Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 51 - 75 of 471

City Archives Building Plan collection

Identifier: CA-Building Plans
Scope and Contents Click the image to the right to search for building plans. The index lists, by street address, the collection of building plans in the City Archives at the New Orleans Public Library. Most of these plans were transferred to the Archives by the Department of Safety and Permits, but additional plans have come into the Archives from the Vieux Carre Commission, other municipal agencies, Civil Court suit records, and other miscellaneous sources.There was no legal requirement that...
Dates: 1881-2010
Found in: City Archives

City Archives Department records

Identifier: CA-HV
Scope and Contents

Historic indices and catalogs to the City Archives holdings, and microfilm of city ordinances.

Dates: 1946-present
Found in: City Archives

City Archives Pamphlet Collection

Identifier: CA-Pamphlet
Scope and Contents This is a collection of miscellaneous printed pamphlets either produced by/for municipal offices or closely related to the conduct of city business. There are two copies of the city charter with amendments, two annual messages of the Mayor, and a souvenir of the 1852 memorial service honoring Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John C. Calhoun. Additional subjects represented include: city debt public schools fire department drainage the John McDonogh...
Dates: ca. 1850-1861
Found in: City Archives

City Attorney's Office records

Identifier: CA-VA
Scope and Contents

The records are reports to the City Council, records of suits in various courts, correspondence and subject files, opinions of the city attorney, financial records, and records of the assistant city attorney.

Dates: 1852-1870
Found in: City Archives

City Auctioneer

Identifier: CA-AX
Scope and Contents The plan books for the First Municipal District, seven manuscript volumes, are all that have survived in the archives. They were apparently made by the Surveyor and used by the Auctioneer in selling the subject properties. The volumes are labelled "J.B. Walton, Auctioneer." Records show that Walton did indeed serve as City Auctioneer.Since much of the data contained in these volumes is for non-municipal property, the possibility arises that they were used for purposes other than...
Dates: 1860-1869
Found in: City Archives

City Council District D Records

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

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

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

City Demonstration Agency records

Identifier: CA-AQD
Scope and Contents

The collection contains contracts, project reports and analyses, internal memos, meeting minutes, financial statements, and departamental reports organized by type of administrative file.

Dates: 1969-1975
Found in: City Archives

City Engineer records

Identifier: CA-KJ
Scope and Contents The records contain a wealth of information about buildings, streets, bridges, and other elements of the physical state of New Orleans between 1890 and 1947 specifically. Much of this information, though, will be difficult to access for a number of reasons. The "good stuff" is often buried amidst a mass of routine reports, communications, forms, and other documents. Available indexing is not uniformly keyed to any surviving filing locations or other designations....
Dates: 1890-1980s
Found in: City Archives

City Insane Asylum records

Identifier: CA-FM
Scope and Contents

Records of the City Insane Asylum include:

  • Record of entries and releases
  • Record of patients' next of kin
  • A monthly register of patients
  • Record of Patients

Dates: 1858-1882
Found in: City Archives

City of Carrollton records

Identifier: CA-Carrollton
Scope and Contents

City government records from the Carrollton suburb before it was annexed by New Orleans in 1874. Includes surveys, financial documents, school records, and other city records related to the administration of Carrollton. Mayors and city council records are included.

Dates: 1804-1873
Found in: City Archives

City of Lafayette records

Identifier: CA-Lafayette
Scope and Contents

Contains all records from the city government of the Faubourg Lafayette. Includes mayors and council records, legal and law enforcement, financial documents, and surveys.

Dates: 1833-1852
Found in: City Archives

City Park Improvement Association records

Identifier: CA-LPB
Scope and Contents

This collection contains records relating to the running of City Park, New Orleans by the City Park Improvement Association. The most prolific items are monthly event calendars produced by the Park from 1994-1993. Although the calendars are identified as monthly, not every month is available in that time span. There are also financial reports from 1900-1922, as well as invitations from 1937, 1968, 1972, and 1982-1984.

