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Lincoln High School English Class Interviews

  • CAC4002
  • 2022 - 2023

Interview projects created by Lincoln High School students enrolled in English classes taught by Max Anders. Students chose a person to interview whose voice they felt needed to be heard, transcribed the interview, and added their own reflections.

The Northwest Airlifter

  • 5.3.46
  • 1987/09/11-

Northwest Air Lifter is a publication for the Lewis-McChord Airforce Base. The publication features national news headlines relating to the military. It also features stories and information on people and events in the McChord Base community.

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.

The Tacoma Facts

  • 5.2.4
  • 1970-1977, 1980-1986, 2005-2008, 2022

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."

Toby Room

  • 5.2.17
  • 2002-c. 2004

Tacoma bi-monthly then quarterly publication was a project of ArtRod and was “a group of artists and community members dedicated to promoting the arts and cultural life of Tacoma and the South Sound.” Toby Room’s editors/publishers were Jared Pappas-Kelley (Issues 1-2, 4-10), Sarah Keliher (1-2, 4-7) and Michael Lent (8-10). The magazine featured writings and interviews among established and emerging local and regional visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers.

Holdings: Vol. 1, Issues No. 1-2, 4-10

Dear Tacoma Project Collection

  • CAC0001
  • 2020 - 2021

Dear Tacoma was a cooperative project undertaken by the Tacoma Public Library's Northwest Room and Grit City Magazine to collect local stories about living during the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched in May 2020, the collection consists of documents such as audio recordings, emails, photographs, and other content submitted by the general public to the library.

Tacoma Public Library

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.

City Arts

  • 5.2.23
  • 2006 - 2018

"City Arts" was a monthly magazine which began in Tacoma, Washington, and would soon after have Eastside and Seattle editions, which then consolidated into one edition after September 2011. (1) The magazine was published by Encore Media Group and covered local artists and events in the Tacoma/Seattle area. It contained sections about local art news, lifestyle, and has a featured artist section as well. At the end of each magazine there is a calendar that listed local events happening throughout the month. Some types of events include movies showings, live music, dance, theater, comedy shows, visual art displays, and book talks.

The Bicycle Paper

  • 5.3.26
  • 1972 - 2015

The Bicycle Paper was a newspaper published 7 times a year, monthly from April through September, and one winter issue, by Seattle Publishing. It varied throughout its run from being published anywhere from 7 to 10 times per year. It published articles focused on the sport of cycling, and included topics such as trends, equipment, championships, as well as local, national and global cycling events.

James R. Merritt Architectural Records

  • 2.2.1
  • 1970-2015

Includes project studies, project images, and drawings for architectural projects created by James R. Merritt and the various architectural firms he was associated with between 1970-2015.

James R. Merritt

Business Examiner

  • 5.3.15
  • 1985 - 2015

Business Examiner was a biweekly business newspaper published by PCBE, Inc. that began in 1985 as the Pierce County Business Examiner. A second newspaper started in 1989 called the South Sound Business Examiner, and both papers ran simultaneously until they combined in 1995 as Business Examiner. It published articles about business that included profiles, trends, techniques, theories and economic issues. Its goal was to support and inform the local business community that encompassed the Puget Sound and South Sound areas.

Also in the holdings are the Business Examiner supplement "Book of Lists: Market Data & Facts", which was published yearly and featured a "compilation of industry leaders in South Puget Sound business".
Supplement holdings: 1992, 1994-1997, 2003, 2005-2006, 2010-2016.

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

Pacific Yachting

  • 5.3.41
  • 1997-2014

Pacific Yachting was a monthly magazine published by OP Media Group. It centered around yachting news mainly in Canada in British Columbia. There are self-submitted essays by readers, events occurring around the Pacific Northwest, and tips for where is best to sail in the area. Also included are reviews and recommendations for what boats and materials to purchase.

Holdings: 1997/06-2014/01

The Good Fruit Grower

  • 5.3.43
  • 1949 - 2014

The Good Fruit Grower publishes stories and news related to fruit farming in the Pacific Northwest. The periodical provides sections that report on production in the fruit farming industry and highlights events for the farming community. Good Fruit Grower is owned and published by the Washington State Fruit Commission.

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.

