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Address/Telephone Directories from Switzerland and Liechtenstein at the Library of Congress

Cover of 1918 Switzerland phone directory

The Library of Congress maintains a large collection of retrospective foreign and domestic telephone directories, most of which are not cataloged. (More specialized directories for commerce, industry, and specific professions are cataloged and may be identified in the Library's online catalog.) The uncataloged directories listed below reflect the Library's holdings (as of July 2007) of telephone directories from Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Since 1919, Switzerland has provided diplomatic representation for Liechtenstein, and in 1920, the two countries agreed to a transitional postal union. A more permanent postal union came about in 1921, which provided for Liechtenstein's postal, telegraph, telephone, and postal savings bank services to be managed by Switzerland. Thus, Swiss telephone directories include separate listings for the Principality of Liechtenstein, usually in the same volume that covers the nearby Swiss cantons of Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, and St. Gallen.

The index is arranged chronologically, then alphabetically by city or region (single areas of coverage are listed before multiple areas of coverage). The type of directory is indicated by the words "Res." (listing home addresses), "Org." (listing businesses, institutions, and government offices), or "both." The "Notes" field is used to provide additional information about the directory, indicating how each directory is arranged and often listing smaller towns nearby. The phrases "Listings given in German" and "Listings given in French" mean that the page headings and street names are in German or French, respectively.

Please note that some administrative districts have changed boundaries over the years, with the result that some towns were moved from one jurisdiction to another. Note also that some books cover several years, and are indexed here according to the first year covered.

For further information concerning telephone directories from Switzerland and Liechtenstein at the Library of Congress, please contact:

Grant Harris
Head, European Reading Room
European Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, DC 20540-4830
email: grha@loc.gov

Index: 1917-1945  1946-1960  1961-1970  1971-1985  1986-1999

1917-1945

Year City or Region Title Type Notes

1918

Canton(s): Vaud

Indicateur Vaudois, Fondé en 1875: Annuaire commercial, industriel, professional, etc.: Adresses de Lausanne et du Canton de Vaud

Both

Contains: Alphabetical list of Lausanne inhabitants; list by profession of Lausanne inhabitants, divided into Prilly, Pully, and Renens; Org. listings of Lausanne; alphabetical list of localities of Vaud; Org. listings of Vaud alphabetized by district, then by profession; supplements; advertisements.

1930/31

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (German Fribourg municipalities of Gempenach and Kerzers), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, Küssnacht, and Schwyz [excluding the municipality of Unteriberg]), Ticino, Uri

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer II

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone II

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono II

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1937/38

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud

Liste officielle des abonnés au telephone I

Amtl. Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer I

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono I

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1937/38

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, Küssnacht, and Shwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer II

Liste officielle des abonnés au telephone II

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono II

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1937/38

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graubünden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedein, Höfe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, Zurich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer III

Liste officielle des abonnés au telephone III

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono III

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1938/39

Switzerland

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer I-III

Liste des abonnés au telephone I-III

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono I-III

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given by town.

1940/41

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 1

Liste des abonnés au telephone 1

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 1

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1940/41

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graub¨nden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Shwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnés au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1940/41

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graubünden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedein, Höfe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, Zurich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnés au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1941/42

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, NeuchÔtel, Valais, Vaud

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 1

Liste des abonnés au telephone 1

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 1

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1941/42

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Schwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnés au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1941/42

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graub¨nden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedeln, Höfe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, Zurich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1942/43

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Schwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1942/43

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graubünden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedeln, Höfe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, Zurich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1943/44

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 1

Liste des abonnés au telephone 1

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 1

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1943/44

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Schwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1943/44

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graub¨nden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedeln, H÷fe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, Zurich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1944/45

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 1

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 1

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 1

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1944/45

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graubünden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Schwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1944/45

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graubünden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedeln, Höfe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, ZŘrich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1945/46

Canton(s): Bern (Bernese Jura), Fribourg, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Valais, Vaud

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 1

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 1

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 1

Res.

Introductory information in French, German, and Italian. Listings given in French by town.

1945/46

Canton(s): Aargau, Basel-City, Basel-Country, Bern (excluding Bernese Jura), Graub¨nden (district of Moesa), Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz (districts of Gersau, KŘssnacht, and Schwyz), Solothurn, Ticino, Uri

Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 2

Liste des abonnÚs au telephone 2

Elenco degli abbonati al telefono 2

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

1945/46

Canton(s): Appenzell Inner Rhodes, Appenzell Outer Rhodes, Glarus, Graubünden (excluding district of Moesa), St. Gallen, Schaffhausen, Schwyz (districts of Einsiedeln, H÷fe, and March), Thurgau, Zug, ZŘrich.

Principality of Liechtenstein

Amtliches Verzeichnis der Telephon-Teilnehmer 3

Liste officielle des abonnÚs au telephone 3

Elenco officiale degli abbonati al telefono 3

Res.

Introductory information in German, French, and Italian. Listings given in German by town.

Index:  1917-1945  1946-1960  1961-1970  1971-1985  1986-1999


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