Sunday, March 28, 2010

52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases: Idaho

This is the 13th post in a weekly series of Online American Digital Archives and Databases found for free at state, county, municipal, college and university history, library, and archive websites, as well as public and private library and museum sites, and historical and genealogical society sites.


Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project - http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/crbeha/ -  "brings together selected highlights of the ethnic collections from leading repositories in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In addition to the digital archive, CRBEHA provides tutorials on how to research and interpret library and museum resources, and encourages public dialogue about ethnic history sources and issues in its online discussion forum."

Idaho Digital Resources - http://idahodocs.cdmhost.com/index.php - created by the Idaho Commission for Libraries to allow the public to access a digital repository of publications, to which state agencies are invited to submit items; photos, images, newspaper clippings, costume sketches, advertising, and other ephemera

Idaho Historical Society Digital Collections - http://www.idahohistory.net/collections/ - "span(s) many types of material including oral histories, artificats, state archives, rare books, clipping files, ephemera, state documents, maps, photographs, moving images, newspapers and other unique materials."

Idaho State Digital Archives - http://www.digitalarchives.idaho.gov/default.aspx - death records (Social Security Death Index for Idaho residents), naturalization records, and other historical records

Mountain West Digital Library - http://mwdl.org/ - "an aggregation of digital collections about the Mountain West region of the United States. This portal provides free access to more than 290,000 resources in over 340 collections from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Hawaii."

Museum of the Rockies - http://www.montana.edu/wwwmor/photoarc/ - "a preservation and research collection of historical photography from the Northern Rockies Region of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The Archive collects and preserves photographs from the late 1860's to the 1980's that document the people, places, industry, and events of the region."

Northwest Digital Archives - http://nwda.wsulibs.wsu.edu/index.shtml - "provides access to descriptions of primary sources in the Northwestern United States, including correspondence, diaries, or photographs. Digital reproductions of primary sources are available in some cases."

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Boise State University Albertsons Library Digital Collections - http://digital.boisestate.edu/index.php - "Photos, documents, maps, and other resources from Special Collections documenting the history, culture, and people of Idaho and the American West."

Brigham Young University (Idaho) Special Collections & Family History - http://abish.byui.edu/specialCollections/index.cfm - Photographs, student newspaper, personal histories, vital records indexes, Southeast Idaho history, and LDA Church publications

Idaho State University Library Special Collections - http://www.isu.edu/library/special/sconline.htm - images, costume drawings, scrapbook, and university yearbooks

University of Idaho Library Digital Collections - http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/digital/ - historical photos and maps, lantern slides, international jazz collections, scrapbooks, newsletters, aerial photos, Idaho Waters Digital Library

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