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Idaho: State Resource Guide

Related Resources

This page includes additional resources on the state of Idaho from the Library of Congress website.

American Folklife Center State Resources

America's Library

America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle school students. This site contains a wide variety of information related to United States history and culture. Search on Idaho to find examples such as these:

Explore the States

Exhibitions Featuring Idaho

Books that Shaped America

We all bring a different set of experiences to a book, and those experiences shape how we react to what we read. The Books That Shaped America exhibition marks a starting point to spark a national conversation on books and their importance in Americans' lives.

Selected Highlight:

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

Abel Buell (1742-1822), an engraver from Connecticut, produced his New and Correct Map of the United States of North America, which, among other things, has been recognized as the very first map of the newly independent United States to be compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. Accompanying Buell’s landmark work in this exhibition are early maps of each state—often the very first map—printed in the United States after each state achieved statehood.

Selected Highlight:

Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America

The exhibition draws on the Library's rich collections of exploration material to feature the trek of the Corps of Discovery as a culmination in the quest to connect the East and the West by means of a waterway passage. The exhibition's epilogue focuses on the transcontinental railroad, which replaced the search for a direct water route with a "river of steel." Idaho is mentioned in the Lewis and Clark section of this exhibition.

Historic Newspapers

Law Library

Bibliographies and Guides

Resources for Teachers

The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.

Features & Activities

Lesson Plans

Today in History

The following dates in history feature significant events in Idaho's history as highlighted in the Library of Congress' collections.

Veterans History Project

The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Click on the link below to locate veterans from Idaho.

Webcasts

The following webcast feature a performance by musicians from Idaho. Amuma Says No is among the best-known bands playing Basque music in America today. The band brings together the best of traditional trikitixa—a duo of accordion and tambourine—with a modern rhythm section and songs sung in the Basque language, Euskara. Based in Boise, Idaho, home of the largest community of Basques outside their home provinces along the French and Spanish Pyrenees, "ASN" have brought their energetic, exciting and contemporary arrangements of Basque music to Basque festivals and events throughout the west, including Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon.