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Doren Benjamin Boyce papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 7980

Scope and Contents

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.


  • approximately 1942-1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Files left in original order.

Custodial History

Donated by Jacqueline Boyce Crowther in 2011.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Jacqueline Boyce Crowther; 2011.


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.

Processing Information

Processed; Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2012.

Register of the Doren Benjamin Boyce papers
Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscript processor
29 May 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States