Special Collections Phonebooks Holdings Database

This database searches the list of Pacific Northwest phonebooks held by Special Collections Division. Coverage area includes Washington State, Oregon, western Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia and spans the late 1890's until around 1997, depending on city. (Note: This database is a listing of the phonebooks held in Special Collections only, and does not contain names of people or businesses)

Search tip:To browse all phonebooks for a particular state, enter the two digit abbreviation (WA, AK, ID, OR) in the Keywords box. For British Columbia, enter the abbreviation B.C.

If you're not sure how to spell a particular city name, click on the Browse Terms button to view a list of terms. To jump to a particular letter of the alphabet, put that letter in the "find" box and click the GOTO button. Once you have found your term in the list, click on the term and press the PASTE button and then CLOSE to copy the term to the search field. You can select multiple terms from the list to search multiple words at the same time.

Enter a City name or Keyword here. To browse all holdings for a particular city, enter a city name/keyword only and leave the Year field blank:

To narrow your search, enter a single year in this box (e.g. 1977):

Not finding what you're looking for? Special Collections also has Polk and other City Directories for many cities in Washington and some major cities in Alaska, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho. The Polk directories include a name directory section, and many also include a "reverse" section by address, and a "reverse" section by telephone number. Check our City Directories database to find out what we have.