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City Directories

Annapolis Baltimore City & Suburbs Cambridge
Cumberland Frederick Hagerstown
La Plata & Waldorf Laurel Lexington Park & Leonardtown

Annapolis City Directories

     Originals:

  • Polk's Annapolis Directory, 1972. By R. L. Polk and Co., Inc., New York, NY, 1972. Location: Mezzanine, 1090 Polk
  • Polk's Annapolis Directory, 1939. By R. L. Polk and Co., Inc., New York, NY, 1939. Location: Mezzanine, 1090 Polk
  • The Annapolis I Remember Collection, MSA SC 2140 - includes Annapolis City Directories (or excerpts from) for the years 1896-7, 1910, 1924, 1934, 1939; the Annapolis section of The First Colored Directory of Baltimore City dated 1925-6; Annapolis telephone directories for the years 1909, 1932, 1936-7, 1947-8; and the Anne Arundel County section of the Directory and Gazetteer of Maryland for 1887 which includes a list of businesses.

     Microfilm:

  • Washington County Free Library Collection, MSA SC 2779 - Boyd's Business Directory of ... Maryland ... with an alphabetical listing of all Business Firms in the Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Cumberland, Frederick, and Hagerstown 1875.
  • Trott Collection, MSA SC 4369- Polk's Annapolis (Maryland) Directory, 1928-1929 Including West Annapolis, Eastport, and Germantown...; and the Annapolis City Directory, [1934].
  • Annapolis City Directory Collection, MSA SC 4557 - Classified Buyer's Guide of Annapolis, Maryland 1924-1925 and the Annapolis City Directory for 1910.

     Electronic:

Baltimore City Directories

     Originals:

  • Baltimore City Directory, 1898-1899, 1903-1915, 1917-1919, 1921-1930, 1936-1937, 1940, 1942, 1956. By R. L. Polk & Co., Baltimore, MD, 1898-1899, 1903-1915, 1917-1919, 1921-1930, 1936-1937, 1940, 1942, 1956. Location: Stacks 2-3-14-1 through 2-3-14-19
  • Eney Collection, MSA SC 1945 - Baltimore City Directory, 1814-1815, C and J sections of volume only.
  • Harrison Sayre Collection of Atlases, MSA SC 2144 - Baltimore City Directory, 1917 and 1940.
  • 1st Fidelity Bank Collection of the Savings Bank of Baltimore, MSA SC 4313 - Directories for 1957-1959, 1961, 1963-1965 (Includes "Baltimore Suburban," Towson, Glen Burnie, and Linthicum.
  • Bready Marylandia Collection, MSA SC 6011, Directories for 1865-1866, 1873, 1877, 1882, 1884, 1895, 1900, 1961.

      Microfilm:

  • Washington County Free Library Collection, MSA SC 2779 - Boyd's Business Directory of ... Maryland ... with an alphabetical listing of all Business Firms in the Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Cumberland, Frederick, and Hagerstown 1875.
  •  Baltimore City Directories Collection, MSA SC 2898 - Baltimore City Directory, 1752, 1796-1860, 1863-1930. Collection also contains xerox copies of directories 1859, 1864, 1871, and 1891 ("colored persons" sections only).
  • Enoch Pratt Library City Directory Collection, MSA SC 3807 - Polk's Baltimore City Directory, 1936-1937.
  • City Directory Collection, MSA SC 4270 - Polk's Baltimore City Directory, 1930.

      Electronic:

Cambridge City Directories

     Originals:

  • 1922 Cambridge City Directory and Classified Shopper's Guide. By Matthews and Company, Cambridge, MD, 1922. Location: Mezzanine, 1069 Matthews

Cumberland City Directories

     Originals:

  • Polk's Cumberland (Allegany County, Maryland) City Directory including Ridgeley, West Virginia, 1933, 1935, 1940, 1942, 1947, 1957. By R. L. Polk & Co. Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, 1933-1957. Location: Mezzanin, 1061 Polk

     Microfilm:

  • Washington County Free Library Collection, MSA SC 2779 - Boyd's Business Directory of ... Maryland ... with an alphabetical listing of all Business Firms in the Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Cumberland, Frederick, and Hagerstown 1875.

Frederick City Directories

      Microfilm:

  • Washington County Free Library Collection, MSA SC 2779 - Boyd's Business Directory of ... Maryland ... with an alphabetical listing of all Business Firms in the Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Cumberland, Frederick, and Hagerstown 1875.

Hagerstown City Directories

      Microfilm:

  • Washington County Free Library Collection, MSA SC 2779 - Boyd's Business Directory of ... Maryland ... with an alphabetical listing of all Business Firms in the Cities of Baltimore, Annapolis, Cumberland, Frederick, and Hagerstown 1875; Randall's City Directory of Hagerstown 1893-1896; Hagerstown, Maryland Directory 1903-1906, 1908-1911, 1915-1920, 1922-1923; Randall's Washington County Directory 1908-1909; Polk's Hagerstown (Maryland) City Directory including Williamsport, Hancock, Boonsboro, Sharpsburg, Smithburg, Clear Spring, Funkstown, and Keedysville 1929, 1935.

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La Plata and Waldorf City Directories

      Originals:

  • Polk's La Plata and Waldorf (Charles County, Md.) City Directory, 1966. By R. L. Polk & Co., Richmond, VA, 1966. Location: Mezzanine, 1068 Polk 

Laurel City Directories

      Originals:

  • Polk's Laurel (Prince George's County, Maryland) City Directory, 1962. By R. L. Polk & Co., Publishers, Richmond, VA, 1962. Location: Mezzanine, 1076 Polk 

Lexington Park and Leonardtown City Directories

  • Polk's Lexington Park and Leonardtown (Saint Mary's County, MD) Directory, 1966. By R.L. Polk & CO., Richmond, VA, 1966. Location: Mezzanine, 1078 Polk 

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