Cambridge, MA 02138
207 boxes (41.2 linear ft.)
Consists of personal and family papers together with office files from Parton's work with various companies and organizations, notably American Heritage Publishing Company. All phases of Parton's career are documented--his school days, his work as staff writer and bureau chief for Time, his service in World War II as aide-de-camp to Lt. Gen. Ira Eaker, and his work as president of the Britannica Educational Corp. after leaving American Heritage. Includes correspondence, writings, speeches, photographs and memorabilia. Includes invention documentation for Agnes Leach Parton: (3349) Parton, Agnes Leach, correspondence re: inventions; (3355) Parton, Agnes Leach, correspondence about her loom invention; and (3638) Agnes Parton loom invention.