Indiana Small Cities Directories List and Index

The good news is that the following directories have been microfilmed and published commercially; I found them in the microtext collections of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne.

The bad news is that they are only labeled “Indiana” and have no contents or index anywhere that I can find; there’s no way for a researcher to know where, or whether, these five boxes of film contain a place and time of interest — except to scroll through all five reels.

I have done so and created the following lists and an alphabetical index by location. Let me know of any corrections.

Five films with 34 directories covering 24 towns and 18 counties in the early 20th century

Published by City Directories of the United States, State of Indiana (Woodbridge CT: Primary Source Microfilm, n.d.)

Contents of CDUS film #0410041 = ACPLGC #1

1. Calumet District Directory . . . East Chicago, Indiana Harbor, Whiting and Robertsdale (Chicago: McDonough & Co., 1921)

2. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Decatur, Indiana, October, 1927, vol. 1 (Coldwater MI: Otto E. Luedders)

3. 1929 Goshen, Indiana, Directory (Binghamton NY: Calkin-Kelly Directory Co.)

4. Complete Directory of Jay County (Portland: M. & R. Directory Co., [1927])

5. Kendallville City Directory for 1926-1927 (Indianapolis: Union Adversing Co.)

6. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Kendallville, Indiana, October, 1929, vol. 1 (Coldwater MI: Otto E. Luedders)

7. City Directory, Kendallville, Ind., October, 1931 (Centervile: Central States Directory Co.)

8. Caron’s Directory of the City of Mt. Vernon, Ind. and Tax Payers of Posey County for 1914-1915 (Louisville KY: Caron Directory Co.)

9. Vigo County Directory Jan., 1912-Jan., 1914 (Horsley & Helmer Directory Co.)

Contents of CDUS film #0410323 = ACPLGC #2

1. Complete Directory of Adams County (Portland: M & K Directory Co., [1908])

2. Historical and Pictorial City Directory, Angola, Indiana, 1923 [possibly Luedders based on title only]

3. Complete Directory, Bartholomew County, Indiana, 1903-1904 (Columbus: Bartholomew County Directory Co.)

4. Will B. Gutelius and P. A. Allen, comps., Bluffton City Directory, May 1, 1902 (Bluffton: The Banner)

5. W. H. Hoffman’s City Directory of Brazil, Indiana, 1923, vol. 4 (Quincy IL: The Hoffman Directories)

6. Directory of Columbus, Ind., 1902-’03 (N.p.: Teetzel Directory Co.)

7. Columbus City Directory and Bartholomew County Gazetteer for the Year 1907 (Marion: Inter-State Directory Co.)

8. Moore’s Standard Directory and Reference Book of Columbus Ind. 1908-1909 (New York City: S. H. Moore Co.)

Contents of CDUS film #0410324 = ACPLGC #3

1. Luedders’ Historical and Pictorial City Directory of Auburn, Indiana, June, 1933, vol. 5 (Coldwater MI: Otto E. Luedders)

2. Directory of the City of Kokomo 1904 (N.p.: Lew W. Kinsey)

3. The Inter-State Directory Company’s Directory of Kokomo and Howard County Gazetteer for the Years 1907-1908 (Marion: Inter-State Directory Co.)

4. W. H. Hoffman’s City Directory of Madison, Ind., 1912 (Quincy IL: Hoffman Directories Co.)

5. Smith’s Directory of Warsaw, Indiana, including Names of the Farmers in Kosciusko County, Ind., for 1914 (Gary: Edgar Smith)

6. Complete Directory of Winchester and Union City for 1912-1913 (Marion: Commercial Directory Co.) [includes smaller towns and Randolph County rural residents, and listings for Union City, Ohio]

Contents of CDUS film #0410325 = ACPLGC #4

1. Crawfordsville City Directory 1905-06 (Marion: Inter-State Directory Co.)

2. Crawfordsville City Directory and Montgomery County Gazetteer 1912 (Anderson: Union Directory Co.)

3. Elkhart City Directory 1905-06 (Marion: Inter-State Directory Co.)

4. Elkhart, Indiana, City Directory 1906, vol. 1 (Elkhart: Home Directory Co.)

5. Residential, Business, Professional Directory, Montgomery County, 1903 (N. p.: Castor Directory Co.)

Contents of CDUS film #0410326 = ACPLGC #5

1. Elkhart and Goshen, Ind., City Directory, 1903-04, vol. 1 (Cleveland OH: Teetzel Directory Co.)

2. 1933 Goshen, Indiana, Directory (Binghamton NY: Calkin-Kelly Directory Co.)

3. Directory of Greensburg and Decatur County Gazetteer for the Year 1911-1912 (Anderson: Union Directory Co.)

4. Hammond, East Chicago and Whiting, Ind., Directory 1904, vol. 2 (Cleveland OH: Teetzel Directory Co.)

5. Hammond, Ind., City Directory 1906, vol. 3 (Cleveland OH: Teetzel Directory Co.)

6. Directory of Hartford City and Montpelier and Blackford County Gazetteer for the Years 1911-1912 (Anderson: Union Directory Co.)

Alphabetical index listing by location and year, ACPLGC microfilm roll number : item number on roll

Adams County 1908, 2:1

Angola 1923, 2:2

Auburn 1933, 3:1

 

Bartholomew County 1903-1904, 2:3

Blackford County 1911-1912, 5:6

Bluffton 1902, 2:4

Brazil 1923, 2:5

 

Calumet District 1921, 1:1

Columbus 1902-1903, 2:6

Columbus 1907, 2:7

Columbus 1908-1909, 2:8

Crawfordsville 1905-1906, 4:1

Crawfordsville 1912, 4:2

 

Decatur 1927, 1:2

Decatur County 1911-1912, 5:3

 

East Chicago 1904, 5:4

East Chicago 1921, 1:1

Elkhart 1903-1904, 5:1

Elkhart 1905-1906, 4:3

Elkhart 1906, 4:4

 

Goshen 1903-1904, 5:1

Goshen 1929, 1:3

Goshen 1933, 5:2

Greensburg 1911-1912, 5:3

 

Hammond 1904, 5:4

Hammond 1906, 5:5

Hartford City 1911-1912, 5:6

 

Indiana Harbor 1921, 1:1

 

Jay County 1927, 1:4

 

Kendallville 1926-7, 1:5

Kendallville 1929, 1:6

Kendallville 1931, 1:7

Kosciusko County 1914, 3:5

Kokomo 1904, 3:2

Kokomo 1907-1908, 3:3

 

Madison 1912, 3:4

Mt. Vernon 1914-1915, 1:8

Montgomery County 1903, 4:5

Montgomery County 1912, 4:2

Montpelier 1911-1912, 5:6

 

Posey County 1914-1915, 1:8

 

Randolph County 1912-1913, 3:6

Robertsdale 1921, 1:1

 

Union City 1912-1913, 3:6

 

Vigo County 1912-1914, 1:9

 

Warsaw 1914, 3:5

Whiting 1904, 5:4

Whiting 1921, 1:1

Winchester 1912-1913, 3:6

 

Harold Henderson 26 March 2012