This is a list of notable Idahoans. The people on this list were either born in Idaho, lived here for an extended period, or had an important effect on the history of the state. I have tried to find online sources of information, but some information is only available in books, magazines, or databases. Contact your local library to ask about how to access print materials or databases.
- “Aaron Paul’s career is breaking just right – From Boise to the Emmys to movies, the ‘Breaking Bad’ star is on a roll”. by Dana Oland. The Idaho Statesman. September 22, 2013. Local.
Abigail Scott Duniway
- Abigail Scott Duniway (1834-1915) and Idaho Suffrage (introduction and bibliography)
- “Leader of last American Indian war dies at 75.” Associated Press. Deseret News. Published: July 29, 2011 6:00 pm
Updated: July 29, 2011 10:02 p.m. Archived on the Wayback Machine 5 Oct 2018
- United Press International (UPI). “Kootenais Vow BIA Director Will Hear of Tribe’s Plaints.” The Idaho Statesman. September 26, 1974. page 13-A.
- United Press International (UPI). “Kootenais Reject Offer to Meet BIA Commissioner in Spokane. The Idaho Statesman. September 25, 1974 page D-1.
- Hargrove, William. “‘Once Great’ Kootenai Plan Come-Back Attempt.” The Idaho Statesman. September 23, 1974. Section 2, page 19.
- Prager, Mike. “Kootenai Tribal Elder Trice Dies.” The Spokesman Review. July 29, 2011. . Accessed November 30, 2020.
- Oral History with W. Averell Harriman. Washington, D.C. by Richard D. McKinzie and Theodore A. Wilson. 1971. Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.
- American and Russia in a changing world; a half century of personal observation. Doubleday. 1971.
- Special envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946. Random House, 1975.
- Spanning the century: the life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986. by Rudy Abramson. Morrow, 1992.
- Benedicte Wrensted Photograph Collection. Special Collections and Archives, Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University. Original photographs are housed in the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Accessed January 25, 2019.
- Scherer, Joanna Cohan; foreword by Bonnie C. Wuttunee-Wadsworth. A Danish photographer of Idaho Indians: Benedicte Wrensted. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
- Scherer, Joanna Cohan, editor. Benedicte Wrensted: an Idaho photographer in focus. Pocatello, Idaho: Idaho State University Press, 1993. – Based on papers given at the Benedicte Wrensted Images in Focus Conference, Idaho State University, March 26-27, 1993. “The contents of this book are the same as those of Rendevous, Idaho State University Journal of Arts and Letters, Volume 28, Nos. 1 and 2 (Fall/Spring 1992/1993)”–T.p. verso.
- “Error doesn’t weigh: He’s been a Sox scapegoat for 17 years, but Bill Buckner is at peace in Idaho”. by Stan Grossfeld. Boston Globe. October 23, 2003. – Wayback Machine, archived December 14, 2003.
- Boise Hawks hitting coach Bill Buckner retires from baseball. by Brian Murphy. The Idaho Statesman. March 3, 2014. Local.
- Founder of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest, Weiser, Idaho
- Idaho Collections in the Archive of Folk Culture
- “Idaho’s Highway is Boosted Here.” Spokesman Review. 1925-7-12. Washington State University Collections. Accessed September 27, 2018.
- Cohen, Norm; Cohen, David. Long Steel Rail: The Railroad in American Folksong. University of Illinois Press. 1981. Google Books. 2001. 2nd Edition.
Bonnie McCarroll (Mary Ellen “Dot” Treadwell)
- Bonnie McCarroll thrown from Silver. photo taken by Walter S. Bowman, September, 1915. Oregon History Project.
- McCarroll Rodeo Archives. Bonnie & Frank McCarroll Rodeo Archives, circa 1900-circa 1940. (Location: 0523-0524; 0526) (Accession #: RC2006.076). Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- Buffalo Horn (Bannock leader). Pacific Northwest Quarterly. 26(1):19.
- Jackson, William Henry. Bannock Group, Buffalo Horn and Buffalo Jim on Horseback, Fort Hall Reservation, Idaho
1872. photograph. Accessed September 6, 2018
- “It Takes a Rocket Scientist to Move to Coeur d’Alene.” by Tom Hasslinger. Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press. online article. November 17, 2010 8:00 PM
- Lyon, Caleb, (1822 – 1875). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 25, 2022.
- Wells, Merle W. “Caleb Lyon’s Indian Policy.” The Pacific Northwest Quarterly. Vol. 61, No. 4. October 1970, pp. 193-200.
Carol Ryrie Brink
- Carol Ryrie Brink. Boise State University western writers series; no. 100. by Mary E. Reed. Boise State University, 1991.
- Caddie Woodlawn. MacMillan, 1973.
- Russell, Betsy. Eye on Boise. “Idaho icon Andrus dies at 85.” The Spokesman-Review. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
- Cecil Andrus : politics Western style. by Cecil Andrus and Joel Connelly. Sasquatch Book, 1998.
- Search for Cecil Andrus in the National Archives at https://www.archives.gov/
- Cecil D. Andrus collection. Boise State University, Albertsons Library. Description from Digital Library of Idaho, and Mountain West Digital Library.
