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Telephone Directories at The New York Public Library: Other Resources

Other Resources

Internet Archive 
Digital Library, freely available. Includes many directories.

Library of Congress 
Print, microfilm and digital telephone and city directories 
A Wiki with links to a range of United States city directories
HathiTrust Digital Library
A wide-ranging searchable repository
Ancestry Library Edition (on-site access only)
City directories and telephone directories 

Fold3 (available at selected library locations)
City directories for many cities

*You might also consider contacting the relevant state and city libraries and historical societies.

Further research on the history of telephone and city directories at NYPL:

A Look at "The Book" 
The Fall and Rise of the Telephone Directory

Direct Me NYC 1786
A History of City Directories in the United States and New York City 

How to Research a Family Business 
New York Public Library research guide.