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University History Research

Special Collections and Archives is open! We have different hours and procedures to comply with Boise State University’s safety plan in response to COVID-19. See Using the Collections for more information and contact with any questions.

Share your COVID-19 Stories

We find ourselves living in a historic moment. People of the future will be interested in how we all adjusted to new ways of daily life. The Boise State University Archives wants to collect, share, and preserve your stories about your life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Learn more and contribute.

Tips to Start Your Research

Researching in the University Archives can be finding a quick answer or may require in-depth research. We want to help, so please contact us at for questions or assistance.

What 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.

Search Inventories

Most of the university archives is not available in digital format, but you can search inventories for some holdings. Once you identify relevant material, come in or contact us for further assistance.