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Lawrence Layden scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 1065-042

Collection Overview

The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Lawrence "Ed" Layden, an officer with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The scrapbook contains photographs of Layden at various bases during the war, reconnaissance photographs, and photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp, which Layden visited on April 17, 1945, six days after it was liberated. Other materials in the scrapbook include military orders and patches, identification cards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1941-1945

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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Biographical Note

Lawrence "Ed" Layden (1916-2011) served with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the Army Air Corps during World War II. Layden created a scrapbook detailing his service in World War II from his induction in June 1941 until his formal discharge in December 1945. Layden's squadron provided aerial reconnaissance for Operation Overlord and the assault on Nazi Germany. Materials in the scrapbook include photographs, maps, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from Layden's initial assignments in the United States to bases in England and continental Europe.

Extent

0.5 linear feet (1 oversize box)

Abstract

The collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Lawrence "Ed" Layden, an officer with the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. The scrapbook contains photographs of Layden at various bases during the war, reconnaissance photographs, and photographs of Buchenwald concentration camp, which Layden visited on April 17, 1945, six days after it was liberated.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the folder level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2006 by Lawrence "Ed" Layden.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproduction available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Processing Information

Processed by Rebecca McClure, April 2012.

Title
Inventory of the Lawrence Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Rebecca McClure; machine-readable finding aid created by: Rebecca McClure
Date
2012
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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