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First Name
Last Name
Independent historian
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Idaho history, Western U.S., influenza, archival techniques, congressional manuscript collections, Rep. Richard Stallings, Idaho political history, Ezra Pound, psychiatric hospitals, state hospitals
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About Me

Tara A. Rowe is an independent historian, researcher, editor and political observer. She has written extensively about Idaho history and politics. While attending Idaho State University, Rowe catalogued the congressional papers of Richard Stallings. She is the former assistant editor of Idaho Landscapes. While a visiting scholar at College of Idaho’s Smylie Archives she processed the Steunenberg Family and Gates-Lewis/Pavesic manuscript collection. She has conducted considerable research on the internment of Ezra Pound and the conditions of psychiatric hospitals in the first half of the 20th century. Her current writing project is a political biography of Stallings.

Recent Publications

Rowe, Tara A. “A Historical Perspective on the Effects of Pound’s Internment.” Ezra Pound: A Century Later. World Literary Review. (expected publication 2020)

Rowe, Tara A. “Answering a Call for Papers and Finding My Voice.” The English Pub 61, no. 1 (2020): 26-29.

Rowe, Tara A., and Laura Woodworth-Ney. “Women in Idaho History: Defying Boundaries.” Idaho’s Place: A New History of the Gem State. Ed. Adam M. Sowards. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014. 138-164. Print.

Rowe, Tara A. “The Pocatello Influenza Epidemic: Railroads, Minorities and the 1918 Menace.” Currently seeking publisher.

Rowe, Tara A., and Sandra Shropshire. Richard H. Stallings: The Professor and Public Servant (working title). forthcoming

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Disability, Government, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Local & Regional, Medicine, Politics, Public History, Women