Esther E. Thomas scrapbooks, 1915-1925

Overview of the Collection

Thomas, Esther E., 1897-1985
Esther E. Thomas scrapbooks
1915-1925 (inclusive)
1 linear feet
Collection Number
MG 170
Two scrapbooks of student life at the University of Idaho and Moscow community, and two yellow felt hats.
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

Esther Elizabeth Thomas was a student at Moscow High School and the University of Idaho. While attending the U of I, Esther was a very active member in the campus community. She was a member of the De Smet Club, the Home Economics Club, and the Women's Association. She was also secretary of the ASUI. In 1918, the flu pandemic swept the country. During this time, Esther worked as a nurse on campus for the American Red Cross through pandemic. She graduated in 1919 with a BS in Home Economics.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

These scrapbooks were created by Esther E. Thomas during her time at the University of Idaho and the Moscow community. They include photographs, dance cards, invitations, cards, and other trinkets and memorabilia. There are also two yellow felt has from 1915-1918, one has football game scores written on them while the other has "Effie Swanson" written on the inside.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Author, Description or "Title" of item, date. Collection name, collection number, box, folder. University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID.

Photographer, "Title," date. Collection name, object ID. University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives, Moscow, ID.

Alternative Forms Available

Some of the photographs and materials from the scrapbooks were digitized and included in the 1918 Flu Pandemic Collection.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Acquisition source is unknown.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  Scrapbooks, 1915-1925Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
1 1915-1919
2 1918-1925

II:  Textiles, 1915-1918Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Felt Hats (2)
2 items : Yellow.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • College students
  • College campuses
  • College graduates
  • Universities and colleges
  • University of Idaho
  • Women college students