The collection includes scientific manuscripts, photographs, artwork, published articles, data, and correspondence. Also present are photocopies of a privately held scrapbook belonging to Griswold including clippings, correspondence, and photographs.
Rettig Arnold Griswold was born in Peru, Indiana, the son of Dr. Edward Harvey and Georgine Caroline Rettig Griswold. He married Bonita Agnes Bligh in 1923. He was a 1925 graduate and faculty member of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.