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Hilltop Heritage Middle School Publications

  • 4.1.47

Includes yearbooks produced by Hilltop Heritage Middle School (formerly Jason Lee Junior High School) showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

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.

Puyallup High School Publications

  • 4.1.50

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

Stadium High School Publications

  • 4.1.31

Includes publications produced by Stadium High School. The early years of The Tahoma contain essays, editorials, and creative writing. Later years serve as yearbooks showing portraits of students and staff as well as news, events, and athletics information from the preceding academic year.

Eatonville High School Publications

  • 4.1.48

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

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.

Richards Studio Print Photographs

  • 2.1.1

This collection contains exclusively print photographs taken by the Richards Studio from roughly 1910s through to 1980. These prints depict a wide range of commercial subject matter including local clubs and organizations, business and industry, sports, public events, city and local government, weddings, and the armed services.

Richards Photography Studio

Paul Jackson Digital Videos

  • CAC1001

Born digital videos created by Tacoma-based filmmaker Paul Jackson, PhD including documentaries, interviews, and recordings of regional meetings and events.

Paul Jackson

Cookbook Collection

  • 9.5

Includes local and regional cookbooks and recipes produced by community organizations, churches, and businesses.

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.

Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest Collection

  • 9.6
  • 1920 - 1982

Includes publications by the California Joint Immigration Committee of San Francisco, newspaper clippings, government orders, proclamations, and other papers relating to a campaign in the 1920s and 1930s to bar Japanese people from West Coast states, a locally organized campaign to stop Japanese individuals from owning farmland, and the relocation and incarceration of Japanese citizens during World War II.

Silas High School Publications

  • 4.1.41

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

Richards Studio Photographic Negatives

  • 2.1.1

This collection contains a variety of different sized photographic negatives (4x5, 6x8, and 9x12) of Richards Studio photography from roughly 1920s through to the early 1960s. These negatives depict a wide range of commercial subject matter including local clubs and organizations, business and industry, sports, public events, city government.

Richards Photography Studio

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

Franklin Pierce High School Ethnic Studies Interviews

  • CAC4001

Includes interviews conducted by Franklin Pierce High School students for an Ethnic Studies class with teacher Dan Call. Students interviewed family, friends, and other community members about race, racial identity, microaggressions, and discrimination. Interview transcripts created by students have been produced for some audio recordings.

George M. Miller Papers

  • 3.2.2
  • c. 1926-1964

Includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, legal documents, and photographs related to Miller's work as a longshoreman and union leader. Also included are bulletins, meeting minutes, constitutions, and agreements of the International Longshoreman's Association (ILA), International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast, Tacoma Labor Relations Committee, and Puget Sound District Labor Committee.

George M Miller

Tacoma Public Library Bicentennial Oral History Project

  • 1.4.6

These oral history interviews were conducted by Ruth L. Wett as part of an oral history project sponsored by the Tacoma Public Library from 1975 to 1976. Each interview provides insight into activities in various neighborhoods, the mixture of immigrant communities, and the reflections on everyday experiences living in Tacoma around the turn of the last century.

Tacoma Public Library

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

Cow Butter Store Records

  • 2.3.5
  • 1894-1940

Includes business ledgers containing financial information, store inventories, and other information about the operations of the Cow Butter Store. These ledgers also contain a wide range of enclosed material including correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, and ephemera.

Cow Butter Store

Tacoma Public Library Book Notes Radio Program

  • 1.4.5

Tacoma Public Library's Book Notes radio program was featured on KTNT radio Sundays at 10:30 pm. The show existed from the 1950s to the1970s and featured content such as book reviews, oral histories, interviews, and poetry readings. The hosts included librarian Marile Creager, Gary Reese, Louise Morrison, and Georgeanne Schuler.

Tacoma Public Library

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