New York City directories

Collection Data

New York City directories record the names and addresses of city residents, businesses, churches, schools, police stations, courts, and other government offices, as well as the names of individuals associated with those institutions. They also feature images, including maps, illustrations of buildings, and advertisements. NYPL's City Directory collection ranges from 1786 through 1934, with print and microfilm holdings belonging to the Rare Books and Milstein divisions. Subsequent telephone directories belonging to the Milstein division have also been added to this collection.
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1786 - 1934 (Approximate)
Place: New York, N.Y.
Library locations
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy
Shelf locator: AZE (New York) (New York city directories)
Shelf locator: *ZZAN-230
Shelf locator: *KSB (New York,1789-1796. New-York directory, and register)
Shelf locator: *KSB (New York, 1797-1842. Longworth's) 22nd
New York (N.Y.) -- Directories
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15106545
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11343493
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21101834
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15325019
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f7533140-3179-0134-f53a-00505686a51c
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