People have immigrated to Idaho from all over the world. This page lists memoirs, histories, and scholarly works about immigrants who came to Idaho from outside the United States. The sources below the general publications at the top of this page are listed by the immigrant’s place of origin.
- Brooks, Juanita. History of the Jews in Utah and Idaho. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1973.
- Idaho’s Ethnic Heritage: A Resource Guide. Idaho: Idaho Ethnic Heritage Project, 1990.
- Idaho’s Ethnic Heritage: Historical Overviews. Idaho: Idaho Ethnic Heritage Project, 1990. – “Funded by the Idaho Centennial Commission and the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.”
- Green, Roberta H. They Passed This Way: Mackay’s Rich Ethnic Heritage. Challis, Idaho: Summerhouse Press, 1992.
- Halseth, James A., and Bruce A. Glasrud. The Northwest Mosaic: Minority Conflicts in Pacific Northwest History. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Pub. Co., 1977.
- Mueller, Gene. Natives, migrants, and immigrants: Lewiston’s cultural heritage and early society. Association for the Humanities in idaho, 1980.
- Shallat, Todd. Boise City Office of the Historian.Ethnic Landmarks: Ten Historic Places that Define the City of Trees. Boise, Idaho: Boise City Office of the Historian, 2007.
- Twin Falls Public Library oral history interview: Shoshone residents born in a foreign country. Twin Falls, Idaho: Twin Falls Public Library.
BASQUE COUNTRY (ON THE BORDER OF FRANCE AND SPAIN)
- Alegria, Henry. 75 Years of Memoirs. Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton, 1981.
- Bieter, John. An Enduring Legacy: the Story of Basques in Idaho. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 2000.
- Eiguren, Joseph. Kashpar: The Saga of the Basque Immigrants to North America. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies, 2014.
- Etulain, Richard W. and Echeverria, Jeronima, eds. Portraits of Basques in the New World. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 1999.
- Lane, Richard; text by William A. Douglass. Basque sheep herders of the American West: a photographic documentary. Reno, Nevada: University of Nevada Press, 1985.
- Mallea-Olaetxe, Joxe. The Power of Nothing: the Life and Adventures of Ignacio “Idaho” Urrutia. Susanville, California: Idaho Grocery, Inc., 2000.
- Thursby, Jaqueline S. Mother’s Table, Father’s Chair: Cultural Narratives of Basque American Women. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1999.
- Totoricaguena, Gloria P. (Gloria Pilar). Boise Basques: dreamers and doers. Reno, Nevada: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2004.
- Carriker, Robert C. Father Peter John de Smet: Jesuit in the West. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
- Czechoslovakian Culture in the Buhl-Castleford area. Videotape, [Place of publication not identified] : [n.p.], [1985?]
- Nshombo, Fidel. Route to Peace : the cries of forgotten refugees in deadly camps. Borderline Publishing, 2008. Boise, Idaho: Borderline Publishing, 2008.
- Barlow, Jeffrey and Christine Richardson. China Doctor of John Day. Portland, Oregon: Binford & Mort, 1979.
- Dirlik, Arif and Malcolm Yeung. Chinese on the American Frontier. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
- Elsensohn, Sister M. Alfreda. Idaho County’s Most Romantic Character, Polly Bemis. Cottonwood, Idaho: Idaho Corp. of Benedictine Sisters, 1979.
- Hart, Arthur, A. Chinatown, Boise, Idaho, 1870-1970. Boise, Idaho: Historic Idaho, 2002.
- Nokes, R. Gregory. Massacred for gold : the Chinese in Hells Canyon. Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University Press, 2009.
- Yu, Li Hua.Chinese immigrants in Idaho. Bowling Green, Ohio: The author, Bowling Green State University, 1991.
- Wegars, Priscilla. Chinese at the confluence : Lewiston’s beuk aie temple. Lewiston, Idaho: Confluence Press in association with Lewis-Clark Center for Arts & History, 2000.
- Scherer, Joanna Cohan. A Danish Photographer of Idaho Indians: Benedicte Wrensted. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
- Hawes, Adelaide Turner. The Valley of Tall Grass. Bruneau, Idaho: [publisher not identified], 1950.
