This collection comprises a total of 65 directories which cover the years of 1848-1972 (incomplete). This collection contains materials from the Cambridge Room, the Cambridge Public Library’s Archives and Special Collections, and have been placed online at archive.org. We have linked to the main page for each directory, enabling you to either browse the directory like a book, or download the whole manuscript to your computer, free of charge.

Directories generally included:

  • City and County officials.
  • Schools, churches, hotels, fraternal organizations and societies.
  • Advertisements, including an index to advertisers.
  • An alphabetical list of residents and businesses with street name, and occupation of residents or type of business.

Cambridge Massachusetts Directories 1848-1972