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GEOG 4000/5000 Neighborhood Planning Seminar: City Directories

This course is designed to introduce the concepts of neighborhood and community in the context of community development. The course focuses on neighborhood planning and organizing as an intervention for neighborhhood revitalization and capacity building.

City Directories

City directories can be used to find historic information about neighborhoods, including the business and people who lived there, population density, the occupations of the residents, and other demographic data.

  • Directories published in the 19th and early 20th centuries can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room, and those published later in the 20th century can be found on the 8th floor of Atkins Library. 
  • The general call number is in the range of F 264 C4 A18.

City directories, along with other genealogical information that may be relevant to neighborhood history, can be found online through the library at HeritageQuest.


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