ESPN GameDay and BSU Football History

To celebrate Boise State University hosting ESPN GameDay on September 25, the Special Collections department in Albertsons Library contributed historical photographs and moving image footage of old football games towards the creation of this video created by ESPN, which aired both during GameDay footage on television and on their website. The video looks back at Boise State's steady climb from humble beginnings as Boise Junior College to its prominence as a nationally ranked football team.

To see more photographs of Boise State football since 1933, visit the Historic Boise State digital collection.


New videos! Citing Sources in MLA

Check out our new playlist for citing sources in MLA! Each video will cover how to cite a book, article or website. The first one covers the broad elements of an MLA citation. The very last one in this playlist is how to cite websites in MLA style. You can scroll through this playlist using the arrows on the left and the right of this screen. Enjoy!


Meet Julia, New Archivist in Special Collections!

Hello, BSU community! I am the new archivist in Special Collections and have been here since July. Before this position, I was the archivist at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin (Go Packers!). Prior to that, I served as Project Archivist of the Southeast Asian Archive at the University of California, Irvine.

I received a Master of Library and Information Science degree and a Master's of History degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I also received a Bachelor of Music degree from Ouachita University.

In my new position I will be working with the University Archives part of Special Collections and working with university records. I will also be working with digital collections that include university materials.

Have a question about BSU's history or donating university records to the University Archives? Feel free to contact me by phone 426-4308, by e-mail juliastringfellow@boisestate.edu, or by visiting Special Collections located on the second floor of the library.

New Exhibit in Special Collections

A new exhibit commemorating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Bronco Stadium was recently installed in the front exhibit windows of Special Collections on the second floor of the library. Construction of Bronco Stadium began in 1969, and it was dedicated on September 11, 1970, during the football game of BSU v. Chico State that BSU won with the final score being 49-14.

The stadium was built at a cost of $2.2 million and originally contained 14,500 seats. The exhibit is comprised of photographs, newspaper articles, programs, and other memorabilia on the stadium. Additional images of Bronco Stadium can be viewed in the digital collection Historic Boise State located on the Special Collections website.


Cake at the Library!

Come celebrate the library's 15th anniversary (of our last remodel) this Thursday, September 9th, from 1 to 3 PM by the front steps of the library. There will be free cake for all!