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Resources for the study of the history of

Mass Communication in Idaho


Special Collections Department of Albertsons Library



Books and Theses, etc.


Donner, Nancy N.T.  History of Journalism in Idaho Territory, 1862-1890.  Masters thesis, Montana State University.  1963.   Spec Coll  F746.D66 1963a  Also in the main collection.


Robinson, Kenneth Leonard.  Idaho Territorial Newspapers.  Masters thesis, University of Oregon.  1966.  Spec Coll PN4897.I23 R6    Also in the main collection


A Check List of Idaho Imprints, 1839-1890.  U.S. Historical Records Survey.  1940. 
Spec Coll  Z1275.C47 1940


Fisher, Vardis.  The Caxton Printers in Idaho: A Short History.  Caxton. 1944. 
Spec Coll  Z232.C38 F5


Lewis, James A.  Highlights of 70 Years.  Boise City Typographical Union.  1960
Spec Coll Z243.U6 I22 1960


Gould, Alice J.  “Brought to You in Living Black and White”: Early Television Broadcasting in Boise, Idaho.  Masters thesis, Boise State University.  2001
Spec Coll Thesis HE8700.8.G8 2001.  Also in main collection.


Trusky, Tom.  Censorship in Idaho Libraries.  Boise State University.  1982
Archives Z711.4.T4   Also in the main collection


State, county, and city histories sometimes have histories of local newspapers; see for example James Hawley, History of Idaho (1920), chapter on "Newspapers of Idaho"



Other resources


As the Turntable Turns: Official Newsletter of the History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation, Inc.  July 2006-      

Spec Coll. Periodicals Box 376


Boise State University Archives:  files on the establishment of Boise State Public Radio (in various record groups)


Boise City Typographical Union No. 271.  Records, 1890-1991   (MSS 78). 100 years worth of records from the Boise union of typesetters, including minutes, contracts, etc.


C.P. Connolly correspondence, 1907-1930  (MSS 208).  Mainly letters from U.S. Senator William Borah to Connolly, a muck-raking journalist, illustrative of their collaboration.



Prepared February 2011


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