Doren Benjamin Boyce papers

Doren Benjamin Boyce papers

Dates: circa 1942-1983

Contains information on Doren Benjamin Boyce's work at the Topaz Relocation Camp. Includes his correspondence with friends and camp administrative officials, as well as inventories and receipts for purchases made because of the camp and other financial documents. Also includes records about the camp, mostly orinetation materials about the purpose and function of Topaz. Collection also contains some documents about the members of the camp, as well as newspaper clippings and articles on U.S. Supreme Court cases about Japanese internment. Dated circa 1942-1983.

  • Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Boyce, Doren Benjamin, 1914-1989
  • Call Number: MSS 7980
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Files left in original order.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Doren Benjamin Boyce papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 7980; Doren Benjamin Boyce papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 7980, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Jacqueline Boyce Crowther in 2011.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Jacqueline Boyce Crowther; 2011.
Subject Terms
Central Utah Relocation Center; City and Town Life; Civil Procedure and Courts; Civil Rights; Civil Rights--United States--History; Politics, Government, and Law; Topaz (Utah)--History; World War, 1939-1945--Japanese Americans
Genre / Form
Documents; Letters; Records
Processing Information
Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.
Appraisal Information
Utah political history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.V, August 2007.) These papers deal with the WRA Topaz camp in Delta, Utah, from the perspective of administrative officials.
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Finding Aid Title
Boyce (Doren Benjamine) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-06-14T12:36-0600
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Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Doren Benjamin Boyce (1914-1989) was a financial officer at the Topaz Relocation Camp.

Doren Benjamin Boyce was born on July 1, 1914. He was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He studed accounting and business training at Henager's Business College. His first job was secretary to the manager of Z.C.M.I.'s transportation department, where he quickly became assistant manager. He also worked with the Soil Conservation Service in Salt Lake City until August 20, 1942 where he went to Topaz as assistant fiscal accountant. He was promoted to auditor, fiscal accountant, and finally financial officer in 1944. He married Mildred Moss. At Topaz he was also president of the L.D.S. branch. He also served as the mayor of South Ogden City from 1950-1957. He died on December 6, 1989.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts