Monday, September 26, 2011

New Digital Collection: Nell Shipman Collection

Nell Shipman Collection (Albertsons Library, Boise State University)
Nell Shipman (1892-1970) starred in, directed, or produced more than 20 films between 1916 and 1924. This digital collection offers more than 130 images that document Shipman's life and career as a pioneering filmmaker. Boise State has also published Shipman's autobiography, The Silent Screen & My Talking Heart (1987) and Letters from God's Country: Nell Shipman, Selected Correspondence and Writings, 1912-1970 (2003).

Nell Shipman, 1922 (Boise State University Library, Special Collections)

Albertsons Library offers additional digital collections that highlight the life stories of other women. The Bethine Church Collection documents Church's student days at Boise Junior College, her years in Washington, and her contributions to civic and public affairs. Online exhibits highlight the life stories of three women: Gracie Pfost, the first female member of Congress from Idaho; Ruth McBirney, an American librarian in postwar France;  and philanthropist Velma Morrison

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