Idaho’s News 6 interviewed Professor Cheryl Oestreicher, head of special collections and archives/university archivist at Boise State’s Albertsons Library about the school’s history. KIVI recently aired a story celebrating its 50th anniversary, while looking back at Boise State’s growth since 1974 – that’s when the school became a university.
“We have been blue and orange and the Broncos since we were founded in 1932-33. Students chose the mascot and the colors. But it was in 2013 that we got our big B as the logo with the next year building the plaza with the B,” explained Oestreicher.
Governor Cecil D. Andrus signed a bill on February 22, 1974 which officially designated Boise State as a university. Visit university history research to find out more about the university’s history. You can also contact Oestreicher directly.