During the Spring Quarter of 2017, Professor Michael Honey taught “Doing Community History,” a class he has been offering in one form or another since the 1990s. This class takes graduate students through the process of creating an oral history project, usually about a person, organization, or significant event in Tacoma or the surrounding South Sound region.
At the end of the class, all of these projects are given to the Library and made available through the Tacoma Community History Project, an online collection hosted by the UW Libraries Digital Collections. To date, the students have created over 80 projects that document the history of diverse communities in the region.
Information about the Project appeared in the Tacoma Daily Index previously. You can also see or listen to them here – https://blogs.uw.edu/tchp/2017/10/launch-of-tacoma-community-history-project-blog/ or here http://content.lib.washington.edu/tacomacommweb/.