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Arthur W. Leighton Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS056

Scope and Contents

This collection includes church organizational documents and brochures, correspondence, educational records, essays, news clippings and photographs from Tufts University professor Arthur Whiting Leighton. In addition to his service to Tufts as a professor of engineering design and graphics, Leighton was active in a number of local Congregational church organzations. Some of these organizations included in his papers are North Street Church, Boston Congregational Club, Woburn Association of Congregational Christian churches and United Church of Christ.

Dates

  • 1913 -- 1973

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Whiting Leighton (March 7, 1894 - March 12, 1973) served as instructor of technical design at the University of Maine (1914-1917), as instructor of technical drawing at Tufts (1917-1919) where he also took classes and was made an honorary member of the class of 1917, and as a mathematics teacher at the Huntington School (1921-1922). He received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts in 1921, his Ed. M. from Harvard in 1924, and his Ed. D. from Harvard in 1932.



As professor of engineering graphics Leighton taught engineering design at Tufts for over 45 years (1917-1963) and was known for his dedication to students. Leighton served as counselor for freshman and sophomore engineering students from 1931-1960 and as director of counseling for the College of Liberal Arts and Jackson College from 1936-1948. From 1944-1946, he served as director of the Veteran's Center at the Tufts School for War Veterans. During his life, Leighton was active in various Congregational church organizations. He was married to Frances Rowland Freeman, and they had one son, Arthur W. Leighton, Jr.

Extent

1.2 Linear Feet

Arrangement

This collection is organized into one series.

Custodial History

For this collection, we combined material sent to the Archives and material from Leighton's vertical file compiled by Russell Miller, which was labeled 'Arthur W. Leighton-biographical.'

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Phillips, supervised by Susanne Belovari. For this collection, we combined material sent to the Archives and material from Leighton's vertical file compiled by Russell Miller, which was labeled 'Arthur W. Leighton-biographical.' With one exception files were unlabeled, so new titles were created by archivist.

Processing status

This collection is processed.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

Contact:
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