HannaLore Hein holds a B.A. in History from CU-Boulder and a M.A. in Applied Historical Research from Boise State University. She has also completed additional coursework in American Architectural History. Her long-standing passion for history first led her to enroll in a class taught by renowned historian, Dr. Patty Limerick during her sophomore year at the University of Colorado, at Boulder, which sparked her interest in regional and western American history. In May 2011, HannaLore Hein graduated Magna Cum Laude in History and with the Center of the American West’s certificate in Western American Studies. In the fall of 2012, HannaLore began a graduate program in Applied Historical Research at Boise State University where she focused her studies on the entrepreneurial and environmental history of the American West. The culmination of her studies was a master’s project that used architectural history as a lens through which to explore the corporate histories of two legacy companies in Boise, Idaho and their role in creating a sense of place. While at Boise State University, HannaLore participated as an inaugural member of the University’s Venture College, where she networked and developed real-world entrepreneurial and business skills. She also partook in a year-long internship with Stevens Historical Research Associates (SHRA) from 2013-2014. HannaLore became a full-time Research Historian with SHRA after earning her degree in May 2015, a position which she continues to hold today.
At SHRA, HannaLore has conducted historical research in numerous federal record groups, including the Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of Alien Property Custodian, the Bureau of Ships, and the U.S. Shipping Board. She has also worked in various manuscript collections at the Idaho State Archives, the California History Room, Special Collections of UN-Reno, Boise State University, University of Texas-El Paso, New Mexico State University, and the Bancroft Library at UC-Berkeley. HannaLore is also a registered Reader at the Huntington Library and has researched in their rare books and manuscripts collections. HannaLore leads Business Development efforts for SHRA and is busy exploring opportunities in new markets, forging alliances with complementary local business partners such as Ecosystem Sciences, and fostering relationships with new clients.
In addition to her academic and professional achievements, HannaLore is involved with several organizations. In August 2017, HannaLore led an ArchWalk presentation for Preservation Idaho, which focused on the architectural history and contributions of the Jordan-Wilcomb Construction Company. HannaLore has served on the Boise State Alumni Association Board of Directors since May 2016. That same month she also became an active member of The Junior League of Boise, Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to developing women servant leaders. In 2018, HannaLore received the President’s Award from The Junior League of Boise for her service to the League and for her work on the League’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. in 2019 She also received the Community Service award from the Junior League of Boise. She served as a Recent Graduate board member on the Board of Directors for the Center of the American West from 2012-2015. Lastly, HannaLore has developed a love of Argentine Tango and served on the Boise Tango Board of Directors from 2015-2019.