Pete T. Cenarrusa Papers, 1937-2008  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Author
Cenarrusa, Pete T., 1917-2003
Title
Pete T. Cenarrusa Papers
Dates
1937-2008 (inclusive)
Quantity
33.0 linear feet
Collection Number
MSS 240
Summary
The collection includes correspondence, writings, government documents, subject files, publications, articles, and artifacts which document the life and career of Pete Cenarrusa, one of Idaho's most influential statesmen of the second half of the 20th century.
Repository
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
83725
Telephone: 208-426-3958
archives@boisestate.edu
Access Restrictions

The majority of this collection is available for research; only selected items are closed to access. Contact archives staff for information.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Pete Cenarrusa was born Carey, Idaho, on December 16, 1917. His parents, Jose (Joe) Marie Zenarruzabeitia and Ramona Gardoqui, were immigrants from the Basque Country. They met and were married in Shoshone, Idaho, and established a successful sheep business based in Carey. They had five children, all of whom were raised speaking Basque, later learning English in public school. Upon graduation from high school, Pete Cenarrusa attended to the University of Idaho, where he was a member of the University's boxing team. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in agriculture in 1940 and then moved to Cambridge, Idaho where he taught agricultural sciences and coached various sports. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Pete enlisted in the Navy, eventually becoming a Marine naval aviator and training other enlistees during World War II. He retired from the reserves as a major in 1963.

After the war Cenarrusa returned to his native south central Idaho and taught farming methods throughout Blaine County. During this time he was also a key figure in the building of Carey's airport, which was dedicated by President Truman, who happened to be in Idaho at the time. Cenarrusa married Freda Coates in October 1947. They had one son, Joe. In 1949 he was persuaded to run for the Idaho House of Representatives, and won in 1950 running on the Republican ticket. While working as a legislator, Cenarrusa also helped operate his family's sheep business in Carey. He was elected to his seat in the House for nine consecutive terms, and served as Speaker of the House from 1963-1967. In 1967, Governor Samuelson nominated Cenarrusa to finish the term of Secretary of State Edison Deal, who had died in office. Then Cenarrusa ran for and successfully won the position in the general election in 1970. He was reelected seven times, retiring in 2002. Among his many duties as Secretary of State, Cenarrusa served as a member of the State Land Board and was chief elections officer for the state of Idaho. Cenarrusa's fifty-two years of service as legislator and Secretary of State makes him one of the longest-serving public officials in the United States.

Throughout his life Pete Cenarrusa was dedicated to promoting the Basque cause and helping Basque communities and immigrants. In 1970 he was influential in getting Generalissimo Francisco Franco to commute the death sentences of 16 Basque citizens accused of murdering a Spanish government official. Cenarrusa initiated three memorials in the Idaho State Legislature in support of Basque rights and autonomy, the first in 1972, with two others following in 2002 and 2006. Cenarrusa also worked to promote an end to all political violence within the Basque Country, as well as Basque education, helping in the establishment ikastolas, Basque preschools. In 2001, the Sabino Arana Foundation in the Basque Country honored Cenarrusa as a "Basque of the World."

Cenarrusa has promoted Basque culture within his home state, contributing both time and money to the various institutions, such as the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise. In 2005, Cenarrusa formed the Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies (now the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture). The Center has a program at Boise State University, where students can earn a Basque Studies minor. Pete Cenarrusa continues to work as a spokesperson for the Basque people and to end violence within the Basque Country.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Pete T. Cenarrusa Papers consists of correspondence, writings, government documents, subject files of clippings, publications, and articles, and a few artifacts. They focus on Basque politics and culture throughout the world, and encompass the period from about 1970 to 2008, with a few scattered items from earlier years. They constitute a significant source of primary research materials on Basque affairs during this time.

