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New Exhibit at Oboler Library highlights significance of Railroads in Southeast Idaho

August 12, 2019

 Idaho State University’s Eli M. Oboler Library hosts the opening and reception of the exhibition “Exploring an Industrial State: Southeast Idaho Railroads, 1879-1963”, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5-7 p.m. in the Special Collections and Archives department located on the lower level of the library. The event is free and open to the public. 

Career Path Interns Kelsey Baguley and Crystal Larsen curated the exhibit, which features railroad workers, unions, and operations, and highlights two prominent railroads in Southeast Idaho, the Union Pacific, and the Oregon Shortline. Both railroads contributed to the creation and maintenance of the railroad industry within Southeast Idaho. 

The exhibit, which runs from August 27, 2019 through May 31, 2020, features materials from various collections within Special Collections and Archives, and features maps, photographs, railroad publications, and postcards.  

Special Collections and Archives at the Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University acquires, preserves, and makes accessible research materials that document the historical, cultural, and folk life experience of Southeast Idaho, the Intermountain West, and the history of Idaho State

For more information regarding this event, contact Ellen Ryan, Head of Idaho State University Special Collections and Archives, by calling (208) 282-3608 or email her at, ryanelle@isu.edu


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