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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 Materials include: drafts and manuscripts of Morgan's books, articles, and unpublished writing projects; research files assembled by Morgan and containing clippings, reports, notes, and writing drafts; teaching materials such as lesson plans and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

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

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.

Tacoma News Tribune Clippings Files

  • 5.1.3

Includes newspaper clippings organized by topic and maintained by the staff of the Tacoma News Tribune. Most files contain an assortment of clippings on a related from the Tacoma News Tribune. Some files include clippings from other papers and research notes.

Tacoma News Tribune

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

Richards Studio Photographic Slides

  • 2.1.1

This collection contains 35mm color transparencies (slides) and color stereo transparencies (3D slides) of Richards Studio photography from roughly the 1950s through the 1960s. These materials document Daffodil parades, local weddings, the local plywood and chemical industries, along with other commercial photographic work in the South Sound area.

Richards Photography Studio

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

City Council Meeting Minutes

  • OCC0001

Minutes from Tacoma City Council meetings. In addition to regular meetings, minutes from study sessions, budget meetings, and special meetings are also included.

Tacoma City Council

Stephen Cysewski Photographs

  • 2.1.2

Inlcudes digital images and prints of street photography taken primarily in Tacoma and Seattle during the 1970s and 2000s. Also included are oversize photographs, photographic negatives, and photographic slides.

Stephen Cysewski

The North American Indian by Edward Curtis

  • 9.10

The Northwest Room’s set of The North American Indian consists of twenty individually bound books, each with an average of 250 pages and 75 images, and 20 accompanying portfolios, each with an average of 36 large image plates housed in each folding case.

Tacoma Community House Oral History Interviews

  • CAC2001

Tacoma Community House offers services to many immigrant and refugee populations in the Puget Sound area. These oral history interviews contribute to Tacoma’s current historical record and provide insight into the lives of underrepresented immigrant and refugee groups. These personal stories allow us to learn about their contexts, viewpoints and experiences.

Asian American Alliance News

  • 5.3.7

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.

Lost Tacoma Project Collection

  • 9.11

The "Lost Tacoma" project was originally designed and conceived by archivist Jeanie Fisher. It includes blueprints and technical drawings of both proposed buildings in Tacoma which were never constructed and constructed buildings which are now demolished. This is a partial representation of the Lost Tacoma collection, constituting 116 of the total 560 blueprints across 26 locations. Digitization for this project was supported by a 2016 Pierce County Historic Preservation Grant.

Kenneth G. Ollar Photographs

  • 2.1.3

Includes 22 8x10 photographs of the Browns Point Salmon Bake, circa 1960.

Kenneth G. Ollar

Lincoln High School Publications

  • 4.1.3

Includes publications produced by Lincoln High School. Early issues of The Lincolnian contain essays, editorials, and creative writing. Later issues serve as yearbooks showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year. Reunion Books were produced in conjunction with class reunions and contain information on alumni. Programs contain information on various theatrical productions staged by Lincoln High School students.

Bethel High School Publications

  • 4.1.5

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

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.

Curtis Senior High School Publications

  • 4.1.14

Includes yearbooks produced by Curtis Senior High School (University Place) showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding year.

Lochburn Junior High School Publications

  • 4.1.16

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

DeLong Elementary School Records

  • 4.1.17

Includes PTA meeting minutes, reports, and newsletters and newspaper clippings and a program related to the school's groundbreaking ceremony.

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