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Vic and Dorine Goertzen collection

Identifier: MS 0744


  • ca. 1950s-1980s and unknown.


1 Cubic Feet (Includes 2 oversize flat boxes.)



General Note

Dorine Dimond Goertzen was born January 30, 1916 in Twin Falls, Idaho, where she grew up, and later met and married Vic Goertzen. They moved to Boise in 1951, and lived there until her death on January 16, 1996. Dorine began her career as a journalist and writer while in high school, working at the Twin Falls Times and Daily News, and later the Times-News. She went on to write and edit publications including Scene Idaho Magazine, Idaho Images, Incredible Idaho, and numerous regional publications. From 1968 to 1981 she was the public information officer for the Idaho Department of Tourism and Industrial Development, and was a long-time member of the Idaho Advisory Council on Vocational Education. She was also a free-lance writer, poet, historian, teacher, and volunteer. Dorine and Vic Goertzen were very involved in efforts to organize and publicize the Boise County Centennial portion of the Idaho Territorial Centennial in 1963, and were also part of the Idaho City Historical Foundation.
Summary Much of the material in this collection relates to the Idaho Territorial Centennial of 1963, focusing on Boise County's publicity effort. This includes correspondence, meeting notes, press releases, a large collection of photographs, and scrapbooks. The remainder of the collection is composed of correspondence, research, photos and illustrations intended for and perhaps used in Idaho tourism publications.

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts Repository

2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise ID 83712
(208) 334-2620