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New Orleans (La.) Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission
Date Range: 1932-1944
Size of Collection: 1 Box
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment

Historical Note

Isaac Delgado’s 1912 will left the Delgado-Albania Plantation to the City of New Orleans. The will outlined that the proceeds from the operation of the plantation would be used for the Isaac Delgado Central Trades School, the precursor to Delgado Community College.

The Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission was formed to operate the plantation and mill; it sold the house and 10 acres in 1957 to Emily Cyr Bridges. In 2005 this portion was again sold to artist Hunt Slonem. The Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission maintains the sugar plantation.

The 1954 Charter states that the Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission is attached to the Department of Property Management. The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. The City Director of Finance serves as the sixth board member.

The functions of the board are:

  • Provides for the administration, operation and maintenance of the Delgado Albania Plantation;
  • Has authority, with the approval of the City Council, to borrow money to produce crops, and mortgage and pledge as security thereof, the crops and chattels of said plantation
  • Transmits annually to the Board of City Trusts for the account of the Delgado Community College and its successor such portion of the income of the plantation as may be fixed by the City Council.

    The Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission has a webpage on the city’s website.

    Inventory

    Folder Title Date
    1 Application for Permits in Navigable Waters ca. 1936-1942
    2 Audits 1932-1933
    3 Audits 1934
    4 Audits 1935-1936
    5 Audits 1938
    6 Bank Accounts and Trial Balances 1941-1942
    7 Budget 1935
    8 Cane Benefit Payment 1941-1942
    9 Comparative Statement of Operations 1943-1945
    10 Correspondence 1940
    11 Correspondence 1941
    12 Correspondence January-May 1942
    13 Correspondence June-December 1942
    14 Correspondence 1943
    15 Correspondence - Taxes December 19, 1936 - July 30, 1942
    16 Correspondence - War Production Commission October-December 1942
    17 Examination of the Books 1938-1939
    18 Examination of the Books 1939-1940
    19 Examination of the Books 1940-1941
    20 Examination of the Books 1941-1942
    21 Expenditures July 31, 1942
    22 Insurance 1941
    23 Insurance 1942
    24 Insurance 1943
    25 Inventory 1/31/1941
    26 Invoices and Statements 1941
    27 Invoices and Statements 1942
    28 Ledger of Checks Drawn April 1941 - March 1942
    29 Letterhead
    30 Materials Purchased 1941
    31 May 1 Crop Report 1939
    32 Miscellaneous Notes
    33 Payments to the City of New Orleans 1936-1940
    34 Report of Operations 1942-1944
    35 Special Audit 1938-1939
    36 Statement of Account 1931-1932
    37 Sugar Bulletin January 15, 1942
    38 Summary of Agricultural Operations 1938-1939
    39 Weekly Reports October-December 1942


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