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Special Collections and Archives

Alumna identifies people in photo archives

When Joan (Edwards) Williams and her son Matt were browsing Historic Boise State, a collection of archived photos, they noticed a lot of names missing from the photos. Joan went to Boise Junior College (BJC) from 1949 to 1951, participated … (Read More) Alumna identifies people in photo archives

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

Library faculty presented at Idaho Library Association annual conference

A number of Albertsons Library faculty members presented at this year’s Idaho Library Association Annual Conference, held in Idaho Falls. Amy Vecchione was passed the gavel from Kristi Haman and is now the President of the Idaho Library Association. She … (Read More) Library faculty presented at Idaho Library Association annual conference

First Folio! Facts

First Folio By The Numbers A First Folio weighs about 4lbs. 13oz The height of a single page is typically between 12 3/8 – 13 3/8 inches and the width is typically 8 – 8 3/4 inches The First Folio … (Read More) First Folio! Facts

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!