Cecilia Violetta Lopez
- Driscoll, F. Paul, and Brian Kellow. “Rising stars.” Opera News. October 2015, Vol. 80 Issue 4, p24-47 (24p).
- “Cecilia Violetta Lopez returns to her hometown for special performance.” KMVT/KSVT. September 11, 2020 6:31 PM MDT. https://www.kmvt.com/2020/09/12/cecilia-violetta-lopez-returns-to-her-hometown-for-special-performance/
Charles Benjamin Ross (Governor)
- Archive Collection of Governor Benjamin Ross, AR0002.0015. Idaho State Historical Society.
- Gov. Charles Benjamin Ross. National Governors Association.
Charles Calvin Moore
- Gov. Charles Calvin Moore. National Governors Association.
Charlotte May Pierstorff
In 1914 May was mailed from Grangeville to Lewiston to visit her grandparents.
- Precious Packages-America’s Parcel Post Service. National Postal Museum. Accessed December 2, 2020.
- Tunnell, Michael O. Mailing May. New York, NY: Greenwillow Books, 1997.
Cherie Buckner-Webb (Idaho Senator)
- Cherie Buckner-Webb was the first Black Idahoan and Black woman elected to serve in the Idaho Legislature. She was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and the State Senate in 2014, 2016, and 2018 and served as Assistant Minority Leader. She is a 5th generation Idahoan, businesswoman and gospel and blues singer.
- Idaho Legislature: Senator Cherie Buckner-Webb (D)
- Women’s and Children’s Alliance (Boise) Board Spotlight: Cherie Buckner-Webb
- Chief Joseph’s Own Story. Joseph (Nez Percé Chief). from the North American Review, April 1879. copy available on Internet Archive.
- Chief Joseph & the flight of the Nez Perce : the untold story of an American tragedy. by Kent Nerburn. HarperSanFrancicso, 2005.
- Thunder in the mountains : Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War. by Daniel J. Sharfstein. W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
- “Chief Joseph.” Harpers Weekly. August 16, 1890, Vol. 34, page 644.
- “A Star Comes Home – ‘Mad Men’ actress Hendricks tours area with ABC”. by Eric Larsen (Times-News). MagicValley.com. Mar 11, 2009.
Clarence A. Bottolfsen
- Clarence A. Bottolfsen. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 415, February 1967.
- University of Idaho Special Collections. Descriptive inventory of special collection prepared by Judith Nielsen, June 1979. https://www.lib.uidaho.edu/special-collections/Manuscripts/mg011.htm.
- Manuscript Group 11. Clarence A. Bottolfsen, 1891-1964. Papers, 1926-1964. The descriptive inventory of the papers of C.A. Bottolfsen in the University of Idaho Library was prepared by Judith Nielsen, June 1979. The papers were donated January 1966.
- “Swingin’ with Stigers.” by Rose Reifsnyder. Boise Weekly. Apr 6, 2005 Updated Jul 16, 2020.
Darwin K. Vest
- Vest, D.K. (1987): Envenomation by Tegenaria agrestis (Walckenaer) spiders in rabbits. Toxicon. 25(2), pages 221-224.
- Vest, D.K. (1987): Necrotic arachnidism in the northwest United States and its probable relationship to Tegenaria agrestis (Walckenaer) spiders. Toxicon. 25(2), pages 175-184.
- Archived web site: http://hobospider.org. Page view for October 12, 1999. Archive.org.
- Lynch, David. Snowmen. Steidl, 2007. Exhibition. David Lynch, The Air Is on Fire, présentée à la Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain. From 3 March to 27 May 2007.
- “Mary Ann on a Mission – Dawn Wells has plans for the future of film in Idaho.” by Michael Corrigan. Boise Weekly. Idaho Arts Quarterly. September 7, 2005.
- Don Larsen Defined World Series Perfection. by Craig Muder. National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- “Don Larsen: Happy at Home in North Idaho”. By Brian Walker. Coeur d’Alene/Post Falls Press. Online article. December 28, 2017 5:00 am.
Doug Martsch (Built to Spill)
- “Built to Spill”. by Kyle Swenson. Guitar Player. June 1997, Volume 31 Issue 6, page 20.
- “Built to Thrill”. by Michael Deeds. The Idaho Statesman. Scene. February 19, 1999, page 4S and 11S.
Edward F. Rhodenbaugh
- Edward F. Rhodenbaugh, Boise State University, Albertsons Library. Description on Digital Library of Idaho.
- Keith : an Autobiography. by Elmer Keith. Winchester Press, 1974.
- Letters from Elmer Keith : a half century of advice on guns, ammo, handloading, hunting, and other pursuits. compiled by Timothy J. Mullin. Paladin Press, 2008.
- “He’s Idaho’s Prophet of Boom. by Keith Barrette”. The Spokesman-Review. September 24, 1950. pages 2 and 10.
- “Gun Writer: Elmer Keith is the last of a vanishing breed”. The Idaho Statesman. December 4, 1980. page C1.
