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Prepared by Merritt D. Betts May 8, 1985; Updated November 2020; Last Updated: January 2021
Inclusive Dates: 1907-1974
Extent: 1 cubic foot (1 record storage box)
Physical Location: Storage
Storage Note: This collection is housed in a climate-controlled environment off site and requires at least up to three weeks for retrieval. Please call or email the department with requests for this material prior to planning your visit.
Oversized items remain in Special Collections.
Biographical Note: The materials in this collection concern two cousins, Roger Lodge Wolcott (born 1912) and Edward Wolcott Parsons (1900-1950-60s?), both born in Kent, Ohio. Roger Lodge Wolcott worked as an aviation engineer and obtained patents related to this field. Edward Wolcott Parsons was a well-known doctor and heart specialist in Cleveland, Ohio.
Scope and Content: Items in the Roger Wolcott section of the collection pertain to his early years in Kent, Ohio when he was the first president of the glider clubs of Kent Roosevelt High School and Kent State College. This collection includes two ledgers in which he recorded in detail the construction and flights of the clubs' gliders.
The Edward Wolcott Parsons section of the collection covers his years at the newly established Kent Normal High School to college and medical school at Western Reserve University.
Related Materials: Some additional information relating to Edward Wolcott Parsons can be found in the records of his grandfather's and father's company, T. G. Parsons Lumber Company Records, his sister Dorothy Parsons, Papers and those of his childhood friend, Dick Dudley Donaghy, Papers
Acquisitions Information: This collection was donated to Special Collections and Archives by Roger Lodge Wolcott on October 25, 1974.
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