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Frank S. Griffin papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 9221

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


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.

Biographical History

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


Custodial History

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.

Processing Information

Processed; Myles Larsen, student manuscript processor, and John Murphy, curator; 2019

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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States