- Ernest Hemingway: Online Resources. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
- Hemingway: a life without consequences. By James R. Mellow. Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
- Papa Hemingway; a personal memoir. By A.E. Hotchner. Random House, 1966.
- Ernest Hemingway; a life story. by Carlos Baker. Scribner, 1969.
- Ernest Hemingway’s Own Private Idaho. The writer’s house in Ketchum was recently placed on the US National Register of Historic Places. by Karl Cushing. Independent. online article. Wednesday 29 June 2016 15:15 BST.
- The correspondence of Ezra Pound and Senator William Borah. Sarah C. Holmes, editor. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2001.
- The trial of Ezra Pound; a documented account of the treason case, by the defendant’s lawyer, Julien Cornell. J. Day Co., 1966.
Ezra Taft Benson
- Ezra Taft Benson: a biography. by Sheri L. Dew. Deseret Book Co., 1987.
- “The Proper Role Of Government”. Vital Speeches of the Day. June 15, 1968, Vol. 34 Issue 17, p514. 7p. Presents the text of a speech given by Ezra Taft Benson delivered in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 29, 1968 which deals with the proper role of government.
- BYU Speeches: Ezra Taft Benson. BYU Speeches, University Press Building Provo, Utah.
Frank B. Robinson
- Peterson, Keith. “Psychiana.” Latah Legacy. Vol. 16, No. 2 & 3, 1987. pages 16 & 17. Accessed October 1, 2018. Latah Legacy, Latah County Historical Society.
- Peterson, Keith. Frank Bruce Robinson and Psychiana. Idaho Yesterdays. Vol. 23 No. 3, Fall 1979. pages 9-29.
- The Psychiana Collection: Materials from the Frank B. Robinson Papers documenting Psychiana, a religion popular in the 1930s and 40s. University of Idaho Library. Accessed December 2, 2020.
- Robinson, Frank B. The strange autobiography of Frank B. Robinson: founder of “Psychiana.” Moscow, Idaho. Moscow, Idaho: “Psychiana,” Inc., 1941.
- The Best Roads in Life Lead Home Again: Senator Frank Church’s declaration of his candidacy for president of the United States, March 18, 1976, Idaho City, Idaho. foreword by Bethine Church and Carl Burke ; afterword by Forrest Church. Idaho City Historical Foundation, 2006.
- Fighting the odds : the life of Senator Frank Church. LeRoy Ashby, Rod Gramer. Ridenbaugh Press, 2014.
- Father and Son: a personal biography of Senator Frank Church of Idaho. by his son, F. Forrester Church. Harper & Row, 1985.
- About Senator Frank Church, Frank Church Institute.
- A Lifelong affair: my passion for people and politics Washington. Francis Press, 2003.
- Frank and Bethine Church Collection, Boise State University, Albertons Library. Description on Digital Library of Idaho.
- Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities (Church Committee). United States Senate. https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/investigations/church-committee.htm. Accessed January 7, 2021.
- Intelligence Related Commissions, Other Select or Special Committees and Special Reports. U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Accessed January 7, 2021.
Frank Robert Gooding
- Frank Robert Gooding. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 405.
Frank W. Steunenberg
- The Martyr of Idaho. by Frank Steunenberg.
- Frank Steunenberg (PDF). Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 402.
- Big Trouble: a murder in a small western town sets off a struggle for the soul of America. by Anthony J. Lukas, Simon & Schuster, 1997.
- Topics in Chronicling America – The Haywood Trial. Library of Congress. Accessed September 21, 2018.
- The Perfect Ride. By Gary Stevens with Mervyn Kaufman. Citadel Press, 2002.
- “How Sweet it is! Idaho native Gary Stevens aboard 25-to-1 longshot, stuns Kentucky Derby field”. The Idaho Statesman. May 7, 1995 page 1C and 2C.
- Elegant soul: the life and music of Gene Harris. By Janie Harris. Caxton Press, 2005.
Gib and Jean Hochstrasser and the Kings of Swing
- “True to Every Last Original Score: New ‘Kings’ to Swing Out with Big Band Sound”. by Pat Thornton. The Idaho Statesman. March 30, 1975. page 32.
- All the Right Moves: Jean Hochstrasser and her Boise big band hope to get the crowd swinging. by Kim Nowacki. Argus Observer. Jan 26, 2003 .
Glen H. Taylor
- The way it was with me. By Glen Taylor. L. Stuart, 1979.
- “Idaho’s Glen Taylor: Depression, Ben Ross Stirred Interest in Political World”. By David Morrissey. The Idaho Statesman. January 28, 1975 page 5.
- “Remembering Glen Taylor: The Singing Cowboy Who Went to the Senate and Came Home to Sell Toupees…” by Peter Collier. Mother Jones. April 1977. Pages 43 through 53.
- Taylor Topper U.S. Patent #2850023. September 2, 1958. Search for patent documents on the US Patent and Trademark Office web page at www.uspto.gov.
- Glen H. Taylor: Public Image and Reality. by William C. Pratt. The Pacific Northwest Quarterly.
Vol. 60, No. 1. January, 1969, pages 10 through 16.
- Glen Hearst Taylor (1904-1984). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present. https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/LPS21383. Accessed January 8, 2021.
