TCC’s Archive is a treasured collection of school- and student-related historical materials available for student, faculty or public research.
Our extensive collection stretches back to 1965, when TCC first opened its doors. It contains primary source documents, including course catalogs, yearbooks, sports memorabilia, oral histories, faculty papers, student publications, photographs, and much more.
Preserving the Past
Ali at TCC
In 1969 the TCC's Obi Society -- a precursor to today's Black Student Union on campus -- invited Muhammed Ali to visit the school and speak about civil rights.
Woman by Plane
This undated picture was taken across the street from what is now the Tacoma Campus, where an airport was once located.
An unnamed student in Anthony Culanag graphic design class created this work in 2010 and never collected it.
In 1971, the TCC Titans won the Intramural Basketball Championship for the first time.
Tricycle Race Winner
TCC Librarian Becky Sprout participates in a campus tricycle race in the early 2000s as a member of the "Librarian Barbarians."
Discover the Past
Our searchable collections make researching school history quicker and easier.
Explore our collection
Start here by searching the TCC Archive Catalog. (Link coming soon)
Expand your search
Find images and scans, along with links to other collections by topic using the Archive West Database. (Link coming soon)
Every issue of The Challenge student newspaper starting from 1965 has been digitized and is available to read or browse online. (Link coming soon)
Think you have a piece of the past to donate to the TCC Archive? We welcome donated items from those who have a history at TCC, including former students, faculty and staff.
Common items we collect include:
- Photographs, both digital and film
- Course materials
- Club materials, including meeting minutes, promotional artwork, and event posters
- Oral histories and student publications
For more information, view our Abbreviated Collection Policy.
Drop us a line to find out if you have historical materials appropriate for the TCC Archive.
Visit the Archive (by appointment only)
Want to search the archive in-person?
Need help with a research project involving our vast collection of historical documents and images?
We’re here to help. Simply call or email to schedule an appointment. The Archive is located in Building 7, just north of the Library.
Transcripts are not available through the archive. Request a transcript through Enrollment Services.
For more research resources, visit the TCC Library.