The University of Idaho Library Research Colloquium Series will showcase the UI Library’s Vandal Video Collection, Vandal Football Historical Gameday Program Covers Collection and other historical Vandal athletics resources at 12:30 p.m., on Friday, November 1st on the main floor of the library.
“It’s about historic University of Idaho documents and images regarding our sports throughout the university,” said Devin Beck, digital initiatives librarian.
During the event, those in attendance will be informed about digital resources and how they have been built up, how the library websites work, what is in the Special Collections and Archives and how to find it, he said.
In 2011, volunteer Graham Wrager offered to convert the 16mm film reels into digital copies. Beck said the collection is called Vandal Videos and includes videos from 1925 to the 1970s, of all UI sports and early footage of the UI campus.
The videos have been in the archives since the early 80s, he said. They are mostly scouting videos, used by coaches to evaluate their own players and opponents. The videos also include victories against Boise State University and Washington State University, and will be played during the event. The Vandal Gameday Program Covers Collection will also be shown, Beck said. They include programs from games in 1908 to 1967.
“This is a fun collection of programs that the Idaho Vandals football team would hand out on game days,” Beck said.
The 2014 calendars will be available to buy during the event, he said.
“These are really great graphic representations and mostly great illustrations,” Beck said.
The UI Library Research Colloquium Series was started last year for librarians and faculty to collaborate on common research interests, said Beth Canzoneri, reference and instruction librarian. It is also open to the students and the Moscow community.
“We hope to get anyone who loves the Vandals to see what we have here,” she said.
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