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A digital collection comprised of historical photographs and documents pertaining to the history of the University of Idaho, selected from several different collections held by the University of Idaho Library Special Collections & Archives. The images and documents span the years 1889 to 1975, documenting campus life at the University.


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Collection Selections:


Administration Building, n.d.
Administration Building (1892-1909), interior of entrance hall showing museum

Administration Building 1906, 1906
Administration Building (1892-1906) after the fire

Administration Building 1906, 1906
Dynamiting of walls of the Administration Building (1892-1906) after fire

Administration Building 1900, 1900
Administration Building (1892-1906)

Engneering Building 1903, 1903
Engineering Building

Engineering Classroom Building 1950, 1950
Engineering Classroom Building during construction

Ridenbaugh Hall 1901, 1901
Exterior of Ridenbaugh Hall 1901

Hays Hall 1926, 1926
Exterior of Hayse Hall, 1926

Hays Hall 1936, 1936
Dining Room in Hays Hall 1936

Commencement 1939, 1939
Academic procession in front of the Administration Building

Memorial Gymnasium 1928, 1928
Memorial Gymnasium under construction 1928

"I" Tank 1952, 1952
"I" Tank in 1952; two men looking at the new tower

Commencement 1943, 1943
Gymnasium, interior view.

Commencement 1922, 1922
University dinner following commencement

Commencement 1939, 1939
Faculty and portion of audience. From the files of C. J. Brosnan.

Commencement 1959, 1959
View of graduates marching in for commencement.

Commencement, n.d.
Group of notables. (Left to right): Clency St. Clair, Asher B. Wilson, Pres. Neale, T. A. Waeters, J. J. Day, John w. Condie, W. D. Vincent.

Commencement 1957, 1957
Vandaleers performing at commencement 1957.

Commencement 1923, 1923
Commencement procession

Portrait, Roosevelt, Anna Eleanore, 1938
Planting tree during visit, 1938.

Portrait, Chrisman, Edward Robert (1866 - 1939), 1936
General Chrisman and honor guard, cadet battalion in background, April 17, 1936.

Portrait, Wallace, William Henson (1811 - 1879), 1863
First Governor of Idaho Territory (1863 - 1864). Caption: Idaho.--Photograph of William H. Wallace, First Governor of Idaho Territory, 1863. N. Y., 1863. A reproduction of the original photograph.

Library 1957 , 1957
Library (1909-1957) Technical Services

Library 1922 , 1922
Interior view of the Library (1909-1957). Image shows the circulation desk and staircase.

College of Law 1928 , 1928
College of Law: Mock Trial

Law Library 1961 , 1961
Law Library: Students preparing for Exams

Agricultural Engineering , n.d.
Unidentified students working on an axel in the shop.

Home Economics 1928 , 1928
Seniors in Dresses made in class

Home Economics , n.d.
Students participating in a formal tea for Home Economics.

Music , n.d.
Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Music Honorary: These twenty University of Idaho coeds are shown after recent initiation ceremonies of Sima alpha iota, women's music honorary. Left to rigth, seated, are Naomi Nokes, Jody raber, Jo Peters, Pat Rambo, Ester Simons, Jean Jacobs, Joan coble, Joyce Walser, and Bernice Bauer. Standing, left to rigth, are Rita Reynolds, Nancy Shelton, Elisabeth Wilcox, Joan Parks, Margie Moline, Delores Knight, Ann Pickett, Barbara Clauser, Ruth beiber, Beverly Schupfer, and Margaret Mehl.

Music 1962 , 1962
Leroy Bauer, Steven Romanio & David Whisner

Photograph 1, 1969
University of Idaho Publications Department Negatives

Photograph 2, 196?
University of Idaho Publications Department Negatives

Photograph 1
Hodgins Drug Store Collection

Photograph 2
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 5
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 18
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 4
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 6
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 7
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 3
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 6
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 1
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 6
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 8
Gem of the Mountains

Photograph 1
Gem of the Mountains

Band, 1936
Band [1936] Marching Band

All-Girl Band, 1943
All-Girl Band (1943 - 1945) 1943 Saxophone section

Pep Band, 1922
Pep Band (1920 - ) 1922? Unidentified band members

Pep Band, 1931
Pep Band (1920 - ) [1931] Leader, William Ames Photog: Hodgins Foto Service, Moscow Donor: Gerald Hodgins

School Events Audience, 1926
School Events Audience [1926] Student cheering section, football game

Main street
Moscow, Idaho. Main street. n.d. 8x10 black & white print

Carithers Hospital
Carithers Hospital. Moscow, Idaho. n.d. 8x10 black & white print

Street scene. Moscow Business College, The Boston Dept. Store, Crystal Theatre,Moscow Investment Co., and a grocery store.
Moscow, Idaho. Street scene. Moscow Business College, The Boston Dept. Store, Crystal Theatre,Moscow Investment Co., and a grocery store. n.d. 8x10 black & white print

Colonel Roosevelt at Moscow Idaho 4-10-11 Burns photo #8 - Theodore Roosevelt 1911 University of Idaho visit, 1911-04-11
Image shows Roosevelt with a group of standing men. Roosevelt is wearing a top hat. To his left is University of Idaho president James MacLean. Writing on image: ""Colonel Roosevelt at Moscow Idaho 4-10-11 Burns photo #8""

Roosevelt on platform ... - Theodore Roosevelt 1911 University of Idaho visit, 1911-04-11
Image shows Roosevelt on platform in front of University of Idaho Administration Building pointing to the crowd assembled for his speech.

Crowd assembled near Admin Building - Theodore Roosevelt 1911 University of Idaho visit, 1911-04-11
Image shows crowd assembled in front of University of Idaho Administration Building to hear Roosevelt speak.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho
Image shows Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho, 1928-11-03
Image shows main entrance and tower of Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho, 1936
Image shows football player gargoyle on Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho
Image shows Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho, 1928-08-14
Image shows construction of Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

Memorial Gymnasium, University of Idaho, 1928
Image shows construction of Memorial Gymnasium on the University of Idaho campus.

About the Collection



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About the Collection

The photographs from this collection come from a variety of individual collections held by the University of Idaho Library's Special Collections & Archives Department. A list of some related collections, with links to the complete lists of items in each, are below: