Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.143 (s.c.)

Title: Herb Groh fonds

Dates of creation: 1923,1952, 1956, [196-]

Physical description: 2 cm of textual records

Biographical sketch: Herb Groh (1883-1971) was the eldest child of Anson and Lovina (Bechtel) Groh. He grew up in the Wanner congregation. He attended Ontario Agricultural College and the University of Toronto and became a civil servant, working for the Department of Agriculture except for a ten-year period (1911-1921) when he managed the home farm. The second half of his life was spent in the Ottawa area, though he maintained his membership in the Wanner congregation. He had a lifelong interest children's camps, helping to found the Woodland Camp in 1938. When living in Ottawa he attended a United Church.

Custodial history: Donated to the Archives before 2007

Scope and content: The fonds consists of items collected and written by Herb Groh.

Note: Original description created by Sam Steiner

File list:

  1. Tribute to Herb Groh written by Bill Dick in the 1960s
  2. Woodland Camp brochure
  3. Chronology of Herb Groh's life, 1963
  4. Scrapbook containing several writings by Groh
  5. Herb Groh, Natural history for young campers (Ottawa, 1952)
  6. Herb Groh, A campsite in the making (Ottawa, 1956)
  7. Herb Groh, "C.S.E.T and the Ottawa Boys' Work Board: reminiscence of one who was there"
  8. Herb Groh, "The trees of Cedarhurst" (1923)


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