- Glenn Balch, an interview with a Western writer [videorecording] a production of the Simplot/Micron Technology Center. executive producer Elise Balch. The Center, 1988.
- The young sportsman’s guide to western horseback riding. T. Nelson, 1965.
- “A Negro Shepherd Shot in Idaho.” Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman. February 16, 1886, page 3.
- “The Controversial Death of Gobo Fango,” Utah Historical Quarterly 57 (Summer 1989): 264-72.
- Crump, Steve. “You can’t top Gobo Fango’s Idaho story.” Magicvalley.com, June 4, 2009. Accessed November 27, 2018.
- Garrett, Dean H. Deseret News, February 12, 1886, page 3.
- Hilmo, Tess. “Gobo Fango,” The Friend. March 2003, pages 28-30. Accessed November 27, 2018.
- Young, Margaret Blair. “Fango, Gobo (1855-1886).” BlackPast.org. Accessed November 18, 2018.
- Garrett, H. Dean. “The Controversial Death of Gobo Fango.” Utah Historical Quarterly, vol. 57, no. 3, 1989, pp. 264–272. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/45061873.
- For more context on the murder of Gobo Fango, see our subject guide on the Sheep and Cattle Wars.
Gracie B. Pfost
- Gracie B. Pfost Collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
Gregory H. “Pappy” Boyington
- Baa Baa Black Sheep. “Pappy” Boyington (Gregory Boyington). Bantam Books, 1958/1977.
- Black Sheep One: the life of Gregory “Pappy” Boyington by Bruce Gamble. Presidio Press, 2000.
- Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington. C.O. VMF-214, Black Sheep Squadron. By Stephen Sherman, Jan. 2001. Updated June 30, 2011. Acepilots.com.
- Great White Fathers: the story of the obsessive quest to create Mount Rushmore. by John Taliaferro. Public Affairs, 2002.
- Gutzon Borglum: His life and work. by Robin Borglum Carter. Eakin Press, 1998.
- The carving of Mount Rushmore. By Rex Alan Smith. Abbeville Press, 1985.
- Borglum’s unfinished dream. By June Culp Zeitner. North Plains Press, 1976.
- Harmon Killebrew. National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- Harmon Killebrew, baseball’s superstar. By Wayne J. Anderson. Deseret Book, Co., 1971.
- The Harmon Killebrew story. By Hal Butler. J. Messner, 1966.
Harry “Kid” Matthews
- The Greatest Boxing Fights of All Time – Rocky Marciano vs Harry ‘Kid’ Matthews in 1952. YouTube.
Harry W. Morrison
- Idaho entrepreneurs: profiles in business. By Hal Bunderson. Boise State University, 1992.
- Harry W. Morrison : a portrait. by Susan M. Stacy. Harry W. Morrison Foundation, 1992.
- “Heather Cox: Interviewing the interviewer.” By George Prentice. Boise Weekly. June 15, 2016.
- NEA National Heritage Fellowships, profile of Horace P. Axtell. National Endowment for the Arts.
Irene Allen Wilcox
Founder of the Idaho Conference on Social Welfare.
- Wilcox Lecture Series. Boise State University School of Social Work.
- J.R. Simplot : a billion the hard way. by Louie Attebery. Caxton Press, 2000
- A Conversation with J.R. Channel Six News. Videocassette, 1995.
- Aristocrat in Burlap: a history of the potato in Idaho James W. Davis and Nikki Balch Stilwell Boise: Idaho Potato Commission, 1975.
- Jack Simplot, a hometown boy who made good. Burley Herald-Bulletin. 1959.
- “Boise’s Jack Lemley, who rescued the Chunnel, looks back on a just-finished career.” by Sven Berg. Idaho Statesman. Business Insider. online publication. September 17, 2013 12:00 AM. Updated October 21, 2015 02:24 PM. Print copy: The Idaho Statesman. September 17, 2013. Local.
- Horse and buggy West; a boyhood on the last frontier. Knopf, 1969.
- Jack O’Connor’s gun book. Wolfe Pub. Co, 1992.
- The art of hunting big game in North America. Knopf, 1967.
- Jackson Sundown, the Bishop Brothers, and the Pendleton Round-Up. Let’er Buck! Pendleton Woolen Mills Blog. September 12, 2018. https://blog.pendleton-usa.com/tag/jackson-sundown.
- Jackson Sundown. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail.
- “Nez Perces ask Treaty Revival.” Idaho Daily Statesman. May 14, 1919. page 2.
- “Jake Plummer: What was he thinking?” by Chris Ballard. Sports Illustrated. February 14, 2011. page 58 through 69.
- Jake Plummer walked away from NFL to find true happiness. by Chris Ballard. SI Vault. June 30, 2015.
- Broncos: the complete history. NFL Films : Manufactured and distributed by Warner Home Video, 2006. Special features, disk 2.
- James Castle House – City of Boise.
- James Castle & the book. By Tom Trusky. Idaho Center for the Book, 1999.
- James Castle: his life and art. By Tom Trusky. Idaho Center for the Book, 2004.
