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Boards and Commissions records

Identifier: CA-AA-Boards

Scope and Contents

The records were created by the Office of the Mayor and include files pertaining to the appointment of members to and the general business of various boards and commissions, committees and task forces; individual files may include formal letters of appointment and responses from appointees; Council motions approving appointments; occasionally minutes of meetings; correspondence regarding potential appointees; and sometimes resumes of potential appointees. The records span the administrations of deLesseps S. Morrison and Victor H. Schiro. Additional records relating to Boards and Commissions can be found in the individual Schiro and Morrison collections, as well as other individual administrations.


  • Creation: 1958-1970

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Available to registered researchers by appointment.

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Reproduction or use of materials is prohibited without the permission of the City Archives & Special Collections. Please review the Archives' Permission to Publish note.

Historical Note

Among the powers and duties given to the Mayor by the 1954 Home Rule Charter is the power to "Appoint, with approval of a majority of members of the Council, members of all boards except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by applicable State law." In addition, various advisory committees and task forces may be created by ordinance or by executive order of the mayor.


9 Cubic Feet (9 cartons)

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The records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the board, commission, committee or task force. At then end of the alphabetical section are general or miscellaneous files.

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Repository Details

Part of the City Archives Repository

City Archives & Special Collections
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans LA 70112