As one of Idaho's most prominent Basques, Cenarrusa is involved in Basque matters across the globe. Subject matter ranges from politics and peace efforts in the Basque Country and Spain, to the Basque diaspora communities throughout the world. The collection includes correspondence with five Lehendakaris (Basque presidents) and other Basque and Spanish politicians. The collection also features numerous press clippings and articles about Basque affairs, not only from U.S. publications, but Basque and Spanish ones as well. The three Joint Memorials passed by the Idaho Legislature concerning Basque affairs, as well as drafts and notes about them, are also featured items. The scope of the collection demonstrates the complex nature of Basque politics.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[item description], Pete T. Cenarrusa Papers, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  Basque homeland affairsReturn to Top

This series features material connected with the Basques in the Basque Country and Spain. Information pertaining to the Basque and Spanish governments, including Basque political parties can be found in their respective sections. The Spanish government section also includes information on two other autonomous communities in the Spain, Navarre and Catalonia. Material on the banned Basque political party Batasuna can be found within the Basque section.

A critical part of Basque politics is the group Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna, or ETA (Basque Homeland and Freedom). Information, including communiqués, newsletters and propaganda put out by the group is a prominent part of the series. Also included is information on the peace process, as well as numerous peace movements and groups that have appeared in the Basque Country.

Human rights have been a longstanding issue within Spain and the Basque Country, and part of the series includes reports and examinations of human rights violations.

