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Tacoma News Tribune Photograph Files

  • 5.1.2

Includes photographs organized by topic and maintained by TNT staff. Some files may include a single photograph while others may contain many different photographs.

Tacoma News Tribune

Tacoma Daily News

  • 5.2.1
  • 1883 - 1885

Early Tacoma newspaper with local and regional news, editorials, and advertisements.

West Coast Lumberman

  • 5.2.3
  • 1903-1949

Periodical published in Tacoma with news, financial information, reports from various cities, and other coverage related to the lumber industry. Also included are obituaries and news of work related accidents by individuals employed in the industry. The West Coast Lumberman and the Puget Sound Lumberman were both founded in 1889. The two publications merged in 1896.

The Tacoma Facts

  • 5.2.4
  • 1970-1977, 1980-1986, 2008

Weekly newspaper primarily focused on issues of relevance to Tacoma's Black community. At various points, the title appeared as "The Tacoma Facts" and "The Northwest Facts." In the 1970s, the paper advertised itself as "the newspaper most people prefer for information about Tacoma's Minority Communities."

Tacoma Indian News

  • 5.2.5
  • 1974 - 1982

Monthly newspaper published by the Puyallup Tribe Office of Native American Programs. Articles focus on local, regional, and national topics related to Indigenous communities. Coverage includes activism around fishing and land rights. Articles and classifieds were also solicited from the local tribal community. August 1974 - May 1982.

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.

Tacoma Labor Advocate

  • 5.2.7
  • 1919-1950, 1954-1977

Weekly newspaper produced by the "Tacoma Central Labor Council, and all the unions in the city" focusing on various union and labor activities in the Tacoma/Seattle region, statewide and nationally, along with some world news. Jan. 03, 1919 - Dec. 29, 1950; May 7, 1954 - December 26, 1958 (bound); Jan. 2, 1959 - Oct. 15, 1977.

Hilltop Action Journal

  • 5.2.8
  • 2017-

Bi-monthly community newspaper with articles and information about the Hilltop Area neighborhood of Tacoma. March/April 2017 - Present; August/September 2020 and June/July 2021 issues published in digital form only.

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.

Peninsula Gateway

  • 5.3.3

The Peninsula Gateway is a weekly newspaper serving the city of Gig Harbor and the Kitsap Peninsula in Pierce County, Washington. It began publication in 1917. Its covers mostly local events, and includes news, features, sports, editorials, classified and commercial advertisements.

Indian Voice

  • 5.3.4
  • 1971

Indian Voice was the newspaper of the Small Tribes Organization of Western Washington (STOWW). It reported on news from local reservations of the Puget Sound region. The most notable topics include the Fishing Wars and Boldt Decision, as well as treaty news and federal funding to tribal programs from the Economic Development Administration (EDA).

Northwest Indian News

  • 5.3.5
  • 1975-1975

Northwest Indian News was a newspaper published out of Seattle, Washington that reported on local, regional, and national tribal news. Updates about the Fishing Wars of the Puget Sound region and the legal battle of the Boldt Decision were frequent topics. Other topics of interest include editorials on the American Indian Movement (A.I.M.) and articles about Native children within the foster care system.

Honor L. Wilhelm Papers

  • 5.5.2
  • c. 1897-1910

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and writings by Honor L Wilhlem. Also included are business records related to "The Coast" magazine, edited by Wilhlem from 1900-1910, including subscription lists, advertising information, and financial records.

Honor L. Wilhelm

The Coast Magazine Photographs

  • 5.5.3
  • c. 1900-1910

Includes photographs taken by editor Honor L Wilhelm and others submitted for inclusion in "The Coast" magazine.

Honor L. Wilhelm

Grit City Magazine

  • 5.6.1
  • 2018-

A quarterly magazine focused on histories, profiles, essays, art, and photojournalistic documentation of aspects of Tacoma's society and culture. Each issue includes a supplemental art poster. This collection contains all issues of the magazine to the most current issue.

Grit City Magazine

Murray Morgan Papers

  • 6.1.1

Includes documentation from Morgan's career as a historian, writer, journalist, broadcaster, and teacher. Materials include: drafts and manuscripts of Morgan's books, articles, and unpublished writing projects; research files assembled by Morgan and containing clippings, reports, notes, and writing drafts; teaching materials such as lesson plans and lecture notes; photographs used in Morgan's publications or related to research topics; transcripts and notes from Morgan's radio broadcasts; audio and video recordings; personal materials, awards, and ephemera.

Murray Morgan

Royal Gove Papers

  • 6.1.2
  • 1888 - 1920

Includes pamphlets collected by Royal Gove during his public service career, with information about the activities of various clubs, businesses, city departments, and other organizations in Tacoma between 1890 and 1920. Also included are photos of family and friends, including a photo album showing prominent Tacoma residents William B. and Alice Blackwell, with interior views of the Blackwell House at 401 Broadway.

Royal Gove

J. W. Roberts Papers

  • 6.1.3
  • 1868-1914

Includes correspondence, journals, financial papers, legal papers, printed materials and ephemera, photos and maps. Correspondence consists of both personal and business-related letters (1873-1911). Journal entries provide twenty-two years worth of short accounts of daily farm life, and occasionally mention other early Steilacoom pioneers (1868-1912). Financial papers include tax receipts (1866-1930), handwritten and printed receipts (1861-1931), a checkbook (1861-1862), and small account books recording work, expenses, and brief journal entries (1862-1910). Legal documents include land contracts and descriptions, and court documents relating to the estate of J.W. Roberts (1911-1915). Printed materials and ephemera include a variety of items such as business cards, pamphlets, and menus (undated), and newspaper clippings (1895, 1913-1914). A small series of photos are mostly undated and unidentified. There are also two undated handwritten maps of the Spanaway area.

J. W. Roberts

Stallcup-Smith Family Papers

  • 6.2.1

Contains correspondence, photographs, personal papers, clippings, and other assorted material that chronicle the life of the Stallcup and Smith families. These documents trace the family descendants beginning with John Calhoun Stallcup and Mary Pindell Shelby in the mid-1870s in Ohio through their life in Denver and eventual move to Tacoma, WA in 1899. The primary source material is organized with additional notes and research files compiled by the donor.

Stallcup Smith Family

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