Tacoma Community History UWT Student Projects

Hillside Community Church: A Path to Liberalism A Woman of Firsts: Nelda Jaeger-Kraemer - Her Life as a Citizen of Tacoma for Ninety-two Years Telegrapher for the Northern Pacific Railway in Tacoma Upholding the Hippocratic Oath: A Story of Medicine in Tacoma and its Fight Against AIDS Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Helen Cecile Beck Stafford Splendid Gestures: Gloria Stancich and the Gay/Lesbian Community in Tacoma Oral history interview with Thomas Shoji Takemura Winning the Hearst and Minds of Fort Lewis and McChord GIs During the Vietnam Era Philip H. Red Eagle The Timber Challenge Serving on the USS Mason: Breaking Racial Barriers in the U.S. Navy Perspectives on Tacoma School Desegregation: From Family Values to Program Evaluation Perspectives on Tacoma School Desegregation: From Wallflower to Rabble Rouser Senator Rosa D. Franklin: Small-Town Person, Big-City Activist Italians in Hilltop Carrie Little and the Tacoma Community Gardening Movement Morris McCollum: Tacoma's Hilltop Community Icon An Interview with Dr. Maxine Mimms Ph.D.: Building a Learning Community in Tacoma's Hilltop Neigh... Guadalupe House Activism is about taking action: An Oral History with Lyle Quasim African American Life in Tacoma The Changing Peoples of Hilltop James Walton: From Texas to Tacoma Why Internment? The Story of Japanese-Americans During World War II Father Bill Bichsel and Disarm Now Plowshares The U.S. Navy During World War II: One Mans Experience A Brief Study of Land Use by Indian and Pioneer Communities on the Key Peninsula Robert Elofson: The Lower Elwha Klallam and the Return of Their River The Drug War and Civil Rights An Interview with Luke Joinette
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In 1990, the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program at the University of Washington Tacoma began offering oral history classes at the undergraduate and graduate level. Primarily led by Professor Michael K. Honey, students enrolled in these courses conducted oral histories that document local churches, labor unions, ethnic communities, neighborhoods, businesses, and civic leaders in Tacoma and the South Puget Sound.

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In accordance with the policies of the University of Washington Tacoma Library, individuals may use project materials for scholarly or research purposes, according to the provisions of fair use. Reproducing, publishing, or broadcasting any oral history project materials requires permission. For more information, contact the UWT Library.

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Through a collaboration with the University of Washington Tacoma Library, the Community Archives Center provides access to these project interview projects. Additional documentation, including photos of interview subjects and audio recordings, remain available through the Tacoma Community History Project site. Printed versions of the projects are available through the University of Washington Tacoma Library.

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