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, people, events, and academic endeavors that have made Boise State University such an important part of the city of Boise and state of Idaho.
Historic Boise State presents several hundred images that document the university’s history. Most come from the print collection in the Archives and are concentrated in the decades from the 1930s to 2000s.
Thumbnail image on homepage: BJC Opening Day, September 1932, AR 001336.
Landing page image: Romance Language Night, April 3, 1942, MSS 61 109.
Ordering and Permission Information
The contents of this collection, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this collection may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Boise State University Special Collections and Archives. For permissions or to place an order, please contact the Head of Special Collections at (208) 426-3958 or firstname.lastname@example.org.