The Blot Magazine Archive

University of Idaho's Student Run Magazine

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About The Blot Archive

The Blot Magazine Archive collection provides access to past issues of the Blot Magazine, a student run publication at the University of Idaho.

The Blot began in 1946 as a part of the University of Idaho Student Media Department, alongside the Argonaut newspaper and the Gem of the Mountains yearbook. Originally the campus humor and literary magazine, Blot was discontinued during the 1950s due to a lack of funds.

After a long hiatus, the Blot resumed production in 2004 as a quarterly print publication, completely produced from start to finish by University of Idaho students. The magazine publishes a variety of writing, hoping to provide a contemporary perspective on students and their experiences.

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Visit the Blot Magazine

The Blot Magazine Archive currently contains 21 issues from 1946 to 1951 and 64 issues from 2005 to 2021. Early editions were digitized by U of I Library from print copies held in Special Collections and Archives. Since 2010 PDFs were created by Blot staff and originally published on ISSUU to provide digital access in addition to their print magazine.


We would like to thank Tara Roberts, former Student Media Manager, for her help coordinating the transfer of files for access and preservation of this publication–and for her vital support of amazing student media at U of I!

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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