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