City directories contain a wealth of information for genealogists, researchers, and everyday history enthusiasts. These books tell a great deal about our past by including the names and information about residents as well as businesses in Indianapolis through the years. Inside you'll find addresses and occupations of householders, complete business directories, and much more. This collection consists of all published Indianapolis city directories ranging from 1855-2001.
These large directories are broken down into parts for ease of viewing and reduced search time. However, please be patient with the system when executing a query. You may search the collection using the box above or browse the collection in its entirety or by year.
The Indianapolis City Directory Collection is a collaboration between IUPUI University Library, the Indianapolis Public Library and the Indiana State Library. This project was made possible by a grant from the Indianapolis Foundation.