The Thomas Schofield Handforth Digital Collection is comprised of the artistic and written output of Thomas S. Handforth and related items in the collections of the Tacoma Public Library. Tacoma Public Library received the Handforth Collection in a number of increments from the Handforth family and a number of his friends and associates, along with a small collection from Caroline Schneider of Seattle in 1982. Handforth's work is generally divided into several parts based mostly on his location in the world. His years in France reflect work produced by many young talented artists of the period while his work from Morocco, Mexico, China, and India reflect his interpretation of cultures found there. Discover more about the life of Thomas Handforthopens a new window.
Handforth’s body of work is diverse and ranges from sketches, etchings, pastels, lithographs, oil painting, watercolor, charcoal as well as written works in the form of books, letters, etc.
The creation of the Thomas S. Handforth Digital Collection has been provided with LSTA funds through a grant awarded by the Washington State Libraryopens a new window and the Institute of Museum and Library Servicesopens a new window.