James Henry Hawley
- James Henry Hawley. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 407.
James Jesus Angleton
- Cold warrior: James Jesus Angleton: the CIA’s master spy hunter. By Tom Mangold. Simon & Schuster, 1991.
- Morley, Jefferson. “The Ghost: the secret life of CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press, 2017.
- “James Angleton: Master Spy Hunter.” Intelligence and Operations. CIA.gov. March 25, 2011.
- Robarge, David. “The James Angleton Phenomenon. ‘Cunning Passages, Contrived Corridors’: Wandering in the Angletonian Wilderness.” Studies in Intelligence Vol. 53 No. 4 (2009). CIA Library. Accessed March 25, 2022. – This article includes an annotated bibliography.- Downloadable PDF.
- Robarge, Dave. “Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and CIA Counterintelligence.” The Journal of Intelligence History 3 (Winter 2003) Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) Wilson Center . – Downloadable PDF.
- Instant Replay; the Green Bay Packer diary of Jerry Kramer. World Pub. 1968.
- Goulder, William Armistead. Reminiscences: incidents in the life of a pioneer in Oregon and Idaho. Boise, Idaho: Timothy Regan, 1909.
- Lawson, Benjamin S. Joaquin Miller. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University, 1980.
- Miller, Joaquin; edited with introduction by A. H. Rosenus. Unwritten history; life among the Modocs. Eugene, Oregon: Orion Press, 1972. – First published in 1873 under title: Life amongst the Modocs.
- Moulton, Candy. “Following Mountain Man Jim Bridger: From Billings, Montana, to Casper, Wyoming.” True West Magazine. May 1, 2009. Accessed September 27, 2018.
- Enzler, Jerry. Knight of the Rockies. True West Magazine. Oct 28, 2021 (archived 1 Nov 2021 – 27 Jan 2022),
- Memories: Joe Albertson. Albertson’s Inc. Communications Department, 1993.
- Joe Alberston. Idaho Experience. PBS.
John Michener Haines
- John Michener Haines. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 408.
- Coleman, Louis C., and Leo Rieman. B.C. Payette, compiler. Captain John Mullan; His Life. Building the Mullan road; as it is today and interesting tales of occurrences along the road. Montreal: Print. priv. for Payette Radio Ltd., 1968.
- Petersen, Keith.John Mullan: the tumultuous life of a western road builder. Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2014.
- McDermott, Paul D., Ronald E. Grim, and Philip Mobley. The Mullan Road : Carving a Passage through the Frontier Northwest, 1859-62. Missoula, Montana: Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2015.
John T. Morrison
- John T. Morrison. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 404.
- Action Shooting Cowboy Style: an in-depth look at America’s hottest new shooting game. Krause Publications, 1997.
- Big Bore Handguns. Krause Publications, 2002.
- Big Bore Sixguns. Krause Publications, 1999.
Father Joseph Cataldo
- Crosby, Laurence E. “Kuailks metacopun” (Black Robe three-times-broken): being a series of interviews with Father Joseph Cataldo. Wallace, Idaho: Wallace Press-Times, 1925.
Francena Medora Kellogg Buck
- Temperance Activist
- An Illustrated History of the State of Washington, by Rev. H.K. Hines, D.D., The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago, IL., 1893, pages 436-437 Washington GenWeb Submitted to the WA. Bios Project in October 2003 by Jeffrey L. Elmer. Excerpt of book published online at wagenweb.org.
Joseph Henry Loveless
- Joseph Henry Loveless was a bootlegger with numerous aliases. He is best known for being the Clark County John Doe discovered in Buffalo Cave in 1979. His remains were identified by the DNA Doe Project in 2019. Source: DNA Doe Project .
Joseph R. Garry
- Trimble, Chuck. “Joe Garry of the Coeur d’Alene: Hero of the 20th Century Indian America.” Indian-Country Today. April 11, 2012. https://indiancountrytoday.com/archive/joe-garry-of-the-coeur-d-alene-hero-of-20th-century-indian-america-ryzDxrgUjkGf-tQkb2ipRA. Accessed November 30, 2020.
- Fahey, John. Saving the Reservation: Joe Garry and the Battle to Be Indian. Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Press, 2001.
- Your song changed my life: from Jimmy Page to St. Vincent, Smokey Robinson to Hozier, thirty-five beloved artists on their journey and the music that inspired it. Inverviews by Bob Boilen. William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2016.
Kathleen (Kitty) Gurnsey
- Kathleen (Kitty) Gurnsey, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
Kevin Grant Sharp
- Tragedy’s Gift : Surviving Cancer The Kevin Sharp Story. by Kevin Sharp and Jeanne Gere. ZassCo Publishing, 2004.
- Kristin Armstrong; Road Cycling. United States Olympic Committee.
- Cycling Idaho. Outdoor Idaho. Digital Media Idaho Public Television. 2006. – Tour Idaho through the eyes of cyclists in this documentary about bicycling in the Gem State. Bike along the 73-mile long Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, through the Teton Valley with WomanTours, race with the BYRDS, explore the White Cloud Mountains with mountain bikers, and go on a practice ride with Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.
