Friday Letter 2016-09-23:
Sneak Peek at New Book of UI History
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There is no place quite like the University of Idaho. We have a special story to tell as an outstanding institution with a proud history and a bright future. A new book, "University of Idaho: The Campus History Series," by Erin Passehl-Stoddart, head of Special Collections and Archives at the UI Library, and Katherine G. Aiken, a history professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, offers a photographic exploration of our institution’s history and current life. Vandals familiar with histories like “A Beacon for Mountain and Plain” by Rafe Gibbs or “This Crested Hill” by Keith Petersen will find this new effort a worthy companion.
The photos showcased span the 127 years of Idaho’s leading national research university. You’ll view a journey across the rich student life, research and scholarship, academic excellence, and Athletics success at UI. You’ll recognize the people and the places that are an indelible part of who we are. You’ll discover anew the story of a university with modest beginnings on its way to great things.
I was honored to write a foreword for “University of Idaho: The Campus History Series.” Let me reiterate here my appreciation for the history and mission of this institution, so thoughtfully highlighted in the curation and writing of this book. And again I extend my gratitude to Erin Passehl-Stoddart and Katherine Aiken for a fine work that is a great addition to the story of our university.
Below are a just a handful of images from the book. Visit this site for an even larger sample, and head to the UI Library’s Special Collections for more background and ordering information. Worth mentioning right here, though, is that you can contact Jennifer Mylan or Sammantha Green for help with orders.