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Image of the cover of the Polish phone book Informator adresowy miast i gmin wiejskich rzeczypospolitej polskiej, volume 2Although telephone directories are generally not cataloged by the Library of Congress, they are nonetheless valuable resources for genealogical research. This compilation lists the Polish directories held and available at the Library of Congress as of November 2003.

The following list is divided into two sections: the first covers the period 1939-45 and includes a full listing of cities, towns and villages The second section begins after 1945 and is organized by the scope of coverage, beginning with directories for the entire country and followed by directories for specific regions.

The many changes in Polish administrative districts over the years have resulted in variations in the titles for directories covering the same areas, so some regions are covered by more than one entry. Entries for directories possessing the same title are not repeated; only the individual years are added below the entry.

NOTE: Polish diacritics are omitted. Abbreviations: "k"(kolo)=nearby; "n"(nad)=on (usually on the river)

1939 - 1945

(These directories have been microfilmed and cataloged as a collection, under the title
Retrospective telephone directories from Poland, 1939-1945.)

Spis abonentow sieci telefonicznych Dyrekcji Okregu Poczt i Telegrafow w Krakowie na 1939 r.
Annual telephone directory of Cracow postal and telegraph district.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Breslau (ohne den Bereich der früheren Oberpostdirektion Liegnitz) 1940.
Coverage: Breslau/Wroclaw and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der früheren Oberpostdirektion Liegnitz (ohne die im Amtlichen Fernsprechbuch für das Bezirksnetz in der preußischen und sächsischen Oberlausitz aufgeführten Teilnehmer der Ortsnetze Geibsdorf, Gersdorf, Görlitz, Gruna Hagenwerder, Lauban, Penzig, Reichenbach und Schönberg) 1940.
Coverage: Liegnitz/Legnica and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns, and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Stettin 1941.
Coverage: Stettin/Szczecin and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns, and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Köslin 1941.
Coverage: Köslin/Koszalin and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns, and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Posen 1942.
Coverage: Posen/Poznan and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns, and villages.

Amtliches Fernsprechbuch für den Bezirk der Reichspostdirektion Oppeln 1942.
Coverage: Oppeln/Opole and surroundings.
Residential and organizational.
Click here for a detailed index of cities, towns, and villages.

AFTER 1945

Country-wide coverage:

Spis urzedow, agencyj i posrednictw pocztowo-telekomunikacyjnych na obszarze Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (stan z dnia 31-go grudnia 1945 r.).
First country-wide alphabetical index of postal and telecommunications institutions in free Poland, as of December 31, 1945 (published in 1946).
Organizational.
Holdings:   1945

Informator adresowy miast i gmin wiejskich Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. Praca zbiorowa pod redakcja Antoniego Ferskiego, tom I - II.
First index of cities, towns, and villages within the new Polish borders after World War II; includes maps of administrative divisions and index of German names from the Regained Territories (Ziemie Odzyskane).
Organizational.
Holdings:   1948

Ogolnopolski spis telefonow oraz wykaz adresow telegraficznych Czesc I: A-L.
First volume (from A to L) of the annual telephone and telegraph address directory covering entire country; also attached in the end is a separate part with business listings.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1950/1951

Ogolnopolski informator telefoniczno-adresowy.
Annual telephone and address directory of businesses and institutions compiled by provinces with an index of places.
Organizational.
Holdings:   1959, 1960

Ogolnopolski spis tele-adresowy: telefon-telegraf-telex.
Annual telephone, telegraph and telex addresses directory of businesses and institutions compiled by provinces with an index of places.
Organizational.
Holdings:   1961, 1962, 1965/1966, 1967/1968, 1990 (Part 1 only: Warsaw Province, Biala Podlaska through Lodz Provinces)

Spis pocztowych oznaczen kodowych.
List of postal codes for the entire country, alphabetical by province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1972

Panorama Firm series of business directories compiled for individual provinces.
Holdings:

