Idaho newspapers were first published in the 1860s.
Resources for Idaho Newspapers
Many currently published newspapers are available at the Idaho State Archives in Boise. Copies of some issues of older newspapers are also available on microfilm at the Idaho State Archives. Copies of newspaper collections or newspapers clippings may also be found at public and university libraries or historical societies locally.Idaho State University in Pocatello also has a good collection of newspapers for Idaho.
Libraries and Archives
The U.S. Newspaper Directory, 1690-Present is a national directory from the Library of Congress of over 140,000 newspaper titles. The directory provides a list of libraries from around the country that have the newspapers in their collections.
Digital Issues Online
Copies of some Idaho newspapers, especially for Ada, Bannock, Bonneville, Canyon, and Caribou Counties are available online at Ancestry.com ($), a subscription web site. They are listed on the county and town Wiki pages.
NewspaperArchive.com ($) has a collection of digitized Idaho newspapers online. This database is sometimes free at libraries. It may be under the name Access NewspaperArchive.
Idaho Online Historic Newspapers - identifies historical newspapers available online at both free and pay-to-access websites.
The Eastern Idaho Death Index at BYU Idaho is an index to obituaries for Southeastern Idaho. It is available online.
An obituary index to Salt Lake City newspapers, 1867 to 1970, includes some Idaho residents (Family History Library films 821636-99). The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has not collected copies of newspapers from Idaho.
Current Idaho newspapers online
Newspapers at the Idaho State Archives