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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Castle Peak in the White Cloud Mountains.

Part of the Rocky Mountains and located in central Idaho, the White Cloud Mountains are a part of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, one of the largest unprotected roadless areas in the United States (outside of Alaska). Castle Peak is the highest peak in the White Cloud Mountains, at 11,815 ft. 

From the Northwest Historical Postcards Collection.

1900 photograph of the interior of the Administration Building.

From the Campus Photograph Collection.

In this unusual 1946 photograph, juniors from the University of Idaho LDS Institute during Junior Week. The sign reads:

Rootie Tootie Toot!

We’re the Boys from the INSTITUTE

We don’t Smoke and we don’t Chew &

We don’t go with the Girls that Do

Do we have fun? HELL NO

From the 1946 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

ASUI President Philip (Flip) Kleffner is served Idaho potatoes by Home Economics student Janet Campbell, 1954.

From the University of Idaho Campus Photographs Collection.

I love that this prize winning bull was photographed in front of a photographer’s standard background. A 1922 photograph of the head sire for cattle at the University of Idaho.

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection

Vintage Fashion: 1953 edition

Check out these amazing glasses on the 1953 students at the University of Idaho. From the 1953 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

A span of twenty years and a trebling in size often spells profound changes in the spirit and character of an institution. Perhaps the most significant trait of the University of Idaho has been the abiding nature through the years of what we call the “Idaho Spirit.”

It is the spirit of kindliness and yet of candor, of faithfulness and yet of fun, of sentiment and yet of seriousness.

Because this spirit has prevailed among her sons and daughters, the University of Idaho will continue year after year winning her way to fame.

Message from Harrison C. Dale, President of the University of Idaho in the 1938 Gem of the Mountains Digital Yearbook.

Look at this adorable fuzzy cow! (1952)

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection

A student leads a draft horse away from a barn on the University of Idaho campus, 1936.

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection

A law student points to a skeleton during a mock trail held at the University of Idaho, 1952.

From the University of Idaho Campus Photograph Collection