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Francis Nephi Grigg papers, 1960-1989
- Grigg, Francis Nephi, 1913-1995
- Francis Nephi Grigg papers
- 1960-1989 (inclusive)19601989
- 0.25 linear feet
- Collection Number
- ACCN 1753
- The Francis Nephi ("Neef") Grigg papers (1960-1989) contain stories, news articles, poems, and publications pertaining to the life and career of F. Nephi Grigg. Grigg was the inventor of the Tater Tot and also launched Ore-Ida Foods, a multimillion dollar industry, with his brother Golden T. Grigg. Nephi Grigg was also a successful golfer.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Francis Nephi ("Neef") Grigg was born May 6, 1913 in Nampa, Idaho to Parley Mormon Grigg Jr. and Thankful Halsey Gardner. He was raised on a small cattle and dairy farm with his 12 brothers and sisters. His life included everything from selling corn and potatoes door-to-door, to co-founding Ore-Ida Foods with his brother, Golden T. Grigg, and inventing the Tater-Tot. Grigg had been a bishop, a stake high council member and a mission president in Scotland. He received the Silver Beaver and the Silver Antelope for his endless efforts in the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a successful golfer. He died January 6, 1995.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Francis Nephi ("Neef") Grigg papers (1960-1989) contain stories, news articles, poems, and publications pertaining to the life and career of F. Nephi Grigg. All of the materials in box 1 were written by Nephi Grigg except for the contents of folder 3.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
WritingsReturn to Top
"The Tator Tot: A Success Story"
"Kernels of 'Corn'"
"Vale of Cashmere: A Brief History of the Latter-day Saints of Vale"
"Neef's Reach-O-Family Friendship Book"
"Potato Processing," advertisement
"Life is Golf in Life"
"Flubber's Prayer," poem by Grigg
This folder also contains a picture of the Ore-Ida board of directors.
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Potato industry--United States
- Grigg, Francis Nephi,1913-1995
- Ore-Ida Foods
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