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Latah County Oral Histories

In the mid 1970s, the Latah County Historical Society collected over 300 oral histories from local Northern Idaho residents who grew up in Idaho during the early part of the 20th century. The Latah County Oral History Project produced one of the largest collections of oral histories in the Pacific Northwest. A copy of the transcripts and cassette recordings was donated to the University of Idaho Library in 1987. Those items were digitized and uploaded into our database in 2013.


Stonebraker Photograph Collection

A digital collection comprised of 540 historical photographs taken by William Allen Stonebraker at the turn of the century and into the 1920s and 1930s documenting the Salmon River, the Frank Church-River of No Return, the Chamberlain Basin, and the Thunder Mountain Gold Rush.


Rangeland Center Collection

Research articles and other academica publications from the University of Idaho's Rangeland Center.


Idaho Forest Wildlife and Range Experiment Station Collection

Over 200 documents and reports created by faculty in the UI Foestry Department of the College of Natural Resources, 1954 to the present


The Idaho Forester Collection

The Idaho Forester was published annually from 1917 - 1997 by the University of Idaho's forestry program. The journal combines research articles, UI program activities information, and analysis of the forest products industry, formerly the dominant industry in Northern Idaho. The collection was developed with the support of a Project Ceres Grant from the Center for Research Libraries and the United States Agricultural Information Network.


University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection

The University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection contains over 3000 historical photographs of the UI Campus from 1889 to the present. The collection can be browsed by building, map, and timeline, viewed in its entirety on our view all page, and searched on our advanced search/table page.


Experimental Forest and Savenac Nursery Photo Archive

A digital collection of over 800 historical photographs related to or depicting Northern Idaho Experimental Forests and the Savenac Nursery in Montana.


Northwest Historical Postcards Collection

A digital collection of over 800 historical Northwest postcards from the historical photograph collections of the University of Idaho Library's Special Collections & Archives. The postcards range in date from the 1890s to the 1980s and depict locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia and Alberta.


Idaho Waters Digital Library

The Idaho Waters Digital Library provides access to information resources relating to water issues in key Idaho river basins. The collection presently includes scientific and technical reports, with an emphasis on Idaho Water Resources Research Institute reports and publications. This centralized digital repository provides a searchable interface for discovery and utilization of water resources documents.


Nez Perce Historical Photogaph Collection

A digital collection comprised of nearly 600 historical photographs of individuals and groups from the Nez Perce Tribe. The images depict the everyday lives of these individuals, portraying tribe members in both traditional and modern apparel.


Priest Lake Museum Association Collection

The Priest Lake Museum Association Collection is A digital collection comprised of 380 historical photographs of Priest Lake, Idaho and the surrounding area. The images span the years 1880 to 1950, documenting the area's waters, boats, buildings, landscape and people.


Turning of the Wheel Collection:
A Digital Collection of Events

The Turning of the Wheel Collection is a collection of videos, photographs, and transcripts documenting over 30 events that took place as part of the Turning of the Wheel Humanities Colloquium Series, a "Humanities Exploration of the University of Idaho" which occurred over the course of the 2011-2012 Academic Year and was directed by Rodney Frey. For each event, a University of Idaho community member offered his or her own response to the thematic question: "What is significance for you of the interplay between the particular/diverse/unique and the shared/universal/ubiquitous?"


Vandal Video Collection

The Vandal Video Collection is a collection of 160+ digitized 16mm Film reels that are held by the Library's Special Collections & Archives. The videos span the years 1925 to 1997, covering both football and basketball games, with the bulk of these having been recorded in the 1970s.


Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook Collection

The Gem of the Mountains was the official yearbook of the University of Idaho from 1903 to 2004. During this time, the Gem recorded the traditions, triumphs, controversies, histories, and achievements of the University, documenting both the curricular and extra-curricular lives of its students, faculty, and administrators.


Carleton Watkins Mine Interiors Collection

Among the riches of the historical photograph collections of the University of Idaho Library is an oversize portfolio of eighty original Carleton E. Watkins photographs. Long considered lost, these photographs of the interior of the Anaconda Mines in Butte, Montana, were taken in 1890. They show early hard-rock mining techniques, equipment, and men deep underground.


Theses and Dissertation Database

The Theses and Dissertation Database allows users to search and browse over 10,000 catalog records of University of Idaho Theses and Dissertations. Use the drop down menus and search box above table to refine your browsing.


The Map Room

The Map Room is an interactive Google map application that allows users to browse over 8000 images on a digital map. Use the drop down menus and search box at the top of each map to further refine your browsing.


Dworshak Dam Collection

Digitized photographs and documents pertaining to the planning, development and construction of the Dworshak Dam, featuring documents and photographs detailing both the legislative and physical development of the dam.


Barnard-Stockbridge Photograph Collection, 1886-1964

The Barnard-Stockbridge Collection exhibits over 1000 photographs, selected from over 200,000 nitrocellulose and glass plate negatives, taken by Nellie Stockbridge and T. N. Barnard during the years 1894-1964. The photos depict various aspects of life in the Wallace/Kellogg mining area.


University of Idaho Historical Photographs

A variety of photographs from several photographic collections held by Special Collections & Archives that depict scenes from the University of Idaho's past. Includes portraits of past professors and alumni, as well as photos of buildings and events.


Ott Historical Photograph Collection

Clifford M. Ott donated this broad collection of historical photographs in 1992. Ott was an avid amateur photographer who amassed over 10,000 slides, prints, and negatives spanning the years from 1883 to 1990. This collection represents a selection from his collection, which he compiled into eleven albums containing a total of over 1,800 images of Moscow and surrounding Latah County.


Kyle Laughlin Photograph Collection

The images of the Kyle Laughlin Photograph Collection, taken from 1931 to 1979, depict Idaho's natural scenery and historic sites, as well as personal moments from Kyle Laughlin's life. Laughlin was a Moscow, Idaho resident and businessman for 56 years; he owned several businesses, including a photo shop, an appliance store, and a television/cable company.


Idaho Vandals Football Historical Gameday Program Covers Collection

The Idaho Vandals Football Historical Gameday Program Covers Collection consists of over 50 years worth of gameday program covers (1908-1967) produced for football contests that took place all over the country.


University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Publications

The University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Publications collection features over 1100 publications that serve as the primary source for practical, research-based information on Idaho agriculture, forestry, gardening, family and consumer sciences, and other topics. The collection is a collaboration between the Library and University of Idaho Extension.