Knox Griffin papers
Collection number: ahc.MSS845f
Scope and Content
This collection documents Knox Griffin's work, accolades, and personal life. It contains two business ledgers which detail financial transactions for the homes he designed in Atlanta, Georgia, between 1955 and 1967. Materials also include his marriage certificate, passport, Kentucky Colonel certificate, and poems.
- 1966-1999, undated
- Griffin, Knox A. (Knox Angus) (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
Knox Angus Griffin (1909-1999) was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, to James Alpha Griffin (1873-1974) and Sarah Adeline Griffin (1879-1963). He had three brothers, James Alpha Jr. (1906-1988), Mack E. (1913-?), and John Cyrus (1919-1951). In 1943, he married Helen Brooks (1912-1967). Griffin worked as an assistant librarian at the Carnegie Library in Atlanta, an employee at General Motors, and an architect at his own firm, Knox A. Griffin and Associates. He claimed to have designed more houses in the south than any other architect. In 1966, he was granted membership to the American Institute of Architects and served on the Board of Directors. Later, he moved to an assisted living facility in Franklin, North Carolina, where he spent his final years.
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2019.
- Knox Griffin papers
- Hallie Lonial
- April 2019
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.