Directories, Gazetteers, Rosters, and Guides

This collection includes city directories, blue books, gazetteers, membership rosters, city guides and other objects linking large numbers of people to places, businesses, and organizations. To search for all directories within the UMSL Digital Library that cover a given year, begin with a basic search for all directories and narrow your results by selecting dates from the left-hand margin. The initial creation of this collection was made possible through the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. A duplicate collection is available on Missouri Digital Heritage.
St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis
Missouri Directories, Gazetteers, and Rosters
This collection includes city directories, blue books, gazetteers, and membership rosters for the state of Missouri.
Illinois Directories
This collection contains city and business directories for southern Illinois.
St. Louis City Directories, Gazetteers, Rosters, and Guides
This collection contains resources that cover the people and places in the city of St. Louis, including but not limited to residential, business, and street directories, membership rosters for organizations, clubs, and social societies, and descriptive guidebooks of notable residents, businesses, institutions, and landmarks. A comprehensive list of directories for St. Louis available at other institutions can be accessed at List of St. Louis City Directories, Gazetteers, Rosters, and Guides or at this list created by the Missouri History Museum. Washington University in St. Louis has a particularly strong collection digitized as part of its St. Louis Circuit Court Records Project.

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