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      1. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF COLORADO
      2. ALICE MACKIE DIARIES
      3. ANN ROY COLLECTION
      4. ARCHIVISION BASE TO MODULE 9
      5. BEN GRAY LUMPKIN DIGITAL FOLK MUSIC CO…
      6. BENT-HYDE PAPERS
      7. CHARLES F. SNOW PHOTOGRAPHS
      8. CLIFFORD P. AND THERESE S. WESTERMEIER…
      9. COLORADO COAL PROJECT
      10. COLORADO DIRECTORIES
      11. COLORADO HISTORICAL MAPS
      12. COLORADO SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL COLLECTION
      13. CONFERENCE ON WORLD AFFAIRS AUDIO ARCHIVE
      14. CU CHICANX/LATINX HISTORY COLLECTION
      15. CU JAPANESE AND JAPANESE AMERICAN COMM…
      16. CU MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: EARL MOR…
      17. CU MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: VERTEBRA…
      18. D. K. BAILEY COLLECTION: EXPEDITION JOURNAL
      19. DIE PW WOCHE: STIMMEN AUS LAGER U. HEIMAT
      20. DIGITAL SHEET MUSIC COLLECTION
      21. DON CAMPBELL PAPERS
      22. DWIGHT GARRIGUES LAVENDER COLLECTION
      23. HAL SAYRE PAPERS COLLECTION
      24. HISTORIC HATS AND HEADDRESSES
      25. HISTORICAL AND ILLUSTRATED FAIRY TALES
      26. HOLLAND COLLECTION OF LITERARY LETTERS…
      27. IRA CURRENT COLLECTION
      28. IRA WOLFF PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTION
      29. J. RAYMOND BRACKETT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      30. JAMES F. WILLARD COLLECTION
      31. JOSEPH STURTEVANT COLLECTION
      32. LACHLAN MCLEAN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      33. LEONARD TINNÉ BERTHON COLLECTION
      34. MACLAREN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS COLLECTION
      35. MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LEAVES COLLECTION
      36. MINING MAPS OF COLORADO
      37. NOVELA MUNDIAL SERIES
      38. NSIDC GLACIER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      39. PUBLISHERS BINDINGS
      40. RARE AND DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS TEACH…
      41. RICARDO VIÑES PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION
      42. ROCKY FLATS COLLECTION
      43. SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAPS OF COLORADO
      44. STAN BRAKHAGE COLLECTION
      45. T.D.A. COCKERELL COLLECTION
      46. THE 3D NATURAL HISTORY DIGITAL COLLECTION
      47. U.S. MILITARY IN WAR AND PEACE
      48. WALTER ORR ROBERTS PAPERS
      49. WESTERN AMERICANA COLLECTION
      50. WINNIPEG JEWISH RENEWAL ORAL HISTORY C…
      51. WOMEN POETS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
      52. WORLD WAR I COLLECTION
      53. 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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