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Griffith, Charles Edmund, 1892-1964



  • Existence: 1892 - 1964

Charles E. Griffith was born on November 1, 1892 in Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1915 and went into the textbook and music publishing business retiring from the Silver Burdett Company in 1957 after serving there for 43 years. Griffith was also the chairman of the book committee of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower's People-to-People program from 1957-1960 and served as president of the American Institute of Music Education. Outside of work, Griffith was a violinist, composed music and traveled throughout the United States, the Philippines, China and Japan, collection native folk tunes. Griffith died in 1964.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Charles E. Griffith papers

Identifier: MS-172
Overview Charles E. Griffith (1892-1958), music editor. Dartmouth College Class of 1915. The collection contains material related to his work with the Silver Burdett Co. and American Institute of Music Education, including correspondence with Albert Payson Terhune, James Forrestal, and Albert W. Foote, two scrapbooks on his retirement, bookplates, and a collection of music, some from the Philippines.