Department of Special Collections and University Archives
The Department of Special Collections at the Eli M. Oboler Library at Idaho State University houses research materials that are unique, rare, or fragile. Most relate to Southeastern Idaho and the Intermountain West. However, there are some noteworthy exceptions, particularly within the Rare Book Collection. This web site describes our collections and provides some general information about the Department.
The Special Collections included in the Department come in many forms. Our major holdings include:
Special Collections Online (our digital collections)
The Intermountain West Collection
Rare Books Collections
Schultz Radioecology Collection
Because of the nature of the collections, the Department has special guidelines for access and use of the materials. The materials contained within Special Collections are non-circulating and must be used in the Department's reading room area. Photocopies may be made by Department staff only when doing so will not damage the item. Some University Archives material may be restricted due to federal law. Special Collections reserves the right to limit duplication of materials due to copyright, collection donor restrictions, and confidentiality or related issues. Fees and limitations are consistent with the requirement of the Idaho Public Records law, Idaho Code 8-338 Sec. 8, 9-339 and 9-340. Some materials may be handled only by library staff; therefore, because of limited availability of staff to do copying, users may need to make arrangements for a later pickup or for delivery. Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.. Patrons are encouraged to contact the Department prior to their visit to ensure access to the materials required.
Donations of material relating to Southeast Idaho history (e.g., pioneer families, businesses, organizations) are actively solicited for Special Collections. Those who wish to consider donating material to the Special Collections Department should contact the Department Head.
For more information, contact Special Collections by e-mail using the links below or phone us at (208) 282-3608.
Ellen M. Ryan, Head of Special Collections & University Archives - firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Collections & University Archives
Ellen M. Ryan, Head of Special Collections & University Archives
Eli M. Oboler Library, Room 36B
850 South 9th Avenue
Campus Box 8089
Pocatello, ID 83209-8089
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