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Latah County Oral History Collection

Remembering Latah County and Idaho Life at the turn of the 20th century


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Louis BOAS(b. 1900)

Residence:MoscowOccupation(s): Editor of Moscow Daily Star-Mirror and Daily Idahonian (1926-1966)
Family Origin:Came from Boise to attend the university


Interview #1, 7/30/1976

Topics:Dean French and university social relationships. Faculty, students, and school traditions. Limited opportunities for women. State education. Work as Boise city editor. 7-30-76 1.7 hr p
Duration:1:43:43Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:University of Idaho churches fraternities movies newspapers pregnancy professors railroads sports students women
Locations:Boise Moscow

Interview #2, 9/3/1976

Topics:Role of small city newspaper. Coverage of local issues. Boosting Moscow. Relation of college to town. Moscow banks in the depression. Frank B. Robinson and Moscow's newspaper rivalry. 9-3-76 2 hr p
Duration:2:01:27Interviewer:Sam Schrager
Keywords:Great Depression Prohibition Psychiana University of Idaho bootlegging businesses dances farming newspapers politics sports wine women world wars
Locations:Boise Moscow