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Panama Phone Directories[edit | edit source]

White Pages Directory[edit | edit source]

You can search for individuals in a White Pages directory using two surnames, two given names, and the city.

Panama Paginas Blancas.

Yellow Pages Directory[edit | edit source]

Panama Paginas Amarillas

Panama City Street and Business Directories[edit | edit source]

The Panama city directories facilitate searching for individuals or businesses established in the Isthmus at the time of publication. The directories include names, addresses and some photographs. These directories are available from the National Library of Panama digtal collection.

1898 National Directory of the City of Panama[edit | edit source]

Authored by Francisco Posada: General Directory of the City of Panama and historical and geographical summary. At the time Panama was a department of Colombia. Includes historical highlights from the discovery of Panama until 1831. History, geography, commerce, industries, agriculture, biographies of important citizens. The book is in Spanish and has no index. You can download four PDF files.

1900 National Directory of the City of Panama[edit | edit source]

This second volume was authored by Francisco Posada and contains similar information to the previous volume. You can download three PDF files.

Panama in 1915[edit | edit source]

This bilingual street directory, published in 1915, was modeled after previous national directories. It contains similar material but not as extensive; there is no index. The articles primarily deal with history. It has many commercial ads plus many photos of prominent women from that time. You can download 31 PDF files.

The Blue Book of Panama (1916-1917)[edit | edit source]

This bilingual publicity book was supported by the United Fruit Company as a means to attracting overseas investors to Panama. It contains articles on history, biographies and photos. It has commercial ads and a very general index. You can download 26 PDF files.

1920 Directory[edit | edit source]

This commercial directory, in Spanish, contains a 1920 calendar of events in history, as well as a birthday calendar for prominent citizens. You can read the document here.

1926 Directory[edit | edit source]

The "Directorio general de la ciudad de Panamá: guía comercial de interés general," was compiled in 1926 by Guillermo Andreve. It contains historical content and photos of prominent people in Panama. A very general index is available in the back. You can download the 14 PDF files.