Danielle Grundel, Archivist

Danielle Grundel (she/her) has served as the Boise City Archivist since 2021 where she collects, preserves, and provides access to both historic municipal records and donated collections that help tell the story of Boise.  

The Boise City Archives is home to primary source materials, ranging from photographs and correspondence to maps and scrapbooks, ensuring that inquiring minds as well as genealogists, scholars, students, documentarians, and researchers can understand, interpret, and expand on Boise’s history.  

Danielle holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Idaho and a master's degree in library and information science from San Jose State University. Her love for archives started with her interest in history. Initially planning on studying the Classics, a beloved professor suggested she investigate the job of an archivist and learn about the importance of their role in preserving history, launching her journey into the archival profession.   

Building relationships with the community is one of the most fulfilling aspects of Danielle’s role and she seeks to foster a curiosity of Boise’s past and help forge connections to its present.  She can often be found consulting with Boiseans on their personal, business, and organizational collections, guiding them on how to improve the care of their own materials, or bringing them under the care of the Boise City Archives. 

In her free time, Danielle loves hiking the Boise Foothills with her dogs, experimenting in her garden, exploring antique stores for unique art, and photographing insects.  After living and travelling abroad for several years, she has a deep appreciation for the many cultures of the world and loves how many of those cultures are reflected in Boise’s community.  

Interested in viewing materials or donating materials specific to Boise? The Boise City Archives is open for research and donations by advanced appointment only.   

dgrundel@cityofboise.org, 208-608-7052