Tracy F. Tyler papers
Scope and Content
The collection documents Tracy Tyler's national role in broadcast and radio education. Materials include correspondence, speeches, and writings with such groups as the American Council on Education's Advisory Committee on Education, National Committee on Education by Radio, and the Federal Radio Education Committee. The collection contains very little material regarding Dr. Tyler's role at the University of Minnesota. There are a few folders of correspondence between Tyler and various University presidents. While Dr. Tyler was the coordinator of the University's operations with Seoul National University for eight years, no documentation regarding his work is included. One item of note is an original copy of the 1959 agreement between the University of Minnesota and the International Cooperation Administration regarding the rebuilding of Seoul National University.
- Tyler, Tracy Ferris, 1895- (Person)
Language of Materials
Collection materials in English
Use of Materials
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Biographical Sketch of Tracy F. Tyler (b. 1895)
Tracy Ferris Tyler, B.A., Doane College (Crete, NE) (1916); M.A., University of Nebraska (1923); Ph.D., Columbia University Teachers College (1933). Professor of education at the University of Minnesota and served as coordinator of the University's Foreign Operations Administration with Seoul National University. Pioneer in the field of radio and television education.
Tracy Tyler was born on January 16, 1895 in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. degree in 1916 from Doane College (Crete, NE), his M.A. in 1923 from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in 1933 from Columbia University's Teachers College. From 1916-1930, Tyler was a teacher and superintendent of secondary education in Nebraska. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1938 as a lecturer in the college of education. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1939, associate professor in 1949 and professor in 1954. He also served as assistant to the dean of the summer school, and assistant to the vice president for academic administration (1961-1963). During World War II, Tyler was appointed as coordinator for the University's defense committee, which planned and oversaw the University's war projects.
Tyler was appointed as coordinator of was appointed to the post of coordinator of the University's Foreign Operations Administration with Seoul National University of Korea (Sŏul Taehakkyo) in 1954. He served in this capacity until the project ended in 1962. He retired from the University of Minnesota in 1963.
Tyler was considered a pioneer in the field of radio and television education. He began teaching radio and television courses at the University in 1938. He served as the secretary and research director of the National Committee on Education by Radio (1931-1936), was editor of the Journal of the Association for Education by Radio-Television, and served on the executive committee of the Educational Press Association of America.
1.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Collection contains the papers of Tracy F. Tyler, professor of education at the University of Minnesota.
Source of acquisition
The collection was deposited in University Archives on August 2, 1981.
- Tracy F. Tyler papers, 1933-1964
- Karen Spilman
- April 2005
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- Finding aid written in English