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Address/Telephone Directories from Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Link to Former Yugoslavia, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia.Cover of 1936 Sarajevo phone book

Most of the foreign telephone directories held by the Library of Congress are uncataloged, hence we have compiled this list of the directories from the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina as a finding aid for our staff and patrons. These directories deal with B&H from every era. See also the finding aid for directories from Former Yugoslavia which may contain sections for towns from B&H. In addition to the uncataloged directories listed below, the Library also holds a handful that are cataloged and may be paged from the closed stacks using their call numbers. To locate these directories, search the online catalog using subject keywords such as "Yugoslavia" and "directories", or "Bosnia" and "directories," or the name of a city plus "directories". Besides just straight telephone directories, this kind of search yields business/address directories from B&H. The Library of Congress also has a 36-reel microfilm set of telephone directories entitled Telephone Directories from Former Yugoslavia, the contents of which are presented in the list below.

The finding aid, which represents our holdings as of February 2015, is arranged by country/republic, then by city, and then by the year prominently displayed on the cover of the piece, which may or may not be the actual date of publication (i.e., a directory will often have one year in large print on the cover, and a different, usually earlier, year of publication elsewhere). Directories that cover all of B&H appear first in the list. The type of directory is indicated by the words "residential", "organizational," or "both" for directories that include both business and private numbers.

Telephone directories for B&H are located in two possible places in the Library of Congress: Deck 5S of the closed stacks in the Adams Building or for the microfilm set, in the Microform Reading Room. For items in the closed stacks or the Microform Reading Room a reader must request the items by completing a call slip. The finding aid designates these three locations as MRR/GC or MicroRR. The call number of the microfilm set is 99/6071. All volumes held on Deck 5S are filed under Yugoslavia, not under the individual countries.

An explanation of the information found in the notes field of this guide is in order.

  •  All directories are in the Latin alphabet unless otherwise noted.
  •  In addition to an alphabetical arrangement by surname, business name, occupation or trade, many directories provide a numerical listing of entries arranged by phone number so it can be determined who held a particular number for a given year. This feature is indicated in the notes field with the words "Numerical index."
  •  Often in the notes field there will be a statement beginning with words such as "Prema stanju" or "Stanje" followed by a date. This statement is taken either from the title page or title page verso and can be loosely translated as "the situation as of a given date". It merely offers more precise dating for the contents of the directory.

When looking for listings of smaller towns in B&H, keep in mind that most telephone directories from the country feature a main city, but also include listings for other towns in the telephone district. Therefore, one should consult a map to locate a large city nearest to the desired town and use the directories for the larger city. Regarding the microfilm set, a list of all localities covered on a reel appears at the very beginning of each reel.

Almost all of the directories from B&H include both organizational and residential listings mixed together. Until the early 1970s very few provided a separate "yellow pages" section, although many had a section of additional advertisements at the end.

Besides using printed telephone directories, a reader may find it helpful to use online directories available for free on the Internet. The telephone portal site Infobel External link provides a list of links for each European country including all of the countries that once were part of Former Yugoslavia.

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

Angela Cannon
Reference Specialist
European Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, DC 20540-4830
email: [email protected]



City (or Region) Year Title Type Notes Location
  1963 Telefonski imenik zajednice PTT preduzeća Bosne i Hercegovine u Sarajevu. Both "Stanje na dan 1. I 1963. godine". Includes numbers for towns throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. MRR/GC
  1964 Telefonski imenik. Socijalistička Republika Bosna i Hercegovina. Both "Prema stanju 1. marta 1964." MRR/GC
  1966 Telefonski imenik : Socijalistička Republika Bosna i Hercegovina. Both "Službeno izdanje prema stanju 1. marta 1966". Organized by city. MRR/GC
  1967 Telefonski imenik Tranzitnih TF centrala: Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Mostar, Tuzla. Both "Službeno izdanje prema stanju 1. april 1967." MRR/GC
  1970 Telefonski imenik Socijalističke Republike Bosne i Hercegovine. Both "Službeno izdanije prema stanju 1. aprila 1970". Organized by telephone network groups of Sarajevo, Goražde, Zenica, Banja Luka, Bihać, Jajce, Prijedor, Mostar, Livno, Trebinje, Područja. Includes separate insert with late additions. MRR/GC
  1977/78 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina, SR Crna Gora, SR Makedonija. Both Arranged by republic. MicroRR
  1979/80 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina, SR Crna Gora, SR Makedonija. Both Arranged by republic. MicroRR
  1983/84 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina. Both   MicroRR
  1985/86 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina. Both   MicroRR
  1987/88 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina. Both Arranged by city. LC has 2 copies of this title. MRR/GC/MicroRR
  1990 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina I. Both   MicroRR
  1990 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Knjiga 1. SR Bosna i Hercegovina II. Both   MicroRR
  1997/98 Poslovni telefonski imenik Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine = Business Telephone Directory of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Org.   MRR/GC
Mostar 1951 Telefonski imenik grada Mostara za 1951 godinu. Org.   MRR/GC
Mostar 1952 Telefonski imenik grada Mostara izmenja i dopuna za 1952 g. Org.   MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1936 Telefonski imenik direkcija Sarajevo. Both In Cyrllic. Numerical index. Also contains numbers for other nearby towns. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1951 Imenik telefonskih pretplatnika direkcije pošta Sarajevo. Both Also includes organizational listings for other towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1953 Imenik telefonskih pretpaltnika direkcije pošta Sarajevo. Both "Stanje na dan 10. III 1953." Also includes numbers for other towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1954 Telefonski imenik direkcije pošta, telegrafa i telefona Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 1. II 1954 godine". Also includes numbers for nearby towns. Numerical index. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1955 Telefonski imenik preduzeća poštanskog, telefonskog i telegrafskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 15. II 1955 godine". Numerical index. Also includes listings for other towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1956 Telefonski imenik preduzeća poštanskog, telefonskog i telegrafskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 20. II 1956 godine". Numerical index. Also includes listings for other towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1957 Telefonski imenik preduzeća poštanskog, telefonskog i telegrafskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 15. II. 1957". Numerical index. Also includes listings for other towns in Bosnia & Herzegovina. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1958 Telefonski imenik preduzeća poštanskog, telegrafskog i telefonskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 1. I. 1958". Also includes listings for other towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Numerical index. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1960 Telefonski imenik preduzeća poštanskog telegrafskog i telefonskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 1. II 1960". Also includes listings for other towns. Numerical index. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1961 Telefonski imenik zajednice preduzeća poštanskog, telegrafskog i telefonskog saobraćaja Sarajevo. Both "Stanje 1. V 1961." Also includes listings for other towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Numerical index. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1963 Dodatak telefonskom imeniku za 1963. godinu. Both "Promjene kod telefonskih pretplatnika nastale u vremenu od 1. I do 30. VI 1963. godine." Additions to the 1963 telephone directory for Sarajevo and other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina. LC holds 2 copies of this volume. MRR/GC
Sarajevo 1968 Telefonski imenik Tranzitne centrale Sarajevo sa glavnim centralama: Sarajevo, Goražde, Zenica. Both "Službeno izdanje prema stanju 1. april 1968." MRR/GC
Tuzla 1950/51 Telefonski imenik grada Tuzle Org.   MRR/GC
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