Argonaut Photograph Collection

Photographs taken by The Argonaut newspaper staff members from 1980 - 1988

The Argonaut

The University of Idaho student run newspaper, the Argonaut, has been in print since 1898. G. W. Wolfe was the first Editor-in-Chief, and those who worked in the editorial staff included Ava Sweet (Senior Editor), Susie Maxwell (Junior Editor), G. Mix (Sophomore Editor), and H. Lancaster (Freshman Editor). It was originally set to be published twice a week during an academic year. It’s popularity grew, and soon it became a resources that students, staff, faculty, and the local community counted on. Today most issues are available completely online, with some still printed as special publications.

About the Collection

The Argonaut Photograph Collection features over 700 photos taken by the Argonaut staff members between the years 1980 and 1988. The images depict sporting events, student groups, and other aspects of campus life which are essential to understanding the history of the university.

The photos in this collection were donated to the U of I Library Special Collections and Archives in 1988 by Leo Ames. Ames was a longtime presence at the University of Idaho, beginning as a student in the 1950s and retiring from his position as creative director and head of publications at the U of I Publications and News Bureau in 1995. The donation was fully processed in 2018 with a complete finding aid prepared for patrons to view.

For more information on Leo Ames, see the Leo Ames Papers digital collection.

Technical Credits - CollectionBuilder

This digital collection is built with CollectionBuilder, an open source framework for creating digital collection and exhibit websites that is developed by faculty librarians at the University of Idaho Library following the Lib-Static methodology.

Using the CollectionBuilder-CSV template and the static website generator Jekyll, this project creates an engaging interface to explore driven by metadata.

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