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Group photograph of JACL members, Japanese American Citizens League

Japanese American Citizens League Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Eli M. Oboler Library, Idaho State University

A History of Japanese Americans in Southeast Idaho


History graduate students in spring 2020 built and published the SE Idaho Nikkei Project to promote historical understanding of Japanese Americans in our region since the late 1800s. "A History of Japanese Americans in Southeast Idaho" is available at This website includes blogs authored by students, records of the recently processed JACL Collection at the ISU Library, oral history interviews, lesson plans for teachers, an interactive bibliography for further research, and much more. Our students and faculty collaborated with the Pocatello-Blackfoot Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens' League and the ISU Library Special Collections and Archives to build this public resource.

Global Idaho Podcast

In Spring 2018, graduate students in the History MA program released the complete remastered Season 1 of the Global Idaho Podcast. Season 1 focuses on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and immigration reform in southeastern Idaho. The podcast counters deeply rooted narratives and hegemonic structures that exclude and discount the contributions of immigrants to Idahoan history.

Subscribe and listen today. Global Idaho is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.