Griffin documenting his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to North Carolina in the Southern States Mission. Materials date from approximately 1913 to 1915.
- approximately 1913-1915
- Griffin, Frank S. (Frank Stephen), 1894-1998 (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Frank S. Griffin papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Frank Stephen Griffin was born September 29, 1894, to William Stephen Griffin and Sally Alvira Perry in Fenton, Wyoming. He was one of five children. In 1913, he was called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Southern States Mission where he served in North Carolina until 1915.
He married Vinetta Robertson on October 7, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah. After living in California for a short time, Griffin and Robertson returned to Byron, Wyoming, and the Griffin Family Farm in 1937 where they lived and worked. Together, they adopted one son, Clyde Frank Griffin, in 1945. In 1969, Griffin and Robertson moved to Springville, Utah, where they remained. Griffin died on December 28, 1998, at the age of 104, outliving both his wife and his son.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Donated by John D. Christoffersen, nephew of Frank S. Griffin, on November 27, 2018.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; John D. Christoffersen; November 27. 2018.
Utah and the American west and LDS cultural, social, and religious history. (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, II.B.5.VI., 2016).
On legal documentation where his full name was signed, Griffin would sign his middle name "Steven". Spelling "Stephen" used on his gravestone was used as his primary name here.
Processed; Myles Larsen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Southern States Mission
- Latter Day Saint churches -- Missions -- North Carolina
- Latter Day Saint missionaries -- Southern States -- Diaries
- Missions and Missionaries
- Mormon missionaries -- Southern States
- Register of Frank S. Griffin papers
- Myles Larsen
- 2019 January 11
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.