Tyler R. Matthew papers, 1941-1998  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Matthew, Tyler R., 1918-
Title
Tyler R. Matthew papers
Dates
1941-1998 (inclusive)
Quantity
.63 cubic foot (2 boxes)
Collection Number
5138
Summary
Memoir of an engineer and retired naval officer including photocopied photographs and excerpts of his letters to his mother. He discusses his mother, life in the navy and his wife
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

A native of California, Tyler R. Matthew was born on August 14, 1918, in Berkeley, to Raymond and Alice Josephine Tyler Matthew. His parents divorced before he was five and thereafter Tyler lived with his mother in the Bay Area and then in the Los Angeles area. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1939. While working in private industry, he was voluntarily commissioned an ensign in the Supply Corps Naval Reserve in January 1941. In February 1943 he was transferred to the Regular Navy. He married Virginia Knight of Tacoma in 1946. He was honorably discharged form the Regular Navy in January 1955. Later in 1955, he was recommissioned in the Supply Corps Naval Reserve. In 1956, he and Virginia adopted the first of two newborn infant daughters, Ann Louise. At the same time Tyler joined the Boeing Company as an engineer. In 1958 they adopted their second daughter, Eleanor Lee. After a reduction in force at Boeing in 1970, Tyler Matthew joined the Federal civil service in 1972 as an engineer. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1974 as a Captain, and from civil service in 1980.

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Accession No. 5138-001: Tyler R. Matthew memoir, 1998Return to Top

.21 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Memoir of his life and times, with appendices which include photocopied photographs and excerpts of his letters to his mother. Captain Matthew chronicles his life from his birth to 1996. He dwells at length on his early years with his mother, his naval career and his post-military years as an engineer with the Boeing Company and as a Federal civil servant. He also discusses his wife, Virginia's, terminal illness in 1988.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact repository for details.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tyler R. Matthew, 11/1/1998.

Description
Tyler R. Matthew memoir

Accession No. 5138-002: Tyler R. Matthew letters, 1941-1952Return to Top

.42 cubic foot (1 box)

Scope and Content: Letters to his mother, Alice Tyler Matthew.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Tyler R. Matthew, 11/16/1997.

Description
Tyler R. Matthew letters

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Engineers--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Navies--Officers
  • Personal Names :
  • Matthew, Tyler R., 1918- --Archives
  • Corporate Names :
  • Boeing Company

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  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)