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Taipei American School
50's & 60's
Nostalgia Site

Link to Taipei American School's Current Web site



Last updated 31 August 2004

From Ron Belanger: This site has become a "cobweb" site. I hope to organize and update the site in the near future. There are many contributed pictures waiting to be placed here including detailed pics of the old TAS campus as it was demolished.

For now, here is a minor addition to the site... pictures from the TAS Reunion in Long Beach, CA in July 2004. I concentrated on alumns from the '60s. Did not take the time to annotate the pictures, that still needs to be done for the whole web site.

Long Beach Reunion Pictures



Go Directly to Nostalgia Picture Pages:

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Go Directly to Pictures from class reunions:

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1997 Double Ten - San Francisco
TAS 50th Anniversary & Homecoming - Taipei April 2000

Go Directly to Pages of pictures graciously provided by other TAS alumni:

Ross Bankson's Photos
Lynn Schulstad Creecy's Photos
Richard Hutchinson's Photos



What is TAS - Taipei American School?

Taipei American School is a private school in Taipei, Taiwan which offers an English language curriculum. I attended high school at TAS from 1958 until my graduation in 1961. At that time, and to this day, TAS offered a primary and secondary grade curriculum taught in English. The equivalent of US Grades 1 through 12 were offered.

TaiPeiMeiGwo.gif - 1335 Bytes During that era, the majority (maybe 60%) of the student body were children of US military and diplomatic personnel. The next largest portion of the student body were Chinese (maybe 25%). The remainder of the students were children of foreign business and diplomatic families.

You can click here to visit the Taipei American School Web site. It will bring you to the current TAS web site which has a wealth of information about today's TAS and this year's schedule of activities. The TAS site has a page with links to other TAS Alumni sites.

Milton Hicks' Class of '62 Site has LOTS of pictures from the 60's and exhaustive coverage of the 1997 San Francisco reunion.

Piet Slaghekke's Class of '85 Site has pictures which give a more recent perspective of the school. Follow that link to get the latest details of the Class of '85 Millenium Reunion.

I was an avid amateur photographer who shot pictures for the TAS school newspaper and yearbook. This web page offers a selection of pictures from that era. Lots of them are grainy because they were shot on Tri-X film using available light. Thus they have a muddy look.

Caroll Linn Williams ( MacCaroll@aol.com ) asked me to provide some shots for the TAS Memory Book '97. Caroll publishes the highly acclaimed TigerTales newsletter for 50's and 60's Alumni of Taipei American School.

The Memory Book was published for the TAS Double 10 reunion October 10 - 12, 1997 at the Holiday Inn in San Francisco. Click here to see photos from that re-union.

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Ron at '97
Reunion

After scanning the proofs from piles of old negatives, I thought it would be easier for Caroll to preview the proofs by putting them on a web page. So here they are. We thought they should be shared... so have at 'em!

Many of the color pictures were taken in 1968 and 1969 during return visits to Taiwan. Most of my color slides from '58 through '61 mildewed. Remember when even records would mildew!

Since the page was first put up, Ross Bankson, Lynn Schulstad Creecy and Richard Hutchinson have sent in some of their pictures to share with you. These photos have been placed in pages which are linked by their names.

If you have pictures which would bring back memories, contact me to see about adding them here.

Ron Belanger - TAS Class of '61 ronb@boot.com



Unless attributed to another source, all photos are Copyright © by Ron Belanger - All Rights Reserved. Anyone associated with Taipei American School, past or present, may use or publish any of the pictures in any non-profit endeavor. Anyone who figures they can make a profit from these pictures should contact me so we can all become rich and famous.

Most of the pictures are labeled with a simple "tas" and number. They are all fairly low resolution JPEG scans suitable for web viewing. Let me know if you need a better scan. Many pictures have no captions or identifying information, but we're soliciting captions and identifying info for the people pictured.

The pictures were scanned from the original negatives using an HP Photosmart Scanner. This is a marvelous piece of hardware controlled by very poorly designed software. Let us pray for Release 2.0!

Click here ( ronb@boot.com ) to email the captions and identifying info so we can annotate these pics! Don't forget to mention the number of the picture.

There are a number of pictures on each page. Just scroll down to see them all. There are 11 pics or so to load on each page and I was too lazy to do thumbnails. So each page can take quite a while to load. If your browser stalls -- hit the reload button.

The pictures start on page one.


Go Directly to Nostalgia Picture Pages:

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - Next

Go Directly to Pictures from class reunions:

1
2
1997 Double Ten - San Francisco
TAS 50th Anniversary & Homecoming - Taipei April 2000

Go Directly to Pages of pictures graciously provided by other TAS alumni:

Ross Bankson's Photos
Lynn Schulstad Creecy's Photos
Richard Hutchinson's Photos



Email questions or comments to ronb@boot.com

Taipei American School 50's & 60's Nostalgia Web Pages
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Last edited 01:03:43 8/31/04