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DIGITAL MEMORIES: General Chrisman Stays On

Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho Library announces a new installment in its series of "Digital Memories." Digital Memories focuses on historic artifacts, documents, photographs, and books from the holdings of Special Collections and Archives. This is a changing showcase of highlights from our collections.
This issue focuses on West Pointer Edward R. Chrisman, who arrived in Moscow, Idaho in 1894 to teach military science and mathematics. Service in the war with Spain and other events took him away, but in 1919 he returned to stay. Honored by the Army, the U. S. Congress, the university community, and alumni, General Chrisman died in 1939, one of the university's earliest faculty members.

"Digital Memories" can be accessed through the URL
<http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/>. Previous editions include eastern music about Idaho, early outdoor recreation, and an unrecorded Thoreau manuscript. Also at this site is information about Special Collections and its holdings, archival and manuscript descriptions and inventories, and a link to a massive geographical guide to
repositories of primary source materials. The latter now contains over 5000 entries from around the world.

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