Idaho: Bibliography and Sources

Idaho Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor; Emily Kelley, Historical Compiler; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant

Copyright The Newberry Library 2007

Adams, Willard. 100 Years of Jefferson County Progress. Rigby, Idaho: Adams, 1972.

Allen, Margaret Day, and Ladd Hamilton. Lewiston County: An Armchair History. Lewiston, Idaho: Nez Perce County Historical Society, 1990.

Arrington, Leonard J. History of Idaho. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press; Boise: Idaho State Historical Society, 1994.

Atlas of Idaho Territory 1863-1890. Annotation by Merle W. Wells. Boise: Idaho Historical Society, [1978].

Bancroft, Hubert Howe. History of Washington, Idaho, and Montana: 1845-1889. San Francisco: History Co., 1890.

Boone, Lilia. Idaho Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1988.

Lemhi County History Committee, comp. Centennial History of Lemhi County. Salmon, Idaho: The Committee, 1992.

Clark, Barzilla Worth. Bonneville County in the Making. Idaho Falls, Idaho: B.W. Clark, 1941.

Federal Writers’ Project. Idaho, a Guide in Word and Picture. American Guide Series. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1937.

Filby, P. William, comp. Bibliography of American County Histories. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.

Harris, Frank. History of Washington County and Adams County. [Weister? Idaho, n.d.]

Historical Descriptive and Commercial Directory of Owyhee County, Idaho. Silver City, Idaho: Owyhee Avalanche, 1898.

History of Idaho Territory Showing its Resources and Advantages with Illustrations Descriptive of Scenery, Residences, Farms, Mines, Mills, Hotels, Business Houses, Schools, Churches, & from original drawings. San Francisco: Wallace W. Elliott & Co., 1884.

Hobson, George C., comp. Gems of Thought and History of Shoshone County. Kellogg, Idaho: Kellogg Evening News Press, 1940.

Idaho. Idaho Code: General Laws of Idaho Annotated. Vol. 6. Charlottesville, VA.: Michie, 1996. Cited as Id. Code Ann.

Federal Writers’ Project. Idaho Encyclopedia. Vardis Fisher, state director. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1938.

Idaho. General Laws of the State of Idaho. Boise, 1890–. Title varies. Session laws of the State of Idaho. Cited as Id. Laws.

Idaho’s Highway History 1863-1975. Boise: Idaho Transportation Dept., 1985.

Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series [online]: (accessed: 7 Dec 2007). Links to approx. 1154 articles (in .pdf format) covering Idaho history, transportation, archeology, counties, resources, personalities, locales, etc.

Idaho Supreme Court. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of State of Idaho. 11 Vols. 1866 - 1907. Cited as Idaho Rpts.

Idaho Territory. Laws of the Territory of Idaho. 1st-15th sess. Lewiston and Boise City, 1864-1888. Title varies. The early session laws of Idaho Territory. Cited as Id. Terr. Laws.

Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data and Published Sources. 3rd ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.

McConnell, W.J. Early History of Idaho. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 1913.

McDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-list of Session Laws. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1936. Complemented by Pollock (below), this guide lists all state session laws through 1935.

McDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-list of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937. The most complete guide to state codes through 1937.

McLeod, George A. History of Alturas and Blaine Counties, Idaho. Hailey, Idaho: Hailey Times, 1930.

Nelson, Milo G., and Charles A. Webbert, eds. Idaho Local History: A Bibliography with a Checklist of Library Holdings. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1976.

Osterberg, David, comp. Historical Reference Guide to Kootenai County, Idaho. Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho: Kootenai County History Project, Kootenai County Free Library District, and Panhandle Regional Library System, 1983.

Otness, Lillian Woodworth, et. al. A Great Good Country: A Guide to Historic Moscow and Latah County, Idaho. Moscow, Idaho: Latah County Historical Society, c. 1983.

Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932. Excellent section on international and interstate boundary disputes.

Peterson, Frank Ross. Idaho, a Bicentennial History. New York: Norton, 1976.

Pollack, Ervin H., comp. Supplement with Biographical Notes, Emendations, and Additions to the Check List of Session Laws, Compiled by Grace E. McDonald. Preliminary ed. Boston: National Association of State Libraries, 1941. Fills gap in McDonald’s 1936 compilation (above) to produce the most complete list of state session laws through 1935.

Research Network: Idaho Connections. (accessed 7 Dec 2007). Links to a variety of state, county and local websites covering the history and administration of Idaho and its counties.

Sanders, Helen Fitzgerald. History of Montana. 3 vols. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1913.

Shoup, George Elmo. History of Lemhi County. Boise: Idaho State Library, 1969.

Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973-1979. The most complete and up-to-date compilation for the states.

Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing C., 1987.

Trenholm, Virginia Cole, ed., Wyoming Blue Book. 3 vols. Cheyenne: Wyoming State Archives and Historical Department, 1974.

United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America,1789-1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845-1874, Vols. 18–. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1875–. Cited as U.S. Stats

U.S. Census Bureau. “Significant Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970–Present.” (accessed 7 Dec 2007).

U.S. Geological Survey. “Geographic Names Information System.” (accessed 7 Dec 2007)

Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976. The standard compilation for its subject.

Washington Territory. Laws of the Territory of Washington. 6th–11th sess. Olympia, 1858–1863. Title varies. The early session laws of Washington Territory. Cited as Wash. Terr. Laws.

Williams, Gene F., ed. Idaho Territorial Voters Poll Lists 1863. Boise: Williams Printing, 1996.