Dates: 1852-2003
Found in: City Archives

City Planning Commission records

Identifier: CA-AQ
Scope and Contents The CPC records contain meeting minutes, correspondence, subject files, photographs, and zoning dockets. Meeting minutes include minutes by the CPC, the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and the Planning Advisory Committee. The Zoning Dockets are individually organized project files for properties, building, and renovations. The dockets can contain various documents including correspondence, building plans, memos, inspection reports, and other materials. Subject files and office records are files...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1923 - 2012
Found in: City Archives

Civil Service Department records

Identifier: CA-AI
Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes and subject files related to the work of the Civil Service Commission. Also included are personnel records and job classification documents.

Dates: 1942-1983
Found in: City Archives

Commission Council's Special Citizens Investigating Committee records

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

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

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

Community Improvement Agency records

Identifier: CA-AQG
Scope and Contents

This collection contains planning and project records, reports, meeting minutes, program records, and office files.

Dates: 1969-1976
Found in: City Archives

Concordia Parish Police Jury proceedings

Identifier: SC-133-MS
Scope and Contents

Printed material. Proceedings of the Police Jury.

Dates: 1848-1855

Conseil de Ville records

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

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

Conway and Brother records

Identifier: SC-24-MS
Scope and Contents

The records comprise a single cash book in which are recorded the firm's receipts and expenditures. Also included at the front of the volume is a financial journal of another firm, possibly H.R. Austin & Co., for the first half of 1846. Source unknown.

