City directories are listings of individuals, businesses, schools, religious groups, and any other organizations existing within a city at a given time. They are useful for genealogists and researchers seeking information about cities' past residents and institutions.
City Directories typically contain both alphabetical listings of town residents and businesses, as well as residents and businesses according to street name/intersection. The Maryland Collection contains a number of directories for cities throughout Maryland, including College Park, Frederick, and Baltimore.
For more information about the Maryland Department's collection of city directories, as well as a complete listing of these directories, click on the following links:
The Library of Congress holds some additional Maryland city directories not included in the Maryland Collection. These directories are available to the public at the LOC; visit the links below for more information about specific directories and their availability.