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Hutdloff Junior High School Publications

  • 4.1.45

Includes yearbooks produced by Hutdloff Junior High School (Lakewood) showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

Gault Junior High School Publications

  • 4.1.51

Includes yearbooks produced by Gault Middle School showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

Gray Junior High School Publications

  • 4.1.44

Includes yearbooks produced by Gray Middle School showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

Northwest Guardian

  • 5.3.2
  • 1990 - 2018

Weekly newspaper based out of Fort Lewis, Washington, focusing on mostly local and some regional and national military news, life and sports, and also contains a local arts and entertainment guide. Holdings begin May 3, 1990 through end of production on June 15, 2018.

Sixth Avenue Shopper

  • 5.2.6
  • c. 1930, 1932, 1941-1942

Weekly four-page local newspaper based out of Tacoma, Washington, with advertisements of Sixth Avenue businesses and some community news content. c. 1930 (Vol. 1, No. 1); Oct. 11, 1932; Jan. 02, 1941 - Sept. 24, 1942.

Dear Tacoma Project Collection

  • CAC0001
  • 2020 - 2021

Dear Tacoma was a cooperative project undertaken by the Tacoma Public Library's Northwest Room and Grit City Magazine to collect local stories about living during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in May 2020, the collection consists of documents such as audio recordings, emails, photographs, and other content submitted by the general public to the library.

Tacoma Public Library

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

Silas High School Publications

  • 4.1.41

Includes yearbooks produced by Silas High School (formerly Woodrow Wilson High School) showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

Tacoma Police Department Records

  • 1.3.1
  • 1885 - 1985

Includes scrapbooks, notices, city council documents related to police misconduct, and a departmental manual from 1891.

Tacoma Police Department

Mayor William Baarsma Papers

  • 1.2.3
  • 1953-1964, 1991-2009

Includes speeches, thank you notes, schedules, and event information related to Baarsma's two terms as Mayor of Tacoma. Also included are two boxes predating Baarsma's mayoral career containing research materials as well as correspondence, campaign materials, and newsletters related to Pierce County and national democratic politicians.

Bill Baarsma

Tacoma Land and Improvement Company Records

  • 2.7.1

Includes articles of incorporation, correspondence, minutes of the Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, stockholders, and other committees, financial records including ledgers and stock registers, legal documents including deeds and resolutions, and reports to stockholders.

Tacoma Land and Improvement Company

Women's Study Clubs Records

  • 3.7.1
  • c. 1910-1970

Includes event programs and schedules from local women's study clubs. The study clubs organized guest lectures and reading groups on a wide variety of topics including art, culture, language, and politics.

Alpha Study Club

Jacqueline Noel Papers

  • 1.4.7

Includes correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and other documentation related to Jacqueline Noel's work at the Tacoma Public Library as the Head of the Reference Department and later as City of Tacoma Librarian. Also included is information related to Noel's genealogical research and involvement in organizations such as the Huguenot Society of America, Daughters of the American Revolution, and the North End Shakespeare Club. Collections of personal papers from Noel's family members, including Eleanor Noel, Jacob Noel, Anita Noel Mason, Thomas W Mason, and Thomas "Teddy" Mason were gathered by Noel and available as a part of her Papers. Extensive family photographs dating back to c. 1850s are included.

Jacqueline Noel

Northwest Dispatch

  • 5.2.10
  • 1990 - 1998

Daily newspaper primarily focused on issues of relevance to Tacoma and Pierce County's Black community. Editions highlighted both local and national news and many editions included supplements titled "Happenings" and "Business Legal Journal" where local community events and business updates were published.

Mayor Gordon Johnston Papers

  • 1.2.1

Includes extensive correspondence between Johnston and colleagues, citizens, and agencies/corporations. Additionally, the Gordon Johnston Papers contain agendas and reports from the Puget Sound Governmental Conference (later the Puget Sound Council of Governments), and the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency. Also included are city reports and financial documents, including expenditure reports and Annual Budget reports.

Gordon Johnston

Mayor Harold M. Tollefson Papers

  • 1.2.5

Includes correspondence, campaign records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, government reports, photographs, speeches, conference notes, publications of municipal government organizations, and corporate records.

Harold M. Tollefson

All Our Children

  • 5.3.18
  • 1997 - 1999

All Our Children: The Child Welfare Practice Digest is a quarterly digest published in collaboration by the Northwest Institute for Children and Families and the Children's Administration of the Department of Health and Social Services. It published articles and essays related to child welfare, raising children and chosen themes for each edition, such as foster care, substance abuse and education.

Jacki Skaught Papers

  • 1.6.1
  • 1980 - 2005

The Jacki Skaught Papers cover the years 1980-2005. The records are divided into five series specifically concerning Jacki Skaught’s role with the Jury and the City of Tacoma: Tacoma Dome Jury of Recommendation Committee Member , Tacoma Dome Reconvened Jury Member, Tacoma Dome Continued Involvement, Other City of Tacoma Positions, and miscellaneous ephemera and memorabilia.

Jacki Skaught

Jewish Transcript

  • 5.3.9
  • 2003-2014

The Jewish Transcript is a bi-weekly newspaper serving Washington State. It began publication in 1967, changed its name to JT news in 2004 and ended publication in 2014. Jewish Transcript covered community events and news, arts and entertainment and included commercial advertisements

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