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Ronald Magden collection

Identifier: TCCA-007

Scope and Contents

The collection contains interviews, photographs, ephemera and assorted recordings with former Tacoma Community College faculty and staff, documenting their time at the college.


  • 1965-2019


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on these materials.

Conditions Governing Use

Use is governed by TCC's Creative Commons Copyright Policy requiring attribution and share-alike intentions.

Biographical Note

Ronald Magden was a longstanding member of the Tacoma Community College community, having begun teaching at TCC in 1965 as one of the original faculty members and continuing for many years until his retirement. A recipient of the Morray Morgan award, Dr. Magden was a historian and author on local history. Dr. Magden contributed significantly to the documentation of local and TCC history. Dr. Magden passed away the week of Jan 2nd, 2019, age 92.


0.2 Linear Feet (1 half-size document box)

6.46 Gigabytes (1 mov and 7 mp3 files)

Language of Materials



The collection contains informal interviews with prominent figures from the school's history as well as photographs, video, and audio recordings documenting the early years of the school.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ronald Magden.

Existence and Location of Copies

All of the audio and some of the video materials in this collection are available digitally upon request.

Related Materials

M.008, Biographical Files, includes a file on Magden.

There are a number of archival and library materials relating to Magden at the University of Washington. For more information, see:

Separated Materials

One folder of newspaper clipping photocopies placed in the TCC History Files.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Archivist Elizabeth Russell in 2013. Subsequent revisions were made by Archivists Mark Offtermatt (2020) and A. Demeter (2021-2023). Please note that this collection has been renumbered from M-007 to TCCA-007.



Guide to the Ronald Magden Collection
Tacoma Community College Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard, 2nd Edition
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Tacoma Community College Archives Repository

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma WA 98466 USA