Finding Aid for the Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence collection 2015.101.w.r

Rebecca Woolf
Center for American War Letters Archives
5-24-2016
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange, CA 92866
speccoll@chapman.edu


Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
Title: Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence
source: Boyden, Frank
Identifier/Call Number: 2015.101.w.r
Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)
Date (inclusive): 1942-02-03-1945-06-25
Physical Location: Leatherby Libraries
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, USA, and his family members, during the Second World War.
Container: 1-2

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by Captain Allen Marston Boyden, his wife Margery, and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Boyden dated between 1942 and 1945. Capt. Boyden was a member of the 3rd Aux. Surgical Group in the United States Army. He wrote letters from San Francisco and New York, and then overseas from Sicily, North Africa, England, Belgium, France, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He was present at D-Day where he performed the some of the first surgeries on Omaha beach. Capt. Boyden also was also present during the Battle of the Bulge, and he continued to perform surgeries on the front lines until the end of the Second World War.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series by author in chronological order. Series 1, Correspondence from Allen Boyden. Series 2, Correspondence from Margery Boyden. Series 3, Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden. Series 4, Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden. Series 5, Correspondence, miscellaneous

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank Boyden

Preferred Citation

Allen Boyden Second World War correspondence (2015.101.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
World War, 1939-1945 -- Homefront
United States. Army. Auxiliary Surgical Group, 3rd
World War, 1939-1945--Belgium
World War, 1939-1945--England
World War, 1939-1945--France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
Boyden, Allen Marston
Boyden, Frank

 

Series 1. Correspondence from Capt. Allen Boyden 1942-03-24-1945-06-25

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Capt. Allen Boyden to Margery Boyden.
 

Series 2. Correspondence from Margery Boyden 1942-11-30-1944-03-12

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Margery Boyden to Capt. Allen Boyden.
 

Series 3. Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden 1942-02-03-1944-03-02

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Mrs. Frank Boyden to Capt. Allen Boyden.
 

Series 4. Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden 1942-11-30-1944-02-28

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from Dr. Frank Boyden to Capt. Allen Boyden.
 

Series 5. Correspondence, miscellaneous 1942-03-13-1943-12-30

Scope and Contents

Correspondence from friends and other relatives to Capt. Allen Boyden.