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.
St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Gould's Blue Book, for the City of St. Louis. 1911
Alphabetically arranged and classified by streets, with a list of the most prominent citizens in St. Louis, Alton, East St. Louis, Carlinville and St. Charles. Also a complete list of club members with their business locations.
Gould & Aldrich's Annual Directory of the City of St. Louis, for 1872
The first St. Louis directory published by David Gould and Horace Aldrich, it contains an index to advertisers, a street directory, a residential and business directory, and a city and county record listing civic and social institutions for 1872. This is the only directory published jointly by Gould and Aldrich.
Gould's Blue Book, for the City of St. Louis. 1910
Alphabetically arranged and classified by streets, with a list of the most prominent citizens in St. Louis, Alton, East St. Louis, Carlinville and St. Charles. Also a complete list of club members with their business locations.
Gould's St. Louis Directory, for 1878
This directory contains an introduction entitled Progress of St. Louis featuring statistics related to growth, public improvements, and finances, followed by an index to advertisers, a street directory, a St. Louis City residential and business directory, and a city and county record listing civic and social institutions for the year 1878.
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1917
Being a complete index of the residents of the entire city, and a classified business directory to which is added a miscellaneous department containing useful information of the churches, societies, railroads, city, state and other matter also street and avenue directory.
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1906
The more complete title reads "Being a Complete Index of the Residents of the Entire City, and a CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING USEFUL INFORMATION OF THE CHURCHES, SOCIETIES, RAILROADS, CITY, STATE, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTER, ALSO Street and Avenue Directory.
Gould's St. Louis Directory, for 1877
This directory contains an introduction entitled Progress of St. Louis featuring statistics related to growth, public improvements, and finances, followed by an index to advertisers, a street directory, a St. Louis City residential and business directory, and a city and county record listing civic and social institutions for the year 1877.
Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1881-1882
This Gazetteer features an alphabetical listing of villages, towns, and cities in the state of Missouri for the years 1881 and 1882. The listing contains the name of each place accompanied by a short description of its location, principle railways, mail services, and primary exports. Beneath each entry is located an alphabetical business directory. In addition to the alphabetical listing, businesses are arranged in a classified directory after the gazetteer. This volume is incomplete and ends at TAI-TAR in the classified business directory.
Gould's Blue Book, for the City of St. Louis. 1902
The twentieth volume of Gould's Blue Books, this directory contains the names of the most prominent householders and businesses in the city of St. Louis and surrounding suburbs, as well as residents from Alton, St. Charles and Carlinville for the year 1902. Residents and businesses are arranged alphabetically by name and street. In addition to the directory, it contains rosters of social clubs and instructions concerning proper etiquette.
Gould's St. Louis Directory, for 1881
This directory contains an introduction entitled St. Louis, featuring statistics related to population growth, followed by an index to advertisers, a street directory, a St. Louis City residential and business directory, and a city and county record listing civic and social institutions for the year 1881.
Pen and Sunlight Sketches of St. Louis
A promotional directory featuring illustrations and descriptions of the major buildings, monuments, and businesses in St. Louis for the year 1892, as well as a brief history of the city's founding and development.
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1914
Being a complete index of the residents of the entire city, and a CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY which is added a miscellaneous department containing useful information of the churches, societies, railroads, city, state and other matter a complete parcel post guide, also STREET AND AVENUE DIRECTORY
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1911
The more complete title reads "Being a Complete Index of the Residents of the Entire City, and a CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING USEFUL INFORMATION OF THE CHURCHES, SOCIETIES, RAILROADS, CITY, STATE, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTER, ALSO Street and Avenue Directory.
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1915
Being a complete index of the residents of the entire city, and a CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY which is added a miscellaneous department containing useful information of the churches, societies, railroads, city, state and other matter a complete parcel post guide, also STREET AND AVENUE DIRECTORY
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1919
Being a complete index of the residents of the entire city, and a classified business directory to which is added a miscellaneous department containing useful information of the churches, societies, railroads, city, state and other matter also street and avenue directory.
Gould's St. Louis Directory for 1909
The more complete title reads "Being a Complete Index of the Residents of the Entire City, and a CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY TO WHICH IS ADDED AN APPENDIX CONTAINING USEFUL INFORMATION OF THE CHURCHES, SOCIETIES, RAILROADS, CITY, STATE, AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS MATTER, ALSO Street and Avenue Directory.

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