- Lana–the lady, the legend, the truth. by Lana Turner. Dutton, 1982.
- Larry Jackson. by Warren Corbett. Society for American Baseball Research.
Lawrence Henry Gipson
- The Coming of the Revolution, 1763-1775. Harper, 1954.
- Guide to the Papers of Lawrence Henry Gipson (PDF). Compiled by Diane Windham Shaw for Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-century Studies, Lehigh University.
- The Triumphant Empire: Thunder-Clouds Gather in the West 1763-1766, by Lawrence H. Gipson (Knopf) awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History. Pulizter.org
- Len Jordan Collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library
- “From Rupert to CNN: Lou Dobbs’ stock soars”. Twin Falls Times-News. April 26, 1996. Page C1.
- Exporting America: why corporate greed is shipping American jobs overseas New York: Warner Business Books, 2004.
- War on the middle class: how the government, big business, and special interests are waging war on the American dream and how to fight back. Viking, 2006.
- Mullins, Luke. “The Secret Life of Lou Dobbs.” American. Nov/Dec 2006, Vol. 1 Issue 1, pages 22-110.
- “Mr. Chemistry Celebrates a Century.” Here We Have Idaho. Spring 2011. pages 6 through 11.
- Murder in Spokane: Catching a Serial Killer. by Mark Fuhrman. Cliff Street Books/HarperCollins. 2001.
- Murder in Brentwood. Regnery Pub., 1997.
- Murder in Greenwich: who killed Martha Moxley? New York: Cliff Street Books, 1998.
Mary Hallock Foote
- Mary Hallock Foote & Arthur De Wint Foote in Idaho (introduction and bibliography)
- Matthew Barney: No Restraint. by Matthew Barney, Björk, and Alison Chernick. Kino Lorber, 2016.
- “Matthew Barney: From Boise’s Capital High to the world’s hottest artist”. The Idaho Statesman. March 9, 2003. Page 3 and 8 Life section.
May Arkwright Hutton
May Hutton was a suffragist and labor advocate.
- Hutton, May Arkwright. The Coeur d’Alenes; or, A tale of the modern inquisition in Idaho. Wallace, Idaho: M.A. Hutton, 1900.
- Keith Shelton, “The Formidable May Hutton.” Spokane Historical.accessed November 30, 2020.
- “The Climb”. By Liz Brody. Glamour. June 2015 pages 188 through 191.
- “How to Scale Mount Everest: Watch Melissa Arnot Prepare for Her Incredible Journey.” by Danica Lo. Glamour. online article. April 21, 2015 4:43 AM.
- “Melissa Arnot climbs into Mount Everest record book“. by Rich Landers. The Spokesman-Review. Spokesman.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
- Head of the Club. Interview by Doris Toumarkine. Film Journal International. November 2002, Vol. 105 Issue 11, page 20 (3 pages).
Nicknamed the Queen of Swing, Mrs. Swing, and the Rockin’ Chair Lady. Her brothers were Al Rinker (of The Rhythm Boys), Charles Rinker, and Miles Rinker. Mildred Bailey often performed with Red Norvo.
- Giddins, Gary. “Mrs. Swing.” Village Voice. June 13, 2000, Vol. 45 Issue 23, page 103 (3 pages).
- Rumble: the Indians who rocked the world. DVD. Directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana (co-director). New York: Kino Lorber, 2017.
- Listen to Mildred Bailey with Archive.org’s 78 collection.
Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert
- Eastwood, Laurie T., editor. Letters of Minerva Teichert. Provo, Utah: BYU Studies, 1998.
- Eastwood, Laurie Teicher, and Robert O. Davis, essays; art Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert. Rich in story, great in faith: the art of Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert. Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1988.
- Minerva K. Teichert. Utah Artists Project. J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah. Accessed January 17, 2019.
- MSS 2243; Laurie Teichert Eastwood collection on Minerva Kohlhepp Teichert and Herman Teichert; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Accessed January 17, 2019.
- Stuebner, Stephen. Cool North Wind: Morley Nelson’s life with birds of prey. Caxton Press, 2002.
- Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA), Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
- Moses Alexander, Idaho’s Jewish governor, 1914-1918. by David Lester Crowder. University of Utah, 1972.
- Party Divisions, Political Turmoil and Moses Alexander. 1914: Idaho elects a Jewish governor amidst political dispersion, Statehouse scandal and agrarian revolt. by Mike Moore. The Blue Review. March 3, 2014.
- The Moses Alexander collection: including the papers of the Office of the Governor (1915-1919), the Alexander family, and M. Alexander, Inc. AR 2.0011 and MS 335. arranged and described by Dylan J McDonald; design by Joshua Hammari. Idaho State Historical Society, 2002.
Mourning Dove (Christal Quintasket)
- Mourning Dove: Chronicler and Champion of the Okanagan People. by John Brent Musgrave. Class Acts: Influential Women of the South Okanagan. Osoyoos Museum.
- Mourning Dove: A Selected Bibliography. Dr. Donna Campbell, Washington State University.
