1. ALL COLLECTIONS
  1. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF COLORADO
  2. ALICE MACKIE DIARIES
  3. BEN GRAY LUMPKIN DIGITAL FOLK MUSIC CO…
  4. BENT-HYDE PAPERS
  5. CHARLES F. SNOW PHOTOGRAPHS
  6. CLIFFORD P. AND THERESE S. WESTERMEIER…
  7. COLORADO COAL PROJECT
  8. COLORADO DIRECTORIES
  9. COLORADO HISTORICAL MAPS
  10. COLORADO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL COLLECTION
  11. CONFERENCE ON WORLD AFFAIRS AUDIO ARCHIVE
  12. CU MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: VERTEBRA…
  13. D. K. BAILEY COLLECTION: EXPEDITION JOURNAL
  14. DIGITAL SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION
  15. DON CAMPBELL PAPERS
  16. DWIGHT GARRIGUES LAVENDER COLLECTION
  17. HAL SAYRE PAPERS COLLECTION
  18. HISTORIC HATS AND HEADDRESSES
  19. HISTORICAL AND ILLUSTRATED FAIRY TALES
  20. HOLLAND COLLECTION OF LITERARY LETTERS…
  21. IRA CURRENT COLLECTION
  22. IRA WOLFF PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTION
  23. J. RAYMOND BRACKETT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
  24. JAMES F. WILLARD COLLECTION
  25. LEONARD TINNÉ BERTHON COLLECTION
  26. MACLAREN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS COLLECTION
  27. MAP LIBRARY TEACHING COLLECTION
  28. MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LEAVES COLLECTION
  29. MINING MAPS OF COLORADO
  30. NOVELA MUNDIAL SERIES
  31. NSIDC GLACIER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
  32. PUBLISHERS BINDINGS
  33. RICARDO VIÑES PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION
  34. ROCKY FLATS COLLECTION
  35. SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAPS OF COLORADO
  36. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS TEACHING COLLECTION
  37. STAN BRAKHAGE COLLECTION
  38. T.D.A. COCKERELL COLLECTION
  39. THE 3D NATURAL HISTORY DIGITAL COLLECTION
  40. U.S. MILITARY IN WAR AND PEACE
  41. VASULKA MEDIA ARCHIVE
  42. WALTER ORR ROBERTS PAPERS
  43. WESTERN AMERICANA COLLECTION
  44. WINNIPEG JEWISH RENEWAL ORAL HISTORY C…
  45. WOMEN POETS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
  46. WORLD WAR I COLLECTION
  47. ZALMAN M. SCHACHTER-SHALOMI COLLECTION
UC Boulder Collections

City and county directories were commercially published, individual and business directories prior to telephone books and the yellow pages. They were produced starting in the nineteenth century and continued late into the twentieth century. In Colorado, such directories began in the 1870s. Since they were often produced annually, especially in the case of larger towns and cities, they helpfully augment the federal manuscript census, which only appeared every decade. City and county directories entries typically show a name (sometimes spouse), occupation, business address, and residence. After 1910, there was sometimes a reverse directory by street address. There were often classified sections by business type, usually in the back; municipal information was usually in the front. By the mid-nineteenth century, telephone numbers had started to appear, along with indications of property ownership. A cross index of telephone numbers appeared later. Directories have been useful to social and ethnic historians, and to genealogists, for use in social mobility studies, locating and describing individuals, family and community reconstitution, creating occupational charts, and historic preservation. Currently this collection consists primarily of directories from Leadville, Colorado Springs, and Denver. The collection will continue to grow as new materials are added.

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