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ENGL 229: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction

Researching Place

This page provides a (non-exhaustive!) list of links to government websites, tourism-focused websites, news publications based in Tacoma and the Puget Sound region, monuments and landmarks, historical societies, digital collections and more.

Researching a different location? Try looking up city websites, historical organizations, libraries, and digital collections in your area!

Government Sites, Libraries, Historical Organizations and more

Tacoma News

Images of Tacoma and South Sound History

Citing Images

Images must be cited like all other resources. If you use an image you did not create, you must provide a citation. Images should be cited in all cases, even if the image is very small, or in the public domain. The citation should be accessible in the context of the image's use (within a Powerpoint presentation, on a web page, in a paper, etc.).

Image citations should include the following information at a minimum:

  • Title
  • Creator name
  • Repository information (museum, library, or other owning institution)
  • Image source (database, website, book, postcard, vendor, etc.)
  • Date accessed

It is also useful to include date, culture, and rights information, if known.

Citations can be formatted according to the citation style you are using.

Books of Historic Photographs of Tacoma

University of Puget Sound Archives & Special Collections

Interested in the history of the University of Puget Sound? Check out the following resources from Archives & Special Collections!

A small selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections is available online 24/7. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us

Material available online includes:

Puget Sound Digital Collections, a selection of digitized material from the Archives & Special Collections.

A small selection of photographs from Puget Sound.

Puget Sound historical material - all of which is keyword searchable.

Archives & Special Collections Hours

The Archives & Special Collections is located on the second floor of the Collins Memorial Library.

Set up an appointment: We are open to researchers by appointment Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To make an appointment, email or book online

We look forward to assisting you!