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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

Willits Brothers Canoe Company Records

  • 2.6.2

Business records of the Willits Brothers Canoe Company, including designs for and information on manufacturing and maintaining canoes, photos of the Willits' family and friends, photos of the Puget Sound area from 1920 to the late-1960s, and files, maps, and architectural drawings relating to Day Island, and to the Day Island Improvement Club.

Willits Brothers Canoe Company

Matthew Dick Boat Building Photographs

  • 2.6.3

Includes images taken from 1977-1979 by Matthew Dick, a student of the Bates Vocational Technical Institute's two-year Boat Building Program.

Matthew Dick

Western Boat Building Company Records

  • 2.6.4

Includes plans, correspondence, reports, photographs, and publicity materials related to the operations of the Western Boat Building Company. Boat subject files includes plans, photographs, clippings, and other information related to specific vessels.

Western Boat Building Company

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

Tom Terrien Tacoma Transit Collection

  • 2.7.2

Includes a collection of photographs, staff lists, and other materials related to Tacoma Transit compiled by Tom Terrien, who worked for the transit system from 1939-1981.

Tom Terrien

E.D. Geddes Maritime Logs

  • 2.7.6

Includes Edward D. Geddes’s ledgers used for maintaining a record of operational data relating to a ship. The ledger labeled “Cash Book” tracks Captain Geddes’s arrivals and departures from 1952 through 1960. It also contains of the ship master’s cash account. The black leather-bound book labeled “Journal” also contains the ship master’s expense account during Geddes’s captainship of the S.S. Wendell Phillips in 1942. The composition book tracks the port arrivals and departures of the S.S. Wendel Phillips from 1942-1943.

Edward D. Geddes

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.

Society of Professional Graphic Artists Records

  • 3.2.1

Includes newsletters, meeting minutes, and operational documents related to the Society of Professional Graphic Artists. Most information is focused on the Seattle chapter but documentation on the history of the organization nationally is also included.

Society of Professional Graphic Artists

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

Arthur J. Miller Papers

  • 3.2.3

Includes documentation related to Miller's work advocating for the clemency and release of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist of Lakota descent who was imprisoned in 1976 following the 1975 shootout at Pine Ridge Reservation, which left two F.B.I. agents dead. Along with issues of Miller's "Bayou La Rose" newspaper, the Arthur J Miller Papers features published documents from the Northwest Leonard Peltier Support Network, issues of Native Resistance News and the Survival Network Newsletter, photos from rallies in support of clemency for Peltier, rally and march flyers, VHS video of rallies, and writing by Miller.

Arthur J. 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

Altrusa International Club of Tacoma Records

  • 3.4.4

Includes newsletters, scrapbooks, photographs, meeting minutes, correspondence, and information related to Altrusa projects and initiatives.

Altrusa International Club of Tacoma

National League for Woman's Service of Pierce County Records

  • 3.4.7

Contains the registration forms for Pierce County women residents signing up to volunteer for national service. The forms range from April-May 1917 and are arranged numerically by form number from numbers 0-1247. The forms contain some biographical information about the registered women including their age, address, amount of schooling received, current occupation, and the nationality of their parents. Additionally, there is a list of services needed that women can denote interest or experience in, some examples are Social Club Work, Cooking, Gardening, Industrial Shops or Factories, Medical and Nursing, Motor Driving, and Clerical work.

National League for Woman’s Service of Pierce County

KAYE 1450 AM Radio Station Records

  • 3.4.8

This collection includes newspaper articles, notes, legal records, and other documents about the Puyallup-based radio station, KAYE, and the controversies surrounding some of the individuals involved in the radio station, including Jim Nicholls and Fred Crisman aka Jon Gold. Also included are newspaper clippings about political topics, many of which were controversial topics on KAYE. A large majority of the materials in this collection are legal documents about KAYE's renewal case as well as letters of support for the station, as the station was accused of violating the Fairness Doctrine outlined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Documents from the FCC about its guidelines for radio as well as documents about the Fairness Doctrine are also included.

KAYE Radio

Art Popham Audio and Video Recordings

  • 3.4.9

Audio recordings of the "PM Tacoma" radio broadcast and video recordings of "The Art Popham Show." Content includes interviews with local and national figures, Tacoma news, and local sports.

Art Popham

Orpheus Club Records

  • 3.5.1

Includes performance programs, meeting minutes, concert records, and scrapbooks related to the Orpheus Club. Also included is information related to the Ladies Musical Club and the St. Cecilia Club.

Orpheus Club

Broadway Theater Task Force Records

  • 3.5.10

Includes newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, and materials used for planning the revitalization of the Tacoma Broadway Theatre District during the early 1990s as part of a cultural development plan in the city of Tacoma. Also included are publications, annual reports, and operational documents for the Tacoma Actors Guild, who acted as a catalyst for the commencement of the Broadway Theatre District Campaign.

Broadway Theater District Task Force

Tacoma Writers Club Records

  • 3.5.11

Includes scrapbooks, meeting minutes, membership rosters, and writings created by members of the Tacoma Writers Club.

Tacoma Writers Club

Wyche Story League Records

  • 3.5.12

Includes programs from storytelling events in Washington, and the meeting minutes and scrapbooks created by the League.

Wyche Story League

Frederick Gamble Jr. Papers

  • 3.5.14

Includes subject files organized by Gamble by name or topic containing mostly correspondence with some additional newspaper clippings, photographs, autographs, sheet music, and ephemera. Files are mostly related to other musicians. Also included are Gamble's scrapbooks.

Frederick Gamble, Jr.

Tacoma Actors Guild Records

  • 3.5.2

Includes photographs and promotional materials for productions, fundraising information and promotional materials, scrapbooks, sheet music, and set design and costume sketches.

Tacoma Actors Guild

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