Roger L. Griffith Papers
Scope and Content
The Roger L. Griffith Papers, 1952-2008, document the career of Griffith as an engineer. The collection contains blueprints, academic papers, experiment results and data, documents from his work with different engineering firms, governmental reports, and documents relating to his work in foreign countries. Also contained within this collection is a USB drive that conatins Roger Griffith's autobiography [Box 4, Folder 38]. The collection also contains photographs that were taken of Roger Griffith when he was working overseas.
- 1952 - 2008
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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Roger L. Griffith (1934-2018) received his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech in 1957. Griffith was an engineer with experience in construction supervision, lisensing, market development, production supervision, process engineering, research and development, and sales. He worked fifteen years for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and later in his carrer, Grifith owned a small engineering firm. Over the course of his career, Griffith also accumulated a considerable amount of overseas work experience, starting in the 1970s when he made multiple trips to the Soviet Union and Romania.
More information about Griffith is available in his autobiography, Journey of a chemical engineer (2021), which can be requested online via the library catalog.
7 Cubic Feet (4 boxes)
Roger L. Griffith (1934-2018) received his bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. He worked for several small engineering firms, fifteen years for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and his own engineering firm in Alabama. The collection documents Griffith's career containing blueprints, academic papers, experiment results and data, documents from his work with different engineering firms, governmental reports, and documents relating to his work in foreign countries. The collection also contains a USB drive that has Roger Griffith's autobiography on it.
This collection is arranged alpabetically into five series, based on the original order of the creator.
Source of Acquisition
The Roger L. Griffith Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in December 2019.
Rights Statements for Archival Description
The guide to the Roger L. Griffith Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Roger L. Griffith Papers commenced and completed in January 2022.
- Roger L. Griffith Papers, 1952-2008
- Tyler Williams, Student Worker
- 2022 CC0 1.0)
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