Guide to PLU's Special Collections

Pacific Lutheran University's Special Collections consist of unique materials collected by or donated to the department of Archives & Special Collections.

Local Publications

Publications can be read by clicking on the preview image.

  • Mid-County Journal - weekly Tacoma newspaper. 24 issues available online from 1950.
  • Mid-County Shopper - weekly Tacoma newspaper. 51 issues available online from 1949-1950.
  • Parkland Times - weekly Parkland newspaper. 74 issues available online from 1949-1951.
  • Pierce County Herald - weekly Puyallup newspaper. 55 issues available online from 1966-1967.
  • Prairie Pointer - weekly Parkland newspaper. 205 issues available online from 1945-1949.
  • Times Journal - weekly Parkland newspaper. 207 issues available online from 1951-1959.

Pacific Northwest Publication Collection

This collection is comprised of books and documents describing the counties, cities, people, history and geography of the Pacific Northwest region. These materials are not available online at this time.

Zine Collection

The Zine Collection includes contemporary titles related to social, economic, and environmental justice with a particular focus on the Pacific Northwest. Zines are a type of DIY self-publication typically produced in small numbers and distributed outside of traditional publication channels. These materials are not available online at this time.


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