Papers, 1940-1984.


Orr, John Herbert, 1911-1984. Papers, 1940-1984.

Papers, 1940-1984.

Very diverse collection includes correspondence, legal and financial documents, business records, copies of patents and scientific journal articles from North American and Europe, technical notes, recording equipment and blueprints, pamphlets, scrapbooks, church records, tape recorded sermons and speeches by Orr and others.

180 cubic ft.

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