Bielsko Biala: 1994, 1998/99
Bydgoszcz: 1994
Czestochowa: 1994, 1999
Gdansk: 1993, 1994
Katowice: 1994, 1998/99
Krakow: 1992/93, 1993/94
Lodz: 1994/95
Lublin: 1998/99
Poznan: 1993, 1995/96
Torun: 1994/95
Walbrzych: 1994
Walbrzych, Jelenia Gora, Legnica: 1999
Warszawa:1993, 1997/98, 2000, 2001
Wroclaw: 1993, 1994

Regional coverage (in alphabetical order, by city):

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Bialostockiego.
Annual telephone directory of Bialystok Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1962/63, 1966/67, 1971/72, 1974/75, 1980/81

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Bialskopodlaskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Biala Podlaska Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79, 1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Bielskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Bielsko-Biala Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78, 1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Bydgoskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Bydgoszcz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963/64, 1967/68, 1973/74, 1977/78, 1980/81

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Chelmskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Chelm Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78, 1980/81

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Czestochowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Czestochowa Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Elblaskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Elblag Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1976/77, 1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztw Gdanskiego i Bydgoskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Gdansk and Bydgoszcz Provinces.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954, 1955

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Gdanskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Gdansk Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1967/68, 1973/74, 1977/78, 1981/82, 1991

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Gorzowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Gorzow Wielkopolski Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1979/80

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Jeleniogorskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Jelenia Gora Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78, 1983/84

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Katowickiego.
Annual telephone directory of Katowice Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1957, 1958, 1959, 1963/64, 1965/66, 1968/69, 1971/72 (in 2 volumes), 1973/74 (organizational volume only), 1975/76, 1979/80 (in 2 volumes)

Spis telefonow M. Kielc i Wojewodztwa Kieleckiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Kielce and Kielce Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1966/67, 1968/69

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Kieleckiego.
Annual telephone directory of Kielce Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1971/72, 1975/76, 1978/79, 1991

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Koninskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Konin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79, 1984, 1989

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Koszalinskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Koszalin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1960, 1962/63, 1965/66, 1968/69, 1971/72, 1974/75, 1984

Spis telefonow Krakowskiego, Kieleckiego i Rzeszowskiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Cracow, Kielce and Rzeszow postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1953, 1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztw Krakowskiego, Kieleckiego i Rzeszowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Cracow, Kielce and Rzeszow Provinces.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1955

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Krakowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Cracow Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1958, 1959, 1960, 1962/63, 1965/66, 1967/68, 1971/72

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Legnickiego.
Annual telephone directory of Legnica Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Leszczynskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Leszno Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79

Spis telefonow Lodzkiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Lodz postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Lodzkiego.
Annual telephone directory of Lodz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1957/58

Spis telefonow M. Lodzi i Wojewodztwa Lodzkiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Lodz and Lodz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1959, 1963/64

Spis telefonow M. Lodzi.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Lodz.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1972/73

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Lodzkiego i M. Lodzi.
Annual telephone directory of Lodz Province and the city of Lodz.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1970/71

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Miejskiego Lodzkiego.
Annual telephone directory of Lodz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1976/77, 1981/82, 1984

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Lomzynskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Lomza Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1983/84

Spis telefonow Lubelskiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Lublin postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Lubelskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Lublin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1993

Spis telefonow Lublina i Wojewodztwa Lubelskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Lublin and Lublin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1967/68, 1970/71, 1980/81

Spis telefonow Miasta Lublina i Wojewodztwa Lubelskiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Lublin and Lublin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1962

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Nowosadeckiego.
Annual telephone directory of Nowy Sacz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1979/80

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Olsztynskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Olsztyn Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1959, 1963/64, 1972/73, 1982/83, 1989

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Opolskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Opole Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1959, 1962/63, 1964/65, 1966/67, 1969/70

Spis telefonow Miasta Opola.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Opole.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1972/73

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Ostroleckiego.
Annual telephone directory of Ostroleka Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Pilskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Pila Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78, 1979/80

