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CITY DIRECTORIES
The State Archives has city directories of larger North Dakota communities going back as far as 1881 for Fargo, although most are not before the 1930s. There is microfilm for many of the earlier ones, which are availabel though interlibrary loan. The more recent ones are books in the Archives Reading Room.

We are always interested in expanding the city directory collection, so if you have some you would like to donate that would fill in gaps, please let us know.

Bismarck
Microfilm roll #
12826    1879-Jewell; 1884-Polk; 1908-NW; 1910-Bismarck Tribune; 1914-15, 1916-17, 1919-20-Keiter; 1924-Doak; 1928-29-Polk 1879 - 1929
12827 Bismarck city directory, 1932-1933; & Bismarck (Burleigh County, N.D.) city directories, 1938-1939, 1940-1941, 1945, 1948-1949 - Polk 1932 - 1949
12828 Bismarck city directories, 1951, 1954, 1955 - Polk 1951 - 1955
12829 Bismarck city directories, 1957, 1959, 1960 - Polk 1957 – 1960

Hard copy:
Polk’s Bismarck City Directory including Mandan- Library has: 1884 ; 1928/1929; 1932/1933; 1938/1939-1940/1941; 1945; 1948/1949; 1951; 1954-1955; 1957; 1961-2007; 2009-2017.

Devils Lake
Hard copy:
Polk's Devils Lake city directory - Library has: 1971; 1974; 1976; 1978; 1980; 1983; 1985; 1986; 1988; 1989; 1991; 1992; 1994/1995; 1997.

Dickinson
Microfilm roll #
13000 Keiter Directory Co.'s Dickinson city and Stark, Dunn and Hettinger counties, ND- Library has: v.1 (1910-1911)-v.2 (1912-1913). v.3 (1914/1915)-v.5 (1918/1919).

Hard copy
Polk's Dickinson city directory : Library has: 1971; 1972; 1974; 1976; 1977; 1981; 1982; 1984; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1989; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998/1999.

Fargo
Microfilm Roll #
15366 Bliss' Fargo and Moorhead directory 1881-1893
15395 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1928-1930
15396 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1932-1936
15397 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1938-1940
15398 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1951-1953
15399 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1954-1955
15402 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1959-1961
15403 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1962-1962
15404 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1963-1963
15400 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1970-1970
15401 Polk's Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1971-1971

Hard copy:
Polk’s Fargo and Moorhead city directory 1972-1997, incomplete

Grafton
Hard copy:
Polk's Grafton city directory- Library has: 1976; 1977; 1979; 1980; 1982; 1984; 1986; 1987/1988; 1989; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1996; 1997; 1998.

Grand Forks
Microfilm roll #
13005 Grand Forks and North Dakota manual for 1885; Grand Forks and East Grand Forks city directory Vol. 4 (1902-1903); City directory of Grand Forks, N.D. and East Grand Forks, Minn. Vol. 1 (1898)-v. 3 (1900-1901).
13030 Grand Forks city directory; Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, MN 1889-1907
13031 Grand Forks and East Grand Forks city directory 1909-1925
13032 Polk’s Grand Forks, N.D. city directory...East Grand Forks, MN 1928-1938
13033 Grand Forks city directory 1940-1948
13034 Grand Forks city directory 1951-1956
13035 Grand Forks city directory 1958-1962

Hard copy:
Polk’s Grand Forks city directory- Library has: 1968-1989; 1990; 1992; 1994; 1998.

Jamestown
Microfilm roll #
13036 Directory of Jamestown and Stutsman County, 1909; Jamestown city directory, 1908; Directory of the city of Jamestown and county of Stutsman, 1904; Directory of the city of Jamestown and county of Stutsman, 1895-96
13037 Keiter Directory Co.'s Jamestown city and Stutsman County, North Dakota directory - --Library has: Vol. 1 (1912/1913), v. 3 (1917/1918)-v. 6 (1930/1931), v. 8 (1937/1938)-v. 11 (1946/1947).
13038 Polk’s Jamestown city directory 1952-1959
13039 Polk’s Jamestown city directory 1960-1963

Hard copy:
Polk’s Jamestown city directory- Library has: 1974-1978; 1981-1989; 1990; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1995; 1996; 1997; 1998; 1999; 2000.

Larimore
Hard copy:
Larimore city directory, 1903

Mandan
Hard copy:
Polk’s Mandan city directory- -Library has: 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1970; 1971; 1975

Minot
Microfilm roll #
13073 R.L. Polk & Co.'s Ward County directory- Library has: 1905-1917.
13074 Polk's Minot city directory: including Ward County- -Library has: 1930/1931.
13075 Polk’s Minot city directory 1933-1941
13076 Polk’s Minot city directory 1945-1951
13077 Polk’s Minot city directory 1954-1957
13078 Polk’s Minot city directory 1959-1961
13079 Polk’s Minot city directory 1962-1964
13080 Polk’s Minot city directory 1965-1966
13081 Polk’s Minot city directory 1967-1968
13082 Polk’s Minot city directory 1969-1972
13083 Polk’s Minot city directory 1973-1974
13084 Polk’s Minot city directory 1975-1977
13085 Polk’s Minot city directory 1978-1978
13086 Polk’s Minot city directory 1979-1980

Hard Copy:
Polk’s Minot city directory- Library has: 1981-1989

Valley City
Hard copy:
Valley City city directory- Library has: 1914, 1916, 1920, 1947; 1952; 1955; 1957; 1959; 1961; 1963; 1965; 1967; 1969; 1971; 1974; 1976; 1977; 1978; 1979; 1980; 1981; 1982; 1984; 1985-1989; 1991; 1992; 1994; 1996; 1997; 1998.

Wahpeton
Hard copy:
Polk's Wahpeton (Richland County, N.D.) and Breckenridge (Wilkin County, Minn.) city directory – Library has: 1974; 1976; 1977; 1980; 1982; 1984; 1986; 1988; 1989; 1990; 1991; 1996; 1997; 1998.

Williston-Williams County
Microfilm roll #
13040 1928 rural and city directory of Williams County, N.D; Directory of Williston city and Williams County, N.D., 1923; Keiter Directory Co.'s Williston city and Williams County, North Dakota directory (vol.1) 1916/1917 (vol.2) 1918/1919
14595 Williams County, Rural and City Directory of, 1935

Hard copy:
Polk’s Williston city directory – Library has: 1964 ; 1968 ; 1970 ; 1971; 1976 ; 1980 ; 1982 ; 1984; 1987 ; 1989; 1996 ; 1997 ; 1998.
1935 rural and city directory of Williams County, N.D

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