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Address/Telephone Directories from the Former Yugoslavia
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Links to Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. 1935 Yugoslav 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 former Yugoslavia as a finding aid for our staff and patrons. The directories in this list cover all of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia or Communist Yugoslavia, but not Yugoslavia when it consisted of just Serbia, Kosovo, and Montenegro. For listings from all eras for all of the subsequent countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia), please see the pages for the individual countries. 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 the name of a city plus "directories". Besides just straight telephone directories, this kind of search yields business/address directories for former Yugoslavia. 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 as well as in the finding aids for the subsequent countries.

The finding aid, which represents our holdings as of February 2015, is arranged chronologically 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). 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 former Yugoslavia 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 two 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.
  •  Often in the notes field there will be a statement beginning with words such as "Sa stanjem" or "Po stanju" or "Položba" 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 former Yugoslavia, 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 former Yugoslavia 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 the 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]


Year Title Type Notes Location
1935 Skupni imenik telefonskih pretplatnika Kralj. Jugoslavije : po ABCedi i struci. Both "1. XII 1935". "Annuaire general des abonnes au telephone du Royaume de Yougoslavie." The first half of the directory covers Beograd, Zagreb, Novi Sad, Split, Skopje, Niš, Cetinje, Banja Luka, Ljubljana, Sarajevo. The second half covers smaller towns throughout the country. MRR/GC
1936 Telefonski imenik svih pretplatnika Kraljevine Jugoslavije. Both Entries are arranged by major city - Beograd, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Split, Skopje, Cetinje. Part of the directory is in the Cyrillic alphabet and part in the Latin alphabet. Numerical index. Certain major city sections contain listings for smaller towns as well. MRR/GC
1957 Adresar i telefonski imenik za Jugoslaviji i Austriju. Org. "Adress-und telephon-Buch für Österreich und Jugoslawien." Entries are arranged by subject like "yellow pages", but the subjects are given only in German. MRR/GC
1960 Telefonski imenik FNR Jugoslavije. Both Arranged by major city: Beograd, Ljubljana, Niš, Novi Sad, Priština, Rijeka, Sarajevo, Skopje, Split, Titograd (Podgorica), Zagreb. The listings also include smaller nearby towns. MRR/GC
1963 Telefonski imenik FNRJ. Both "Poslednje unošenje izvršeno 17. II 1963." Arranged by capital city and then republic. Vojvodina has its own section, but Kosovo is included under Serbia. MRR/GC
1964 Privredni adresar SFRJ = Trade directory of Yugoslavia. Org. Organized by type of business with an index by place. MRR/GC
1966 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Both "Poslednje unošenje izvršeno 1. IV 1966." Organized by capital city and republic. Vojvodina and Kosovo appear as part of Serbia. MRR/GC
1968 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Both "Rukopis izrađen na osnovu zvaničnih podataka Zajednice JPTT sa stanjem 1. IV 1968." Arranged by capital city of a republic and then by other cities in a republic. Vojvodina and Kosovo appear as part of Serbia. MRR/GC
1969 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Izmenje i dopune za 1969. Both "Rukopis izrađen na osnovu zvaničnih podataka Zajednice JPTT. Sa stanjem 5. IV 1969." Arranged by capital city of a republic and then by other cities in a republic. MRR/GC
1970 Promjene kod pretplatnika nastale za vrijeme štampanja imenika. Stanje na dan 1.X 1970. Both Supplement to the telephone directory of Yugoslavia, changes which occurred since the publication of the directory as of October 1, 1970. Vojvodina listings appear under Serbia. No listings for Kosovo. LC holds 2 copies of this title. MRR/GC
1971 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Both "Poslednje unošenje izvršeno je 1. X 1970." Arranged by capital city and then republic. Kosovo and Vojvodina are listed under Serbia. MicroRR
1972 Telefonski imenik elektroprivrednih organizacija SFR Jugoslavije. Org. Includes various color maps and charts related to the electrical system in Former Yugoslavia. LC holds 2 copies of this title. MRR/GC
1972 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. Separate sections for each republic and autonomous province. MRR/GC
1973 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Both "Poslednje unošenje izvršeno je 1. X 1972." Arranged by capital city and then republic. Kosovo and Vojvodina each have their own sections. MicroRR
1974 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. Separate sections for each republic and autonomous province. MRR/GC
1975/76 Telefonski imenik SFRJ. Both Arranged by republic or autonomous province. MicroRR
1979 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. Separate sections for each republic and autonomous province. MRR/GC
1983/84 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. Separate sections for each republic and autonomous province. MRR/GC
1985/86 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. Separate sections for each republic and autonomous province. MRR/GC
1985/86 Yu-Tel : poslovni telefonski imenik. Org. Organized by city. MRR/GC
1988 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik radnih organizacija. Org. LC holds knjiga 1 only covering B&H, Montenegro, Croatia, Macedonia. MRR/GC
1990/91 Jugoslovenski poslovni telefonski imenik. I knjiga - Bosna i Hercegovina, Crna Gora, Hrvatska, Makedonija. Org. Arranged by republic. MRR/GC
1991 YU telefax '91 : telefax imenik SFRJ = Annuaire telefax SFRJ. Org. Arranged by city. MRR/GC
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