|huakaifugui reflection elective Assignment
|Sources / references
|Description / paper instructions
This assignment should be utilized to submit a paper about an outside seminar/lecture/event.
Write a paper that addresses your research question and discusses the event and how it informs the theme of this course. The response must include a summary of/reference to one credible source on the topic. Cite your source correctly using the format of your choosing (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). Be sure to include the date, time, location, and documentation of your attendance with your paper.
The theme of this course is exploring the history of our campus footprint through a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives.
The campus is university of Washington Tacoma.
About the outside seminar/ lecture/ event.
This isn’t an “event”, per se, but an approved research activity that I am happy to have you count as one of your outside “events”.
The Tacoma Public Library has some phenomenal local history research tools available on their website that would allow you to delve into the history of one or more campus buildings. If you are interested in pursuing this option, here is what I would recommend:
1. Begin by viewing the signage on the outside of a campus building, which will give you the basics of when it was built, what it’s original name was, and some brief history of the structure. 2. Visit the Tacoma Public Library’s website (Links to an external site.), and navigate to either the Image Archives (Links to an external site.) or the Buildings Index (Links to an external site.) (or both!), and try searching for the name of the building in question. Some of the primary things you will find will be historic photographs and information about historic newspaper articles. For the images, you can view these online without having to visit the library. For the newspaper articles, if you’re interested in seeing those, you’d need to visit the physical library.
3. For your paper, focus on something you found interesting about the history of the building, citing as your source the local history artifact(s) that help you tell that story – newspaper clippings, historic photographs, etc.
Please let me know if you have any questions about pursuing this option for an outside “event” paper!
Please check below suggested event: using one event from below.
1. Prairie Line Trail Completion Celebration
Thursday, October 3 – 5:30-7:30pm
Help celebrate the completion of the Prairie Line Trail including new artwork, gathering spaces, and innovative green stormwater features. This family-friendly event is free and includes activities for all ages and light refreshments will be provided. 5:30 PM – Walking Tour Leaving from S. 21st and Hood Street (behind 7 Seas Brewery Tacoma) Join Downtown: On the Go! and artists for a walking tour along the Prairie Line Trail. 6:30 PM – Reception Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave.) Please join Mayor Victoria Woodards and other community leaders for a reception and light refreshments at the Tacoma Art Museum. The Prairie Line Trail project converted one mile of the historic Prairie Line railroad corridor, through downtown Tacoma, into a signature public space integrating a multi-use trail, historic/cultural interpretation, public art, multimedia, and green features. This project area lies within the Union Station Conservation District and Union Depot/Warehouse Historic District, the Brewery District, and the Tacoma waterfront. For more information about the project, visit www.PrairieLineTrail.org.
Tacoma Historical Society
919 Pacific Avenue
Open Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm – Admission is free Their current exhibit, Old School Tacoma (Links to an external site.), doesn’t specifically address UWT history, but is relevant enough in topic that I am happy to have you attend this exhibit as an outside event in this class.
I have connections with Tacoma Historical Society, so please don’t hesitate to ask me if you have any questions!