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CA-AB. City Council

 Record Group
Identifier: CA-AB
Records created by the city's legislative body throughout the city's history. This classification includes legislative councils, councilmembers, and the offices of individual districts.

Found in 41 Collections and/or Records:

Cabildo records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Cabildo
Scope and Contents The Cabildo records include the Acts and Deliberations of the Cabildo, five volumes of manuscripts outlining the meetings and actions of the Cabildo. These include the decisions and resolutions passed by the Cabildo governing the public. Also included is a collection of the letters, petitions, and decrees of the Cabildo. Researchers should consult both the Digest of the Acts and Deliberations of the...
Dates: 1769-1803
Found in: City Archives

City Council District D Records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-District D
Scope and Contents

The bulk of these records are from Marlin Gusman's term in office (2000-2005). Also included are records from the terms of Roy E. Glapion, Jr. (1994-1999), H. Kenneth Johnston (2000), and David Payton (2005). Materials are arranged in the following series:

  • Budget Committee Records
  • General Complaints
  • Streets Complaints
  • Governmental Affairs Committee Records
  • Subject Files
  • Board of Commissioners of the Orleans Levee District

Dates: 1994-2005; Majority of material found within 2000-2005
Found in: City Archives

City Council District E records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-District E
Scope and Contents

The records are subject files from the following Councilmembers representing District E:

  • Philip Ciaccio
  • Howard Beck
  • Wayne Babovich
  • Ulysses Williams

Dates: 1966-1987
Found in: City Archives

City Council records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB
Scope and Contents The legislative branch of the municipal government has operated under many official designations, outlined by the various city charters in place since the creation of the Spanish Cabildo in 1803. While many of these independant councils' records have been described separately, from roughly 1866 onward the...
Dates: 1866-2016
Found in: City Archives

Commission Council's Special Citizens Investigating Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-SCIC
Scope and Contents

Contains information/data gathered about illegal bars, casinos, and other illegal vice activities. The files also include investigations into police misconduct.

Dates: 1953-1963
Found in: City Archives

Commissioner Lionel G. Ott Records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Ott
Scope and Contents

Corresspondence and subject files from the office of Lionel Ott, Commissioner of Finance.

Dates: 1946-1964
Found in: City Archives

Commissioner Thomas M. Brahney Records

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: CA-AB-Brahney
Scope and Contents This fragmentary collection includes records regarding the following topics: Also included are some personal papers from before he held municipal office. correspondence, clippings, telegrams, speeches, and campaign material related to Brahney's 1954 mayoral race controversies over septic tanks in the Pines Village and Huntlee Village subdivisions the purchase of the Herman Ice Factory to allow for widening of Loyola Avenue the construction of the Civic...
Dates: 1946-1954
Found in: City Archives

Common Council records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-CommonCouncil
Scope and Contents Records of the Common Council include: Ordinances and Resolutions from the Board of Alderman and Board of Assistant Alderman Calendars Official Proceedings from the Board of Alderman and Board of Assistant Alderman Records of various Board of Assistant Alderman committees, including the Committee on Streets and Landings, Committee on Fires, the Finance Committee, and the Volunteer Relief Committee City government was suspended following the...
Dates: 1852-1870
Found in: City Archives

Conseil de Ville records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-deVille
Scope and Contents Records from the Council de Ville include the official proceedings of the council (including the "secret sessions" in which the council met behind closed doors), ordinances and resolutions passed by the council, as well as messeages from the Mayor to the council. These materials were all recorded in French; The WPA produced English translations of these materials, all of which are available on microfilm. Finally, the Conseil de Ville also recorded incomming correspondence, which...
Dates: 1805-1836
Found in: City Archives

Conseil Municipal records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-ConseilMunicipal
Scope and Contents The records are printed proclamations (many with woodcuts of Laussat's official seal or other figures) and decrees issued and signed by Laussat, along with manuscript letters and other documents transmitted by him to the Council. Included are Laussat's proclamations of possession of the province, of the establishment of the municipal government, and of the appointment of numerous provincial officials. The image to the right is of Decree No.436 by Lausset establishing a municipal government...
Dates: 1803-1804
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Abraham Lincoln Davis District B records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Davis
Scope and Contents

Records reflect the duties and areas of interest of the District B office. Correspondence addressed to Councilmember Sapir, Davis' predecessor, were retained. Davis' personal files were not included in the transfer of records.