- Mourning Dove : a Salishan autobiography. by Mourning Dove, edited by Jay Miller. University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
- Nell Shipman Digital Collection – Albertsons Library Digital Collections, Boise State University. Description on Digital Library of Idaho.
- Nell Shipman collection. Volume 1, A girl from God’s country. Hemingway Western Studies Center, Boise State University, 2006.
- Nell Shipman collection. Volume 2, The short films. Idaho Film Collection, Hemingway Western Studies Center, Boise State University, 2006.
- Nell Shipman collection. Volume 3, From Lionhead Lodge. Idaho Film Collection, 2007.
- Shipman, Nell. The Silent Screen and My Talking Heart: An Autobiography. 3rd ed. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 2001.
- Nell Shipman Collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
Norman B. Willey
- Norman B. Willey. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 400.
- An Evening with Patrick McManus. Digital Media. Idaho Public Television, 1996.
- Whatchagot Stew: a memoir of an Idaho Childhood, with recipes and commentaries. by Patrick McManus and Patricia McManus Gass. H. Holt, 1990.
- How I got this Way. by Patrick McManus. H. Holt, 1994.
- “Patty Duke 1946-2016. Her Tragedies and Triumphs”. by Alynda Wheat, Mia McNiece, and Liz McNeil. People. April 18, 2016, Vol. 85 Issue 17, p63-66.
Paul Revere (Paul Revere and the Raiders)
- Paul Revere & the Raiders: history rebeats itself! By Claudia M. Doege. Dia Press, 1985.
- “Paul Revere Brings Raiders Back Home.” The Idaho Statesman. September 7, 1969, page 14-C.
- Pete Cennarusa Collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
- The Compleat Phil Batt: a kaleidoscope. by Phil Batt. Eva Gay Yost, 1999.
- Life as a Geezer. by Phil Batt. Eva Gay Yost, 2002.
Philo T. Farnsworth
- Search for patent documents on the US Patent and Trademark Office web page at www.uspto.gov. An easy way to view patent images is to type the patent number (without commas) into the US Patent Full-Page Images (since 1790) search. A list of patents is available on Wikipedia.
- Philo T. Farnsworth: the father of television. By Donald G. Godfrey. University of Utah Press, 2001.
- Philo T. and Elma G. Farnsworth papers, 1924-1992. MS 0648. University of Utah Special Collections. Information from Archives West.
- “Street Fighting”. by Tim Layden. Sports Illustrated. February 23, 1998, Vol. 88, Issue 8.
- Picabo: nothing to hide. By Picabo Street with Diane White. Contemporary Books, 2002.
- “Country Legend, Reckless Kelly Songwriter Pinto Bennett Has Died.” SavingCountryMusic.com. June 30, 2021. Access March 25, 2022.
- Polly Bemis, a Chinese American pioneer. by Priscilla Wegars. Backeddy Books, 2003.
- Idaho County’s most romantic character, Polly Bemis. by M. Alfreda Elsensohn. Idaho Corp. of Benedictine Sisters, 1979.
- D’Ambrosio, Brian. “Sold Off By Her Father: Polly Bemis left her China homeland a captive, yet found respect in the Idaho gold fields.” True West Magazine. Inside History. Online article published January 5, 2017. (Archived 24 Aug 2019 – 6 Dec 2021)
Richard M. McKenna
- Richard McKenna. Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Accessed September 27, 2018.
- Noble, Dennis L. The Sailor’s Homer: the life and times of Richard McKenna, author of The sand pebbles. Naval Institute Press, 2015.
Richard Zimmerman (Dugout Dick)
- Dugout Dick Memorial, Salmon, Idaho. Atlas Obscura (contributed by rplothow).
- Idaho Loners: Hermits, Solitaries, and Individualists. by Cort Conley. Backeddy Books, 1994.
- Last of Idaho’s Mountain Hermits, by Tim Woodward. The Idaho Statesman. July 29, 2002, page 1.
- Idaho’s Dugout Dick Is Fading Into History. Lifestyle: The hermit has spent 54 years in a succession of caves, tending his goats and garden. But his 86 years are catching up to him. by Tim Woodward. The Idaho Statesman. Published online by the Los Angeles Times, August 18, 2002.
- A story about Dugout Dick, the Salmon River Caveman. . YouTube.
Robert W. Limbert
- Robert W. Limbert Collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
- Wursta, Steve. Among the Craters of the Moon: the life and adventures of Robert W. Limbert. [Bend, Or.?] : Arctic Circle Productions, 2005.
- Limbert, Robert W. Among the “Craters of the Moon”: an account of the first expeditions through the remarkable volcanic lava beds of southern Idaho / with illustrations from photographs by the author. National Geographic Society, 1924.
- Way out in Idaho: a celebration of songs and stories. compiled, with an introduction by Rosalie Sorrels ; foreword by Robert McCarl. Confluence Press, In association with the Idaho Commission on the Arts, 1991.
- Rosalie Sorrels: way out in Idaho. Idaho Public Television; producers, Bruce Reichert [and others]; director/editor, Pat Metzler. DVD.
Boise, Idaho: Idaho Public Television, 2006. Idaho Public Television.
