Before telephone directories, there were city directories. These books listed names, addresses, professions, and sometimes marital relation and ethnicity, of people in cities. They also advertised and listed local businesses. They are one of the crown jewels of the library’s History Room Collection and are invaluable in our research.
The City of Hudson has had a yearly directory from 1851 to the present day. Below is a selection of the City of Hudson’s Directories that we have digitized and are making available online. Please select the decade below to view availability and to view digitized years.
This is an ongoing project to make the historic resources from the History Room of the library accessible to the public.