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Pete T. Cenarrusa

Photos, clippings, articles and some emphemera from the life and career of Pete T. Cenarrusa, Idaho’s longest serving public official. Pete Cenarrusa Biographical Pete Cenarrusa was born in Carey, Idaho, on December 16, 1917. His parents, Jose (Joe) Marie Zenarruzabeitia … (Read More) Pete T. Cenarrusa

No On One

A mixture of newspaper clippings and personal photographs reflecting the events surrounding Proposition One (1992-1994), an anti-homosexual special rights referendum that appeared on the Idaho general election ballot in November 1994. The articles concern the campaigns for and against Proposition … (Read More) No On One

Lyman D. Wilbur in Afghanistan

Lyman D. Wilbur’s slides from his visits to Afghanistan in 1957 and 1958 are part of a larger collection of his papers (MSS 205) donated to Boise State University by his daughter, Olive G. Waugh, in 2001. The collection as … (Read More) Lyman D. Wilbur in Afghanistan

Len B. Jordan

Photos of his career as Idaho governor (1950-1954) and U.S. senator (1962-1972), including meetings with prominent politicians and everyday Idahoans Len B. Jordan (Leonard Beck Jordan) served as Governor of Idaho from 1951 to 1955 and United States Senator from … (Read More) Len B. Jordan

Edward F. Rhodenbaugh

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 geological sites in Idaho and … (Read More) Edward F. Rhodenbaugh

Arborglyph Database

Basque sheepherders created these tree carvings, called arborglyphs, while working in remote areas throughout Idaho during the twentieth century. Loneliness and the need for communication moved the herders to leave their mark on the world around them. Usually written in … (Read More) Arborglyph Database

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