Robert W. Limbert Papers, 1901-2011

Overview of the Collection

Robert W. Limbert Papers
1901-2011 (inclusive)
bulk (bulk)
15 linear feet, (24 boxes)
Collection Number
MSS 080
Correspondence, articles, business records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, sketches, photos, and other papers, relating chiefly to Limbert's exploration of the Idaho wilderness, his promotion of Idaho as a tourist destination, and studies of Idaho wildlife. Includes material relating to the Sawtooth Mountains and Craters of the Moon lava fields; establishment and operation of Redfish Lake Lodge at Stanley, Idaho; national lecture tours; and circa 3000 photos of Idaho scenery and wildlife.
Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives
Special Collections and Archives
1910 University Drive
Boise ID
Telephone: 2084263990
Access Restrictions

Collection is available for research.

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

Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert W. Limbert was born in Minnesota in 1885, adopted, and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked for the Smithsonian Institution as a field naturalist for two years before moving to Boise, Idaho, in 1911 to enter the taxidermy business. In 1915, he designed Idaho's medal award-winning exhibition for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, and a few years later he began writing about Idaho's scenery and wildlife for newspapers and magazines.

During the 1920s his essays appeared in Outdoor America, Outdoor Life, and National Geographic Magazine. In 1921, after several preliminary visits, he led an exploring party into the vast lava fields of south-central Idaho; the resulting article in the National Geographic brought this little-known area to the attention of the nation and led to its designation as the Craters of the Moon National Monument by President Calvin Coolidge.

Limbert also searched for and found Indian petroglyphs along the Snake River, explored the inaccessible Bruneau River region, and travelled throughout the Sawtooth Mountains, naming mountains and lakes theretofore uncharted. During the 1920s he and his family moved to the Sawtooths, where he worked as a hunting and fishing guide.

At first through the Izaak Walton League and later through other agents, he embarked on national lecture tours, promoting the vacation potential of Idaho with film and slides and (while dressed in western garb) demonstrating his skills at trick roping, shooting, bird calls, and animal sounds.

During the late 1920s he obtained from the U.S. Forest Service a concession to operate a "dude ranch" at Stanley, Idaho. He then established Redfish Lake Lodge, which is still a popular Idaho resort.

Limbert died of a brain hemorrhage in Cheyenne, Wyoming, in 1933, returning from a speaking tour in the East. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Sources: Biographical material within the collection - Casner, Nicholas. "Two-Gun Limbert: the Man from the Sawtooths." Idaho Yesterdays 32 (1988), 2-12.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Robert Limbert's papers document his exploration of the Idaho wilderness, promotion of Idaho as a tourist destination, and photographic studies of Idaho wildlife. The papers include drafts of articles and short stories by Limbert; four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, published articles, programs, and the like; correspondence and business papers regarding the establishment of Redfish Lake Lodge; and miscellaneous papers relating to his taxidermy business. There is, in particular, a great deal of material relating to the Craters of the Moon area.

The collection contains approximately 3000 photos, both loose and in scrapbooks, documenting Limbert's travels in Idaho. These photos preserve views of the state's landscape of the early twentieth century. The Sawtooth Mountains, Craters of the Moon, and the Bruneau River region are particularly well covered. Along with the photos are contact sheets made from negatives in the collection, a number of copper engraving plates, and glass negatives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

[item description], Robert W. Limbert Papers, Box [number] Folder [number], Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


The collection is arranged in ten series: 1. Biographical material; 2. Correspondence, 3. Writings; 4. Lectures and Performances 5. Redfish Lake Lodge; 6. Taxidermy business; 7. Scrapbooks; 8. Miscellaneous papers; 9. Photograph collections; 10. Oversize items; 11. Glass plate netagives.

