Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Students
Series 19: Students – Bill Tye
George William Tye Correspondence 1957-1961
Published 2021-05-05 aae
GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Correspondence 1957-1961 (Part 2)
PMSS Student 1943-1946
TAGS: George William Tye, correspondence 1957-1961, Bill Tye, Billy Tye, Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field in Florida, high school transcript requests, Florida State University Bootstrap program, University of Maryland Overseas Program, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Burton Rogers, University of Maryland
Contents: GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Correspondence 1957-1961
[Note: Letters from PMSS staff in the PMSS Collections are carbon copies, typewritten, unsigned, and meant for the Office files. The original signed copies were sent to the correspondents.]
 June 24, 1957. To “Principal” from John V. Landes, Education Advisor, Office of Education Services, Eglin Air Force Auxiliary Field #9, Florida. He requests an official high school transcript for George W. Tye, who “is currently enrolled with Florida State University in their ‘Bootstrap’ program.” Encloses a “Secondary School Record” form to be filled out.
 August 17, 1957. To John V. Landes from Burton Rogers, PMSS Director, apologizing for his late response and asking if the information is still needed.
 February 7, 1958. To “Principal” from George W. Tye, 1/Lt. USAF, APO, NYC, enclosing an application of admission to University of Maryland, Overseas Program, to be completed.
 March 21, 1958. To the Office of Admissions, University of Maryland Overseas Program, APO, NYC, from Rogers, returning the completed form and explaining Tye’s time at PMSS: “…George W. Tye was enrolled at this school from 1943 to 1946, a period of three years, during which he completed the last three years of high school. He was admitted as a freshman in 1943 but tests showed that in achievement he was well past the first year of high school and he was promoted immediately to the second year of high school.”
 March 21, 1958. To Bill” (George W. Tye), USAF, APO, NYC, from Rogers, who explains why he was late in responding to his request for a transcript. “No one is left at Pine Mountain but myself who knows how the former student records were kept and it is difficult to attend to these when I have no secretary here. At present Mrs. (Fern Hall) Hayes is helping me from their new home across the mountain.” He has since mailed his application form and transcript to University of Maryland Overseas Program. Tells Bill about the request from Florida.
 March 18, 1959. To “Principal,” from George W. Tye, 47th Armaments and Electronics Squadron, USAF, APO, NYC, requesting that his transcript be sent to the Commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
 April 23, 1959. To Tye from Rogers, who is sending Tye’s transcript to the address Tye had given. Rogers asks that Tye send letters directly to him instead of the Principal. “All records of former boarding students, from the private high school, are here in my office.”
 April 23, 1959. To Commandant from Rogers, enclosing a copy of Tye’s high school transcript and providing Tye’s address.
 June 22, 1961. A memo to [unspecified] from “m.” “George William Tye was here with his family, sorry to have missed you. He is now at the Univ. of Maryland…expects to be transferred to California. He asked about many people, most of whom I didn’t know, but I gave him Mrs. (Alice Joy) Keith’s, Miss (Edith) Cold’s and Jim Bishop’s California addresses. He talked to Brit (Wilder), and the family had a picnic lunch here.”
Gallery: GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Correspondence 1957-1961