William Howard Marcellus scrapbook, 1926-1988

Overview of the Collection

Marcellus, William Howard, 1907-1973
William Howard Marcellus scrapbook
1926-1988 (inclusive)
.25 cubic feet
Collection Number
MG 537
Scrapbook kept by William Howard Marcellus.
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

William Howard Marcellus was born on February 24, 1907 to Irwin Paul Marcellus and Ida May Clark in Boise, Idaho. After graduating high school in Boise, he decided to study architectural engineering ay the University of Idaho. Marcellus was a member of the Atelier Idaho club, and as a freshman lived in Lindley Hall.

In 1927, he accepted a position as a draftsman for the State Department of Public Works (later the Idaho Transportation Department). During his time at the Department of Public works, he met Jeanne deRevere. They married in 1939. He was also a member of the Soil Conservation Committee, and worked to seed the 18 mile stretch between Pocatello and the Igo Railroad Overpass. This helped to prevent erosion and stop the spread of noxious weeds. Marcellus retired in 1972, and died one year later.

Marcellus left a lasting legacy of architectural design. Today, the Howard and Jeanne Marcellus House (located in Boise) showcases various architectual aesthetics. Some of which include the Cottage design as well as the Colonial Revival. Verne Wood, the second owner of the home, designed the second floor additional. This was completed in 1979.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

William Howard Marcellus attended the University of Idaho in 1927. He spent more than forty years working for the the State Department of Public Works (later the Idaho Transportation Department). This collection holds his scrapbook which contains multiple pages filled with photographs of places, events, and people.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Some photographs from this collection were not included within the scrapbook. They are placed in a separate folder.

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.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

This scrapbook was confiscated in a police raid. It was sent from the City of Meridian Police Department to the University of Idaho Alumni Office, and transfered to U of I Library Special Collections and Archives in 2010.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I. ScrapbookReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Included in this scrapbook are photographs from William Howard Marcellus' time spent at the University of Idaho in the mid-1920s. Many depict campus life, including football games, maypole dances, freshman events, and more. Some of the photographs are also artistic in nature. The rest of the images seem to be from Marcellus' travels and family later in life.

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