George E. "Cap" Horton collection, 1906-1949

Overview of the Collection

Horton, George Elmer, 1879-1949
George E. "Cap" Horton collection
1906-1949 (inclusive)
2 linear feet
Collection Number
MG 587
Papers, photographs, textiles, and other miscellaneous 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.


Content DescriptionReturn to Top

This collection contains papers and photographs of George E. Horton, U of I alum and Graduate Manager from 1924-1939. Some highlighted materials includes is Rafe Gibbs' book, Beacon of the Mountain and Plain (marked pages of George Horton activity), two red and white Pendleton "Idaho" blankets used during early days of U of I athletics, field glasses, and Horton's U of I diploma from 1906.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

George Elmer Horton was born on September 4, 1879 near Garfield, Washington. He attended the University of Idaho and graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1906. While at the university he participated in football and track and field. Horton later became U of I's Graduate Manager, a role he was in for about fourteen years (1925 to 1939). He also served as secretary-treasurer and manager of the Idaho Memorial association which had sponsored the building of the Memorial Gym. George E. Horton died on May 26, 1949.

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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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

These materials were donated by Elisabeth Hall in November 2023.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

I:  MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
University of Idaho diploma
1 item : B.S. Electrical Engineering
06 June 1906
1 2
1 item : Photocopy.
1 3
Curriculum Vitae
1 4
Newspaper clippings
1 5
Idaho Hall of Fame Sports Banquet program
22 March 1975
1 6
1 7
1 8
Class Day program
1 9
First Prize ribbon
1 item : Blue in color. "Second Annual Meet U. og I. vs. W. C. First Prize Discus."
22 April 1902
1 10
Football game agreements
1 11
Miscellaneous papers
1 folder : Financial receipts and other documents.
2 1
Field glasses
1 item
2 2
Beacon for the Mountain and Plain
1 item : book
3 3
"I" blanket
1 item : Red and white; Pendleton Wool Mills.
3 4
"I" blanket
1 item : Red and white; Pendleton Wool Mills.

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Subject Terms

  • College students
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • College campuses
  • College graduates
  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges--Professional staff
  • University of Idaho

Titles within the Collection

  • Pendleton Woolen Mills, Inc.