Container(s) Description Dates
Basque government
Box Folder
1 1
Representatives, Xabier de Inurrieta, Correspondence
1970
1 2
Representatives, Pedro de Beitia, Correspondence
1972-1976
1 3
Representatives, Pedro de Beitia, News clipping
1976
1 4
United States Congressional Entry
1976
1 5
Lehendakari, Jose Antonio de Aguirre, Remembrance Piece
1988
1 6
Lehendakari, Jose Antonio Ardanza Garro, Address Before the Basque Parliament
1988
1 7
Lehendakari, Jose Antonio Ardanza Garro, Address to the U.S. Congress
1994
1 8
Lehendakari, Juan Jose Ibarretxe Markuartu, End of the Year Greetings
2001-2003
1 9
Lehendakari, Juan Jose Ibarretxe Markuartu, Lawsuit for Batasuna Meeting
2006-2007
1 10
Basque Parliament, General Policy Debates
2002 2007
1 11
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Background/History
1 12
Political Parites, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Strategy Paper
1972
1 13
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Alderdi Newsletter No. 265-289
1971-1974
1 14
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Euzkadi Newsletters
1972-1976
1 15
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Speech
1976
1 16
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Information Pamphlet
1977
1 17
Political Parties, Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV), Correspondence
2001
1 18
Political Parties, Batasuna, Publications/Released Materials/Accords
1999-2005
1 19
Political Parties, Batasuna, Background/History
2001-2002
1 20
Political Parties, Batasuna, Jailing of Party Leaders, News articles
1997-2006
1 21
Political Parties, Batasuna, Banning of Party, Press, Release
2002
1 22
Political Parties, Batasuna, Banning of Party, News articles
2002
1 23
Political Parties, Batasuna, Banning of Party, Correspondence
2002
1 24
Political Parties, Batasuna, €24 Million Fine, News article
2002
1 25
Political Parties, Batasuna, Sozialista Abertzaleak, News articles
2002
1 26
Political Parties, Batasuna, General, News articles
2002-2005
1 27
Elections, News articles
1984 1998
1 28
Elections 2001, Press Release
2001
1 29
Elections 2001, Comparative Results/Graphs/Charts
2001
1 30
Elections 2001, News articles
2001
1 31
Elections 2007, News articles
2007
1 32
Basque Autonomous Community Newsletter, No. 85-92, 117-118
2005-2008
1 33
Northern Basque Country, History/Background
2001
1 34
Northern Basque Country, News articles
1972-2002
1 35
Northern Basque Country, Correspondence with political overtones
1972
1 36
News articles
1986-2008
Spanish government
Box Folder
2 1
Spanish Government, Franco's Spain, News articles
1970-1975
2 2
La Guardia Civil Propaganda
197?
2 3
Foreign Economic Trends Report, Spain
1972
2 4
General, News articles
1972-2007
2 5
Spanish Government and Basques, News articles
1975-2007
2 6
Spanish Government and Foreign Relations, Nixon's Visit, Booklet
1970
2 7
Spanish Government and Foreign Relations, News articles
1975-2001
2 8
Jose Maria Aznar, News articles
2001-2004
2 9
Baltasar Garzon, News articles
1998-2008
2 10
Catalonia, News articles
2005-2006
2 11
Navarre, History
2001
2 12
Navarre, Press, European Press
2002 2007
2 13
Navarre, Interview with Tomas Urzainki Mina
2002
2 14
Spain and Terrorism, News articles
2001 2007
2 15
Correspondence
1970-1975
ETA
Box Folder
3 1
History/Background
1969-2002
3 2
Biographical Information of Leadership
3 3
Burgos Trial, Descriptions/Publications of Prisoners
1970
3 4
Burgos Trial, Television Program
1970
3 5
Burgos Trial, Correspondence
1970-1971
3 6
Burgos Trial, Basque Government Press Release
1970
3 7
Burgos Trial, News clippings
1970
3 8
Propaganda, Pro-ETA
1974-1976
3 9
Propaganda, Pro-Spanish/Anti-ETA
1975
3 10
Propaganda, Copies of Posters
1999
3 11
Assassinations, Luis Carrero Blanco Case
1974
3 12
Kidnappings, Huarte and Zabala Cases
1973
3 13
Political Prisoners, Prisoner Lists
1971-1973
3 14
Political Prisoners, Echeverria/Artola Case
1975
3 15
Political Prisoners, Inaki de Juana
3 16
Political Prisoners, HR Commission of Bascongadas Parliament
1996
3 17
Political Prisoners, Newsletters
1971-1999
3 18
Political Prisoners, Interviews
1998
3 19
Political Prisoners, Press
1970-2006
3 20
Correspondence, Communication to the American People and Basque Workers of America
1972
3 21
Ceasefire Proposal, "Democratic Alternative for the Basque Country"
1995
3 22
Newsletters
3 23
Articles
3 24
Interviews
1988-2000
3 25
News clippings
1970-2000
3 26
News clipping and articles
2001-2004
3 27
News articles
2006-2007
3 28
Op-Ed Pieces
1979-2002
Peace process
