City Archives
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City Archives
Finding Aids for the Records of New Orleans Municipal Government


          Finding Aids:
The Louisiana Division houses the City Archives, the official repository for the historical records of the New Orleans municipal government.

Established by the Spanish rulers of Louisiana in 1769, the City Archives has remained together as a collection and has been added to regularly since coming under the Library's administration in 1946. Today the City Archives comprises more than 1200 manuscript volumes, more than 3500 cubic feet of unbound documents, and sizable collections of maps, architectural drawings, photographs, videotapes, and sound recordings.

The inventories and finding aids on this page represent only a portion of the municipal records available in the City Archives. For further information on records not listed here, or to make an appointment, call us at (504) 596-2610 or email us at iwainwright@neworleanspubliclibrary.org.

Microfilmed records in the City Archives are available for in-house use during regular hours. Records not yet on microfilm are available by appointment only.

See also:
Orleans Parish Courts Finding Aids & Indexes
Orleans Parish Finding Aids & Inventories


Guide to the Early Records (1760-1861) in the New Orleans City Archives

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Records of the Mayors of New Orleans

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Records of Subdivisions of the Mayor's Office

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Records of the City Council Members

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Records of the City Council

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Records of the Chief Administrative Office

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Records relating to City Employees

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Records of the Law Department

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Records relating to the City Charter

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Records of Police Departments in New Orleans

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Records of the New Orleans Fire Department

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Records relating to Public Health

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Records relating to the financial administration of New Orleans

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Records relating to Public Markets in New Orleans

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Records relating to Public Property, Public Works and Public Buildings in New Orleans

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Records of the Department of Utilities

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Records of the Department of Public Safety

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Records of the New Orleans Public Library

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Records of the Arts Council of New Orleans

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Records relating to planning and zoning

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Records of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

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Records of the Department of Safety and Permits

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Updated 8/30/2014