University of Idaho Library's Digital Initiatives.

Contributors:

Devin Becker - Digital Initiatives Librarian

Annie Gaines - Scholarly Communications Librarian

Estelle Sertich - Digital Projects Manager

Jordan Wrigley - Intern, 125th Anniversary History Committee

Amy Thompson - Special Collections Library Assistant

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The University of Idaho sorority Delta Delta Delta sponsored the 1978 Special Olympics at the University of Idaho campus. 

As evidenced by the smiles on both the winner’s and loser’s faces, winning wasn’t everything at this track meet. Achievement of a specific goal such as running, something most of us do almost unconsciously, was everything. To add to the fun, the Tri-Delts provided a ‘hugger’ for each of the competitors in the event.

From the 1978 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

1984 image of students entertaining the crowd at the annual homecoming bonfire. From the 1984 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

Greetings from Boise, Idaho! This vintage postcard of Idaho’s capital city is from the Northwest Historical Postcard Collection.

An aerial view of the University of Idaho campus from the 1946 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.The Administration Building, Memorial Gymnasium, and the Women’s Gymnasium/Art & Architecture Building are recognizable from this distance, as are the missing buildings built after this photograph was taken.

"Shortly after the death of a Lebanese girl in Beirut, Larry McCormick made his stand in the Quad. For several hours one afternoon he stood mute in protest to the US’s military presence in Beirut."
From the 1984 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

"Shortly after the death of a Lebanese girl in Beirut, Larry McCormick made his stand in the Quad. For several hours one afternoon he stood mute in protest to the US’s military presence in Beirut."

From the 1984 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

This image from the 1938 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook depicts a young woman and a young man looking out over the entire state of Idaho. The great shadow of influence of the University of Idaho was clearly spreading down into Boise.

Vintage Fashion: 1984 Edition

The wool sport coat with a sweater under it, and tweedy wool-look pants are the masculine look. Argyle sweaters with Argyle socks, reminiscent of the 50’s, are for both men and women.

The masculine look uses button-down collars with tie bars and narrow ties. Colors are dark, rich, red-brown, dark burgundy, greys, heathery, almost muddy. 

M-TV shows inspire clothes that are bright and shiny. Cotton chintz is made up in shirts and matching ties of bright colors. Shirts will have asymmetric closures. Shoulders may be pleated outward at the sleeve seam, giving a vested look. This is quite common in outerwear. Parachute pants in bright nylon material is a popular novelty.

Today’s fashion reflects the old with petticoats, and lace, and cords and sweaters, but no matter what style or look it is all new in the mirror of 1983.

This very detailed fashion report was brought to you by the 1984 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

Vintage football program for the 1963 Idaho vs. College of the Pacific game. Idaho beat the College of the Pacific 64-6 on October 19, 1963.

From the Idaho Vandals Football Program Covers Collection.

Agricultural practices have long been and important component of the educational opportunities at the University of Idaho. Here, students are grouped around a tractor on university farmland in 1932.

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection.

1937 photograph of University of Idaho journalism students during a field trip to a Star-Mirror plant in Moscow, Idaho. 

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection.