City Directory Collection, 1832-1989

Extent: 101.25 linear feet
Restrictions: None.
Copyright: Copyright has not been transferred to the University of Louisville Archives and Records Center; some items are in the public domain.

Background Information on City Directories

The city directories provide a wealth of information. In many cases, they include the occupation (and sometimes the employer) of the individuals listed. Beginning in 1884, they also contain a "criss-cross" directory - that is, individuals are listed by name, and there is a separate listing by address. This enables the researcher to determine who lived at a particular address in a particular year. Front matter often includes directories of schools, churches, charitable institutions and the like. While Caron is the best known and most common publisher, city directories were published by a number of different firms, particularly in the 19th century. Directories were published under such names as Campbell's, E. Coy, Edward's, Gabriel Collins, German and Brothers, George W. Hawes, Grooms and Smiths, Haldeman's, John B. Jegli's, Sholes', Smith's, and Williamson's. There is also a Standard pocket street directory of Louisville (1934).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of directories for the city of Louisville, Kentucky, surrounding suburbs, and New Albany, Indiana. The Louisville city directories begin in 1832 and run through 1989. There are several years prior to 1868 that are not covered in this collection, although the gaps do not exceed four years and seldom exceed two years. There is one telephone directory, for 1916. This collection includes a complete run of Caron's suburban directories from 1957 through 1977. In addition, there are two statewide directories, one from 1859-60 and the other from 1906-1907. The earliest city directory that includes New Albany, Indiana (part of the Louisville metropolitan area also known as Kentuckiana) dates to 1845, and New Albany directories are available for nearly every year from 1877 to 1949 and between 1969 and 1989. Directories including both New Albany and Jeffersonville, Indiana are available after 1969.

Groupings

This collection is made up of four general types of directories, grouped by geographical coverage:



Louisville

Year(s)Title
1832Louisville Directory [Also an Advertiser]
1836Louisville Directory [Also an Advertiser]
1838-1839Louisville Directory [Also an Advertiser]
1841Louisville Directory [Also an Advertiser]
1843-1844Louisville Directory [Also an Advertiser]
1844-1845Haldeman's Picture of Louisville Directory & Business Advertiser
1845-1846John B. Jegli's Louisville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Shippingport and Portland Directory
1848Gabriel Collins' Louisville and New Albany Directory and Annual Advertiser
1848-1849John B. Jegli's Louisville Directory
1850Louisville Merchants, Mechanics & Manufacturers' Business Register
1851-1852Directory in the City of Louisville
1855-1856Louisville Directory and Annual Business Advertiser
1858-1859Louisville City Directory and Business Mirror
1859-1860Louisville Directory and Business Advertiser
1864Campbell's Louisville Business Directory
1864-1865Edward's Annual Director
1864-1865Edwards' Louisville Director
1865-1866Williamson's Annual City Directory
1866-1867Edward's Annual Director
1868-1869Edward's 4th Annual Directory
1869Edward's 5th Annual Directory
1869-1870German and Brothers Louisville City Guide and Business Directory
1870Edward's Annual Director
1871Caron's Annual Directory of the City of Louisville
1872Caron's Annual Directory of the City of Louisville
1873Caron's Annual Directory of the City of Louisville
1874Caron's Annual Directory of the City of Louisville
1875Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1875-1876Smith's Louisville Commercial and Statistical Directory
1876Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1877Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1878Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1879Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1880Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1881Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1882Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1883Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1884Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1885Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1886Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1887Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1888Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1889Caron's Louisville City Directory
1890Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1891Caron's Louisville City Directory
1892Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1893Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1894Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1895Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1896Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1897Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1898Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1899Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1900Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville (extremely fragile)
1901Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1902Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1903Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1904Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1905Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1906Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1907Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1908Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1909Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1910Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1911Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1912Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1913Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1914Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1915Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1916Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1916Telephone directory : Louisville, Ky.
1917Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1918Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1919Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1920Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1921Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1922Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1923Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1924Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1925Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1926Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1927Caron's Directory of the City of Louisville
1928Caron's Louisville City Directory
1929Caron's Louisville City Directory
1930Caron's Louisville City Directory
1931Caron's Louisville City Directory
1932Caron's Louisville City Directory
1933Caron's Louisville City Directory
1934Caron's Louisville City Directory
1934Standard Pocket Street Directory of Louisville
1935Caron's Louisville City Directory
1936Caron's Louisville City Directory
1937Caron's Louisville City Directory
1938Caron's Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1939Caron's Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1940Caron's Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1941Caron's Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1942Caron's Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1946-1947Caron's Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1949Caron's Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1951Caron's Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1952Caron's Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1953-1954Caron's Louisville City Directory
1955Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1956Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1957Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1958Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1959Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1960Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1961Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1962Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1963Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1964Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1965Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1966Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1966Louisville, Kentucky street address telephone directory : and principal communities of Jefferson County
1967Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1968Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1969Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1970Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1971Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1971Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1972Caron's Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1972Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1973Caron's Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1974Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1974Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1975Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1976Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1977Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1978Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1979Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1980Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1981Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1982Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1983Louisville Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1984Louisville Jefferson County City Directory
1985Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1986Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1987Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1988Louisville Kentucky City Directory
1989-1990Louisville City Directory