Box list:

  • Box 1 Manuscripts (Series I)
  • Box 2 Manuscripts (Series I-Series VI)
  • Box 3 Manuscripts (Series VII)
  • Box 4 Manuscripts (Series VII-Series VIII)
  • Box 5 Manuscripts (Taxidermy scrapbooks)
  • Box 6 Sextant, compass, photo supplies, etc.
  • Box 7 Retained originals (Manuscripts)
  • Box 8 Retained originals (Scrapbooks)
  • Box 9 Retained originals (Scrapbooks)
  • Box 10 Photos (10001-10702)
  • Box 11 Photos (10703-11372)
  • Box 12 Photos (12001-12047)
  • Box 13 Photo albums (small)
  • Box 14 Photo albums (large)
  • Box 15 Negatives (1-1927)
  • Box 16 Engraving plates
  • Box 17 Engraving plates
  • Box 18 Engraving plates
  • Box 19 Photo albums
  • Box 20 Photos (13001-13062) (Oversize, many colorized)
  • Box 21 Addendum 2005 (Biographical material, Correspondence, Writings)
  • Box 22 Addendum 2005 (Writings, Taxidermy, Miscellaneous)
  • Box 23 Addendum 2005 (Miscellaneous)
  • Box 24 Addendum 2005 (Oversize)
  • Box 25 Glass plate negatives (449-567)
  • Box 26 Glass plate negatives (568-638, 1817-1848)
  • Box 27 Glass plate negatives (1849-1927, 10006)
  • Box 28 Glass plate negatives (taxidermy)

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. Limbert's daughter, Margaret Lawrence, Boise, Idaho, 1986. Additional materials donated by Limbert documentarian Steve Wursta in 2005 and by John Patterson in 2014 (boxes 29 and 30).

Processing Note

Some later biographical material on Limbert has been placed with the collection for reference purposes. Most of the original papers were highly acidic and quite brittle; therefore they were photocopied for preservation purposes. Researchers are asked to use the photocopies rather than the originals.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

1:  Biographical materialReturn to Top

Items in Series 1 include Limbert's obituary from the Arco Advertiser (Folder 2) and a number of articles about him (Folder 1). Among the latter are a nine-page typescript extolling his shooting abilities and photocopies of articles about him from Idaho Yesterdays (by Nick Casner, 1988), Omaha Chamber of Commerce Journals (1928), and New York World-Herald (April 15, 1928).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Biographical Material
21 1
Biographical Material
1 2
Short stories
Box Folder
2 1
The Canyon of Dread
22 1
Canyon of Dread (Bruneau Canyon)
2 2
Cycles of Seven
2 3
Duke Duncan
22 2
Magpie Reincarnation
2 4
The Man with the Mormon Draw
22 3
Mesa of Hidden Men (missing p. 17)
22 4
Poacher of the Pools (Otters)
22 5
Red Leaves of Siva
2 5
Shadows of Shang Foo
22 6
Terror in the Dark (for wildfowl)
2 6
Two Hours to Leave Town
2 7
22 7
White Assassin (Plot outline)
2 8
22 8
Untitled: Boy-Cougar story
22 9
Untitled: Boy-Cougar story variants
22 10
Untitled: Fiction Beaver story
22 11
Untitled: Red Flannigan
2 9
Plots (Miscellaneous)

2:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Much of the correspondence in Series 2 regards the establishment and operation of Redfish Lake Lodge, Limbert's dude ranch-resort in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. He apparently sought the backing of Lewis E. Megowen of Chicago and J.L. Kraft of Kraft Cheese Company; the collection includes a long proposal he sent to Kraft and correspondence back and forth with Megowen. Most of Limbert's letters in this series are typescript drafts or carbons.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 3
From Limbert (Miscellaneous)
21 2
From Limbert
1 4
To Limbert (Miscellaneous)
21 3
To Limbert
1 5
With Ern Carothers
1 6
With J.L. Kraft
1 7
With Lewis E. Megowen
1 8
21 4
Letter to Margaret from her father, Ernest R. Wiggs 1929

3:  WritingsReturn to Top

The writings on Series 3 are divided into three groups: drafts of articles, articles in published form, and drafts of short stories. The article and short story drafts are chiefly in typescript form, sometimes in more than one version. Like the rest of the collection, Series 3 is available to researchers chiefly in the form of photocopies. Retained originals are located in Box 7.

