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I have an assignment question that I have to discuss, here's the question: "Check with your local public library about city directories and/or a

I have an assignment question that I have to discuss, here's the question: "Check with your local public library about city directories and/or a Haines Directory (also known as a Criss Cross). (a) Ask how frequently they are used.
Here's the full assignment question:"Check with your local public library about city directories and/or a Haines Directory (also known as a Criss Cross). (a) Ask how frequently they are used. (b) Describe your findings and provide two people you located using this source. Note: City directories list residents by name and address while the Haines Directory only lists by address or phone number because it is a mechanical reversal of the information in the phone book. Unlisted numbers do not appear in the Haines Directory, just as they do not appear in the phone book."
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Thanks for asking! The W. Dale Clark Library downtown holds a collection of Polk and/or Cole City Directories covering most of the city's history. They are routinely used (1-5 users per day) for local history research and occasionally used (1-2 users per week) by patrons researching current business and residential listings; obviously online sources have become heavily competitive in the modern era. Though we do not carry Haines directories, the city directories we have in stock do include a criss-cross telephone directory that would allow you to perform similar research.

The Abrahams Branch (90th and Fort) and Swanson Branch (90th and Dodge) libraries carry a copy of the current year's city directory if visiting the downtown library is severely out of your way. I would encourage you to visit, though. It's a neat collection on the library's 3rd floor.

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