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TCC Archive

Snow on campus, early 1970s. Photo from TCC Archive, Information and Publications photograph collection.

Just a twinkle in the architect’s eye… sketch of campus as it appeared in September 1965 for the first classes. From student newspaper, 1965.

Students with sculpture on campus, probably 1970s. Photo from TCC Archive, Information and Publications photograph collection.

Government of the Associated Students of TCC (what is now ASTCC) advocating against proposed budget cut for community colleges during 1968-1969 school year. Page from student publication The Cronus, 1969.

  • Tacoma Community College covered in snow. 1970s.
  • Drawing of Tacoma Community College campus in 1965.
  • Tacoma Community College students with a campus sculpture.
  • Budget activism at Tacoma Community College in 1969.Messages on rocks photo

Tacoma Community College Archive 

Discover your history…

See more from TCC’s history! Visit the Archive’s exhibits in Buildings 11, 15, and 20.

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.

How to Research in the Archive
Our research materials are divided into 2 groups: Collections and Record Groups. Collections have been given to us by individuals; record groups consist of records of historical importance generated by TCC departments.

You can find some of our holdings by searching the library catalog. Choose to search in Archive in the drop-down box at the top of the page, or click here to browse Archive content in the catalog.

New! See digitized content from the collections right in the library catalog. Click here to browse.

If you have questions, please contact staff.

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
TCC Time Capsule: Obi Society, 1968-1969

Library, Bldg. 7, access through the group media room.

The archive will be open for research beginning February 8th. Hours are on Monday and Wednesday from 11:30-5:50pm, or by appointment. Contact the archivist to schedule an appointment.


Contact Odette Allen, College Archivist, at or 253.460.3990.

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