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Colorado Springs City Directories
Colorado Springs City Directories, 1879-1922
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Several volunteers from the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society are completing a project with Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District to digitize its set of Colorado Springs city directories. The first city directory for Colorado Springs was published in 1879. They were published, roughly, every other year until 1900, when they began to be published annually.
City directories can provide valuable genealogical and historical information about people and the communities in which they lived. They list residents alphabetically by surname and usually indicate the person’s address, occupation and spouse’s name. Directories may also contain business listings and advertisements; a brief community description; information about local, state and national government; listings of schools and colleges, clubs, organizations, secret societies and churches. After 1900, in Colorado Springs, the directories also included a cross-reference index for street addresses.
The digitized Colorado Springs city directories from 1879 through 1922 are provided here, in cooperation with Special Collections, in .pdf format. The text of the directories has been scanned with optical character recognition (OCR) software, so that they may be searched using a .pdf reader. The OCR process is not perfect, especially with older texts and fonts, so the directories should be browsed if a search does not turn up intended results. City directories published after 1922 may still be covered by U.S. copyright and are not included here. They may be viewed at the Special Collections department of the Pikes Peak Library District.
|Click the year of the Colorado Springs city directory you wish to view.|