Box Folder
4 1
Timelines
4 2
Documents
1995-2007
4 3
Plans for Peace: Lizarra-Garazi Agreement
1998
4 4
Plans for Peace, Ardanza Plan
1998
4 5
Plans for Peace: Ibarretxe Plan (A New Political Agreement for Coexistence)
2001-2003
4 6
Lehendakari, Juan Jose Ibarretxe: Speeches
2001-2002
4 7
Lehendakari, Juan Jose Ibarretxe: United States Institute for Peace Visit
2006
4 8
Lehendakari, Juan Jose Ibarretxe: United States Institute for Peace Visit, Correspondence
2006
4 9
U.S. Institute for Peace Special Report on Basque Conflict
2006
4 10
Movements/Groups, Elkarri
1993-2005
4 11
Movements/Groups, Udalbiltza
2002-2007
4 12
Movements/Groups, Konponbidea
2004-2006
4 13
Movements/Groups, "Pacification, Political Normalization & Dialogue," Spanish and Basque Versions
2001
4 14
Movements/Groups, Miscellaneous
4 15
Batasuna, Documents and News articles
2002-2006
4 16
Basque-Irish Collaboration for Peace with Fr. McManus
4 17
United Kingdom/Spain Relations, News articles
2006
4 18
Commentary and Opinion
1998-2006
4 19
Press Clippings and Web Printouts
1998-2006
Basque autonomy
Box Folder
5 1
Statute of Autonomy, English, Spanish and Basque Versions
2002
5 2
Statute of Autonomy, Basque Parliament's Resolution to Fulfill the Statute
2002
5 3
Proposal for the Political Statute of the Community of the Basque Country, English and Spanish Versions
2003
5 4
Institutional Declaration by Ibarretxe re: Autonomy Proposal
2003
5 5
Ibarretxe Plan (Proposal for Political Statute)
2002-2005
5 6
"Pleno Autogobierno" Extension of the Statute of Gernika
2001
5 7
Case Study, Political Autonomy and Conflict Resolution: The Basque Case
2001
5 8
News and academic articles
1978-1999
Human rights and political newsletters
Box Folder
6 1
Amnesty International, Correspondence
1971
6 2
Amnesty International, Correspondence and Report of Trial, French and English Versions
1975
6 3
Amnesty International, Congressional Record copy of AI's Report on Human Rights in Spain
1975
6 4
Amnesty International, Annual Reports
199?-2000
6 5
Amnesty International, Press Releases
1999-2001
6 6
Basque Parliament's Agreement on Prisoner Locations
1995
6 7
Report on Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
1999
6 8
Report on Human Rights, Euskal Herria Journal
2002
6 9
Report on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch
2005
6 10
Instruments and Methods of Torture, Excerpts from "Batasuna," Article
197?
6 11
Testimonies of Torture, Basque Campaign Website
2001-2002
6 12
Newsletter, TAT (Torturaren Aurkako Taldea), English and Spanish Versions
2001
6 13
Newsletter, !Amnistia!
1975
6 14
Newsletter, Isalda: Bulletin of Basque Human Rights
2005
6 15
News articles
1970-2004
6 16
Correspondence, Letter from Basque Political Refugee
1974
6 17
Correspondence, United States Catholic Conference Letter of Protest
1976
6 18
Correspondence, General
2003-2005
6 19
Guadari, No. 39-64
1967-1973
6 20
Oficina Prensa Euzakdi, No. 5.557-6.127
1970-1973
6 21
Euskal Elkargoa
1971-1975
6 22
Committee with Information and Solidarity with Spain (C.I.S.E), No. 11
1972
6 23
Basques Against Terror (BAT), No. 6-8, 13
2002
Other materials
Box Folder
7 1
Basque History, Articles and News clippings
7 2
Basque History, Maps
7 3
Basque Origins, Press and Articles
7 4
Basque Language, Articles about
7 5
Basque Language, Wall Street Journal Article Reactions
2007
7 6
Basque Nationalism, Articles
7 7
Basque Culture and Society, Promotion of Basque Culture, Information Packets
1971-1974
7 8
Basque Culture and Society, Press and Poster
1967-2002
7 9
Basque Culture and Society, Food, Recipes and Press
1992
7 10
Basque Culture and Society, Sports Memorabilia
1971-1984
7 11
Basque Political Poems/Verses
7 12
Basque Sermon, A Christian Message Concerned with the Salvation of Towns (Spanish and English Versions)
197?
7 13
Flyer, National Commission for Justice and Peace, Church's Role
197?
7 14
Gernika, Articles and Press Clippings
1937-1998
7 15
Basque Unions, Communication from E.L.A.-S.T.V.
1972
7 16
Strikes and Protests, Press Clippings and Web Printouts
1972-2002
7 17
Strikes and Protests, Demo and Zuzen, Press
2002
7 18
Outside Relations, Basque Country and Northern Ireland
1997-2006
7 19
Outside Relations, Basques and Catalans
2005-2006
7 20
Outside Relations, Basques and Canada
7 21
Media, Institute for Global Communications/Euskal Herria Journal Case
1997
7 22
Media, Egunkaria Shutdown
2003-2006
7 23
Media, Articles
2000-2001
7 24
Media, Press Clippings and Web Printouts
1997-2005
7 25
Miscellaneous, Press Clippings/Letters/Articles