Dates: 1975-1978
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Arnold D. Fielkow At-Large records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Fielkow
Scope and Contents The collection includes paper and born-digital records.The paper records are subject/correspondence files. A large portion of the files are related to the New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) and Fielkow’s efforts to reform and revitalize NORD through the creation of its successor commission, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). Other files include projects of special interest to the Councilman, such as youth recreational activities and adoption...
Dates: 2005-2012
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Bryan Wagner District A records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Wagner
Scope and Contents The records in this collection span the years 1980-1983 and contain correspondence as well as questionnaires distributed to District A constituents. Correspondence is both incoming and outgoing. Included in this series is a single letter from Bryan Wagner concerning funding of the New Orleans Public Library, dated 1984. There are also several folders regarding the topic of cable television programing in the New Orleans area for the years 1980-1981. The second portion of this...
Dates: 1980-1983
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Daniel Kelly District E records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Kelly
Scope and Contents

The records are four boxes of subject files, arranged alphabetically, regarding the administrative duties and interests of the District E office.

Dates: 1962-1966
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Dorothy Mae Taylor At-Large records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Taylor
Scope and Contents

The records are subject files reflecting the duties of the At-Large office. Topics of note include records relating to Mardi Gras and Taylor's Anti-Discrimination ordinance.

Dates: 1977-1994; Majority of material found within 1989-1993
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Ellen Hazeur-Distance District E records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Hazeur-Distance
Scope and Contents

This collection contains subject files that span Hazuer-Distance's full time in office, 1994-2000. Areas of interest include the redevelopment of Lincoln Beach, the planning of Jazzland themepark, and various constituent concerns from communities in New Orleans East and along the Irish Bayou. There is particular attention paid to local neighborhood associations.

Dates: 1994-2000
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Eric Granderson At-Large records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Granderson
Scope and Contents The records are subject/correspondence files, which reflect the day-to-day operations of Councilmember Granderson's office. There is some overlap between his records and those of Councilmember Fielkow. It is not uncommon to find documents within this collection that were originally addressed to Fielkow.In addition to the paper records, two members of Councilmember Granderson's staff -- Danielle Viguerie (Director of Communications) and Sayde Finkel (Deputy Chief of Staff) --...
Dates: 2011-2012
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Frank Friedler District A records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Friedler
Scope and Contents

The records refelct the interests of Friedler's District A office; topics of note include the Audubon Park and the expansion of Audubon Zoo, preservation of historic neighborhoods, emergency health services, and property tax assessment.

Dates: 1974-1980
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Henry Curtis District A records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Curtis
Scope and Contents

This collection consits of subject files from Curtis' time as District A representative. The majority of materials are from the early 60's, and pertain to budget and zoning issues. Some personal papers were also transferred and are included here.

Dates: 1958-1970
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Jacquelyn Clarkson District C records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Clarkson-C
Scope and Contents

The records are correspondence/subject files and reports reflecting broad topics that the Council considered during Clarkson's first term in the District C office, 1990-1994. Considerable emphasis was given to issues relevant to Council District C, the proposed building and opening of a casino in New Orleans, and to the NOPSI buyout debate.

Dates: 1990-1994
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember James Carter District C Records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Carter.J
Scope and Contents The records in this collection have generally been kept in the order that they were received by the City Archives. Records are divided into five series: Criminal Justice, Recovery, Subject Files, Housing, and Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO). The majority of records in this collection concern City Council recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina and Carter’s work with criminal justice reform. Of particular interest are records pertaining to the demolition of the “Big Four” public...
Dates: 2006-2010
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember James Fitzmorris At-Large Records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Fitzmorris-At-Large
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 18 boxes of files from Fitzmorris's tenure as At-Large Councilmember. Major areas of focus are Leases on City owned property, the Sewerage and Water Board, and extensive recordkeeping of his appointments. This collection also includes a small amout of Fitzmorris' personal papers.

Dates: 1962-1966
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember James Fitzmorris District C records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Fitzmorris
Scope and Contents

This collection includes subject files from Fitzmorris' time as District C representative. Major areas of interest include records regarding the Police and Fire Committee, Streets Department, Sewerage and Water Board, and Traffic Safety. In addition to his municipal records, some of the councilmember's personal papers were transferred to the City Archvies as well and are included in this collection.

Dates: 1954-1962
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember James Gray District E Records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Gray
Scope and Contents

Adminstrative records and subject files from James Gray, District E office.

Dates: 2012-2018
Found in: City Archives

Councilmember Jason Williams At-Large records

 Collection
Identifier: CA-AB-Williams
Dates: 2014-2021
Found in: City Archives