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Tacoma Community College Department of Marketing and Communications records

Identifier: RG-08

Scope and Contents

The collection contains records of the Department of Information and Publications (Marketing). Includes department files, news releases, press clippings, photographs, posters, as well as audio, video and film recordings.


  • 1967-2003


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Historical Note

The Information and Publications Department is now called the Marketing and Communications Department. Like the department name, job titles for the head of this department have changed over the years. Many of the public information officers had journalism degrees and previous newspaper work experience. The following is a chronology of the staff serving in the role of department head or public information officer:

  • 1965-1970(?): Dale Wirsing
  • 1970-1973: Dennis Hale
  • 1973-1975: Barbara Sauers
  • 1975-1978: Eve Dumavich
  • 1978-2012: Dan Small
  • 2012-?: Shawn Jennison
  • ?-present: Tamyra Howser


20 Linear Feet (49 boxes)

Language of Materials



Collected by Dan Small, these materials are from his lengthy time in the Information and Publications (now Marketing and Communications) department.


Arranged according to format, then chronologically. Original arrangement unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Originally compiled by Dan Small, these were stored by him until they were donated to the Archives in 2012 when Dan retired. Donated to the Archives in 2012 as part of the initial collection of school documents.


Digital accruals anticipated.

Related Materials

M.008, TCC biographical files, were also compiled by Dan Small as part of his role in Marketing. Materials produced by Information and Publications are scattered throughout the Archives' collection, including files in the TCCA-003 Presidential files and the RG.09 Student Services records.

Separated Materials

Two folders of press clippings removed from Departmental Files series and integrated with TCC Historical Files Collection. One folder of biographical sketches removed from Departmental Files series and integrated with Biographical Files Collection; biographical files, originally part of Information and Publications departmental files, were at some point before transfer to the Archive removed and integrated with TCC Foundation donor records. As a result, Archivist decided to maintain the separation once those files were transferred.

Processing Information

Processed in detail by Elizabeth Russell with oversight and feedback from Dan Small.

  • four folders of "sample publications"
Guide to the Tacoma Community College Department of Marketing and Communications Records
Under Revision
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.
Edition statement
Finding aid prepared by Odette Allen (2/2018); revised by Mark Offtermatt (8/2019), A. Demeter (8/2023).

Repository Details

Part of the Tacoma Community College Archives Repository

6501 S 19th St
Tacoma WA 98466 USA