2:  Basque diasporaReturn to Top

This series focuses on the Basque diasporas throughout the world. It also features material on relations between the diasporas and the Basque Country. Most of the information pertains to the Idaho diaspora, which is unique for its high involvement with homeland politics. However, Cenarrusa corresponded with other diaspora communities, especially in South America, and those activities are documented in the International Diaspora section.

The Basque diaspora within Idaho is highly involved in preserving Basque culture, and numerous activities are recorded within the material in this series. These range from the historic sheepherders balls, to the establishment of the Basque Museum and Cultural Center in Boise, the only one of its kind in the United States. Information (mostly in the form of press clippings) on individual diasporic communities within Idaho can also be found in this section.

Relations between Idaho and the Basque Country have been well developed. There have been trade missions between the two governments, and visits by a variety of government delegations. In 1980, a seedling from the Tree of Gernika, a historic Basque monument, was brought to Idaho and planted in front of the State Capitol Building. Records and a speech by Cenarrusa are found with the diaspora-homeland relations section. In 1993, Boise and the Basque city of Gernika became sister cities, details of which can be found in this series. Also a part of the series is condolences sent by members of the Basque government for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.

Diaspora communities formed a wide variety of organizations, most with intent of supporting or influencing Basque politics. Correspondence, newsletters, reports from these organizations are located within this series.

Container(s) Description Dates
U.S. diaspora
Box Folder
8 1
Correspondence, General
1972-2002
8 2
Correspondence, Patrick Morrissey
1973-1974
8 3
Correspondence, Inaki Zubizarreta
8 4
Notes, Handwritten notes, lists etc. by Mr. Cenarrusa
8 5
Western United States
1945-2002
8 6
U.S. Opinions
2001-2002
8 7
U.S. General
1974-2008
8 8
Oregon: Ontario Basques
1979-2002
8 9
Idaho: Basques (General)
1972-2006
8 10
Idaho: Basque Census Category
1996-2000
8 11
Idaho: Basque Center/Euzkaldunak
1970-2002
8 12
Idaho: Basque Museum
1979-2002
8 13
Idaho: Basque Music and Dance
197?-2000
8 14
Idaho: Cooking/Recipes
1983-2000
8 15
Idaho: Exhibits and Lectures
1994-2002
8 16
Idaho: Expo '74
1974
8 17
Idaho: Holiday Basque Festival, Correspondence
1972
8 18
Idaho: Holiday Basque Festival, Press
1972
U.S. diaspora and international diasporas
Box Folder
9 1
Idaho: Jaialdi, Press/Correspondence/Booklet
1987-2000
9 2
Idaho: Notable Basque Citizens
1976-2001
9 3
Idaho: St. Ignatius Feasts
1983-2002
9 4
Idaho: Trailing of the Sheep Festival
1998-2006
9 5
Idaho: Tree Carvings
1999
9 6
Idaho: Boise Basques
1959-2009
9 7
Idaho: Boise's Aberri Eguna
1979
9 8
Idaho: Boise Sheepherders Ball
1974-1998
9 9
Idaho: Caldwell Basques
1978-2006
9 10
Idaho: Homedale Basques
2006
9 11
Idaho: Emmett Basques
1979-1992
9 12
Idaho: Gooding Basques
1982-2002
9 13
Idaho: Mountain Home Basques
1979-2001
9 14
Idaho: Rupert and Burley Basques
1979-2000
9 15
Idaho: Twin Falls Area Basques
1979
9 16
Idaho: Wood River Valley Basques
1972-2001
9 17
Mexico: Correspondence and Press
1972-1972
9 18
Mexico: Euzko Deya
1971-1973
9 19
South America: General, Articles and Press
1975-1990
9 20
South America: Columbia, Press and Documents
1971
9 21
South America: Venezuela, Newsletters
1971-1973
9 22
South America: Venezuela, Press/Documents/Correspondence
1970s
9 23
South America: Argentina, Correspondence and Documents
1972-2001
9 24
South America: Chile, Legislative Minutes
2006
9 25
Cuba: Document
1959
9 26
International: Diaspora-Vasca English Group, Correspondence
2002
9 27
International: French Basques
Diaspora-homeland relations
Box Folder
10 1
Correspondence with Political Overtones/Information
1971-2007
10 2
Correspondence, Martin de Ugalde
1971-1972
10 3
Correspondence, General
1971-2001
10 4
Correspondence, Nekane Oiarbide
2001-2002
10 5
Christmas cards
10 6
Govwenor Don Samuelson and Basques
1969
10 7
General Relations
1970-2007
10 8
Cenarrusa's Visit to the Basque Language Academy
1971
10 9
Execution Protests
1975
10 10
Pat Bieter Testimony before Foreign Relations Committee
1976
10 11
Ambassador Llado Visit to Idaho
1978
10 12
Senator Church Visit to Euzkadi
1978
10 13
Tree of Gernika Planting
1980-81
10 14
Re-Transplantation of the Tree of Gernika
2007
10 15
Trade Missions Between Idaho and Euzkadi
1981-1989
10 16
Miscellaneous. Correspondence from Euzkadi
1983-2002
10 17
Opinions/Letters to the Editor
1985-2001
10 18
Trip to Euzkadi, Correspondence
1985
10 19
Lehendakari Ardanza Visit
1988
10 20
University of Idaho Cooperative Agreement
1990
10 21
Senator Larry Craig Visit to Euzkadi
1991
10 22
Agriculture. Minister Goikoetxeta Visit to Idaho
1992
10 23
Governor Cecil Andrus Visit to Euzkadi
1992
10 24
Boise/Gernika Sister Cities Alliance
1993-1994
10 25
Lehendakari Ardanza Visit
1994
10 26
Sabino Arana Award Ceremony for Cenarrusa
2001
10 27
Cenarrusa Seeks Bush's Help, Press
2001
10 28
Ambassador Ruperez Visit to Idaho
2001
10 29
Senator Larry Craig's Visit to Spain
2001-2002
10 30
September 11, 2001 Condolences
2001-2002
10 31
Picture Postcards
10 32
Business Cards/Notes
10 33
"Voice of the Basques" publicity
1974
Diaspora organizations
Box Folder
11 1
Anai Artea (includes France, Mexico and Chile)
1972-1976
11 2
Canadian Committee for Amnesty in Spain
1971
11 3
Canadian Committee for a Democratic Spain
1973-1974
11 4
Anyak Dano
1972-1974
11 5
North American Basque Organization
1973-1997
11 6
Society for Basque Studies in America
1982-1989
11 7
American Basque Foundation
1996-2006
11 8
Basque Hall of Fame Inductions
1993
11 9
Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture
2006-2007
11 10
Miscellaneous Groups

