1892 - 2011
UIResearch; Agricultural; Environmental; Idaho; UI;
A collaboration between the Library and University of Idaho Extension, the University of Idaho Extension and Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Publications collection features over 2000 publications that serve as the primary source for practical, research-based information on Idaho agriculture, forestry, gardening, family and consumer sciences, and other to links.
1886 - 1964
Idaho; Mining; Fire;
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.
1910 - 1910
Idaho; Mining; Fire;
The Big Burn Collection is an online exhibit of materials related to the 'Big Burn' fires of 1910 that devastated much of Northern Idaho and Northwest Montana. The collection includes photographs, documents, first-person accounts, and oral histories pertaining to the fires and the local and national responses to them.
1933 - 1965
Dams; Construction Water; Northwest;
Digitized photographs pertaining to the Columbia Basin Project. Special emphasis is placed on the construction of Grand Coulee Dam, the canal systems of Central Washington, and numerous other dams in the Inland Northwest.
1952 - 1973
Dams; Construction; Water; Northwest; Idaho; Maps;
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.
1910 - 1989
Forests; Idaho; Northwest; Fire
The Experimental Forest and Savenac Nursery Photo Archive contains photographs related to or depicting the establishment of two Forest Service Experimental Forests in north Idaho, Priest River and Deception Creek, and the Savenac Nursery in Montana.
1936 - 1952
The Family Tree was a newsletter published by Potlatch Forests, Inc. for their employees from 1936 - 1952. The newsletter covers local (Potlatch area) and national events, with a special focus on issues pertaining to Potlatch Forests and its loggers and other employees.
1900 - 1999
The Leonard Feather Collection includes a variety of materials that document and describe the Jazz scene during the middle of the twentieth century. Feather was born in London in 1914 and moved to New York City in 1939. He was a journalist, producer, composer and jazz critic. The collection contains: photos, notebooks, sketches, scores, correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, notes and financial papers.
1889 - 2011
UI; Idaho; Mining;
Finding Aids are guides to the physical collections held by the Library's Special Collections & Archives Department. All material mentioned in these guides can be read or examined by request. See here for more information about accessing these materials.
1840 - 1915
Writings and memorabilia of Stanton Gilbert Fisher, pioneer and Nez Perce War scout, 1840-1915. Most of the documents are Nez Perce War collectibles, such as maps, photographs and accounts of the war and its participants. The rest of the papers are personal materials related to Fisher, including autobiographical materials as well as the correspondence and census records of several of his family members.
1908 - 1967
UI; Idaho; Sports
The Idaho Vandals Football Historical Game day Program Covers Collection consists of over 50 years worth of game day program covers (1908-1967) produced for football contests that took place all over the country.
1954 - 2014
Forests; Idaho; Northwest; UI; Water; Rangeland; Wilderness
Over 200 documents and reports created by faculty in the UI Foestry Department of the College of Natural Resources, 1954 to the present
1917 - 1997
Forests; Idaho; Northwest; UI
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.
1989 - 2000
Al Grey was a jazz trombonist and bandleader. Rosalie Soladar was his companion and personal manager. Materials in this collection span most of Grey's career after their partnership. The digital collection includes photographs and images of awards and ephemera
1918 - 2002
The materials in the Lionel Hampton collection span most of his musical career, 1926–2002, with the bulk of the collection dating 1940–1990. The digital collection includes photographs, arrangements, and images of awards and ephemera.
1946 - 1999
A collection of photographs by Robert E. Higgins, a professor of plant science at the University of Idaho from 1946 to 1999. During his lifetime, Professor Higgins' photographs were accepted in over 70 juried international salons, and he had one-artist exhibitions in Idaho, Washington, and California.
1863 - 1951
Idaho; Northwest; Maps; Mining
A small collection of large maps that depict the Coeur D'Alene mining region, covering areas of Montana and Idaho (Shoshone County). These maps come from the Bunker Hill Mining Company Records, 1887-1984, a manuscript collection held by the University of Idaho Library's Special Collections & Archives department.
Idaho Historical Maps
1986 - 1987
This resources relates to the report 'Ground and Roof Snow Loads for Idaho,' which was released in 1986 by the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho. To read the report and it's appendices, click on the cover. To use the map, click on the map. This map has been made possible by several years of nonfunded work. We respectfully request that if you use this map or report for commercial purposes, you purchase a pdf/map (information at top right) or donate to the University of Idaho Library.
1963 - 1984
Idaho; Water; Wilderness; Mining; UIResearch;
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.
1927 - 1927
Edward John Iddings was the Dean of the College of Agriculture at UI from 1915 to 1946. These slides depict agricultural and university-related scenes from Idaho, as well as images from Iddings' travels.
