Idaho Public Employees Association, Paradise Valley Chapter records, 1962-1988

Overview of the Collection

Idaho Public Employees Association. Paradise Valley Chapter
Idaho Public Employees Association, Paradise Valley Chapter records
1962-1988 (inclusive)
0.5 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 200
The Idaho Public Employee Assocation Paradise Chapter records consists primarily of correspondence, minutes, resolutions, and financial materials.
University of Idaho Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive
MS 2350
Moscow, ID
Telephone: 2088850845
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Idaho Public Employees Association (IPEA) was founded in 1959 as the Idaho State Employees Association (ISEA) to advocate for state employees on labor related issues. They changed their name to IPEA in 1974. As a nonprofit member-driven organization representing active and retired members from every department in state government in the State of Idaho, the IPEA advocated for members' rights. They took on issues of workers pay, benefits and rights, as well as the benefits and rights of retired public employees. The IPEA was dissolved in 2020.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Materials in this collection spans the years of 1962 to 1988. It consists of the papers of Judi Lyons, President of the Paradise Valley Chapter of the Idaho Public Employees Association (IPEA) in the 1980s; secretary records; financial materials; and several binders.

Judi Lyons papers include minutes from legislative council, IPEA general council resolutions, budget, and information on the IPEA recruitment program. The Secretary's Records include meeting minutes and general council resolutions from 1962 to 1988; finally the binders contain correspondence, financial reports, memos, recruitment materials, an officers manual, and resolutions from the IPEA dating betwwen 1971-1983.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[Description of Item], Idaho Public Employees Association Paradise Valley Chapter records, MG 200, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho Library, Moscow, Idaho.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


There was no discernable original order to materials. There were no folder titles, so those listed were created. All the binders were titled "Idaho Public Employees Assocation" and then listed the years. Materials were removed from binders and placed into acid free folders, but nothing was removed or rearranged.

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated by Judi Lyons in 1986 (MA 1986-27). More materials were donated by Richard J. Beck in 1988 and 1989 (MA 1988-10 and MA 1989-11).

Related Materials

Related materials may be found in Manuscript Group 79 Idaho Public Employees Association, University of Idaho chapter records. The Idaho Public Employees Association publication ISEA news, later IPEA news, can be found in the Day-Northwest Book Collection.


Fisher, Sharon. Advocacy organization for public employees shuts down. (2020, February 5) The Idaho business review.

Idaho Public Employees Association. (n.d.). About [YouTube Channel]. YouTube. Retrieved February 24, 2020, from

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Chapter RecordsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Judi Lyons Papers
1 2
Judi Lyons Papers
1 3
Secretary Records
1 4
Secretary Records
1 5
Financial Correspondence and Papers
1 6
Bank Statements
1 7
Bank Statements
2 8
IPEA Binder
2 9
IPEA Binder
2 10
IPEA Binder (1 of 2)
2 11
IPEA Binder (2 of 2)
2 12
IPEA Binder

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Employee rights
  • Public interest lobbying
  • Retirement
  • Wages

Corporate Names

  • Idaho Public Employees Association

Geographical Names

  • Idaho