The published articles (in photocopy form) came from several outdoor magazines and are about outdoor, shooting, or Idaho themes. There are seventeen articles in the Outdoor America file; fifteen are Limbert's regular column, "Revolver Shooting"; two are articles about the Sawtooths. Outdoor America was published by the Izaak Walton League. The tourist booklet Unknown Places in Idaho (folder 37), is a 54-page publication issued in 1927 by the Union Pacific Railroad. It was written by Bob Limbert, who also supplied the photographs. The copy in the collection has been loaned to Albertsons Library by Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Limbert's article from the National Geographic Magazine (March 1924) on Craters of the Moon may be found in his Scrapbook 1 (Series 7), in Box 3, Folder 2 of the collection. A letter from David Starr Jordan (1927) identifying the "sea serpent" that washed up onto a California beach as a bottle-nosed whale is included in the file for Limbert's article, "Something from Somewhere" (Box 1, Folder 26).

See also the Addendum for additional writings added to the collection in 2005 and 2007.

Container(s) Description Dates
Articles (drafts)
Box Folder
1 9
America's First Geographical Society
21 5
America's First Geographical Society (Map Rock petroglyph)
21 6
Bear Hunting in the Craters of Hell
21 7
Behind the Scenes with a Paleontologist
21 8
Bird Lore
21 9
Boise Short Trips 1
21 10
Boise Short Trips 2
21 11
Briefing the Black Bear
21 12
Butterfly Burn
21 13
Canyon of Brown (The Bruneau)
21 14
Coyote Story
1 10
Dorothy Fox
1 11
The Feel of the Wild
1 12
Filling the Photographic Game Bag
1 13
A Gunman Speaks
21 15
Idaho Scenery
21 16
In the Land Called Idaho (1927) (Unknown Places in Idaho)
21 17
Indian Pictographs of Owyhee County, Idaho
21 18
Indians Pictographs (draft fragments)
1 14
Let Vacation Dreams Come True
1 15
The Lure of the Licks
1 16
Malheur Lake, Oregon
21 19
National Geographic (NG), pp. 13-20, 23-25
1 17
Nature Photography
1 18
Our Next National Park (The Craters of the Moon)
1 19
Quick Draw
1 20
Quick Drawing and Fast Shooting
21 20
Report on the Sodium Beds of Southern Idaho
1 21
Revolver Shooting
1 22
Revolver Shooting 2
1 23
1 24
Rubber Boa
1 25
The Sawtooths of Idaho
21 21
Scenes and Experiences Among the Volcanic Regions of Central Idaho
1 26
Something from Somewhere (Sea Serpent)
21 22
The Sport of Camera Hunting
1 27
Storm on Malheur Lake
21 23
Strange Map Rock / Prehistoric Bear Tracks (2 articles)
1 28
Summering in the Sawtooths
1 29
Take a Trip to the Moon
21 24
Thru the Craters of the Moon in Idaho
1 30
Trailing Thru the Land of Tomorrow
21 25
Trailing Thru the Land of Tomorrow
1 31
Undiscovered Idaho
1 32
On Photography (untitled)
1 33
On Sawtooth Range (untitled)
21 26
Undiscovered Idaho
21 27
Untitled: On Beavers
21 28
Untitled: On Birds and Malheur Lake
21 29
Untitled: On Craters of the Moon
21 30
Untitled: On Deer Hunting
21 31
Untitled: On Expeditions to Craters of the Moon
21 32
Untitled: On Rattlesnakes
21 33
Untitled: On Sawtooth Tours
21 34
Untitled: On the Sawtooth Mountains
21 35
Untitled: On a Trip to the Moon (Craters of the Moon)
30 1-2
Assorted Manuscript Drafts and Notes
Articles (published)
Box Folder
21 36
Big Game at Our Door
1 34
Idaho Fish and Game
1 35
Outdoor America
1 36
Outdoor Life
1 37
Unknown Places in Idaho (brochure)
Box Folder
22 12
That Poor Other Fellow (published); Just for Tonight
22 13
Poems (drafts in note pad)
29 17
Box Folder
21 37
Miscellaneous Drafts, Notes, and Fragments

