Todd Shallat (editor), Kathleen Rubinow Hodges (editor), Errol D. Jones (editor), and Laura Winslow (editor)
Nearly 1 out of every 100 people worldwide is a person displaced and seeking asylum, imperiled by persecution and war. Half the World takes measure of that staggering crisis in stories from a city transformed.
Todd Shallat, Colleen Brennan, and Molly Humphreys
Fallen angels in the bawdy houses. Migrants barred from Main Street. Homesteaders driven from homesteads when August rained black storms of dust. The Other Idahoans recovers their hard-luck stories. Volume 7 of Boise State University's prize-winning research series, the book closes with a driving tour of storied places from history's underside.
Nancy K. Napier, Jamie Cooper, Mark Hofflund, Don Kemper, Bob Lokken, Rich Raimondi, Gary Raney, Leon Rice, and John Michael Schert
Many leaders undervalue the power of culture as a competitive advantage.
Don't make that mistake.
LIVEculture offers tips from successful creative leaders on how they shaped, communicated, and grew the cultures they wanted for their organizations. Their stories of how they use culture to boost performance are inspiring, sometimes funny, and immediately useful. Learn the secrets of a Gang of creative leaders who continuously do things differently to get better, and happen to beat their competition along the way.
Todd Shallat (editor), Colleen Brennan (editor), Mike Medberry (editor), Roy V. Cuellar, Richard Martinez, Erin Nelson, Travis Armstrong, Doug Copsey, Sheila Spangler, Emily Berg, Dean Gunderson, and Michael Gosney
River by Design marks 100 years since the Boise River emerged as an engineering sensation with the dedication of Arrowrock Dam. Sequenced like a tour with stops in Boise, Garden City, Eagle, Caldwell, and Parma, these essays collectively search for the politics and cultural values that drive engineering design.
John Bieter (editor), Dave Lachiondo (editor), John Ysursa (editor), Larry Burke (editor), Patty A. Miller (editor), and Todd Shallat (editor)
Becoming Basque tells the richly historical story of Boise's most ethnic streetscape. Centered on the Basque Block of Grove Street, where a sapling from the Tree of Gemika shades a world-renowned cultural center, the book is the fifth in an annual series on trends that shape metropolitan growth.
Todd Shallat, Larry Burke, and Guy Hand
Just eat local has emerged as the mantra of a spiritual quest for simple living and healthier food. Local, Simple, Fresh considers the economics and ethics of farm-to-fork within 100 miles. Topics include organic ranching, vanishing cropland, craft beers, local wines, public markets, potato pundits, urban worms and the politics of farm subsidies. Produced by the College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at Boise State University, the volume is the fourth in an annual series on Boise's metropolitan growth.
Todd Shallat (editor), Larry Burke (editor), and Bethann Stewart (editor)
Surging unemployment and the crash of property values have hit Boise-Meridian especially hard. In an economy built mostly on housing construction, in cities where the value of housing has fallen more than 40 percent, the damage is long term. Down and Out in Ada County examines the dislocation with comparisons to past recessions and an emphasis on people struggling to cope
Stephanie L. Witt and James B. Weatherby
Urban West Revisited offers a colorful primer on challenges faced by elected officials in midsized western cities. Featuring ten bellwether cities—Boise, Eugene, Modesto, Pueblo, Reno, Salem, Salt Lake, Spokane, Tacoma, and Tempe—the exploration finds common problems and hard-fought solutions in difficult times.
Todd Shallat (editor), Brandi Burns (editor), and Larry Burke (editor)
How might we build modern cities as good as the neighborly places lost to suburbia's sprawl? Growing Closer surveys the housing patterns and trends. Sponsored by Boise State University, the anthology was written and produced by graduate and undergraduate students in the 2010 "Investigate Boise" field school on urban affairs.
Charles Hummel, Tim Woodward, and Jeanne Huff
Quintessential Boise considers how buildings, streets and landmarks meet the needs of people and make the city a livable place. Richly illustrated with art, maps and photography, the book offers a five-star system for rating architecture. Charles Hummel is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a recipient of the City of Boise's lifetime achievement award. Tim Woodward has been a columnist at the Idaho Statesman since 1975.
