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Arthur Martinson Photographs

  • SPEC 1.2

PLU professor of History Arthur Martinson donated this collection of undated and undescribed photographs to the Archives. These and other materials now housed in Special Collections were part of his Nisqually Plains Collection.

ILWU Oral Histories

  • SPEC 1.5.1
  • 1980-1982

Interviews with the members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Tacoma Local 23 and other waterfront personalities conducted in the early 1980s. Originally recorded on cassette, these interviews have been digitized and are available online.

Morris Thorsen Papers

  • SPEC 1.4

The papers of Morris "Maury" Thorsen, a member of ILWU (International Lonshore and Warehouse Union) Local 23 Tacoma. Included are ILWU convention materials, board minutes, newsletters, and materials from the ILWU PCPA (Pacific Coast Pensioners' Association).

Nisqually Plains Collection

  • 1890-1998

The Nisqually Plains Collection consists of materials on local history of the PLU area collected by Dr. Arthur Martinson. Records include historical Tacoma postcards and promotional materials, correspondence on establishing the Nisqually Plains Room, interviews with former students of Harts Lake School, and listings of photos in the collection.

Pacific Northwest Publication Collection

  • Collection
  • 1871 - 2014

The Pacific Northwest Publication Collection includes books, periodicals, memoirs, and other published materials related to the history, culture, and people of the Pacific Northwest.

Parkland Heritage Project Oral Histories

  • SPEC 1.5.3
  • 1988

Interviews with residents of Parkland for the Parkland Heritage Project conducted in 1988. Originally recorded on cassette, these interviews have been digitized and are available online.

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