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TCC Archive

Students in front of old TCC bridge, circa 1980s. Photo available in TCC Archive. Paula Pascoe, Student Activities Coordinator, observing a potter in 1971. Photo available in TCC Archive. TCC's first president, Thornton (Tom) Ford, and unidentified staff member, circa 1965-1974. Photo available at TCC Archive. TCC Board of Trustees meeting in John Binns Room, circa 1970s. Behind front table left to right: Robert Lathrop, Paul Jacobson, unidentified. TCC President Thornton at center in foreground.  At rear table left to right: Richard Falk (partly visible), Charles Edmunds, Robert Yamashita, Donald Anderson, and unidentified student. Photo available at TCC Archive. TCC Nursing Program students, circa early 1990s. Photo available in TCC Archive.


Tacoma Community College Archive 

Discover your history…

Visit us each week to see the "weekly exhibit" of interesting items from the collections!

To support the College mission to create meaningful and relevant learning, inspire greater equity, and celebrate success in our lives and communities, the TCC Archive collects and preserves documentation of the College’s origins and development, teaching and learning, institutional culture, and community context.

The Collections
The Archive preserves materials significant to the College history and makes them accessible for research.

Online Resources
College Catalogs 1965-present (original print copies available in the Archive)
Trillium 2006-2009 (1975-2012 issues available in the Archive)
Una Voce 2006-2012 (2001-2012 issues available in the Archive)

Oral History Guide for Students: How to do an oral history project
Oral History Toolkit for College Instructors: Assigning oral history projects in the classroom

Library, Bldg. 7, access through the Group Media Room

Summer Quarter: Open by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Drop-in visitors: please ask for Elizabeth Russell at the reference or circulation desk to determine availability.


Contact Elizabeth Russell, College Archivist, at or 253.460.4300 or call the Archive at 253.460.3990 during open hours.

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