712-297-8139 [email protected]

Telephone Books

Extensive collection of vintage phone books

FEATURES OF TELEPHONE BOOK COLLECTION

RECORDS BACK TO 1908

RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS LISTINGS

At one time Calhoun County had one of the highest percentages of absentee farm ownership in Iowa. But one thing most families did own was a telephone. Our collection of telephone books date back to 1908 with listings for residents both rural and city as well as businesses. Often addresses accompany each listing.

As with newspapers, many businesses advertised in these telephone books.

MANY VINTAGE PHONE BOOKS

VINTAGE PHONE BOOK ADS

BUSINESS ADS

BUSINESS DIRECTORIES

BUSINESS LISTINGS

Phone

(712) 297-8139

VISIT

Museum is open Sundays 1:30 – 4 P.M. from May through September, or to set up an appointment, call 515-570-8991.

Calhoun County Museum

Address

150 High Street
Rockwell City, Iowa 50579