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Piotrkowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Piotrkow Trybunalski Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1979/80

Spis telefonow Poznanskiego i Zielonogorskiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Poznan i Zielona Gora postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztw Poznanskiego i Zielonogorskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Poznan i Zielona Gora Provinces.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1955

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Poznanskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Poznan Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956, 1957, 1958, 1961, 1973/74, 1981/82

Spis telefonow Miasta Poznania.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Poznan compiled in two parts: institutional and residential.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1962, 1969/70, 1972/73

Spis telefonow M. Poznania i Wojewodztwa Poznanskiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Poznan and Poznan Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1963, 1965/66, 1968/69, 1970/71

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Radomskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Radom Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Rzeszowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Rzeszow Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1960, 1962/63, 1971/72, 1977/78, 1983/84

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Siedleckiego.
Annual telephone directory of Siedlce Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Sieradzkiego.
Annual telephone directory of Sieradz Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Skierniewickiego.
Annual telephone directory of Skierniewice Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1982/83

Spis telefonow Stalinogrodzkiego i Opolskiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Stalinogrod and Opole postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Suwalskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Suwalki Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79

Spis telefonow Szczecinskiego i Koszalinskiego Okregu Poczty i Telekomunikacji.
Annual telephone directory of Szczecin and Koszalin postal and telecommunications district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Szczecinskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Szczecin Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1964, 1967/68, 1970/71, 1973/74, 1976/77, 1984/85, 1992

Spis telefonow Miasta Szczecina i Swinoujscia.
Annual telephone directory of cities of Szczecin and Swinoujscie compiled in two parts: institutional and residential.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1962/63

Spis telefonow Miasta Szczecina.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Szczecin compiled in two parts: institutional and residential.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1973/74

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Tarnowskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Tarnow Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Tarnobrzeskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Tarnobrzeg Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1977/78, 1981/82

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Torunskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Torun Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1976/77, 1992

Spis telefonow Warszawskiego Okregu Poczt i Telegrafow.
Annual telephone directory of Warsaw postal and telegraphs district.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1948/49, 1951/52, 1953

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Warszawskiego i M.St. Warszawy.
Annual telephone directory of Warsaw Province and the city of Warsaw.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954, 1955/56

Spis telefonow M.St. Warszawy i Wojewodztwa Warszawskiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Warsaw and Warsaw Province. Since 1964 issued in 3 volumes: I:the city of Warsaw - institutional, II:the city of Warsaw - residential, III:Warsaw Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1956/57, 1957/58, 1958/59, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1964/65(I,II,III), 1969/70(I,II), 1971/72(I,III), 1972/74(II), 1981/82(III), 1983(I), 1990(I)

Oficjalna ksiazka telefoniczna Warszawy i Wojewodztwa Warszawskiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Warsaw and Warsaw Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1992/93, 1993/94

Polskie ksiazki telefoniczne: Warszawa i Region Warszawski.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Warsaw and Warsaw Province.
Organizational.
Holdings:   2000, 2002, 2003

Nowa ksiazka telefoniczna: Warszawa. Klienci indywidualni.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Warsaw.
Residential.
Holdings:   2001

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Wloclawskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Wloclawek Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79, 1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Wroclawskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Wroclaw Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965/66, 1979/80, 1991

Spis telefonow M. Wroclawia i Wojewodztwa Wroclawskiego.
Annual telephone directory of the city of Wroclaw and Wroclaw Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1963, 1969/70

Spis telefonow M. Wroclawia .
Annual telephone directory of the city of Wroclaw.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1971/72

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Zamojskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Zamosc Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1978/79, 1982/83

Spis telefonow Wojewodztwa Zielonogorskiego.
Annual telephone directory of Zielona Gora Province.
Residential and organizational.
Holdings:   1958, 1960, 1962, 1964/65, 1974/75, 1978/79, 1980/81


For further information concerning telephone directories from Poland held by the Library of Congress, please contact:

Regina Frackowiak,
Reference Librarian
European Division,
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4830
rfra@loc.gov



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