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Evanston City Directories are located in the Evanstoniana Room in the Reference Department, 3rd floor. These directories list names of residents alphabetically with occupation and names of family members living at the address. Businesses are listed alphabetically and by type of business. Most have reverse listings by street name and number.
- The Evanston Directory 1880-1905 (missing 1885, 1887 and 1889)
- Bumstead’s Evanston City and North Shore Directory 1909-1921
- Polk’s Evanston City and North Shore Directory 1922-1939 (odd years only), 1948, 1962, 1963 (last year printed)
- Directories also available online at the Internet Archive
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ReferenceUSA is an electronic resource that is useful for finding businesses by name, address, city, state, phone number, or type of business. You can also find 120 million residential listings here. Who can benefit by using ReferenceUSA? Job seekers looking for companies and contact names; salespeople looking for leads or conducting market research; entrepreneurs searching for business opportunities or suppliers; consumers locating out-of-town companies; vacationers finding motels, restaurants and attractions in other cities; and anyone looking for residential or commercial telephone numbers and addresses, will all find information here. Video tutorials and webinars are available from the ReferenceUSA Learning Center.
ReferenceUSA is available from home to Evanston library cardholders, and is available to anyone visiting the library in person.
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