3:  Idaho legislature joint memorialsReturn to Top

In 1972, Cenarrusa initiated a Joint Memorial within the Idaho Legislature calling for the Spanish Government, then led by Generalissimo Franco, to follow the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It passed the Idaho legislature and U.S. Senator Frank Church read the memorial to the United States Congress, where it was entered into the Congressional Record.

Following the visit of Spanish Ambassador Ruperez in 2002, Cenarrusa, working with State Representative David Bieter, sponsored another Joint Memorial, asking for greater autonomy within the Basque Country and a cessation to all violence. The memorial once again passed through Idaho legislature, although this time with a bumpier ride. Ambassador Ruperez and the Spanish government became involved, as well as U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Changes were made, and the memorial was sent onto the United States Congress.

In March of 2006, ETA declared a permanent ceasefire, and the Idaho Legislature once again passed a memorial, this time applauding ETA and encouraging efforts at a real peace. All of these memorials demonstrate the unique place Idaho has had in attempting to influence a foreign government's policies and actions.

Container(s) Description Dates
Senate Joint Memorial 115 (1972)
Box Folder
12 1
Rough Draft
12 2
Extended Draft
12 3
Final Draft
12 4
Formal Signed Draft
12 5
Spanish Translation
12 6
Senator Frank Church endorsement in Congressional Record
12 7
Appurtenance to Memorial
12 8
Correspondence
12 9
Notes
12 10
Press Clippings/Articles
12 11
Congressman George Hansen Remarks in Congressional Record
1975
12 12
Other Memorial Drafts
1975-1976
House Joint Memorial 14 and Senate Joint Memorial 114 (2002)
Box Folder
12 13
House Joint Memorial 14 (2002), Statement of Purpose and Legislative Intent
2001
12 14
House Joint Memorial 14 (2002), Rough Draft
2001
12 15
House Joint Memorial 14 (2002), 1st Reading Draft
12 16
House Joint Memorial 14 (2002), Rough Draft, Informal Copy
12 17
House Joint Memorial 14 (2002), Final Draft
12 18
Senate Joint Memorial 114 (2002), Statement of Purpose
12 19
Senate Joint Memorial 114 (2002), Final Draft
12 20
Senate Joint Memorial 114 (2002), Formal Signed Draft
12 21
Cenarrusa's Notes
12 22
Press Releases and Public Statements
12 23
Correspondence, Incoming
12 24
Correspondence, Outgoing
12 25
Correspondence, Internal
Closed.
2001-2002
12 26
Letters of Support
12 27
Letters Against
12 28
Letter of Appreciation
12 29
News Articles, Idaho
12 30
News Articles, Outside Idaho
House Joint Memorial 26 (2006)
Box Folder
12 31
Statement of Purpose
12 32
Rough Draft, Informal Copy
12 33
Final Draft
12 34
Signed Formal Copy
12 35
Correspondence, Outgoing
12 36
Correspondence, Internal

