Telephone directories, although not originally created for this purpose, can assist in locating where a person was living in a particular time and place. Telephone directories are published by telephone companies and include alphabetical listings of residential and business phone numbers and street addresses in the white pages, and a listing of businesses arranged by subject in the yellow pages.
The Library has an extensive collection of telephone directories from throughout the state. Telephone directories were printed on low-quality paper and were intended for short term use, thus our files vary in completeness by city and time period.
To locate a telephone directory in the Library's collections: