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Special Collections and Archives

Boise State University Special Collections and Archives in Albertsons Library holds more than 350 manuscript collections of letters, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, and other primary source materials that document Idaho history, particularly the Boise and Southwest Idaho, Idaho’s past and present political and environmental history, and the literary history of the state. Research topics include politics, environment, Basque culture, filmmaking, literature, ethnicity, gender, music, geosciences, and many others.

The University Archives is the repository for university publications and the official records of the President, Faculty Senate, ASBSU, administrative offices, and academic departments.

Materials include the student newspaper, university catalogs, budgets, yearbooks, photographs, audio and video, books, posters, and other ephemera. Research topics include faculty, students, campus life, buildings, academic departments, athletics, student organizations, and university departments.

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  • Afghans 1957
    Afghans 1957

  • Kitty Gurnsey
    Kitty Gurnsey

  • Bancapades

  • Miners 1910
    Miners 1910