4:  Basque studiesReturn to Top

This series features information regarding Basque studies and education. It includes information on the Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, as well as the University of Nevada at Reno's Center for Basque Studies. Also featured in the series is information on the Ikastolas, or Basque preschools. Ikastolas focus on teaching the Basque language, keeping it alive for generations to come. Cenarrusa was influential in helping to establish these, both in the Basque Country and in Idaho. His notes and correspondence on this can be found here.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
13 1
Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, History/Goals
13 2
Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, Correspondence
2006
13 3
Cenarrusa Center for Basque Studies, Internal Correspondence
Closed.
13 4
Idaho Center for Basque Studies
1971-1973
13 5
University of Idaho, Cooperative Education
2002
13 6
College of Southern Idaho, Press
13 7
Symposiums, Programs/Agendas
1973-2008
13 8
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, History/Background
1968-2002
13 9
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, Advisory Board Minutes and Correspondence
2001-2002
13 10
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, Endowment Case Statements
2002
13 11
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, John Sita
1972
13 12
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, Newsletters
1972-2006
13 13
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, Correspondence
1971-1983
13 14
University of Nevada Reno Center for Basque Studies, Press
197?-2006
13 15
Ikastolas, Notes and Correspondence
1972-2001
13 16
Boise State University
1994-2006

5:  Articles and manuscripts on Basque topicsReturn to Top

Pete Cenarrusa collected a variety of manuscripts, articles and books on the Basque Country, culture, and politics. He was sometimes sent drafts of writings for his commentary.

Container(s) Description Dates
Articles
Box Folder
14 1
Laxalt, Robert. Land of the Ancient Basques
1968
14 2
Rawkins, Tudor and Louis Smtih. Seven Basque Provinces on a Mountain Frontier
14 3
Alvarez Enparantza, Jose Luis. The Future of Standard Basque
2001
14 4
Articles by Miren Egana Goya
14 5
Bourne, Angela. The EU's 16th Member State in Taxation Matters (Draft)
14 6
Hatfield, Kevin D. "We Were Not Tramp Sheepmen": The Oregon Basque Community and the Taylor Grazing Act, 1890-1945
Book chapter drafts
Box Folder
14 7
Goikoetxea, Ambrosio. Euskadi Nacion en el Siglo 21, Chapter 16
2002
14 8
Sustrai Erreak: Gernika 1937, Chapter 1
1987
14 9
Bender, Christine Echevarria. Facing the Wind, Chapter 1 (initial title of Challenge the Wind)
1999
Books
Box Folder
14 10
Eiguren. Joe V. The Basque History Past and Present, (published book)
1972
14 11
Zenarruza, --tavio. Apuntes Sobre la Familia Zenarruza Entre 1658 y 1897
1966
14 12
Ugalde, Martin de. Historia del Pais Vasco
14 13
Irujo Ametzaga, Xabier. Shakespeare in Basque
14 14
Etulain, Richard. No title page.
14 15
Press Clippings, Correspondence and Catalogs

6:  Basque artReturn to Top

Pete Cenarrusa collected material on Basque art. He was part of the committee that commissioned the National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder, located in Nevada (a replica of which is included in the collection). Information on art for the Basque Block in Boise is included, as well as press clippings and brochures for a variety of Basque art exhibits.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
14 16
National Monument to the Basque Sheepherder
1985-2002
14 17
Boise Basque Block Art
1992-2000
14 18
Exhibits and Contests, Brochures and invitations
14 19
Press Clippings and Web Printouts
1972-2000
14 20
Leaves from the Tree of Gernika

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Basque Americans--Idaho
  • Idaho--Politics and government--20th century
  • País Vasco (Spain)--Politics and government
  • Public lands--West (U.S.)--Management
  • Republican Party (Idaho)
  • Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- )
  • Sheep industry--Idaho
  • Sheep industry--United States