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Series I. Personal Files, 1917-1945

Scope and Content Notes:

This series consists of material documenting the intertwined personal and professional life of Ralph E. Griswold. Griswold’s personal and professional lives coalesce in his dedication and interest in the field of landscape architecture. The materials in this series describe a portion of Griswold’s academic and WWI military records, while receipts and mortgage statements document some of his financial history. Griswold attended the American E. F. Art Training Centre in Paris at the conclusion of WWI. Paintings and pencil sketches of villa and ship scenes created by Griswold are part of his personal collection. Griswold also collected many small national and international publications regarding landscape training and architecture which are included in the series.

Box 1
Folder 1 Army Records 1917-1943
Folder 2 Academy Photographs 1923
Folder 3 Financial Statements 1935-1939
Folder 4 Griswold Estate Settlement 1935-1941
Folder 5 Warren Odd Fellows Temple Co. Stock Correspondence 1938-1939
Folder 6 Valley City Mortgage Co. Correspondence 1938-1939
Folder 7 Receipts 1944
Folder 8 Civilian Defense Awards 1945

Box 2
Folder 1-2 Ralph E. Griswold water color painting ship scene undated
Folder 3 Ralph E. Griswold water color painting villa scene undated
Folder 4 Pencil sketch booklet undated
Folder 5 Notes and Interpretation on Aero plane Photography during World War I undated

Box 3
Folder 1 Point of Empire: An Epic Struggle of the 1700s undated
Folder 2 American Architect and Architecture 1937
Folder 3 The Architectural Forum undated
Folder 4 Stephen Collins Foster Memorial of the University of Pittsburgh undated
Folder 5 Report of the American E. F. Art Training Centre March – June 1919
Folder 6 Memories of Art Archaeology April 1904
Folder 7 Sloane’s House of Today: at the Century of Progress Exposition undated
Folder 8 The Evolution of the City of Rome from its Origin to the Gallic Catastrophe undated
Folder 9 A Cathedral Hillside and its Gardens undated
Folder 10 La Vie Urbaine 1923
Folder 11 Wild Flowers of the Old Bay State undated
Folder 12 Harpers Magazine December, 1937
Folder 13 Pennsylvania Folk Festival, Bucknell University 1936