Thanksgiving Holiday hours

The Library will be open limited hours for the Thanksgiving Break holiday:

  • Saturday 11/23 - 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday 11/24 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Monday 11/25 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 11/26 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11/27 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 11/28 - Saturday 11/30 -- CLOSED
  • Sunday 12/1 - 10:00 AM to 12 Midnight

 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Meet our newest Archivist/Librarian

My name is Gwyn and I’m so happy to be joining the Boise State community as an Archivist/Librarian in Special Collections and Archives at Albertsons Library.

I’m a long way from where I grew up on the coast of Maine! I received my BA in Theatre and Drama at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and my Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Long Island University in 2010. After a brief stopover in Cleveland for a summer internship at the Library and Archives at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, I moved to Ashland, Oregon in 2011 where I was an archivist at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Four weeks ago I moved to Boise and began my new role here at Boise State.

I’m having a blast exploring the amazing things Boise State's Special Collections and Archives holds and I’m looking forward to sharing these materials with you.

As a timely example of why I love my work, I’m posting a scan of something I just happened to come across today: an invitation to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. With the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination being remembered around the world today, this era in history has obviously been on a lot of people’s minds lately. And then, there I was at work in Albertsons Library and found myself holding a small piece of this history right in my hands.

Boise State's Special Collections and Archives are chock-full of interesting gems such as this, as well and boxes upon boxes of materials loaded with information that can benefit your research—and make it more fun too.

Whether you’ve been here to Special Collections and Archives before or are a first-timer, I hope you'll feel free to come by soon to explore the variety of things we have and to see how we can help you with your projects.

Hope to meet you soon!
gwynhervochon@boisestate.edu or 208-426-1674


50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination

November 22, 1963 is a date that will live in infamy and today marks 50 years since the assassination of John F. Kennedy. As the nation mourned, newspapers documented the events for days. Special Collections and Archives has a few original copies of Idaho newspapers with these headlines:

Additional resources:

Warren Commission Report: http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/

John F. Kennedy Library: http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/November-22-1963-Death-of-the-President.aspx

Civil Rights Digital Library: http://crdl.usg.edu/people/k/kennedy_john_f_john_fitzgerald_1917_1963/

Cheryl Oestreicher,
Head, Special Collections and Archives


Save the Date for the Ninth Annual University Author Recognition Event

Albertsons Library’s ninth annual University Author Recognition reception will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, with a short program beginning at 4 p.m. in the McCain Room of the library.

Authors are encouraged to review the current bibliography and contact ScholarWorks (208-426-2580 or scholarworks@boisestate.edu) with any needed additions.

Additional questions can be directed to Mary Aagard (maryaagard@boisestate.edu) or Michelle Armstrong (michellearmstrong1@boisestate.edu).

Congratulations to all of Boise State’s incredible authors and we look forward to seeing everyone in February!

Michelle Armstrong,
Scholarly Communications and Data Management Librarian


Find our Bald Eagle

Seeking  happiness and instant gratification? Find our Bald Eagle, Clint. Bring him down to the Circulation Desk and pick out something from our prize box. Keep on looking for him because there is no limit to the number of times you can find him. 

Thanks for the help, you are AWESOME!!

Audrey Williams,