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Oral History Program collection

Identifier: MS 075

Scope and Contents

This collection contains recorded interviews with Boise citizens. Notable topics include Boise Bench history, Greenbelt history, Foothills Levy history, Boise Fire Department history, Boise Police Department history, and personal and political histories of former mayors and councilmembers.


  • 2009-2021


32.52 Gigabytes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Department of Arts & History Oral History Program was created under the leadership of Brandi Burns, former History Programs Manager. Burns started the Oral History Program in 2009 when she served as the BSU Graduate Fellow in the Boise City Department of Arts & History. While she conducted early interviews, the program grew to the point where she used contractors, student interns, neighborhood associations, and volunteers to conduct the interviews.


Further accruals are expected.

Processing Status

In progress. Material is currently being added. Please contact the Boise City Department of Arts & History for a complete list of material at:

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Repository Details

Part of the Collections Repository

150 N Capitol Blvd
PO Box 500
Boise Idaho 83701