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Romania: Address and Telephone Directories

Romanians in the U.S.

 Manpower. Americans all. Born in Rumania, George Sackwar is doing what he can to shoot up the Axis - not with a gun but with the radial drill on which he makes parts for medium tanks.
Rosener, Ann, photographer. Manpower. Americans all. Born in Rumania, George Sackwar is doing what he can to shoot up the Axis - not with a gun but with the radial drill on which he makes parts for medium tanks. One of many hundreds of loyal, foreign-born Americans who work in this large Midwest tank plant, Sackwar is proud of his role in the war. "Maybe I'm too old to fight," he says, "but I'm giving our soldiers something to fight with." 1942. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black-and-White Negatives Collection. Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division.

The Library of Congress has an extensive collection of U.S. city and telephone directories, that provide specific information on a locality’s residents and addresses, and may also include occupation or telephone number. Family historians often use these directories to fill in the gaps between censuses. The Library of Congress makes available to the public this collection of past and present city, telephone, and reverse telephone (criss-cross) directories for the United States. For more information on where to find these and how to use them, you can use this guide: United States: City and Telephone Directories.The library also has Local History & Genealogy Reference Services located inside the entrance to the Main Reading Room.

The following materials can help researchers find information specifically about Romanians who have lived in the U.S. Information in these resources can be used for example for:

  • genealogical research;
  • studying local ethnic communities;
  • studying the history of the Romanian diaspora in North America.

Romanians immigrated in different waves, and settled mostly in New York, California, Florida, and the Midwest. Additional directories may be identified in the Library's online catalog, or in the above mentioned guide to U.S. city and telephone directories.

If you would like us to retrieve directories for you before you visit our library, you can contact us through our Ask a Librarian service.

The arrangement of the list below is by title.

The following collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.