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Citizen's Committee for Tacoma's Future Development Records

  • 1.7.2

Includes reports, correspondence, and other documentation related to the operations of the Citizen's Committee for Tacoma's Future Development and its various subcommittees.

Citizen's Committee for Tacoma's Future Development

Tacoma Centennial Committee Records

  • 1.7.4

Includes meeting minutes, programs, and planning documents related to the Tacoma Centennial Celebration.

Tacoma Centennial Committee

Alliance Addition Abstract of Title

  • 1.8.1

Abstract of title for the "southwest quarter of northwest quarter and west half of southeast quarter of northwest quarter of section five in township twenty north of range three east of Willamette Meridian." The abstract documents the recorded legal history of this area beginning with the US to Thomas Hood (1869). Also included is documentation related to the Workingmen's Joint Stock Association (George Putnam Riley et al).

Richards Studio Photographs

  • 2.1.1

Contains print photographs, 35mm color transparencies (slides), color stereo transparencies (3D slides), and photographic negatives (4x5, 6x8, and 9x12) taken by the Richards Studio from roughly 1910s through to 1980. These images depict a wide range of commercial subject matter including local clubs and organizations, business and industry, sports, public events, city and local government, weddings, and the armed services.

Richards Photography Studio

Myron Kreidler Photographs

  • 2.1.10

Photographic negatives taken by Myron Kreidler. The negatives are mostly of Spanaway, Midland, and Parkland businesses and were taken by Kreidler for the Prairie Pointer newspaper in 1946. Other negatives include images of South Tacoma, as well as images of wind damage to Spanaway Park, the Pierce County Bresemann Park purchase, and outdoor activities such as fishing and skiing.

Myron Kreidler

Arthur French Photographs

  • 2.1.11

Includes photographs, mostly of building exteriors and interiors, taken by Arthur French.

Arthur French

Albert Henry Barnes Photographs

  • 2.1.13

Includes photographs of landscape and outdoor activities taken by Albert Henry Barnes.

Albert Henry Barnes

Lee Merrill Photographs

  • 2.1.17

Includes photos taken by Lee Merrill of construction projects, group outings, and a Daffodil Queen.

Lee Merrill

Thomas H. Rutter Photographs

  • 2.1.18

Includes photos taken by Thomas H Rutter of local buildings, the waterfront, and long boats.

Thomas H. Rutter

F. Jay Haynes Photographs

  • 2.1.19

Includes waterfront, street, and building photographs by F. Jay Haynes.

F. Jay Haynes

Stephen Cysewski Photographs

  • 2.1.2

Inlcudes digital images and prints of street photography taken primarily in Tacoma and Seattle during the 1970s and 2000s. Also included are oversize photographs, photographic negatives, and photographic slides.

Stephen Cysewski

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
  • 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

Includes photographs taken by Christopher Petrich of a range of locations and events in Tacoma including the Hawthorne Neighborhood, the Tacoma Dome, and a visit to Tacoma by Jacques Cousteau. Also included are photographs of various buildings and aerials.

Christopher Petrich

Marvin Boland Photographs

  • 2.1.6

Includes photographs related to a wide variety of local events and locations taken by Marvin Boland between the 1910s through the 1930s.

Marvin D. Boland

Chapin Bowen Photographs

  • 2.1.8

Includes photographs taken by Chapin Bowen across his career as a photographer in Wenatchee and Tacoma. Coverage includes local churches, businesses, organizations, and cemeteries. Military, aircraft, and parades are also included.

Chapin Bowen

Amzie D. Browning Papers and Photographs

  • 2.1.9

Includes print photographs and glass plate negatives taken by Browning. Also included is documentation related to Browning's Sharpe Sign Co. and correspondence.

Amzie D. Browning

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

Sutton, Whitney, and Dugan Architectural Records

  • 2.2.2

Includes architectural plans, specifications, and other documents related to building construction, renovation, and additions designed by the Sutton, Whitney, and Dugan Architectural Firm including buildings on the campus of the University of Puget Sound and Annie Wright Seminary, First Presbyterian Church, National Bank of Tacoma, and additions to the Tacoma General Hospital. Some local residences are also included.

Sutton, Whitney, and Dugan Architectural Firm

William Hocking Papers

  • 2.2.4

Includes blueprints, correspondence, contracts, and financial records related to Hocking's work as an architect and members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

William Hocking

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

Red Kelly Papers

  • 2.3.2

Includes audio and video recordings on various formats including cassettes, reel-to-reel and vinyl, correspondence, OWL Party items, oversized photos, band performance flyers and newspaper clippings, various subject files including writings on Red Kelly, Woody Herman book edits and Harry James book reviews, scrapbooks and sheet music.

Red Kelly

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

Cammarano Brothers Photographs

  • 2.3.6

Includes photographs related to the Cammarano Brothers, Inc. including images of business operations, company gatherings, and business facilities.

Cammarano Bros, Inc.

American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) Records

  • 2.4.1

Includes publications, reports, internal memos, newspaper clippings, and other documentation related to the operations, closure, and cleanup of the ASARCO site in Tacoma. Also included are extensive photographic documentation of personnel, facilities, and cleanup activities from 1948 to 2009.


Griffin Fuel Company Records

  • 2.4.2

Contains deeds, family documents, advertisements, company meeting minutes in loose and bound form, newspaper clippings, stock and partner agreements, various photos of the Griffin family, business and automobiles, a company scrapbook, two stock certificate books and a promotional toy puppet.

Griffin Fuel Company

Byron Larsen Papers

  • 2.4.3
  • 1960 - 1985

Contains yearly desk journals created by Byron I. Larsen documenting his daily work activities. His work was in geology, city planning, and civil engineering and his notes include dates and brief descriptions of what he was working on and where within the Puget Sound area. There is no journal for the year 1983. Also includes documents regarding a federal mining lawsuit.

Byron Larsen

Beaver Hill Mining Company Records

  • 2.4.4

Includes records gathered by George Watkins Evans related to the operations of the Beaver Hill Coal Mining Company, including plans and blueprints, photographs, correspondence, and reports.

Beaver Hill Coal Mining Company

Bertha Snell Papers

  • 2.5.1

Includes legal documents, correspondence, and other material related to legal cases handled by or involving attorney Bertha Snell. Materials related to Bertha's husband, Attorney Marshall Snell, are also included. Personal photographs, correspondence, and ephemera created or collected by Bertha and Marshall are also a part of the Bertha Snell Papers.

Bertha Snell

Ralph W. Thompson Papers

  • 2.5.2

Includes legal documents and correspondence related to Thompson's work as an attorney mainly operating in the lumber industry.

Ralph William Thompson

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