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Kenneth G. Ollar Photographs

  • 2.1.3

Includes 22 8x10 photographs of the Browns Point Salmon Bake, circa 1960.

Kenneth G. Ollar

C.E. and Hattie King Photographs

  • 2.1.4
  • c. 1885

Includes 14 photographs of Tacoma taken c. 1886-1900 by C. E. and Hattie King of Commencement Bay, Northern Pacific railroad tracks, local schools, and members of the Puyallup and other area tribes.

C.E. and Hattie King

Christopher Petrich Photographs

  • 2.1.5
  • 1976, 1986

Includes photographs of local buildings taken by Petrich during his employment with the City of Tacoma and Image Market.

Christopher Petrich

James R. Merritt Architectural Records

  • 2.2.1
  • 1970-2015

Includes project studies, project images, and drawings for architectural projects created by James R. Merritt and the various architectural firms he was associated with between 1970-2015.

James R. Merritt

Gerald Davis Papers

  • 2.3.1
  • 1941 - 1958

Includes correspondence, photographs, and financial records related to Davis' career with Heidelberg Brewing Company and Carling Brewing Company in Tacoma. Also included are reports and studies on the Tacoma and Seattle beer market, marketing campaign materials, and studies of European breweries.

Gerald Davis

Cow Butter Store Records

  • 2.3.5
  • 1894-1940

Includes business ledgers containing financial information, store inventories, and other information about the operations of the Cow Butter Store. These ledgers also contain a wide range of enclosed material including correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, and ephemera.

Cow Butter Store

Astoria Iron Works Records

  • 2.6.1
  • 1893-1927

Includes correspondence and financial records related to the operations of Astoria Iron Works.

Astoria Iron Works

Day's Tailor-D Clothing, Inc. Records

  • 2.9.1
  • c. 1902-1972

Includes photographs, newspaper clippings, event programs, correspondence, financial information, advertisements, and other materials related to the operations of Day’s Tailor-D Clothing, Inc.

Day's Tailor-D Clothing, Inc.

Local Clubs and Organizations Files

  • 3.1

Includes files from Tacoma area clubs and organizations; fliers, membership handbooks, correspondence, directories, and other content related to group operations.

George M. Miller Papers

  • 3.2.2
  • c. 1926-1964

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and photographs related to Miller's work as a longshoreman and union leader. Also included are bulletins, meeting minutes, constitutions, and agreements of the International Longshoreman's Association (ILA), International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast, Tacoma Labor Relations Committee, and Puget Sound District Labor Committee.

George M Miller

Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League Records

  • 3.3.1
  • 1960-1975

Contains four scrapbooks and one file of photographs. Scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings, JACL local and national newsletters, meeting minutes, event programs, and photographs.

Puyallup Valley Japanese American Citizens League

Joseph Seto Papers

  • 3.3.2

Contains research files on Japanese American history compiled by Seto. These include notes, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and other information related to Japanese communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Joseph Seto

Ancient Order of Vikings Ship No. 1 Records

  • 3.3.3

Includes meeting minutes, membership records, correspondence, and other material related to the operations of the Tacoma chapter (Ship No. 1) of the Ancient Order of Vikings.

Ancient Order of Vikings, Ship Tacoma No. 1

Sallie Shawl Papers

  • 3.4.1

Includes records related to various local social justice efforts and organizations including the Shalom Center of Associated Ministries, United for Peace and Justice of Pierce County, TAJO (Tacoma Arabs, Jews, and Others for Peace), Occupy Tacoma, and Stay in Your Homes. Topics covered in the papers include the South African Apartheid, the War in Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the death penalty, foreclosures following the 2008 financial crisis, and others. Also included are correspondence, audiovisual material, and handbook and instructions related to activism.

Sallie Shawl

Helen Stafford Papers

  • 3.4.2

Inlcudes membership handbooks, programs, agendas, and other information related to several organizations with which Stafford was involved including Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Matron's Club, the Washington Association of Colored Women, the Allen AME Church, and others. Also included are speeches and writings by Stafford and honors and awards she received.

Helen Stafford

Thomas Handforth Papers

  • 3.5.3

The collection comprises paintings, prints, personal and business correspondence, electrotype plates, woodblock plates, photographs, clippings, and books spanning the artist's life and career.

Thomas Handforth

Virna Haffer Collection

  • 3.5.5

Includes photographic works by Haffer organized into a series of titled bound volumes. Each volume includes typewritten descriptive notes. Also included are additional photographs not included in the volumes, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.

Virna Haffer

Elizabeth Sale Manuscript

  • 3.5.6
  • 1968

Includes the original typed manuscript of The Field by Elizabeth Sale. According to correspondence from Sale to the Tacoma Public Library dated September 20, 1973, this is the copy sent to Olivant Press for publication in 1968.

Elizabeth Sale

Ernest Norling Drawings

  • 3.5.7
  • 1933 - 1934

9 pencil drawings by Ernest Norling depicting work on Civilian Conservation Corps projects in 1933 and 1934. The drawings were created as part of the Public Work of Art (PWAP) Project during the Great Depression.

Ernest Norling

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