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Griffiths (Alfred and Ernestine) papers
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Materials include correspondence, photographs, unpublished typescript bound volumes, colored slides, telegrams, documents, newspaper clippings, and more. Most of the material relates to the Griffiths' life in the Philippines before, during, and after World War II, including their missionary work, the local landscape and population, and Alfred Griffiths' work to help Balbalasang men who served in the 121st company receive back pay.
The arrangement and historical information was compiled by the son, Stephen L. Griffiths. His document is included in file 1/0.Reverend Alfred ("Al") L. Griffiths and Ernestine ("Nessie") C. Griffiths were Episcopal Missionaries in the Philippines stationed in Balbalasang, Kalinga, Luzon in the Philippines in the 1930s and 1940. They, along with their daughter Katharine (Katy), were captured by the Japanese during World War II and were imprisoned until the end of the war. Alfred and Ernestine had a son, Stephen L. Griffiths, in 1946. Stephen wrote a book about his family's experience: Guerrilla Priest: An American Family in World War II Philippines.
2.0 Linear Feet 2 MB, 1 half box, 2 flat boxes, 1 map folder
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