4:  Lectures and PerformancesReturn to Top

This series consists of advertisements, programs, newspaper articles, tickets, and correspondence related to Limbert's speaking engagements, educational programs, and performances at fairs and rodeos across the country.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
22 14
Lecture folder
22 15
General publicity
2 10
General Publicity
2 11
29 1
Programs and Publicity Materials
2 12
29 2
Newspaper Articles
Newspaper Articles
Box Folder
29 3
Fair and Rodeo Data
29 4-15
Bookings and Correspondence
29 16
Tour Notes and Shooting Tricks

5:  Redfish Lake LodgeReturn to Top

The papers in this series document the construction and early operation of Redfish Lake Lodge, Limbert's dude ranch- resort near Stanley, Idaho, in the Sawtooth Mountains. Included is a published brochure advertising the resort; agreements with the U.S. Forest Service; and detailed building materials lists.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 13
Brochure (Published)
Digitized and available online.
2 14
2 15
2 16
2 17
Prospectus (draft)

6:  TaxidermyReturn to Top

In addition to the papers listed below, three scrapbooks of magazine clippings of drawings and photos of birds and animals are located in Series 8 (Miscellaneous), Box 5.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 18
Sketch Book
2 19
Business brochure
2 20
Natural history prints
2 21
Taxidermy scrapbooks
22 16
Sketches and notes

7:  ScrapbooksReturn to Top

Robert Limbert kept four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, lecture programs, and the like, documenting his activities, chiefly his speaking engagements and marksmanship demonstrations. The items from these scrapbooks have been photocopied and are available to researchers in Boxes 3 and 4. Limbert often shingled clipped articles and other items over one another in the scrapbooks, so the scrapbooks were disassembled to allow photocopying. The original scrapbooks are located in Box 8 and 9.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1-14
Preservation Photocopies
4 1-4
Preservation Photocopies
Scrapbook 1-2 (original, includes Craters of the Moon article, National Geographic)
Scrapbook 3-4 (original)

8:  MiscellaneousReturn to Top

Among the items in Series 8 are clippings of articles from the Idaho Statesman (1919) about the Indian Chief Nampuh, sometimes called "Bigfoot"; pages from the newsletter of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition about Limbert's Idaho displays; samples of Robert Limbert's business stationary; his son's ham radio log; and a program from Boise State University Library's traveling exhibit about Limbert and the collection (1987).

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 5
Chief Nampuh (Bigfoot) clippings
4 6
Collected poetry
4 7
Craters of the Moon
23 2
Craters of the Moon
23 3
Craters of the Moon clippings
23 4
Dances/Movie Balls
23 5
Hunting Big Game in Idaho (brochure)
4 8
Panama-Pacific International Exposition
23 6
Sawtooth Tours (brochure mock-up)
4 9
4 10
Radio log
4 11
4 12
Exhibit program
Three taxidermy scrapbooks assembled circa 1901-circa 1909 (chiefly clippings from magazines of drawings and photographs of birds and animals)
Pocket sextant Pocket thermometer-barometer-compass Sample boxes (empty) for photographic supplies
23 7
Motion picture projector instruction manuals
23 8
National forest brochures
23 9
"After the Lights Went Out," poem by Leo S. Robinson
23 10
Clippings, Miscellaneous
23 11
Clippings and notes removed from books
23 12
Indian mounds near Boise (Notes discovered in one of his books)
23 13
Limber family research from Lydia Nelson Friedland
23 14
Obituaries, etc., of Margaret Limbert Lawrence (daughter)
Research material
The research materials include secondary materials and sources Limbert collected as research for his various projects and interests. They include natural history postcards and writing examples from other authors.
Box Folder
22 17
Natural History, Postcards
22 18
Natural History, Sketch Clippings
22 19
Statuary postcards
22 20
Thematic writing examples by other authors
22 21
Reforestation Problems in Southern Idaho, H.C. Shellworth
22 22
For Writing
22 23
These maps were drawn by Limbert and taken from an envelope he labeled "Places to Look Up."
Box Folder
23 1
Maps ("Places to Look Up)

9:  Photograph collectionReturn to Top

Robert Limbert's photographs, numbering more than three thousand, constitute an important photographic record of the Idaho outdoors in the early decades of the twentieth century.

