Albertsons Library is announcing the acquisition of additional digitized backfiles of The Idaho Statesman to fill a critical gap in coverage. Previously the library only owned the 1864-1970 and 2018-current backfiles. The library now owns access to a complete PDF image digital run of the newspaper from its inception to today.
The missing years of 1971-1999 are available now and 2000-2017 is in production and will be released as it is digitized. The searchable text PDF image files allow users to browse through the issues by date, create clippings, save selections, and download pages.
“Having complete digital access to The Idaho Statesman is invaluable to researchers across disciplines,” said Alessandro (Alex) Meregaglia, an assistant professor and archivist in the library’s Special Collections and Archives. “This new digital coverage makes researching topics related to Boise and Idaho easier and means patrons no longer have to rely on microfilm. It’s a very exciting development.”
Access to the online content is available to Boise State students, faculty, and staff with a current Boise State username and password. Community members may access the content by visiting Albertsons Library and using a guest computer.
For more information, or to view the acquisition, visit the library’s blog.