Louisville Suburban

Year(s)Title
1957Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1958Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1959Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1960Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1961Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1962Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1963Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1964Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1965Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1966Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1967Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1968Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1969Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1970Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1970Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1971Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1971Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1972Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1972Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1973Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1974Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1974-1975Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky City Directory
1976Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1977Caron's Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1978Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1979Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1980Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1981Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1982Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1983Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1984Louisville Suburban Jefferson County Kentucky Directory
1985Louisville Suburban Kentucky Directory
1986Louisville Suburban Kentucky Directory
1987Louisville Suburban Kentucky Directory
1988Louisville Suburban Kentucky Directory
1989Louisville Suburban Kentucky Directory

Southern Indiana: New Albany, etc.

Year(s)Title
1845-1846John B. Jegli's Louisville, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Shippingport and Portland Directory
1848Gabriel Collins' Louisville and New Albany Directory and Annual Advertiser
1856-1857Grooms & Smith's New Albany City Directory and Business Mirror
1859G.W. Hawes' New Albany Directory and Business Mirror
1860E. Coy & Co.'s New Albany Directory, City Guide and Business Mirror
1873-1874Sholes' Directory of the City of New Albany
1877-1878Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1878-1879Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1884-1885Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1886-1887Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1888-1889Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1890-1891Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1892-1893Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1895-1896Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1897-1898-1899Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1899-1900Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1901-1902Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1903-1904Caron's Directory of the New Albany of Floyd County & Land Owners List
1905-1906Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1907-1908Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1909-1910Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1911-1912Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1913-1914Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1915-1916Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany
1917-1918Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1919-1920Caron Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1921-1922Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1923-1924Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1925-1926Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1927-1928Caron's Directory of the City of New Albany Indiana
1929-1930Caron's New Albany City Directory
1931-1932Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1933-1934Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1935-1936Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1937-1938Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1939-1940Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1941-1942Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1943-1944Caron's New Albany Indiana City Directory
1949Caron's New Albany and Jeffersonville Including Clarksville (Floyd and Clark Counties Indiana) City Directory
1969Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1970Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1971Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1971Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1972Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1972Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1973Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1974Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1974Louisville & Jefferson County City and Suburban Criss Cross includes Southern Indiana
1975Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1976Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1977Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1978Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1979Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1980Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1981Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1982Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1984Caron's New Albany (Floyd County Indiana) and Jeffersonsville (Clark County Indiana) City Directory
1985New Albany and Jeffersonville Indiana City Directory
1986New Albany and Jeffersonville Indiana City Directory
1987New Albany and Jeffersonville Indiana City Directory
1988New Albany and Jeffersonville Indiana City Directory
1989New Albany and Jeffersonville Indiana City Directory

Kentucky-wide

Year(s)Title
1859-1860Hawes' Kentucky State Gazetteer and Business Directory
1906-1907Kentucky Business Professional Directory