This session gathers archivists from throughout the Gem State--from both academic settings and historical societies--to share the variety and richness of our heritage represented by our archival resources. Panelists have selected favorite collections from their respective institutions that highlight Idaho's distinctive--and often surprising--history. Presentations will include recent innovative projects that are making our collections accessible to audiences beyond our borders for the first time. What does "the Musical Poem Recorder of Cascade, Idaho" have to do with Oregon and California? Ever wondered about America's first "mail order religion" and where it all started? The session ultimately spotlights the connections our collections make with surrounding regions and how our resources contribute to the larger conversation of "Archives of the West"—all rooted (yes, like a potato) in Idaho.
- collection development
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/erin_passehl/30/