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The Negro History Bulletin

  • 5.3.48
  • 1953-2001

The Negro History Bulletin, now known as The Black History Bulletin, was first established in 1937 by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. It was published first monthly, then bi-monthly in 1976 and changed to quarterly in 1979. The Black History Bulletin publishes articles on important Black historical figures, moments of Black history, and current events relating to the civil rights and lived experience of Black Americans. The Bulletin has also featured advertisements for colleges, historical exhibitions, and Black History Week/Month.

Diversity News

  • 5.3.49
  • 1999-2006

Diversity News was a business periodical based in Seattle that aimed to serve a "diverse marketplace." Diversity News was published monthly and provided profiles of business professionals and businesses created by people from diverse backgrounds. Diversity News also published advertisements from both local businesses and large corporations.

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.

Northwest Environmental Journal

  • 5.3.50
  • 1984-1997

The Northwest Environmental Journal was published by the Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Washington. It aimed to publish research involving the environment in the states of Alaska, Idaho, western Montana, Oregon, Washington, and northwest Canada. The journal included research that was also multidisciplinary, including works involving the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. It was usually published bi-annually.

Different Times

  • 5.3.51
  • 1993/12-1997/02

Different Times was based in Seattle Washington and focused on disability rights. The publication was "dedicated to the proposition that all are created different, but equal." Different Times included articles about important events in the news that pertain to those with disabilities, articles that gave advice, like how to file an ADA complaint, opinion pieces, etc. Different Times was published mostly monthly, with short stints where it was published weekly, and every two months.

Northwest Energy News

  • 5.3.52
  • 1982/03-2001/07

Northwest Energy News was published monthly by the Northwest Power Planning Council. It included articles on the inner workings of the Northwest Power Planning Council, and other news involving power plants, town hall meetings, conservation, etc.

The Homefinder

  • 5.3.53
  • 1944 - 1981

The Homefinder was published by Children's Home Society of Washington quarterly and focused the adoption, fostering, and education of children in Washington state. The title was Washington Children's Homefinder from its inception up to September 1964 (Vol.66 No.3). The publication would often include pictures of children and information on adoption, fostering, homeschooling, and social services.

Mazama Bulletin

  • 5.3.54
  • 1896-2022

The Mazama Bulletin is published by Mazamas, a non-profit mountaineering organization that was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The Mazama Bulletin is published bi-monthly, and, in the past, has had a monthly and yearly edition as well. The bulletin publishes articles about hikes, classes, and climbs put on by Mazamas, issues surrounding conservation, responsible recreation, and outdoor education.

Northwest Metalworker

  • 5.3.55
  • 1991-2000

The Northwest Metalworker describes itself as "The Magazine For Machinists and Related Tradesmen." It is published monthly. The Northwest Metalworker publishes on new technologies, new products, safety, and trade education. They also publish reader write-ins.

Real Change

  • 5.3.56
  • 2002 - 2013

Real Change describes itself as the "Puget Sound Newspaper of the Poor and Homeless." The publication's first issue was in 1994. Real Change is published by the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project which is a nonprofit organization that "organizes, educates, and builds alliances to create solutions to homelessness and poverty. We exist to provide a voice for the poor people in our community." The Real Change newspaper is published every other Thursday and sold by the poor and homeless of Seattle. Real Change publishes on local political issues, homeless advocacy, employment information etc. It also publishes creative writing like poetry as well as book reviews.

Northwest Asian Weekly

  • 5.3.6
  • 1992-

The Northwest Asian Weekly is a weekly newspaper based out of Seattle, WA and serves the Pacific Northwest region. It began publication in 1992 and is still producing weekly newspapers. The Northwest Asian Weekly covers local, national, and international news, local events, sports, editorials and commercial advertisements. Print edition ceased with 01/21/2023 issue, and publication is online only.

Asian American Alliance News

  • 5.3.7
  • 1973-1985

Asian American Alliance Newsletter was a monthly/bi-monthly newsletter that served the Tacoma/Pierce County region. It began publication in 1973 and ended publication in 1980. Asian American Alliance Newsletter included educational resources, local news and events, employment opportunities and information on community organizations such as the Asian American Advisory Council.

Asian Family Affair

  • 5.3.8
  • 1975-1985

Asian Family Affair was a monthly newspaper serving the greater Seattle area. It began publication in 1975 and ended publication in 1985. Asian Family Affair included local and national news, sports, interviews of community members and commercial advertisements.

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

The Coast Magazine

  • 5.5.1
  • 1902 - 1911

The Coast Magazine, also known as Wilhelm's Magazine The Coast and The Coast: An Illustrated Magazine of the West, features photographs, articles, editorials, and creative writing related to the Western United States. Published by Honor Wilhelm out of Seattle, the magazine primarily covered the Pacific Northwest including topics like mining, forestry, ships and shipping, and various small towns and cities across the region. Wilhelm wrote for the publication and solicited contributions from other writers and photographers.

Honor L. Wilhelm

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

Tacoma Weekly

  • 5.7.2
  • Fall 1990-

The Tacoma Weekly, published by the Pierce County Community Newspaper Group, originated as the Tacoma Monthly in 1987 and became the Tacoma Weekly in 1994. Sections include local city news, sports including high schools, business and features including visual artists, bands, movies and more.

The free newspaper has been distributed in broadsheet and smaller formats as well as online over the years. A special business section ran from circa 2005-2007 and the Weekly Weedly section that focuses on marijuana news began being published in the April 28, 2019 issue.

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

George Kupka Papers

  • 6.1.10

Includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and documentation related to Kupka's work in the state legislature. Also included is information about investigations of the Northern State Hospital.

George Kupka

Nels Bjarke Papers

  • 6.1.11

Includes correspondence, writings on local history, and material related to the movement to build a library branch in the Fern Hill area.

Nels Bjarke

Henry Foss Papers

  • 6.1.12

Includes extensive correspondence, organized alphabetically and chronologically, in addition to subject files. Also included are financial records from Henry Foss and information about his service in the U.S Naval Reserve.

Henry Foss

Michael K. Honey Civil Rights, Social Justice, and Community History Papers

  • 6.1.13

Includes research files, teaching materials, and other documentation related to Professor Michael Honey's work in civil rights and labor history. Also included are projects created by students enrolled in Honey's community history classes focused on figures and topics in Tacoma's history.

Michael K. Honey

Jim Tweedie Papers

  • 6.1.14

Includes plywood standard manuals, trading information, US Forest Service Publications, Weyerhauser and other regional lumber company publications, and research materials related to the lumber industry. Also included are photos from Tweedie's travels as well as other personal and professional records.

Jim Tweedie

Elsa Nessenson Papers

  • 6.1.15

Includes plays and short stories written by Nessenson. Correspondence and ephemera are also included.

Elsa Nessenson

Lorraine Hildebrand Research Files

  • 6.1.16

Includes research files compiled by Lorraine Barker Hildebrand on the experiences and history of Chinese migrants living in the Pacific Northwest.

Lorraine Hildebrand

Clarence Stave Papers

  • 6.1.18

Includes correspondence, performance programs, and documentation related to Stave's employment with Sears, Roebuck and Company and the Northern Pacific Railway Company in Tacoma. Also included are scrapbooks containing clippings, ticket stubs, business cards, brochures, menus, and other ephemera.

Clarence Stave

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