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Historic Boise State Collection

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Boise State University’s rich history is documented in the thousands of photographs, slides, and negatives that comprise the University Archives photo collection. From as far back as the school's opening day as Boise Junior College on September 6, 1932, photographers have captured on film the buildings, …

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Historic Boise State Collection

Boise Development Collection

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Reports, brochures, advertisements and other resources that promote, or plan for, growth in the city of Boise, Idaho. Some topics of interest include:

  • Aerial photography from 1938.
  • General history of Boise city government
  • Informative pamphlets for prospective business transplants
  • Planning for bicycle lanes and …

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Boise Development Collection

Claudio Beagarie photographs of California Farm Workers

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Photos take by Claudio Beagarie of Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers movement in California in the 1960s.

From 1965 to 1967, photographer Claudio Beagarie documented through photos the farm workers' struggle for economic justice and civil rights in California. A union activist with a commitment to progressive …

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Claudio Beagarie photographs of California Farm Workers

Doc Roach Fire Collection

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Photos of spectacular fires, historic firefighting equipment, and Boise city streetscapes collected by Doc Roach from 1904 to 1965.

The Doc Roach Collection (MSS 71) consists mostly of photographs that reflect his long career with the Boise Fire Department. Doc was one of the few firemen who worked from the days of …

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Doc Roach Fire Collection

Edward F. Rhodenbaugh Collection

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Items that represent the life and work of a Geology and Science educator from Idaho. The Edward Rhodenbaugh collection contains many photos of scenic Idaho, lantern slides with teaching aids, journals about field trips to geolocial sites in Idaho and Oregon, and correspondence and manuscripts relating to geology and …

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Edward F. Rhodenbaugh Collection

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Photos, documents, maps, and other resources from Special Collections documenting the history, culture, and people of Idaho and the American West. Check back often for new collections.

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Most items featured in our digital collections are available for educational use or, with permission, use in other non-educational projects. To order digital copies of items please review our Use of Collections then contact archives@boisestate.edu.

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