Civil Liberties

  • 5.3.40
  • 1987/03-Winter 2012

Civil Liberties is a newsletter published by the ACLU of Washington. It features current cases that the ACLU is working on as well as advice from legal experts. Along with current cases the ACLU is working on, the newsletter highlights people doing good work in the view of the ACLU. It also features advice columns and how to maintain civil liberties and rights in the United States and Washington.

Cog-nitive Courier

  • 5.2.21
  • 1992/01-2012/07

The Cog-nitive Courier was a monthly newsletter published by the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club. It was originally established in 1888 and was later restarted in 1974. The newsletter changed names from the Tacoma Wheelman’s Bicycle Club Newsletter to the Cog-nitive Courier in April 2002. In its issues, it contains meetup information for club members, ride calendars for biking trips, information regarding bicycling laws around Tacoma, pictures from past rides, and general news. The final printed version of the Cog-nitive Courier was published in July 2012 due to a lack of an editor.

Mayor Karen Vialle Papers

  • 1.2.4
  • 1944 - 2011

Includes photographs, correspondence, reports, speeches, VHS tapes, and other material related to Vialle's roles as an educator and the first woman to serve as Mayor of Tacoma.

Karen Vialle


  • 5.3.39
  • 1974/02-03, 2004/04-2011/09-10

Channel is a monthly newsletter published by Associated Ministries. It is an interfaith newspaper in Pierce County that allows readers to submit works for publication. The newsletter markets itself as the only interfaith newsletter in Pierce County. The newsletter focuses on highlighting many different faiths, offering a calendar of religious days and observances. Additionally, the newsletter features news from varying faiths, as well as reader-submitted works from different faiths.

Washington Park Arboretum Foundation Newsletter

  • 5.3.30
  • 1985 - 2010

Newsletter for the Washington Park Arboretum, a public park in Seattle on the shores of Lake Washington, which is managed by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the City of Seattle. The monthly newsletter, which later changed to a bi-monthly in 2001 and then quarterly format in 2008, focused on Arboretum news, plant sales, fundraisers, calendars of events and gardening tips.

Holdings begin with the Washington Park Arboretum (1985-1987), continuing with the Washington Park Arboretum Newsletter (1987-1988) and Washington Park Arboretum Foundation Newsletter (1988-1995), and concluding with Ground Work (1995-1997, 2001-2010).

Balls & Burlaps

  • 5.3.13
  • 1974 - 2009

Balls & Burlaps was a regional horticultural magazine published monthly by the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. It covered topics related to gardening, landscape maintenance, tree, shrub and plant upkeep, as well as environmental issues and weather.

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.

Children's Industrial Home Records

  • 4.3.2
  • 1900 - 2007

Includes a Register of Admitted and Dismissed Children, 1900-1944; Minutes of the Children's Industrial Home, 1927-1932; the official bylaws of the Woman's League; two scrapbooks and a small assortment of slides, 1952-2007.

Children's Industrial Home

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.

Jacki Skaught Papers

  • 1.6.1
  • 1980 - 2005

The Jacki Skaught Papers cover the years 1980-2005. The records are divided into five series specifically concerning Jacki Skaught’s role with the Jury and the City of Tacoma: Tacoma Dome Jury of Recommendation Committee Member , Tacoma Dome Reconvened Jury Member, Tacoma Dome Continued Involvement, Other City of Tacoma Positions, and miscellaneous ephemera and memorabilia.

Jacki Skaught

Puget Sound Computer User

  • 5.3.37
  • 1989 - 2005

Puget Sound Computer User was a free monthly publication with its main goals to provide information regarding trends, tools, and guides to the computer world as well as offering articles on business technology, office automation, and computers. Each publication also included ads highlighting local businesses specializing in computer or tech-related services.

National Railway Bulletin

  • 5.3.28
  • 1970 - 2004

National Railway Bulletin was a magazine published 6 times a year by the National Railway Historical Society. The magazine covered topics related to the history of railroads, trains, train travel, and famous engineers.

Local and State Elections Subject Files

  • 8.5
  • 1914-2002

Includes mostly mailers, flyers, newspaper clippings, sample ballots and voter guides from various political races in and around Tacoma and Pierce County as well as election races for state and federal positions. Material related to bond measures, levies, initiatives, propositions and referendums are also present. Series marked c. 1980-c. 1995 contain material sorted by the politician's last name.

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 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.

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