Papers, 1945-1995.


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CITATION:  W. Armistead Boardman papers, MSS 304, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University. 

 Biographical Note

William Armistead Boardman was born on February 16th, 1922, to Percy Douglas Boardman and Amelia Brown Boardman of Winston-Salem, NC. He grew up in Griffin, GA, where he was confirmed and ordained deacon in St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He was educated at Sewanee, St. Luke's Seminary in Sewanee, and Union Theological Seminary. Boardman received a Master of Divinity from Union in 1943. He received an M.S. from George Washington University in 1966.

In 1945, Boardman became the Assistant Rector of St. Luke's in Atlanta. While there, he married Ann Lowry Webster. The couple have a son and a daughter.

Boardman, who completed the Hospital Clinical Training course at Bellevue General Hospital while a seminary student, founded the Chaplaincy Service at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in 1945. He also founded the Pastoral Clinical Training program at Candler School of Theology.

From 1947-1951, Boardman served as the Rector of St. Luke's in Cleveland, TN. From there he went on to become a USAF chaplain, spending ten years overseas in Japan, Spain, and Vietnam. Boardman retired from the Air Force in September 1975.

Boardman founded St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Monument, CO, in 1973. He served as vicar there for ten years, retiring in June 1984.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, reports, and articles relating to Boardman's founding of and participation in the pastoral care program at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA, from 1945-1950. The majority of items are photocopies.

Folder          Description                                             Date
1		Letter, Frank Wilson to Carrie M. Logan (photocopy)	1945
		Letter, H.B. Trimble to Boardman (photocopy)		1945
		Report of Committee on Hospital Study (photocopy)	1945	
     	     	Letter, Frank Wilson to Boardman (photocopy)		1946
		News Articles (photocopies)				1946
     	     	Letter, Frederick C. Kuether to Boardman (photocopy)	1950	
		Letter, Boardman to president of Grady Hospital	
		   (photocopy)						1995
     	     	Letter, Boardman to Dean R. Kevin LaGree, 
		   Candler School of Theology				1995

Last Modified: 09/11/2006