Research Topics

ClassroomThe following are popular or common subjects covered by our collections and may assist you in identifying useful collections. These listings are meant as general subject guides and not an exhaustive list of the resources available. Additionally, while the collections listed may contribute to a particular research topic, the collection does not need to be confined to that topic. This list is updated as we discover materials that contribute to a topic. Most of these topics, but not all, are local in scale.

Art Agriculture The Bible Business History
Campus History Communities/LDS Wards Deseret Alphabet Economic History
Education Environmental History Family History Geology
Health/Medicine Idaho History Japanese in Idaho LDS Missionary Work
LDS Temples Literature/Poetry Military and War Music
National Parks Native Americans Rexburg, Idaho Rigby, Idaho
Teton Dam Flood Thomas E. Ricks Family Travel/Tourism Upper Snake River Valley

Art

  • File MS 88: Teichert, Bernetta Kohlhlepp Life Sketch

Agriculture

  • MSSI 5: Rexburg Irrigation Company
  • MSSI 13: Charles Calvin Moore Papers
  • UA 000-001-970: Agriculture Program Creation Records

The Bible

  • History of Printing Collection

Business History

  • MSSI 5: Rexburg Irrigation Company

Campus History

  • Campus Photos
  • The Scroll
  • Yearbook Collection
  • File MS 92: Watson, Rozelia: Notes on Ricks Academy 1908-1909
  • File MS 112: History of Student Health Center at Ricks College
  • MSSI 15: David L. Crowder Collection
  • MSSI 1: Ruth Barrus Papers

Communities/LDS Wards

  • File MS 1 Historical Scrapbook for the Rigby LDS Seminary, 1982-1983
  • File MS 28: Jensen, Andrew: "The Bannock Stake of Zion"
  • File MS 52: Connor Monument, Soda Springs, Idaho
  • File MS 53: Ferry Butte, Idaho
  • File MS 61: The Burley Fifth Ward, August 1947-1987
  • File MS 72: History of the Sugar City Fourth Ward 1980-1991 (MS)
  • File MS 113: Miscellaneous Historical Documents Relating to the Shelton Ward
  • File MS 123: Plano Ward Directory 1993 (2 items)
  • File MS 124: Sugar City Idaho Stake Directory 1993; Stake Dedicatory Program 1984 (3 items)
  • File MS 126: Jenkins, Caddie Davis: "History of Sugar City" (10 pieces)
  • MSSI 15: David L. Crowder Collection
  • MSSI 16: Rexburg 19th Ward Newsletters
  • MSSI 4: Flamm Funeral Home Records
  • MSSI 5: Rexburg Irrigation Company
  • MSSI 10: Thomas E Ricks Family Organization Records
  • MSSI 12: Jefferson Title and Abstract Company: Abstracts of Title (Rigby)

Deseret Alphabet

  • File MS 203: Susan Hendricks Grover, "Reading on the Utah Frontier, 1850-1877: The Deseret Alphabet"
  • Book of Mormon, two Readers, and Selections from the Book of Mormon in Deseret Alphabet

Economic History

  • MSSI 13: Charles Calvin Moore Papers
  • MSSI 82: Crowder Oral History Collection

Education

  • File MS 16-Bricoff, Garnot C.: "a Brief History of Fremont County, Idaho Schools from 1880-1990"
  • File MS 96: Rigby, Idaho School District #5 Census Records 1931-1934
  • MSSI 22: Harold Forbush Manuscripts

Environmental History

  • File MS 93: Newspaper Clippings on the 1983 Mt. Borah, Idaho Earthquake
  • File MS 94: Salmon, Idaho Flood 1984
  • File MS 115: Lindergren, Waldemar: "A Geological Reconnaissance Across the Bitterroot Range and Clearwater Mountains in Montana and Idaho (Washington: GPO 1904)"
  • MSSI 5 Rexburg Irrigation Company

Family History

  • Life Sketches
  • MSSI 4: Flamm Funeral Home Records
  • MSSI 11: Robinson Family Temple Records

Geology

  • File MS 93: Newspaper Clippings on the 1983 Mt. Borah, Idaho Earthquake
  • File MS 94: Salmon, Idaho Flood 1984
  • File MS 115: Lindergren, Waldemar: "A Geological Reconnaissance Across the Bitterroot Range and Clearwater Mountains in Montana and Idaho (Washington: GPO 1904)"

