Mrs. (Lena) Parker O. Griffith

c. 1880-1960

Mrs. (Lena) Parker O. Griffith (c. 1880-1960) created the Griffith Music Foundation which brought nationally recognized musicians to Newark and sponsored educational programs and a yearly student music contest.


Extensive Star Ledger coverage including, Newark’s forgotten music center –

Mrs. Griffith Builds Newark’s Musical Life – New York Times

Guy Sterling Collection, Newark Public Library

Griffith Music Foundation Scrapbooks, Newark Public Library

Newark Music Collection, Newark Public Library

G-29, Griffith, Mrs. Parker O., Newark News Morgue, Newark Public Library

Griffith Building – National Register of Historic Places