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Action Bulletin (City of Tacoma)

  • 5.2.13
  • 1971 - 1990

Action Bulletin was a quarterly newsletter published by the Community Development Department of the City of Tacoma. It covered topics related to new buildings being constructed in Tacoma.

Action Bulletin (WEA)

  • 5.3.16
  • 1963 - 1972

Action Bulletin was a newsletter published 9 times yearly, from September-June, by the Washington Education Association. It covered topics related to teachers, schools, students and education in general across the state.

Akwesasne Notes

  • 5.3.17
  • 1989 - 1997

Akwesasne Notes: A Journal of Native and Natural Peoples was a quarterly magazine published by the Mohawk Nation Council. It covered topics related to Native American news and published contributions from readers such as essays, poetry and illustrations.

Albert Henry Barnes Photographs

  • 2.1.13

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

Albert Henry Barnes

Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal

  • 5.3.11
  • 1985 - 2008

Alki: The Washington Library Association Journal, published by the Washington Library Association, covers topics of interest to library organizations. It was mailed to all WLA members and published three times a year, with a theme for each issue. They published opinion pieces and articles covering topics related to intellectual freedom, collection development policies, literacy, outreach, public services, conferences, the changing role of library workers, continuing education, and an annual WLA Conference issue.

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.

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).

Alling Park Garden Club Records

  • 3.6.8

Includes two scrapbooks, one dating from 1947-1953 and the other from 1952-1960. Both scrapbooks hold newspaper articles, photographs, and yearbooks documenting the club’s activities. Additionally, there is a file containing yearbooks, photographs, newspaper articles, ribbons, and certificates from 1971-1976. Also included is a folder on the garden club’s Mini-Standard Flower Show in 1977 and a file about the Magic with Decorative Wood event hosted by the Alling Park Garden Club on May 18-19, 1968.

Alling Park Garden Club

Alpine News

  • 5.2.26
  • 1962/07-1966/09

"Alpine News" was a newsletter published by Tacoma Chapter of The Mountaineers. Articles included mountain rescues, events, tips, future climbs, history, stories of recent climbs and other mountain climbing news.

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

American Forests

  • 5.3.19
  • 1933-

American Forests was a monthly magazine published by the American Forestry Association that covered articles related to forests, soil, wildlife and outdoor recreation. It also advocated for forest resources and environmental policies that would protect forests.

American Indian Crafts and Culture

  • 5.3.20
  • 1973 - 1974

American Indian Crafts and Culture was a monthly magazine published by Tyrone H. Stewart that published articles on history, costuming, crafts, and Native news, as well as book and record reviews, profiles, and features on individuals and groups.

American Paper Industry

  • 5.3.21
  • 1971 - 1976

American Paper Industry was a monthly magazine published by PIMA, whose goal was to disseminate information relating to operation and management techniques to aid management skills in the paper industry.

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.


American West

  • 5.3.22
  • 1964 - 1990

American West was a quarterly historical journal published by the Western History Association. It covered topics about the American West, including essays about famous figures, analysis, popular myths, historical events, maps and culture.

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

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

Anderson Family Papers

  • 6.2.3

Includes photographs, correspondence, writings, speeches, and scrapbooks created or collected by members of the Anderson family. Also included are correspondence and financial records related to the Anderson Supply Company.

Anderson Family

Annie Wright School Publications

  • 4.1.6

Includes yearbooks produced by Annie Wright School showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year. Also included is a catalog and prospectus from 1890-1891.

Architecture West

  • 5.3.24
  • 1962 - 1969

Architecture West was a monthly magazine published by Pacific Builder & Engineer, Inc. It covered western architecture and had articles on building and office designs, structural designs and materials used to build the new structures along the western states.


  • 5.3.12
  • 1950 - 1984

The Argus, a weekly news magazine published every Saturday, was founded in February 1894 by A. T. Ambrose, and after his death in 1900, published by co-owner H. A. Chadwick. From 1954 on it was published by the Argus Publishing Company in Seattle. The title changed to Argus Magazine in 1983. It published news, opinion and commentary pieces, and covered local and national stories, reviews of local arts, dance and theater, local court summons and obituaries.
Annual Christmas/Holiday issue was published 1901-1952, vols. for 1960- include annual supplement with title The Argus annual collector's edition.

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

Art Reach

  • 5.2.12
  • 1977 - 1987

Art Reach was a Tacoma arts newsletter published monthly by the Allied Arts of Tacoma. It advocated for the arts in Tacoma and covered local art events and artist groups in the areas of theater, dance, film, and music.

Arthur French Photographs

  • 2.1.11

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

Arthur French

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

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.

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

Aubrey Andrews Papers

  • 1.4.8

Includes correspondence, newspaper articles, speeches, writings, and financial documents related to Andrews' work as Director of Tacoma Public Library. Also included are Andrews' diaries from 1942-1945.

Aubrey F. Andrews

Baker Junior High School Publications

  • 4.1.9

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

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