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Series 1: United States, 1710-2019, bulk: 1779 - 2003


  • Staff Only

Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection: The City Directory Collection ranges in date from the late 18th-century through the middle of the 20th-century, though most directories were published between 1870 and 1930. Holdings are strongest in U.S. directories (for large cities, small towns, and rural areas) but the Newberry also holds directories from Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. In addition the city and county directories, the collection includes fraternal, business, society, and telephone directories.

Directories are available in multiple formats, including print, microfilm, and microfiche. This inventory includes cross references and items that are individually cataloged in the Newberry’s online catalog. Dates listed for some items reflect the date coverage rather than the date of the actual item.


  • 1710-2019
  • Majority of material found within 1779 - 2003

Arrangement note

Arranged geographically and chronologically by state. Each state is arranged in the following order: statewide directories, county directories, municipality directories.


Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States