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MS062: A. Frederick Griffin Collection

Identifier: MS062

Scope and Contents

This is a small collection, in one 2 1/2" document case and a 20"x24" folder. Most of the materials relate to the St. Lawrence Seaway project. Among them are 8"x10" photographs of the seaway and Mr.Griffin. Also part of the collection is the medal Mr. Griffin recieved for Exceptional Civilian Service from the War Department.


  • Majority of material found within 1959

Biographical / Historical

Mr. Griffin was born in Renssalaer, N.Y. in 1892. He graduated from W.P.I. in 1914, with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was an engineer with the U.S. Corps of Engineering from 1926 until his retirement in 1960. He recieved an award from the War Department for Exceptional Civilian Service, while he was with the Upper Mississippi Valley Division of the Corps at St. Louis, Missouri in 1945. In 1956, he recieved a Department of the Army Sustained Superior Performance Award, while with the North Central Division of the Corps. In the 1950s, he became the chief engineer on the U.S. part of the St. Lawerence Seaway project, which connected the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

Mr Griffin was married to Mildred Cutler in 1915. Their daughter, Barbara, was librarian at Wheaton College. Mr. Griffin died in Wheaton in 1970.


.25 Linear Feet (1 half flip top box)

Language of Materials



A. Fredrick Griffin, who graduated from WPI in 1914, was a civil engineer who was in charge of over-all planning of the United States portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway project, as well as other projects for the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

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Repository Details

Part of the WPI Manuscript Collections Repository

100 Institute Rd
George C. Gordon Library
Worcester MA 01609 USA