Robert E. Higgins Collection
The Robert E. Higgins Collection is held by the University of Idaho Library, in the Special Collections & Archives Department. These photographs are a representative selection of photographs from the collection, which was donated to the University of Idaho library in 2009.

Robert E. Higgins was a scientist and an artist. Born in Boise, Professor Higgins graduated from Rupert High School in 1935 and went on to earn bachelor and master degrees in agronomy from the University of Idaho. Professor Higgins taught vocational agriculture at Wilder High School from 1941 to 1943 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. In 1946, he joined the University of Idaho faculty as a professor of plant science.

As an agronomist, Professor Higgins specialized in the control of noxious weeks. As a photographer, he specialized in landscapes and portraits. During his lifetime, Professor Higgins’ photographs were accepted in over 70 juried international salons, and he had one-artist exhibitions in Idaho, Washington, and California. He was active in the Photographic Society of America, Snake River Camera Club, Idaho Falls Camera Club, and the Boise Photographic Society. He and wife Miriam reared three children, Roberta, Janette, and Brian.

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