The Sawtooth Mountains and its many lakes, the Craters of the Moon, the Bruneau River region, and Snake River Indian petroglyphs are particularly well documented. So too are human activities in these regions, particularly in the Sawtooths: hunting, camping, fishing, and horseback riding, among them. Most of the photos of the Craters of the Moon came from Limbert's 1921 exploring expedition; there are also photos documenting the construction of Redfish Lake Lodge near Stanley (1928), the Panama-Pacific exposition of 1915, and Limbert's taxidermy work. There are also photos of Idaho's wildlife, in desert and mountain, and of Limbert's friends and family.

Robert Limbert left both photographic prints and negatives. The negatives, most of which were on glass or unstable nitrate stock, have been copied onto modern safety film. Contact sheets have been made for the convenience of researchers. The original glass negatives have been retained, but the nitrate negatives were destroyed. Many of Limbert's prints are now brittle and fragile; these have been photocopied for reference use. While there is much duplication between the negatives and prints, there are unique items in each set, so both must be consulted for a complete search of the photo collection. Those photos with captions have been so labelled; unfortunately, few photos were captioned. All captions have been photocopied and assembled in a reference notebook for the convenience of researchers.

There is not yet a complete index to every photo in the collection. The photos and negatives have, however, been grouped into broad subject categories.

Container(s) Description
Contact sheets and negatives
No Title
Contact sheets are arranged numerically in reference notebooks in the Special Collections Department. The following are the subject headings:
  • Indians
  • Mountains and Lakes (Scenic views)
  • Taxidermy
  • People Posing
  • Wildlife (Bear, Deer, Whale, Pelican, Mountain goat, Beavers, Antelope, Bison, Coyote, Elk, Frogs, Opossums, Porcupines, Jack rabbits, Small animals, Skunks, Snakes, Birds (Avocets, gulls, cormorants, owls, mallards, Canada geese, pelicans, vultures, hawks etc.), Desert reptiles)
  • Redfish Lake Lodge (circa 1928)
  • Hunting, trapping, camping fishing and other outdoor activites
  • Craters of the Moon (circa 1921)
  • Petroglyphs (including Map Rock)
  • Bruneau Canyon and locale; other Rock formations
  • Panama-Pacific International Exposition
  • Robert Limbert and his activities
  • Margaret Limbert and the Limbert family
  • Miscellaneous
    • Senator William Borah
    • Doc Hisom
    • Logging
    • Hot Springs; Geysers; Yellowstone
    • Early airplane and balloon
    • Horserace
    • Models; Carvings
    • Drake's Lodge
    • Jump Creek Falls
Please consult photocopies in reference notebooks located in Special Collections.
  • Archeological Finds
  • Indians
  • Mountains and Lakes
    • Reflections
    • Imogene, Edith, Alice and Stanley Lakes
    • Unidentified mountains and lakes (photographed from above)
    • Mt. Parks and Farley, Petit, Hell Roaring & Little Hell Roaring Lakes
    • Views from/of Mt. Snowyside
    • Unidentified lakes and mountains (photographed across)
  • Taxidermy
    • Birds; pheasant, quail, unidentified
    • Ducks, geese, pelican, seagulls, swan
    • Birds of prey
    • Mounted fish, whale
    • Squirrels, skunks, lizards, opossums & insects
    • Elk, moose, deer, bears
