New Library Digital Collection: City Directories

Historical directories added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.

New Library Digital Collection: City Directories

Historical directories added to the Libraries’ Digital Archive

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.

An image of three city directories for years 1900, 1904, and 1906. The covers of the directories contain various local business advertisements.

The 1906 city directory open to pages containing listings for local schools, newspapers, and government officers.
The 1906 city directory open to pages containing listings for local schools, newspapers, and government officers.

The University Libraries has recently digitized early city directories of Reno, Sparks, and the surrounding areas, which date from 1900. These directories provide information on residents and businesses, such as names, addresses, and occupations. Some directories also include the cities' government structure, as well as indices of clubs, churches, schools, cemeteries, and hospitals. They are a valuable resource for researchers and genealogists.

University students, faculty, and staff can access these records at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries' Digital Archive, in the City Directories collection. Users interested in viewing other digital collections of unique materials can browse them on the Libraries' Digital Archive.

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