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Presentation: The Most Remarkable Small Press: Caxton Printers and Their Impact on Regional Publishing

Join librarian/archivist Alessandro Meregaglia for a presentation about two related exhibitions currently on display at Albertsons Library: On Silver Heels: The Literary Career of Ruth Gipson Plowhead (through March 21st) and Publishing in the Rockies: The History of Caxton Printers … (Read More) Presentation: The Most Remarkable Small Press: Caxton Printers and Their Impact on Regional Publishing

Albertsons Library Honors Black History Month

In honor of February’s Black History Month, Albertsons Library has compiled a short video of images held in the library’s Special Collections and Archives, as well as Boise State University’s photo repository. The images show the range of student involvement … (Read More) Albertsons Library Honors Black History Month

W. H. Chapman Diary from 1866 Idaho

Boise State’s Special Collections and Archives recently digitized and made available online a diary from 1866. Kept by W. H. Chapman while he lived and worked on William J. McConnell’s Ranch near Horseshoe Bend, Chapman documents daily life and his … (Read More) W. H. Chapman Diary from 1866 Idaho

Caxton Exhibits at the Library

There are two Special Collections exhibits currently in the Library: author Ruth Gipson Plowhead, and of her brother James Gipson, who founded Caxton Printers and published all of Plowhead’s books. Ruth Gipson Plowhead entertained readers for more than three decades with … (Read More) Caxton Exhibits at the Library

The Research Papers of Professor Tom Trusky

Beginning Monday, April 9th, the research papers of the late Boise State English Professor Tom Trusky will be available to the public in Special Collections and Archives at Albertsons Library. Organizing and making over 200 boxes of Trusky’s books, research, … (Read More) The Research Papers of Professor Tom Trusky

100th Commencement Celebration at Boise State

This May’s graduation marks the 100th individual commencement ceremony at Boise State University. The first commencement took place in 1934, when the University was in its infancy as Boise Junior College and only offered two-year degrees. The early commencements were … (Read More) 100th Commencement Celebration at Boise State

Meet Carmen Monsanto: First International Student at Boise Junior College

As noted in a recently opened Albertsons Library exhibit on international students, the first foreign-born student to attend Boise Junior College was Carmen Monsanto. Arriving in Boise from Guatemala in the fall of 1946, Carmen had two jobs at the … (Read More) Meet Carmen Monsanto: First International Student at Boise Junior College

The International Student Experience at Boise State: A Retrospective

A new exhibit opened last week in Boise State’s Special Collections & Archives, located on the second floor of Albertsons Library. Curated by librarians Elizabeth Ramsey and Alessandro Meregaglia, the exhibit focuses on the international student experience at Boise State … (Read More) The International Student Experience at Boise State: A Retrospective

Central Bench History book by Jim Duran

The Library’s own Jim Duran is the proud author of a local neighborhood history titled Central Bench History. This 55 page book is free to the public, copies will be made available at Central Bench events and the Department of … (Read More) Central Bench History book by Jim Duran

Welcome our newest archivist/librarian, Alex!

Greetings! My name is Alessandro Meregaglia (Alex for short), and I am the new Archivist/Librarian at Boise State University! I join a fantastic team of three other archivists in Special Collections and Archives. (We’re located on the second floor of Albertsons Library, … (Read More) Welcome our newest archivist/librarian, Alex!