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Special Collections and Archives: Two New Exhibits at Albertsons Library

Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the opening of two new exhibits at Albertsons Library: “Happy 50th Anniversary to the Honors College,” and “Bronco Sports: A Tradition Since 1932.” “Happy 50th Anniversary to the Honors College,” showcases student … (Read More) Special Collections and Archives: Two New Exhibits at Albertsons Library

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

Library Colloquium: History of Caxton Printers of Idaho

Assistant Professor and Archivist Alessandro Meregaglia will give a talk about his current research on the history of Caxton Printers at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 in Albertsons Library, room 201C. This event is free and open to the … (Read More) Library Colloquium: History of Caxton Printers of Idaho

The Charles Frederick Hummel papers

Special Collections and Archives in Albertsons Library has recently acquired a unique set of materials, spanning three generations of Boise history and architecture: the Charles Frederick Hummel papers. These papers were donated to the library by the Hummel family after … (Read More) The Charles Frederick Hummel papers

Tom Trusky Book Arts exhibit

A new display in the lobby of Albertsons Library features a selection of artists’ books created by Boise State students in the 1990s as part of the coursework for Book Arts classes taught by English Professor Tom Trusky. The artwork … (Read More) Tom Trusky Book Arts exhibit

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

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