TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Administrative History of the Human Relations Commission

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

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Box 2

Box 3

Box 4

Box 5

Box 6

Box 7

Box 8

Box 9

Mayor Marc H. Morial

An Inventory of the Records of the Human Relations Commission During his Administration



Collection Summary

Repository: City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Creator: Mayor Marc H. Morial
Title: Records of the Human Relations Commission,
Dates: 1994-2002
Quantity: 9 boxes
Abstract: Minutes of meetings, correspondence and subject files of the municipal agency responsible for protecting the rights of the citizens of New Orleans.

Administrative History of the Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission had as its goals to eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, and private clubs; to promote better human relations among the various cultures/ethnicities present in the city; and to bring the municipal government into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Commission and its staff investigated and adjudicated complaints of discrimination; conducted studies and recommended changes to existing discrimination laws; educated the public on effective methods of communication/human relations regarding cultural differences. They also removed barriers for persons with disabilities and monitored activities resulting from a comprehensive transition plan designed to bring the government into compliance with ADA regulations. The Commission and its staff measured its performance by the number of complaints successfully adjudicated; the decrease in community divisiveness regarding age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and culture; the number of physical barriers removed; the increase in programs and services provided to persons with disabilities; and the number of individuals with disabilities who are mainstreamed into employment and public activities.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The records include copies of minutes of Commission meetings; correspondence, memorandums, and copies of e-mail messages; and subject files. The latter include documents relating to the development of plans for city compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; rules and procedures for the operations of the Commission and its staff; discrimination and other complaints; and materials dealing with local, state, and national agencies and organizations active in the fields of civil rights and human relations.

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Arrangement

These records are organized in a single series arranged in alphabetical order by folder title and in chronological order thereunder.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available to registered researchers by appointment (contact the archives staff for additional information).

Restrictions on Use

Documents written/created by or for City of New Orleans officials/employees may be used with no restrictions. Copyright to letters written by outside individuals, agencies, and corporations belong to those entities.

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Related Material

See the files on the Commission (1992-1993) in the records of Mayor Sidney J. Barthelemy, the records of the earlier Human Relations Committee (1967-1979), and the published city documents published by both agencies.

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Index Terms

Names:

Morial, Marc H.

Subjects:

Age discrimination--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Discrimination against people with disabilities--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Discrimination--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Homophobia--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Interpersonal relations--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Racial discrimination--Louisiana--New Orleans.
Sex discrimination--Louisiana--New Orleans.

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Administrative Information

Preferred citation:

