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Robert Limbert

Photos by Limbert and photos of Limbert documenting his exploration of little-known regions of Idaho in the 1910s and 20s, notably what is now known as Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, the Bruneau River canyon, and Sawtooth … (Read More) Robert Limbert

Nell Shipman

  Photos and other images documenting the career of silent film star/producer Nell Shipman, who made many of her motion pictures in Idaho in the 1920s. The photographs in the Nell Shipman digital collection were, with a few exceptions, donated … (Read More) Nell Shipman

Kitty Gurnsey

Kathleen W. (Kitty) Gurnsey represented the North and East ends of Boise in the Idaho legislature for twenty-two years. First elected to the state House of Representatives in 1974, she was reelected ten more times before retiring in 1996. Mrs. … (Read More) Kitty Gurnsey

Claudio Beagarie photographs of California Farm Workers

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 … (Read More) Claudio Beagarie photographs of California Farm Workers

Doc Roach, Boise Fire Department

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 … (Read More) Doc Roach, Boise Fire Department

Frank and Bethine Church

Mostly photographs, with some brochures, posters, and other ephemera, from the life of Idaho’s four term Democratic Senator, Frank Church and wife Bethine Church. (Read More) Frank and Bethine Church

Boise Development

Reports, brochures, advertisements and other resources that promote, or plan for, growth in the city of Boise, Idaho. Some topics of interest include: Photo Credits Images used on this page and the homepage were created by Jim Duran, using imagery … (Read More) Boise Development

Banner Mining and Milling Company

Letters and other documents received by Henry K. Doll, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, from officers of the Banner Mining and Milling Company relating to his investment in and operations of the Banner Mine in Silver City, Idaho. For a quick summary, … (Read More) Banner Mining and Milling Company

Musical Poetry in Idaho

During the 1940s and 50s, Ione Love Thielke (pronounced Til-key) was known as the Musical Poem Recorder of Cascade, Idaho. She set poems to music–her own poems and poems of others. She sang them before live audiences and on the … (Read More) Musical Poetry in Idaho