    • Mountain goat, cattle, oxen, bison, bighorn sheep
    • Cats, cougar, bobcats, mountain lion
    • Miscellaneous
  • Rivers, streams, and water falls
    • Hell Roaring Falls, Camas Creek Fall,
    • Falls on the Payette River, Falls in Ogden Canyon (Utah),
    • Hole in the Rock near Mackay
    • Unidentified streams, rivers, and water falls
  • People posing (group one)
  • Wildlife (Beaver, Small animals; butterflies, rodents, skunk, porcupine, opossum, baby coyote, reptiles; lizards & snakes, Mountain sheep, deer, elk, antelope, horse, bears, various birds, Miscellaneous)
  • Mountains
    • Finger of Fate
    • The Grand Mogul, Clear Creek Summit, Castle Peak
    • Mountains (small prints)
    • Mountains unidentified (medium prints)
    • Trees and mountains
  • Redfish Lake Lodge (ca. 1928)
  • Hunting, trapping, camping, fishing,
  • Craters of the Moon (ca. 1921)
  • Petroglyphs
  • Bruneau Canyon and locale
  • Rock formations and desert scenes (Includes City of Rocks, Gooding)
  • Panama Pacific International Exposition (1915)
  • Robert Limbert and his activities
  • People (group two)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Pikes Peak Railway
    • Salt Lake City
    • Early airplanes and balloon
    • Jack rabbit hunt
    • Miscellaneous
    • Babies
Oversize prints
Please consult photocopies in reference notebook.
  • Taxidermy
  • Rivers, streams, and water falls
  • People
  • Live animals
  • Redfish Lake Lodge
  • Craters of the Moon
  • Rock formations and desert scenes
  • Robert Limbert and his activities
  • Miscellaneous
There are 4 photo albums in this series, 2 large and 2 small.
Small album A
Approximately 50 photos of taxidermy specimens including cattle, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, moose, deer, elk, mountain lions, birds, small mammals, and bobcats. Not captioned. Many of the photos are represented in the contact sheets.
Small album B
Personal photo album with ca. 225 photos, most of which are captioned. Album inscribed 11R.W. Limbert, Omaha, Neb." Photos appear to date ca. 1900-1910. Includes photos of individuals; scenes from picnics, camping trips, and other outdoor activities; and snapshots from travels in Utah and elsewhere. Places represented include Salt Lake City, Ogden, Devils Gate, and Wasatch Mountains, Utah; Laramie Mountains, Wyoming; Minnesota; and Nebraska.
Large Album A
Approximately 150 uncaptioned photos. Principal subjects: Indian petroglyphs along the Snake River, Map Rock, and desert reptiles. Also includes some taxidermy specimens, scenes in a veterinary office, and models and carvings. Many of these photos are represented by contacts and negatives.
Large album B
Approximately 150 photos, mostly of Limbert's 1921 exploring expedition into the Craters of the Moon. Captioned. Most of the photos are represented by contact prints and negatives. Captions, with photo numbers, are transcribed in the Captions notebook. A small group of uncaptioned photos at the end of the album document a visit to the lava rock cabin of Doc Hisom near the Snake River. Contact print/negative numbers for these photos are listed on page 18, in the Miscellaneous category.
Glass negatives
Approximately 400 glass negatives are preserved in the Robert W. Limbert collection. Copy negatives and contact prints have been made for most of them: About ninety of the glass negatives have not been matched to contact prints. These are photographs of taxidermy specimens.