Todd Shallat, David Eberle, and Larry Burke
Making Livable Places presents ten research essays on political and historical issues that shape metropolitan growth. Sponsored by Boise State University, the anthology was written and produced by graduate and undergraduate student researchers in the 2009 "Investigate Boise" field school on urban affairs.
"Social Science is civic engagement. Making Livable Places showcases a university's commitment to the pragmatic concerns of municipal government." Dean Melissa Lavitt, Boise State University College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
Patricia Dewey Jones
The book is a transcription of old handwritten church registers from the mining towns of Silver City and DeLamar up in the Owyhee Mountains. Albertsons Library Special Collections holds the original church registers, which are now fragile and written in script that is often difficult to decipher.
Old church records like these are important because the State of Idaho did not begin compiling birth and death records until 1911. So before that date, church records (with baptisms, burials, etc.) are often the only vital records there are.
The Ted Trueblood Collection at Boise State University : A Guide to the Papers of One of America's Foremost Outdoor Writers and Conservationists
Mary Carter-Hepworth, Sarah B. Davis, and Alan Virta
Ted Trueblood (1913-1982) loved to write about the outdoors almost as much as he loved the outdoors itself. Raised on a family farm in the southwestern corner of Idaho, Trueblood made a living by writing and taking pictures of the things he liked to do best -hunting, fishing, camping, and cooking in the great outdoors.
From his home in Idaho, he contributed hundreds of articles to Field & Stream and other outdoor journals, edited several book-length anthologies of his work, and, as the years went by, played an evermore influential role in the conservation and environmental movements in the American West.
The Ted Trueblood collection at Boise State University preserves the extraordinary literary and photographic legacy of a legendary outdoorsman and writer.
E. B. Bentley, Bill Bonnichsen, John C. Freemuth, Bill Hackett, Glenn Oakley, F. Ross Peterson, Mark G. Plew, Todd Shallat, and Steve Stuebner
Idaho's longest river curves west through desert landscapes, cutting deep through ancient formations, flowing through space and time. How have humans dealt with the desert? How have we been shaped by the land? SNAKE: The Plain and Its People explores the physical and ecological roots of Idaho civilization through science, social science, photography and art.
Patricia K. Ourada
Ralph W. Hansen and Deborah J. Roberts
In 1980, when Frank Church lost his bid for a fitth term in the United States Senate, he decided to give his extensive collection of papers to Stanford University, his alma mater. The collection was transferred to Stanford in 1980-1981. Early in 1984, Senator Church reassessed the prospect of having his papers outside of Idaho. Church approached Boise State University about our willingness to be the repository of choice and received a confirmation of interest. Church then wrote the president of Stanford University requesting that institution release his papers to Boise State. Stanford graciously acceded.
Before Boise State could house the papers, it was necessary to construct appropriate quarters. To do so, 2,500 square feet of Library space was assigned to the Church Room. In this area, a large workroom and an exhibit/seminar room were constructed with financial assistance from the university and the Idaho State Board of Education. The facility was provided with separate air conditioning and humidity control so that the temperature could be kept at 68 degrees and the humidity at 40 percent, levels best suited for preserving paper.
The papers were received from Stanford in April 1984, and transferred to their new quarters in August 1984. Publicity of the transfer reached all the way to Washington where the Information Security Oversight Office, which receives its policy direction from the National Security Council, invited itself to Boise to examine the Church Papers for classified documents. Mrs. Church and members of the Church staff who were contacted by the University gave assurance that no such papers were in the files. We so notified Washington, and declined their offer of coming to Boise to search through the collection. Now that the processing of the Papers is complete, that decision has proven correct. No classified documents were found.
Eugene B. Chaffee
The University Books collection contains over 10 works written about Boise State University, the Treasure Valley, or collections in the Boise State Special Collections and Archives. Some titles are available for download as a pdf and for others you will find a link to the library catalog where you can find a copy of the book.
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