UW Tacoma Digital Commons collects, preserves, and makes publicly accessible the scholarly and creative work of the UW Tacoma campus and affiliated educational partners. The Library is currently partnering with faculty and students on campus to establish seed collections in Digital Commons. If you have questions, please contact Justin Wadland, Head, Media and Visual Resources.
- Guide to submitting work to UW Tacoma Digital Commons
- Faculy request form: Create/Update SelectedWorks Author Profile
Over fifty oral history projects are available from the Tacoma Community History Project. UW Tacoma students created these projects in graduate and undergraduate courses that have been offered by Professor Michael Honey since 1990 in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program. The collection now includes projects on churches, labor unions, military institutions, ethnic communities, neighborhoods, businesses, civic leaders, and prominent citizens in Tacoma and the South Puget Sound.
This database contains rephotography—or what is commonly called “then and now” photography—of buildings, streets, neighborhoods, and parks in Tacoma. High quality digital scans of historic photographs of Tacoma’s urban core have been paired with contemporary digital photos shot from the same vantages.
Other Collections & Resources of Interest
- UW Libraries Digital Collections - Photographs, documents, and audiovisual resources from the UW Libraries, UW faculty and departments, and from UW collaborators.
- Tacoma Public Library Northwest Room - The Northwest Room makes materials related to Tacoma history available through extensive online collections, such as the Northwest Photography Archives, the Tacoma / Pierce County Building Index, and many others
- Washington State Historical Society Image Collections - Historical photographs, maps, sheet music,as well as images of artifacts, ephemera, and drawings from the collections of the Washington State Historical Society.