- Bird Woman: Sacagawea’s Own Story, as recorded by James Willard Schultz.
- The Lemhi: Sacajawea’s People, by Brigham D. Madsen.
- Sacajawea, by Harold P. Howard.
- Sacajawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by Ella E. Clark and Margot Edmonds.
- Sacagawea Speaks: Beyond the Shining Mountains With Lewis and Clark, by Joyce Badgley Hunsaker.
- The Shoshone, by Kim Draper.
- Information on primary sources on Sacagawea (PDF) from the Missouri Historical Society.
- Heath, Chuck Sr., and Chuck Heath, Jr. Our Sarah: Made in Alaska. New York: Center Street, 2012.
- Interviews and Recollections of Sarah Winnemucca. Identifier: 2013-04_6_22. University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department.
- “Sarah Winnemucca: A Statesman local interviewed Sarah Winnemucca yesterday…” Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman. August 31, 1878 page 3.
- “Sally Winnemucca on Agent Rinehart”. Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman. December 2, 1879 page 3.
- Life among the Piutes : their wrongs and claims. by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins ; foreword by Catherine Fowler. University of Nevada Press, 1994.
- Life among the Piutes, their wrongs and claims. by Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins. Mary Tyler Peabody Mann, editor. Cupples, Upham & co., G. P. Putnam’s sons, New York, 1883. Book from the collections of New York Public Library, published on Archive.org.
Sylvan Ambrose “Buckskin Bill” Hart
- Idaho Loners: Hermits, Solitaries, and Individualists. by Cort Conley. Backeddy Books, 1994.
- Last of the Mountain Men. by H. Peterson. Sports Illustrated. October 3, 1966 volume 25 pages 84-88.
Tad Doyle (Tad)
- “DVD showcases ex-Boisean’s glory days – But these days, the ex-TAD frontman is more into the here and now”. by Michael Deeds. The Idaho Statesman. Scene, February 22, 2008.
- Ted Trueblood papers 1854-1987 – Boise State University Library, Special Collections and Archives. Information on Archives West.
- The Angler’s Handbook. By Ted Trueblood. Crowell, 1949.
T.H. Bell (Terrel Howard Bell)
- A Nation at Risk : the imperative for educational reform (PDF). United States. National Commission on Excellence in Education. 1983.
- The Idaho Encyclopedia. Compiled by the Federal writers’ project of the Works progress administration, Vardis Fisher, state director. Caldwell, Id : Caxton Printers, 1938.
- Rediscovering Vardis Fisher: Centennial essays. Joseph M. Flora, editor. University of Idaho Press, 2000.
- Vardis Fisher: the frontier and regional works. By Wayne Chatterton. Boise State College, 1972.
- The Clore collection of Vardis Fisher research materials: a guide [Boise State University Library, Special Collections Department] Boise, Idaho: The Library, 1989.
- Tiger on the Road. By Tim Woodward. Caxton Printers, 1989.
- Walter Johnson: a life. By Jack Kavanagh. Diamond Communications. 1995.
- Walter Johnson: baseball’s big train. By Henry W. Thomas. Phenom Press, 1995.
- Walter Johnson. National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- “Kid Johnson Smashes World’s Record for Pitching. Weiser Twirler Chucks 75 Innings without Score Made Against Him”. The Idaho Daily Statesman. June 30, 1907 page 13.
- Washakie : chief of the Shoshones. by Grace Raymond Hebard ; introduction to the Bison books edition by Richard O. Clemmer. University of Nebraska Press, 1996.
White Bird (Peopeo Kiskiok Hihih)
- Hear Me, My Chiefs!: Nez Perce Legend and History. By Lucullus V. McWhorter, edited by Ruth Bordin. Caxton Printers, 1952. pages 181 and 182.
- American Problems : a selection of speeches and prophecies. by William E. Borah, edited by Horace Green. Duffield & Co., 1924.
- Borah of Idaho. by Claudius Osborne Johnson. Longmans, Green and Co. 1936.
- Borah, William Edgar, (1865 – 1940). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Constitutional Government. Vital Speeches of the Day. October 15, 1937. Vol. 4 Issue 1, p4. 4p. Presents the text of a speech given by U.S. Senator William E. Borah of Idaho, given on September 16, 1937, which deals with the constitution of the U.S.
- The Closing argument of W. E. Borah for the prosecution, in the great Coeur dAlene riot-murder trial : delivered July 27, 1899, Wallace, Idaho. by William Edgar Borah. [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1900 and 1999?]
- Elephants and Donkeys : the memoirs of Mary Borah as told to Mary Louise Perrine. University Press of Idaho, 1976.
- Haywood trial : closing argument of W.E. Borah. by William Edgar Borah. Statesman Shop, [1907?]
- William E. Borah collection, Boise State University, Albertsons Library.
William John McConnell
- William John McConnell. Idaho State Historical Society Reference Series Number 401.
- Early History of Idaho. by W.J. McConnell, ex-U.S. senator and -governor, who was present and cognizant of the events narrated; published by authority of the Idaho state legislature. The Caxton printers, 1913.
This page updated by Ronnie Joiner on March 25, 2022.