University of Puget Sound History Photograph Collection, 1888-1973

Overview of the Collection

University of Puget Sound.
University of Puget Sound History Photograph Collection
1888-1973 (inclusive)
10.0 linear feet, (approximately 8,000 photographs )
Collection Number
This collection contains photographs documenting the history, people, buildings, events and activities of the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington, which was, in earlier years, called Puget Sound University and College of Puget Sound.
University of Puget Sound, Archives & Special Collections

Collins Memorial Library
1500 N. Warner St.
Tacoma, WA
Telephone: 2538792669
Access Restrictions

This collection is available for research.

Funding for preparing this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection includes images of buildings, people, events and activities, campus scenes, departments, sports, alumni events and other topics. Selected photographs are available online in the "Sound Past" digital collection:

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Over the time period covered, the University was variously known as Puget Sound University (1888-1903), College of Puget Sound (1914-1960), and University of Puget Sound (1903-1914 and 1960-present).

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is arranged by subject in three series:

I. 1888-1923: pre-origin, Methodist promoters, et al.; early campus sites, Jason Lee area, University Place, and other subjects;

II. 1923-1942: Edward H. Todd presidency; and

III. 1943-1973: R. Franklin Thompson presidency;

Processing Note

An inventory of this collection is available in the Inventory Guide to the University of Puget Sound Archives, 1888-1982, compiled by Anne T. Ostyre (revised 1984).

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Methodist universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Tacoma--Photographs
  • Private universities and colleges--Washington (State)--Tacoma--Photographs

Corporate Names

  • University of Puget Sound--Photographs

Geographical Names

  • Tacoma