10:  Oversize itemsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Advertising brochure for Limbert's taxidermy business ("From Guesswork to a Science")
Posters and programs advertising Bob Limbert's speaking engagements and marksmanship exhibitions
Posters advertising Bob Limbert's "movie balls" [Accession 05-30]
Miscellaneous large envelopes with handwritten notes [Accession 05-30]
U.S. West 1992 calendar using Limbert photograph 1316 (Hisom cabin)
"Bob L" Canvas Sac
Maps and charts (Map drawers)
Handwritten map, "Cinder Butte Region, Idaho" (Craters of the Moon) by Robert W. Limbert
Sawtooth National Forest, 1925 (Forest Service map) annotated by Limbert
Craters of the Moon National Monument, no date, Advance sheet (USGS)
Craters of the Moon National Monument, 1928 (USGS topographic map)
Posters, handbills, etc. (Map drawers)
Meet Him Face to Face, "Two Gun" Bob Limbert (poster)
"Dead or Alive," $5,000 Reward for Two Gun Limbert
Drawing of bengal tiger, signed "R.W. Limbert, Omaha, Nebr. '08"
Collection publicity (Map drawers)
Poster/Exhibition guide accompanying Boise State University's travelling exhibit on Robert Limbert (1987)
Idaho Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month poster, featuring photograph 254 of Robert Limbert at Map Rock (May 2002)
U.S. West 1992 calendar using Limbert photograph 1316, Hisom cabin (in Box 24--Oversize)
Idaho Statesman articles (map drawers)
Most of the articles cited below are full-page feature articles by Robert Limbert, illustrated with his own photos. Researchers are encouraged to consult microfilm copies in the Library's Microfilm Department instead of these fragile originals. Those marked with asterisks * were added to the collection in 2005, but they have been interfiled in the map drawers chronologically with all the others.
Bird Week Enjoyed by Crowds of Children and Grown Ups
1917 February 25
There Are More Birds in Idaho Than Are Dreamed of in Your Philosophy
1917 April 15
Bird Life as Seen in the West*
1917 August 19
Beavers Perform Wonders of Skill and Instinct; There Are Colonies of Them Right Here in Boise*
1917 September 9
A Trip to the Moon Right Here in Idaho*
1921 April 10
"Moon Valley" Trampers Back Friday Morning*
1921 June 25
Idaho's Natural Bridge is Revealed to the World
1921 July 24
Dawnings of History Depicted in Records of Ancient Artists on Idaho Rocks*
1922 February 26
Example of Primitive Man's Intellectual Achievement Found in Idaho [Map Rock Petroglyph]
1922 June 18
Canyon of Brown, One of Nature's Beauty Spots Tucked Away in Southwestern Idaho [Bruneau Canyon]
1922 September 24
Billy and Nanny Inhabit Windswept Mountain Tops [Mountain goats near Johnson Creek of Boise River]
1923 March 4
The Craters of the Moon*
1926 February 21
New Marvels in Idaho's Volcanic Wonderland [Craters of the Moon]
1926 October 10
Idaho Historian Deciphers Invitation to Indian Party*
1926 November 28
The Crown of the Sawtooth [Mt. Snowyside]
1927 May 15
Other newspaper pages (Map drawers)
Sees Idaho As Home of Great National Park (Daily Nampa Leader Herald)*
1921 May 3
Party Coming to Explore Craters Arrive June 8 (Arco Advertiser, Special edition) (Masthead date printed as June 6, 1912 [sic])
this issue is on paper 9" × 12"
1921 June 6
Remarkable Inscriptions by Ancient Oregonians Are Among Attractions of Mighty Columbia River (The Sunday Oregonian)*
1923 April 1
Congressman Plans to Get National Park for Southern Idaho (Sunday Capital News)*
1923 September 30
Valley of the Moon is the Great Wonderland of Vast Volcanic Area (Twin Falls Daily Times)*
1923 November 16
Idaho Congressman Tells of Movement to Designate the "Craters of the Moon" In Idaho as National Park (Sunday Capital News)*
1923 November 16
Craters of the Moon in Idaho Created National Monument (Evening Capital News)*
1924 May 6
Craters Proclaimed National Monument by Order of President Coolidge (Arco Advertiser)
1924 May 9
Craters of the Moon National Monument Idaho (The Arco Advertiser)*
1924 June 6
Film Travelogue of Moon Craters Soon to Be Made (Idaho State Journal)*
1924 June 6
Craters of Moon to Be Dedicated June 15; Explorers of Fascinating Region in This City (The Pocatello Tribune)*
1924 June 8
1500 People Attend Opening of Craters of Moon Monument; Central Idaho Attractions to be Given Proper Publicity (The Arco Advertiser)*
1924 June 20
Will Open Treasure House of Scenic Central Idaho to Great Armies of Tourists in East and South (Hailey Times-Miner)
1926 September 9
Unexplored Wonderland of Interior Idaho Will Lure Tourist Millions (Hailey Times-Miner)
1926 December 30
Complete Story of Lost Valley; Found After 65 Years' Study and Hunting (Idaho Republican)
Striking Volcanic Features in the Craters of the Moon National Monument, by Harold T. Stearns (Arco Advertiser)
1927 April 29
Explorer of Idaho Wilds Crack Shot With Gun and Camera, by Creston B. Mullins (New York World-Herald) (For text only, see Box 1 Folder 1)
1928 April 15
Bob Limbert Dies While Homeward Bound to Mother (Arco Advertiser) (For text, see Box 1 Folder 1)
1933 June 23

11:  Glass plate negativesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Engraving Plates
Engraving Plates
Engraving Plates
Nos. 449-567
Nos. 568-638, 1817-1848
Nos. 1849-1927, 10006
Taxidermy negatives