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Triad City Directories

 

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City directories are an invaluable resource for historians,  geneaologists, and building researchers, among others. They provide unique data on urban areas including individual and business addresses and telephone numbers, occupations and employers of individuals, and a classified business directory. Many also include "reverse lookup" address and telephone listings. Some also included sections detailing the history and government of the cities and states included in the directory as well as other information of interest to the businesses that were the primary audience of the books. Some early directories were segregated, presenting white and "colored" listings in separate sections or "departments."

 

Numerous publishers were responsbile for Greensboro, North Carolina, directories in the early years. Some also included listings for the nearby towns of Winston and Salem (now Winston-Salem). By 1903, the Hill Directory Company of Richmond, Virginia, had become the sole publisher of the directories in Greensboro, and would remain so until 1982.

 

Original volumes of many of the earliest directories (pre-1924) were generously provided for scanning by the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum, the North Carolina Digital Hertiage Center and the Internet Archive

 

More about the project

The Greensboro City Directories, 1884-1963, were provided by the UNCG University Libraries, the Greensboro Public Library and the Greensboro Historical Museum and were digitized in 2011 under the supervision of the Digital Projects Unit of UNCG University Libraries. Digitization was completed by the Internet Archive as part of a Sloan Foundation Grant, administered through Lyrasis' Mass Digitization Collaborative.

 

Files are presented on this site as fully text-searchable PDF (portable document format) files. The accompanying document description for each file contains a link to a correspoinding page at the Internet Archive where the user may access that issue in a variety of other formats.

 

The site is hosted by UNCG University Libraries' Electronic Resources and Information Technology department using CONTENTdm software.

 

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