Historic R. L. Polk City Directories
March 28, 2011 12:40 PM Subscribe
What does a starred or asterisked listing in old (1915-1925) R. L. Polk City Directories indicate?
posted by krista_p to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am in the midst of some research on a large southern US city, and have been using Polk's City Directories (also called city guides) as a resource. I noticed that many of the listings are preceded by a star or asterisk (*). I suspect that these are African-American individuals or businesses, but can't find confirmation anywhere within the directory itself. Can anyone confirm this or point me to a useful source?