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The River Street Neighborhood Collection is the result of a multiyear project to establish the Erma Hayman House as a cultural site. The collections viewed here consist of photographs, documents, and oral histories of families of the neighborhood, offering a glimpse of life in Boise and of the working-class community.

Our sincere thanks to the six families first presented here who entrusted us with their time and generous gift of education, stories, and photographs, including: Connie Belle, Jerry Bridges, Cherie Buckner-Webb, John Hardy, Richard "Dick" Madry, and Jeanne Madry-Young.

Welcome to Boise City's Digital Collection

Interested in viewing materials or donating materials of enduring historical value specific to Boise, including documents, photographs, and maps? The Boise City Archives is open for research and donations by advanced appointment only. Please contact us at: