Fonds PR0661 - Orval A. Griggs fonds

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Orval A. Griggs fonds

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    • 1913-1997, predominant 1913-1962 (Creation)

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    24 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Born and educated in Edmonton, Orval A. Griggs worked for the provincial Department of Highways from 1937-1973, including a term as Supervisor at the Alberta Motor Vehicle Registrations Branch from 1954-1965.

    He married Margaret Scott (1919-2010), and together they had two children, Darrell and Vera. He served as president of the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Descendants Association and played guitar with the Parody Pals, a senior's music group.

    He died in 2006.

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    Fonds consists of a pamphlet about Edmonton, Alberta published by the Edmonton Industrial Association and various pictures of early Edmonton buildings, photographs depicting various automobiles, people, and buildings associated with the Red Line Motor Service which traveled in Alberta from Grouard to Peace River, and a 1913 Cadillac owned and driven by Mr. Davidson from Edmonton to Peace River, Alberta via the Edson Trail. Fonds also includes photographs depicting IBM keypunchers and verifiers for the IBM 7070 computer used in the Alberta Motor Vehicle Registrations Branch.

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    Mr. Orval A. Griggs deposited accession PR1972.0454 in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1972. Mr. Jim Mann deposited accession PR1997.0493 in the Archives in 1997 on behalf of Mr. Orval A. Griggs. Mr. Mann’s relationship with Mr. Griggs is unknown.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Some photographs from this fonds can be found in A File under location numbers A.2208-A.2210 and A.9990-A.9991. Some unrelated records were donated at the same time in accession PR1997.43 as records from this fonds.

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