1984 - 1991
Forests; Northwest; UIResearch;
A collection of reports, studies, and documents published by the Intermountain Forest Tree Nutrition Cooperative (IFTNC), a research cooperative composed of public and private forestry organizations that is located administratively in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho.
1943 - 1945
The Kooskia Internment Camp Scrapbook documents the sights, tasks, scenes, and events of Japanese men detained during the camp's two years or operation (May 1943 - May 1945). The camp was located in a remote area of north central Idaho, 30 miles from the town of Kooskia; it was administered by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) for the U.S. Department of Justice.
1970 - 1979
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.
1935 - 1937
Idaho; Water; Agriculture; UI; Latah;
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.
1913 - 1914
Lewiston Orchards Life was a newsletter published in Lewiston, Idaho during the early 1900s. The newsletter covers the residential and horticultural lives of those living in the Lewiston Orchards area, which is now a residential neighborhood.
1860 - 2014
Forests; Fire; Wilderness; Mining; UI; Idaho; Sports; Maps
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.
1900 - 1955
Idaho; NativeAmericans; Northwest;
The Nez Perce Historical Portrait Collection includes nearly 600 photographs of individuals and groups from the Nez Perce/Nimíipuu tribe. Most photographs were taken during the first half of the 20th century. Much of the collection is comprised of studio photographs that have been taken of both individuals and families.
1880 - 1989
Idaho; Latah; Moscow;
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. The digital collection represents a selection from Ott's whole collection, which he compiled into eleven albums containing a total of over 1,800 images of Moscow and surrounding Latah County and used to educate local citizens.
1890 - 1980
Idaho; Northwest; Forests; Water; Wilderness;
This digital collection of over 800 postcards comes 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 were given to the library by a wide variety of donors.
1880 - 1950
Idaho; Water; Forests;
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.
2014 - 2015
UI; UIResearch; Northwest; Rangeland;
The Journal of Rangeland Applications (ISSN: 2331-5512) is devoted to bridging the gap between scientific research and the application of science needed to make wise land management decisions. This journal provides syntheses of published research on the biophysical, ecological, social, and economic aspects of rangelands management and conservation. Articles seek relevance to both scholars and practitioners.
1920 - 20110
Idaho; Water; Forests; Wilderness
This collection represents the digital objects of the Selway-Bitterrot Wilderness History Project, which is a NEH funded exploration into the human aspects of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Located in the Northern Rocky Mountains at the center of the largest wilderness complex in the lower 48, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is iconic in the wilderness preservation system. Although human beings have been steadily interacting with the land that now comprises the Selway-Bitterroot since prehistory, the human impact on the area is negligible compared to other wild lands in the U.S. Why? What kinds of people chose this area as their home? What kinds of decisions did they make about living on the land? This project attempts to answer these and other questions.
1904 - 1910
Idaho; UI; Wilderness
Charles Houston Shattuck was a professor in the College of Natural Resources who initiated 'Arboretum Hill' (now known as the Charles Houston Shattuck Arboretum). These early twentieth century slides depict the University of Idaho, as well as the wilderness of Idaho and Idaho residents' attempts at domesticating it.
1900 - 1931
Mining; Wildnerness; Idaho;
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.
1997 - 2010
Idaho; Forests; Wilderness
The nine log books in this collection detail daily events from 1997 to 2010 recounted by those living and working at the Taylor Wilderness Research Station. In addition to describing the routine research and maintenance task, the logs also provide wildlife sightings and firsthand accounts of harrowing events, such as the dramatic forest fire and evacuation of the year 2000.
1911 - 1911
A collection of photographs from the University of Idaho Historical Photographs Collection commemorating the 100th anniversary of President's Roosevelt's historic visit to the University of Idaho campus in 1911.
1909 - 2011
A searchable database of cataloged records for over 10,00 theses and dissertations published from 1909 to 2011. This database was most recently updated in June of 2013.
1863 - 1975
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.
University of Idaho Historical
1925 - 1993
Campus; UI; Sports;
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.
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VIVO is a research-focused discovery tool that enables collaboration among scientists across all disciplines. The system allows users to browse or search information on University people, departments, courses, grants, and publications.
1890 - 1891
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.
1930 - 1970
Joe Williams was a vocalist who began singing professionally in the late 1930’s. He worked with the big bands of Coleman Hawkins, Lionel Hampton and Count Basie; it was with Basie that Williams had his first recording hits. Williams won many awards and professional recognition. In the 1980’s he had a recurring role (as “Grandpa Al”) on TV’s The Cosby Show. He died in Las Vegas on March 29, 1999.