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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
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      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. EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY OF ASIA
      24. GRAUMAN'S THEATRES SCORES, 1882-1937
      25. HAL SAYRE PAPERS COLLECTION
      26. HISTORIC HATS AND HEADDRESSES
      27. HISTORICAL AND ILLUSTRATED FAIRY TALES
      28. HOLLAND COLLECTION OF LITERARY LETTERS…
      29. IRA CURRENT COLLECTION
      30. IRA WOLFF PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY COLLECTION
      31. J. RAYMOND BRACKETT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      32. JAMES F. WILLARD COLLECTION
      33. JOSEPH STURTEVANT COLLECTION
      34. LACHLAN MCLEAN PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      35. LEAH NOVICK COLLECTION
      36. LEONARD TINNÉ BERTHON COLLECTION
      37. MACLAREN ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS COLLECTION
      38. MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT LEAVES COLLECTION
      39. MINING MAPS OF COLORADO
      40. NOVELA MUNDIAL SERIES
      41. NSIDC GLACIER PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
      42. PUBLISHERS BINDINGS
      43. RARE AND DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS MOVIN…
      44. RARE AND DISTINCTIVE COLLECTIONS TEACH…
      45. RICARDO VIÑES PIANO MUSIC COLLECTION
      46. ROCKY FLATS COLLECTION
      47. ROGER G. BARRY GLACIOLOGY COLLECTION E…
      48. SANBORN FIRE INSURANCE MAPS OF COLORADO
      49. STAN BRAKHAGE COLLECTION
      50. T.D.A. COCKERELL COLLECTION
      51. THE 3D NATURAL HISTORY DIGITAL COLLECTION
      52. U.S. MILITARY IN WAR AND PEACE
      53. WALTER ORR ROBERTS PAPERS
      54. WESTERN AMERICANA COLLECTION
      55. WINNIPEG JEWISH RENEWAL ORAL HISTORY C…
      56. WOMEN POETS OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
      57. WORLD WAR I COLLECTION
      58. 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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