Health/Medicine

  • MSSI 22: Harold Forbush Manuscripts
  • MSSI 23: Upper Snake River Valley Medical Society
  • MSSI 58: Midwife Margaret Glabraith Briggs Meng Records
  • MSSI 4: Flamm Funeral Home Records
  • MSSI 82: Crowder Oral History Collection
  • MSSI 87: Blair C. Rich Papers
  • MSSI 23: Upper Snake River Medical Society
  • MSSI 22: Harold Forbush Manuscripts
  • MSSI 89: Larae Clarke Papers

Idaho

  • File MS 64: Moffat, Riley M.: Population History of Idaho, 1963-1980
  • File MS 125: Miscellaneous Idaho Pamphlets (2 items)

Japanese in Idaho

  • File MS 15: Yamasaki, Diane: "The Settlement & Adaptation of the Japanese People in the Rexburg Area"
  • MSSI 37: Eric Walz History Course Oral History Collection

LDS Missionary Work

  • MSSI 52: Robert Meikle Missionary Diary
  • MSSI 53: Leonard D. Cox Missionary Diary
  • MSSI 85: Cecil E. Hart Papers
  • File MS 394: Georgw William Godfrey Missionary Journal
  • File MS 395: Frank Jardine Missionary Diary
  • File MS 396: George Shurtliff Missionary Diary
  • File MS 531: Miel Carlson Pierce Missionary Diary

LDS Temples

  • File MS 62: The Idaho Falls Temple: Miscellaneous Documents from Dedication and Construction
  • MSSI 85: Cecil E. Hart Papers
  • MSSI 136: Rexburg Temple Materials

Literature/Poetry

  • MSSI 5: Vardis Fisher Papers
  • MSSI 7: Anna Johnson Papers

Military & War

  • MSSI 59: Henry Mathews Papers
  • MSSI 66: Paul Kelly, Courage in the Season of War Collection
  • MSSI 102: Martell R. Grover Military Guides
  • MSSI 82: Crowder Oral History Collection
  • MSSI 98: Thomas C. Niebaur Papers
  • MSSI 37: Eric Walz History
  • MSSI 97: David Pulsipher Collection
  • MSSI 105: Paul Kelly Correspondence
  • MSSI 61: Veldon Ray Hodgson
  • MSSI 84: Steve Moser Collection
  • MSSI 56: Hugh Roberts Papers
  • MSSI 64: Elwood Walker Chambers Papers
  • MSSI 91: Oran and Julia Whittaker Papers

Music

  • File MS 58: Adams, Paul V.: Musical Scores
  • File MS 59: Tyler Stuart C.: Various Music Scores
  • File MS 60: Hadlock, Ferry C.: "Golden Call: A Missionary Song" (music score)
  • File MS 91: Lupton, Belle George: Music at Ricks Academy 1905-1910
  • File MS 105: Jepsen, Darwin H: "Memories to Lean on"-Music Score
  • File MS 106: Jepsen, Darwin H: "This is the Place-Drive on"-Music Score
  • File MS 107: Baird, Glen W: "Cabin Home in Idaho"-Music Score
  • MSSI 1 Ruth Barrus Papers

National Parks

Native Americans

  • Legend of Big Foot

Rexburg, Idaho

  • MSSI 9: Rexburg Abstract Company
  • MSSI 15: David L. Crowder Collection
  • MSSI 16: Rexburg 19th Ward Newsletters
  • File MS: 375
  • File MS: 339
  • File MS: 378
  • File MS: 282
  • File MS: 380
  • File MS: 369

Rigby, Idaho

  • MSSI 12: Jefferson Title and Abstract Company

Teton Dam Flood

  • MSSI 2: Teton Dam Flood Collection
  • MSSI 142: Teton Dam Flood Newspapers

Thomas E. Ricks Family

  • MSSI 10: Thomas E Ricks Family Organization Records

Travel/Tourism

  • File MS 5: Peoples Railroad Committee Meeting Minutes 1899
  • File MS 10: "Old Oregon Trail-The World's Most Historical Highway"
  • File MS 11: Ladle, Douglas S: "The 4th Ward Building: A Historical Monument to People Serving Their God"
  • File MS 120: Reports of Pacific Railroad Companies (1 item)
  • File MS 119: Idaho and Montana Sights and Scenes for the Tourist (1 item)
  • File MS 120: Reports of Pacific Railroad Companies (1 item)

Upper Snake River Valley

  • File MS 39: Luke, Melvin Mr. & Mrs.: "Oral History of the Upper Snake River Valley"
  • File MS 49: History of Eastern Idaho
  • MSSI 3 Daughters of the Upper Snake River Valley Pioneers Records
  • MSSI 22: Harold Forbush Manuscripts
  • MSSI 23: Upper Snake River Valley Medical Society