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Baltimore City Directories

What follows is a comprehensive list of Baltimore City Directories, including Business Directories, Stranger’s Guides, Social Registers, Colored Business, Car and Bus, City and Suburbs, and Suburban.  Several institutions have microfiche entitled City Directories of the United States for 1752-1860 as well as City Directories of the United States on microfilm for 1861-1930.  As the exact edition of the directory isn’t stated for those, a list of institutions that hold those in their collections will be listed down on the bottom of this list, as well as several websites that contain these directories for a fee.

If you have information about any directory not listed below, please contact us!

1700s

1752
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Transcription available
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1796
Electronic copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfiche copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1799
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1800s

1800-1801
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1802
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1803
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1804
Print copy located at Johns Hopkin’s Garrett Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1807
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1808
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1810s

1810
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1812
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfiche copy located at the Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections

1814-1815
Electronic copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy (C&J only) located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1816
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1817-1818
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1819
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1820s

1822-1823
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1824
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1827
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1829
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1830s

1831
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1833-1834
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Alternate Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1835-1836
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Alternate Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1836
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1837-1838
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Alternate Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1840s

1840-1841
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1842
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Alternate Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Craig Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1843
Craig Business
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1845
Murphy
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Alternate Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Business
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1847-1848
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Matchett’s
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1849-1850
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1850s

1851
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1852
Craig Busness
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1853
Sherwood/Hartman Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

Business
Print copy located at George Peabody Library

1853-1854
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1855-1856
Matchett’s
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1856-1857
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online
Print copy located at Johns Hopkin’s Garrett Library
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1858
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1858-1859
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1859-1860
Ferslew
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1860s

1860
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1863-1864
Cross Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at George Peabody Library
Microfiche and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1864
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1865-1866
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1867-1868
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Houston and Co.
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1868-1869
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1870s

1870
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1871
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1872
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1873
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1874
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1875
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Vans Arsdale Stranger’s Guide
Electronic copy located on Don’s List

Boyds Business Directory of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives

1876
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1877
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1878
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Lewis State Directory
Electronic copy located on Don’s List.

1879
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1880s

1880
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1881
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1882
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1883
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1883-1884
Sherriff & Taylor’s Business
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1884
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1885
Sheriff & Taylor’s Business
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1886
Woods
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

B.R. Sheriff
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1887
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Williams/Friedenwald Business
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Electronic copy located on Archive.org

1888
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Rippey’s Index Map and Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1889
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1889-1890
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org

1890s

1890
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Guide Publishing
Electronic copy located on Archive.org

1890-1891
Polk’s Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1891
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Business Directory [Portuguese]
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1892
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Breed’s Directory
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1893-1894
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1894
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1895
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Baltimore City Archives
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1896
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1897
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1898
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1899
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1900s

1900
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1901
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1902
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1903
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1904
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1905
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1905-1906
Polk’s Business
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1906
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1907
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1908
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1909
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1909-1910
Business
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1910s

1910
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1911
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1912
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1913
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1913-1914
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1914
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1914-1915
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1915
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1916
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Electronic copy located on Archive.org

1916-1917
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1917
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1917-1918
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1918-1919
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1919-1920
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1920s

1920
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1920-1921
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1921
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Baltimore Blue Book Social Register
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1921-1922
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1922
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1922-1923
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1923
Polk’s
Electronic copy located on Archive.org
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1923-1924
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1924-1925
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1925-1926
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1926
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1927
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

Baltimore Street Railway Directory
Electronic copy located on Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

1928
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1929
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Microfilm and Print copies available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1929-1930
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1930s

1930
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Baltimore Street Railway Directory
Electronic copy located on Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

1930-1931
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1931-1932
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1932-1933
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1933
Baltimore Car & Bus Directory
Electronic copy located on Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

1933-1934
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1934-1935
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1935
Baltimore Car & Bus Directory
Electronic copy located on Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage

1935-1936
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1936
Polk’s
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1936-1937
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1937
Polk’s
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1937-1938
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1938-1939
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1939-1940
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1940s

1940
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1940-1941
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1941-1942
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1942
Polk’s
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1942-1943
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1943-1944
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1944-1945
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1945-1946
Coleman’s Colored Business
Electronic copy located on Archives of Maryland Online

1950s

1955
Polk’s City & Suburbs
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1956
Polk’s
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1957
Suburban
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives

1958
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1959
Suburban
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1960s

1961
Polk’s
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

1963
Baltimore Suburban
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland

1964
City Directory
Print copy located at the Maryland State Archives
Print copy available at Hornbake Library North at the University of Maryland
Print copy located at the Libraries Service Center of Johns Hopkin’s Eisenhower Special Collections
Microfilm copy located at the Enoch Pratt Free Library

While no specific item level inventory exists, the Maryland Historical Society has all or most of the city directories in print form.

The following institutions hold microfiche of City Directories of the United States 1752-1860:
Baltimore County Public Library

The following institutions hold microfilm of City Directories of the United States 1861-1930:
Baltimore County Public Library

You can also view many of these City Directories through paid subscriptions to Ancestry.com, Fold3.com, and others.

List compiled by Malissa Ruffner, Amy James, and Owen Lourie

7 Comments
  1. jmcwill2 permalink
    November 24, 2012 4:21 pm

    Great job, all! Nothing like tracking my client’s family through 100 years of BC Directories in a matter of hours, in sweats, with a cup of coffee. Thank you!!!

  2. February 18, 2013 9:26 pm

    You’ve provided a handy, comprehensive resource that I’ll be using for years. Thank you a million times over.

  3. September 26, 2013 1:46 am

    Very nice thanks alot

  4. micah dolina permalink
    December 19, 2013 12:25 am

    This has been invaluable,when might we see more years?

    • Amy James permalink*
      December 19, 2013 11:41 am

      These are the years for which we know city directories exist. I know of at least one digitization project to get more of the directories online, so when those have been placed online, we will update the list. If you know of any we have missed, please let us know!

  5. Richard G. Schmidt permalink
    February 2, 2014 2:49 pm

    Malissa, Amy, and Owen – Thank you so much for making these fabulous directories so available to family historians. I am a bonafide Baltimoron and my ancestry has been in the Baltimore area since the mid-1700s. Can you imagine how many direct ancestors, uncles, aunts, and cousins from every generation that I am able to track because of this resource? It is especially valuable for determining relationships and in comparing the voluminous notes on people and addresses in military pension records from the National Archives. WOW!

    Rick Schmidt, Crownsville, MD

  6. Jay Huber permalink
    May 16, 2014 1:55 pm

    I thank you every time I use this list, which is quite frequently. The inclusion of electronic copies is particularly valuable; it surely saves a lot of travel time. I have found it to be particularly valuable in tracing out relationships among those who were neither owners nor leaseholders of property.
    Rexburg, Idaho

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