Records of the Human Relations Commission of New Orleans, 1994-2002.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Box 1
Amendments to Chapter 86 of the Code of the City of New Orleans, Executive Summary.
Americans with Disabilities Act Request for Proposals Data, 1997 (5 folders)
Americans with Disabilities Act Self Evaluation and Transition Plan, Recommendations, 1997
Americans with Disabilities Act Surveys, 1998 (5 folders)
Mostly comprising forms from the Adaptive Environment Center completed by city agnecies as an aid to identifying architectural barriers, etc. in city buildings. Not in good order when received.
Angels on the Move, 1999
Box 2
Annual Report Materials, 1999
Annual Report, Calendar Year, 2000
Assistance from Local and National Paralyzed Veterans of America, 1997
City of New Orleans Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, Executive Summary, 1998
Separated from files; see City Document Collection, AAHC610 1998ad exec summ for a copy.
Commissioners' Resignations/Appointments, 1999-2001
Community Responsibility and Accountability, 1997-1998
Re: Le Food Mart
Complaint Time Table
Complaint, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 1997
Complaint, Thompson Stables, 1997
Complaints, 1996
Complaints,1997
Complaints, 1998
Connick Tape
Videocassette showing white males mimicking African American witnesses and others
Correspondence, Bruce E. Naccari, 2000-2001
Correspondence, Incoming, 1993-1995
Box 3
Correspondence, Incoming, 1999-2001
Correspondence, Log Out Sheets, Outgoing, 1999
Correspondence, Outgoing, 1996 (4 folders)
Correspondence, Outgoing, 1998 (3 folders)
Box 4
Correspondence, Outgoing, 1999
Correspondence, Outgoing, 2000 (3 folders)
Day of Healing Planning Committee, 1997
Day of Honor 2000 Program, 2000
Honoring African American World War II Veterans at the D-Day Museum
Day of Prayer, Senator Naomi Farve, 1999
Discrimination Complaint (Gender), Karen C. Guillot vs. Stein Mart, 1993-1994
Discrimination Complaint (Gender), Kentrell Cousan and Sheila Evans vs. Chimes Bookstore, Inc., 2000
Discrimination Complaint (Housing), Joseph Thorne, 1998
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), David Brown vs. Spur Convenience Store, 1998
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), Dorothy Cox vs. University Hospital, 1998
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), Harold & Collette Dede vs. Straya Restaurant, 1997-1998
Box 5
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), James Mercadal, Jr. vs. Winnie's Bar, 1995-1998
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), Joretta Foxx vs. New Orleans Athletic Club, 1998-1999
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), Joseph Tolbert vs. A & P Food Store, 1997-1998
Discrimination Complaint (Public Accommodations), Patrice Williams-Smith, 1997
Discrimination Complaint (Racial Bigotry), Avery Alexander vs. Peggy Wilson, 1998
Docket, 1995
Docket of Complaints, 1998-1999
E-Mail, Incoming, 1999-2000
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/FEPA Annual Training Conference 1999 Meeting held in New Orleans Family Life Center, 1996
Greater New Orleans Broadcasters Association, 2001
Hate Crimes Project of New Orleans, 1997-2001
Healing Time Project Proposal
Human Relations Commission Executive Committee Meetings, 1999
Human Relations Commission Meeting Minutes, 1999-2000
Human Relations Commission Meeting Minutes, 2001-2002
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/07
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/09
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/10
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/11
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/11
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1996/12
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/02
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/03
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/04
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/05
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/05
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/06
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/08
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/09
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/10
Box 6
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1997/11
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/01
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/02
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/03
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/04
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/05
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/06
Includes photographs of Commission members.
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/07
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/09
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/10
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/11
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1998/12
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1999/03
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 1999/11
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 2000/10
Box 7
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 2000/12
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 2001/02
Human Relations Commission Meetings, 2002/01
Human Relations Commission Position Analysis
Human Relations Commission Staff Meetings, 1999
Internship Program, 1993-1997
Lee, Patrick F., 2000
Louisiana Church Arson Task Force , 1996
Mayor's Military Advisory Committee, 2000-2001
Memorandums (Interoffice), Americans with Disabilities Act, 1998
Memorandums, Incoming, 1999-2000
Memorandums, Outgoing, 1998
(2 folders)
Memorandums, Outgoing, 1999
(2 folders)
Box 8
Microcassette Recordings
Not inventoried.
Miscellaneous
National Association of Human Rights Conference, 2000
Meeting held in New Orleans
Orientation of New Human Relations Commission Commissioners, 2001
Original File Inventory Sheets Submitted with the Human Relations Commission Records, 2002
Personnel, 2001
Proposal for Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, 1997
Presented by Gregory C. Rigamer & Associates, Inc.
Proposal, City of New Orleans Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, 1997
Presented by Urban Systems, Inc.
Box 9
Response for Request for Proposals for City of New Orleans Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, 1997
Presented by Diversified Consultants, Inc.
Response to Council Request to Investigate Citizen's Complaint Regarding Preservation Resource Center Maps of Historic Neighborhoods of New Orleans, 1996
Response to Request for Proposals for Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan, 1997
Presented by Willie Spooner & Associates, Inc.
Reverend Goat Carson/Jazz and Heritage Festival Advisory Board, 1995-2000
Includes one cassette sound recording from WWOZ-FM
Rules for Hearings, Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 1993
Rules of Adjudication, 2000
Rules of Adjudication, Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 1994
Rules of Adjudication, Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 1998
Rules of the Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 1992
Rules of the Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 2000
Rules of the Advisory Committee on Human Relations for Hearings, 2000
Sensitivity Training, Class Schedule and Lesson Plan, 2000
Speaking Engagements, 1999-2001
Staff and Advisory Committee on Human Relations Members, 1999-2000
List
Standard Rules, Advisory Committee on Human Relations, 1998
United States Commission on Civil Rights, 1999-2000

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