- Mitchell, Kelly A. The Finnish landscape of Long Valley, Idaho: a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree for Master of Arts in History, United States, Boise State University. Boise, Idaho: Kelly A. Mitchell, April, 2006.
- Baumgartner, Susan; Illustrations by Claudia McGehee. Brains for breakfast : growing up German in America. Boise, Idaho: Historic Idaho, Inc., 1994.
- Bruneel, Sharon. As ever yours C B. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Printers, 2006.
- Hatcher, Louise N. My life during WWII and beyond. Bloomington, Indiana: LifeRich Publishing, 2017.
- Klein, Rudolph, with L.A. Williams. From Prussia to Picabo. Picabo, Idaho: Rudolph Klein, 1997.
- Klockmann, Albert “A.K.” The Klockmann Diary: The Quest for North Idaho’s Legendary Continental Mine. Sandpoint, Idaho: Keokee Co., 1990. 1st edition.
- McDonald, Dylan J., ed.; design by Joshua Hammari. The Moses Alexander Collection. Idaho State Historical Society. Boise, Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society, 2002.
- Neuman, Herman I. Heroes from the Attic: A Gripping True Story of Triumph. San Jose, California: Writers Club Press, 2002.
- Scheuerman, Richard D. and Clifford E. Trafzer. The Volga Germans: Pioneers of the Northwest. Moscow, Idaho: University Press of Idaho, 1980.
- Tate, W. Paul. The Gekeler Pioneers of LaGrande and Boise, 1862 and 1879. Boise, Idaho: W.P. Tate, 1979.
- Duncan, Jnice K. Minority Without a Champion: Kanakas on the Pacific Coast 1788-1850. Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 1972.
- French, Janet A. The Invisible Immigrants: A History of the South Asian Indian Community in Boise, Idaho. Thesis (M.A.)–Boise State University, 2002.
- Majumdar, Debu. From the Ganges to the Snake River. Caldwell, Idaho : Caxton Press, 2000.
- Hayashi, Robert Terry; foreword by Wayne Franklin. Haunted by Waters: a journey through race and place in the American West. Iowa City, Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 2007.
- Sims, Robert C. Japanese American contributions to Idaho’s economic development. Boise, Idaho: Center for Research, Grants, and Contracts, Boise State University, 1978.
- Baker, Richard. Los Dos Mundos: Rural Mexican Americans, another America. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1995.
- Delgado, Max A. Jesús Urquides: Idaho’s Premier Muleteer. Boise, Idaho: Idaho State Historical Society; Nampa, Idaho: Hispanic Cultural Center of Idaho, 2006.
- Bjerke, Arthur. Frontier Days in the White Pine Country. Troy, Idaho: Whitepine School District, 1975.
- Hunt, Linda Lawrence. Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 2003.
- Dibble, Bonnie. Against the Tide: The Lives of Gunnar and Nelly Sjoren. Middleton, Idaho: CHJ Pub., 1994.
- Rast, Ella Marie. I Remember That Good Yet: Edward Rast, a Russian Immigrant to Idaho. Pocatello, Idaho: Gateway Printers, Inc., 1997.
- Riach, George. Thirty-Five Years of Sheephearding. New York, N.Y.: Carlton Press, 1964.
- Twin Falls Public Library Staff. Gobo Fango. Twin Falls, Idaho: Twin Falls Public Library, 2011.
- Nisbet, Jack; illustrations by Jeanne Debons ; maps by Joe Guarisco. The dreamer and the doctor : a forest lover and a physician on the edge of the frontier. Seattle : Sasquatch Books, 2018.
- Steel, John and Lilly Ann Steel Loveland. Johan Stål John Steel: From Smaland Farmer Lad to Idaho Prune King. Francestown, New Hampshire: Marshall Jones, 1947.
- Nuxoll, Mary Ildephonse. Idaho Benedictines, 1977-1982: Priory St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho.
- Malad Valley History: Early Settlers of Malad Valley Pre-1870. Volume 1. Malad, Idaho: Malad Welsh Society, between 2004 and 2006.
Updated by Ronnie Joiner on April 2, 2019.