Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

How one student is preserving Idaho's music history

A person holds up an old "Record Exchange" advertisment.
Cora Lee Oxley

How do you preserve the music history of a city? Or a state? Where do you start such a project?

Those were the questions for Cora Lee Oxley, a Boise State University senior studying humanities and cultural studies. She wanted to help preserve Idaho's music history, and decided to use the Record Exchange as a starting point.

Oxley used to work at the Boise-based record store and is using it as a focal point to create an archive of Idaho music.

Cora Lee, along with Cheryle Oestreicher, the professor and head of Special Collections and Archives at the Albertsons Library at Boise State University, joined Idaho Matters to talk more about this effort.

Stay Connected
As Senior Producer of our live daily talk show Idaho Matters, I’m able to indulge my love of storytelling and share all kinds of information (I was probably a Town Crier in a past life). My career has allowed me to learn something new everyday and to share that knowledge with all my friends on the radio.