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Allen M. Boyden Second World War correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2015-101-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence written by MAJ Allen M. Boyden, USA, his wife Margery, and his parents Dr. and Mrs. Frank E. Boyden dated between 1942 and 1945. MAJ 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 some of the first surgeries on Omaha beach. MAJ Boyden was also present during the Battle of the Bulge, and eventually made his way into Germany with allied forces where he witnessed two different concentration camps. He continued to perform surgeries on the front lines until the end of the Second World War.


  • 1942 January 02 - 1945 June 25

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. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

Major Allen Marston Boyden, United States Army


2 Linear Feet (2 cartons)

Language of Materials



This collection contains correspondence written by MAJ Allen M. Boyden, USA and his family members during the Second World War.


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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank Boyden

Finding Aid for the Allen M. Boyden Second World War correspondence
Rebecca Woolf
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States