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Chuck Cline collection

Identifier: M-019

Scope and Contents

The collection includes theater production photographs, programs, and press clippings from Cline's time as a student at Washington State University, from his first job teaching in the theater program at Gonzaga University, and from Tacoma Community College's drama program. Also includes material related to scholarship pageants organized by Cline, photographs of college events, and awards and memorabilia related to Cline's long teaching career at Tacoma Community College.


  • 1964-2008


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

Charles Cline, often known as Chuck, was a long-time faculty member of Tacoma Community College (TCC), who taught drama and speech. Cline was born May 19, 1943 in Walla Walla, Washington. He attended Washington State University (WSU), graduating in 1967, and was a student in WSU's drama program. After earning his degree, he spent a year teaching at Gonzaga University, and then was hired at TCC in September 1968 as a drama and theater instructor. Cline spent most of his teaching career at TCC. Under his leadership, TCC produced quarterly plays attended by both the campus and local community. During the summers, Cline worked with children's theater and vaudeville productions. Cline was also an instructor in the speech program at TCC. Although he retired in 1998, he returned to teaching speech at the Tacoma and Gig Harbor campuses in 2003. He was awarded with the Bob Thaden Outstanding Faculty Award in 2007. Chuck Cline died on September 6, 2008.


1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder; 1 one scrapbook)

Language of Materials



Materials relating to the academic and professional career of Chuck (Charles) Cline, including theater production photographs, programs, and press clippings. Also includes material related to scholarship pageants organized by Cline, and memorabilia related to Cline's teaching career at Tacoma Community College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cline's wife Marlene Bosanko, in 2013.


No accruals anticipated.

Related Materials

RG.16 includes copies of The Challenge, which frequently reviewed shows staged at TCC.

Guide to the Chuck Cline 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