Finding aid for the Kenyon C. Bolton Papers


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bolton, Kenyon C.
Title: Kenyon C. Bolton Papers
Dates: 1938-1983
Extent: 22.40 linear feet (23 containers)
Abstract: Kenyon Castle Bolton was a Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and philanthropist and son of Chester and Frances Payne Bolton. He served in the military, beginning in 1936 as a member of the 107th Cavalry of the Ohio National Guard. He entered active service in 1940, served during World War II and attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was president of Cleveland Air Taxi, a helicopter taxi service, and had a strong interest in higher education and the arts. Bolton served with the Council of Foreign Ministers in 1947 and 1948, the Austrian Peace Treaty Conference in 1948, and was special assistant of the U.S. ambassador to France. Kenyon C. Bolton was married to Mary Riding Peters, and had five children. The collection consists of family data, personal records, military records, business records, and records of Bolton's organizational involvements, including correspondence, newspaper clippings, genealogical data, summary court papers, air travel cards, contribution lists, articles, brochures, advertisements, contracts, personnel files, and press releases.
MS Number MS 4550
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English