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TURB 101 Exploring Cities -- Gilge: Tacoma History

Tacoma History Sources

Real Estate Investment Ad in Tacoma

Real Estate Investment Ad in Tacoma (1889)

Image from UW Digital Collections

Tacoma Community History Projects at UW Tacoma Library

Since 1991, students enrolled in Dr. Michael Honey's  “Doing Community History” class have been collecting oral histories of local residents and gathering historical research in Community History Projects.

Interviews are transcribed and edited for user accessibility, and the original audio interview is often included. The projects are Library Use Only.

Accessing the collection

  • If you identify a community history project that you would like to use or have questions about using the Tacoma Community History Projects, please contact Suzanne Klinger or Justin Wadland.

Tacoma Public Library, Northwest Room

Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room

Digital images, information, and collections on the exploration, growth and development of Tacoma and the Puget Sound Region