Researching in the University Archives can be finding a quick answer or may require in-depth research. We are here to help, so please contact us and we will help you efficiently and effectively conduct your research.
Tips to Start Your Research
Researching aspects of campus history can be done both online and in-person.
Information you can find online: information about classes and programs, people, student activities, campus news.
What you can find in-person: over 1 million photos, unique historic documents, audio and video, scrapbooks, memorabilia.
- View our historical timelines
- Browse the Boise State University Encyclopedia
- Look at books that cover our history from 1932-1996
- Explore yearbooks, student newspapers, university catalogs, and other online content
- View more than 3,000 photographs
- Search previous versions of Boise State websites from 2018 forward
Most of the university archives is not available in digital format, but we have inventories to search some of our holdings. Once you identify relevant material, come in or contact us for further assistance.
- Archives Media: Analog video and audio content from various departments
- Photo Services Print Photographs 1932-2015: Print photos from university photographers
- Photo Services 1974 to 2003: Negatives from university photographers
- Photo Services 2002 to 2012: Digital photos from university photographers
- Slides: Collected from various departments
- Sabbatical Applications and Reports: Faculty sabbatical applications and reports
- Departmental Records: please contact staff for access