Library News »11/07/2012

Vandal Video Collection

The University of Idaho Library’s new Vandal Video Collection is now online. The videos span the years 1925 to 1997 and include exciting victories over Boise State, Washington State and other schools. One of the earliest videos shows Moscow, the U-Idaho Campus and a Leather-Helmet football game between USC and the Vandals.

The original versions of 160 historic Vandal football and basketball training and scouting films were transferred to the UI Library by the Athletic Department and Vandal Boosters between 1984 and 2000 and digitized by the Library in 2010 and 2011.

Non-professional cinematographers shot the footage; consequently, the digital videos are strictly video, as none of the original footage included audio. Each video is identified by game date because the original footage identified them as such. However, in some instances, only portions of a game, such as special teams’ plays, were recorded.

Users can browse the collection by date, location, and/or team at  For more information, contact Devin Becker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, at

Bringing the world to Idaho ... and Idaho to the world.

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