Dates: 1865-1866

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Special Collections 285
City Archives 186
NEH Early Municipal Records 39
Councilmembers 29
City Administration 27
Economic development 23
City finances 21
∨ more
Arts, Tourism, and Culture Industry 20
Civil courts 19
Constituent complaints 17
Law Enforcement 16
Genealogy 15
Housing 15
Sewerage and Drainage 15
City projects 14
Public Transportation 14
Aviation 13
Environmental Policy 13
Parks & Recreation 12
City planning--Louisiana--New Orleans 11
Criminal courts 11
Disaster Recovery 11
Flood control 10
Public Property 10
City Administration -- 19th century 9
Education 9
Pollution 9
Public Health 9
Public works 9
Railroads 9
Amusement parks 8
Commercial buildings 8
Gambling 8
Harbors 8
Historic Preservation 8
Women -- Societies and clubs -- History 8
City finances -- 19th century 7
Civil Rights 7
Enslaved People 7
Libraries 7
Public Safety 7
Utilities 7
Almonaster-Michoud Industrial District 6
American Civil War 6
Banks and Banking 6
Civic participation 6
Hurricanes 6
LGBTQ+ Rights 6
Race Relations 6
Vieux Carré (New Orleans, La.) 6
Free People of Color 5
Hospitals 5
Hurricane Katrina 5
Immigration 5
Political organizations 5
Prisons 5
Strikes and Lockouts 5
City Charters 4
Enslavers 4
Law Enforcement -- 19th Century 4
Municipal investigations 4
People with disabilities -- services for 4
Politicians 4
Refugees 4
Ships and Shipping 4
Ships and Shipping -- 19th Century 4
Zoning 4
Algiers (New Orleans, La.) 3
Carnival 3
Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Organizations 3
Cemeteries 3
City Planning -- Louisiana -- New Orleans Metropolitan Area 3
City-owned real estate 3
Civil engineering 3
Civil service--Personnel management 3
Constituent correspondence 3
Criminal Justice reform 3
Education -- 19th Century 3
Lincoln Beach 3
Pest control 3
Police misconduct 3
Super Bowl 3
Vietnamese -- New Orleans (La.) 3
Alcohol -- Law and Legislation -- Louisiana -- New Orleans (La.) 2
Anti-Discrimination legislation 2
Bridges 2
Carnival -- Louisiana -- History 2
Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) 2
Communicable diseases 2
Constituent complaints -- Streets 2
Huey Long Bridge 2
Inland navigation 2
International economic relations 2
Jazz musicians 2
Jewish Community -- New Orleans (La.) 2
Juvenile Detention 2
Local transit 2
Mardi Gras 2
New Orleans (La.). Fire Department 2
Piano music 2
Prisons -- 19th Century 2
Public Relations 2
+ ∧ less
English 463
French 19
Spanish; Castilian 4
German 2
Italian 2
∨ more
Norwegian 1
+ ∧ less
New Orleans (La.) City Council 41
Office of the Mayor 34
New Orleans Aviation Board 15
Bureau of Governmental Research (New Orleans, La.) 12
Civil District Court 12
∨ more
New Orleans (La.). Police Department 12
New Orleans Board of Liquidation, City Debt 11
New Orleans Public Library 11
Audubon Commission 9
City Council At-Large (New Orleans (La.)) 9
Port of New Orleans 9
Vieux Carré Commission 8
Board of City Trusts 7
Landrieu, Moon, 1930-2022 7
New Orleans Association of Commerce 7
New Orleans Health Department 7
Orleans Levee District 7
Orleans Parish School Board 7
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans 7
United States. Civil Defense 7
City Council District A (New Orleans (La.)) 6
City Council District C (New Orleans (La.)) 6
New Orleans Museum of Art 6
Public Belt Railroad (New Orleans, La.) 6
Schiro, Victor H. (Victor Hugo), 1904-1992 6
Arts Council of New Orleans 5
City Council District E (New Orleans (La.)) 5
McDonogh, John, 1779-1850 5
Metropolitan Crime Commission of New Orleans, Inc. 5
Morial, Ernest N. (Ernest Nathan) (1929-1989) 5
Morrison, deLesseps S. (deLesseps Story), 1912-1964 5
Orleans Levee District. Board of Commissioners 5
Chief Administrative Office 4
City Planning Commission 4
Delgado Community College (1980) 4
Human Relations Committee 4
League of Women Voters of Louisiana 4
Louisiana World Exposition ((1984 :) (New Orleans, La.)) 4
McShane, Andrew 4
New Orleans (La.). Board of Health 4
New Orleans Building Corporation 4
Office of Environmental Affairs 4
University of New Orleans 4
Works Progress Administration 4
Xavier University of Louisiana 4
Barthelemy, Sidney 3
Board of Zoning Adjustments 3
City Council District D (New Orleans (La.)) 3
City Engineer 3
Daughters of the American Revolution 3
Department of Police and Public Buildings 3
Fifth District Court 3
Gusman, Marlin 3
Moisant International Airport (1946-1961) 3
Morial, Marc H. (Marc Haydel) (1958-01-03) 3
New Orleans (La.). Department of Public Property 3
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. 3
Regular Democratic Organization (RDO) 3
Second District Court, Orleans Parish (1846-1880) (New Orleans, La.) 3
Tulane University. School of Medicine 3
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency 3
Behrman, Martin, 1864-1926 2
Bloom, Charles James, 1886-1947 2
Certified Building Inspection Associates, Inc. 2
Charity Hospital (New Orleans, La.) 2
City Council District B (New Orleans (La.)) 2
City Park Improvement Association 2
City of Carrollton 2
Clarkson, Jacquelyn 2
Costa, Myldred Masson 2
Department of Parks and Parkways 2
Department of Utilities 2
Division of Intergovernmental Relations 2
Era Club 2
Estate of John Mcdonogh 2
First Judicial District Court, Orleans Parish (New Orleans, La.) 2
Fitzmorris, James, 1921-2021 2
Giarrusso, Joseph 2
Granderson, Eric 2
Grant, Cedric S. 2
La Hache, Théod. von (Théodor), 1822-1869 2
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport 2
Louisiana State Museum 2
Loyola University (New Orleans, La.) 2
Matas, Rudolph, Dr. 2
Michel, John T. 2
Mistick Krewe of Comus (Organization) 2
New Orleans (La.) Fire Department 2
New Orleans (La.). Division of Public Works 2
New Orleans (La.). Office of Economic Development 2
New Orleans (La.). Second Municipality 2
New Orleans Jaycees 2
Office of Criminal Justice Coordination 2
Office of International Relations 2
Orleans Parish Court of Probates 2
Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office 2
Parish Court 2
Saxon, Lyle 2
Shepherd Brown and Company 2
Storck, Ambrose 2
+ ∧ less