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Inventory of the Ed Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945
Inventory of the Ed Layden Scrapbook, 1941-1945
|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.|
|Title:||Lawrence Layden scrapbook|
|Creator:||Layden, Lawrence, 1916-2011|
|Extent:||0.5 linear feet
(1 oversize box)
|Repository:||Jewish Heritage Collection, Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 1065-042|
|Language of Material:||Materials in English|
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.
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.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Search TermsThe following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.
- Layden, Lawrence, 1916-2011
- Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
- United States. Army. Air Corps. Air Force, 9th
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
- World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany
- World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
- World War, 1939-1945--Reconnaissance operations, American
Types of Material
- Black-and-white photographs
- Clippings (information artifacts)
- Identity cards
- Orders (military records)
- Photo CDs
Layden's scrapbook consists of original materials, including Layden's Army orders and promotions; identification cards; uniform patches; photographs of Layden taken in Louisiana, England, Belgium, and Germany; aerial reconnaissance photographs, including photographs of the beaches of Normandy prior to D-Day, taken by Layden's group, the 67th Tactical Reconnaisance Group of the Ninth Air Force; photographs of General Dwight D. Eisenhower taken when he visited the group on June 25, 1944; postcards collected by Layden in Louisiana, England, and France; newspaper clippings about the Ninth Air Force and Layden; and photographs taken in Buchenwald concentration camp after it was liberated, including victims' bodies, survivors, bunks, crematoria, and gallows.
Photocopies of all pages in the Layden scrapbook. Also includes digital images on CD and DVD.
This collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Lawrence Layden scrapbook, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Materials were donated in 2006 by Lawrence "Ed" Layden.
Alternate Form of Materials
Digital reproduction available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.
Processed by Rebecca McClure, April 2012.
Encoded by Rebecca McClure, July 2012.
Reviewed and uploaded by Martha McTear, July 2012.
Link to digital library added by Martha McTear, December 2013.
Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the processing of this collection and encoding of the finding aid.