Andrew Boyd was an epee fencer for the Los Angeles Athletic Club trained by Henri Uyttenhove and two-time Olympian, making both the 1936 and 1948 teams. He served for several years as one of the few West Coast representatives on the AFLA Board of Directors in the 1930s. Many times a Nationals finalist in both individual and team epee, his career spanned from the mid-30s through the early ’60s and he was still a member of the epee Olympic Squad prior to the 1960 Olympic Team selection.
At some point I will outgrown my available storage. It’s not in any way imminent, but down the road it will be something to deal with. Storage space wasn’t a consideration when I began to purchase relatively low cost university annuals on Ebay.
In going about my daily Archiving routine, I’m beginning to recognize that small obsessions can take over my focus. Sometimes for days, sometimes longer.
When I have the opportunity to visit someone who has fencing memorabilia that I can scan for my collection, I often don’t get a chance to thoroughly take in the significance of everything I’m working with.
Andrew Boyd is a fencer I have wanted to know more about for quite some time now. His name appears regularly in tournament results dating back to the early 1930s and continued until the early 1960s.
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