City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Councilmember Bryan Wagner Records
Records

Date range:  Council District A -- records 1980-1983
Size of collection:  2 boxes
Terms of Access:  Available to registered researchers by appointment; in-house access only permitted


Historical Note

Bryan Wagner served on the New Orleans City Council from 1980 to 1986 as councilman for District “A.” His district included the Lakeview area, City Park, Audubon Park, parts of Uptown, and the Tulane/ Loyola University area. During his term, he served on several municipal boards and commissions, including the Audubon Commission and the board of the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

Biographical Note

James Bryan Wagner (1943-2018) attended Isidore Newman School, New Orleans Academy, and Tulane University all located in the city of New Orleans. He was first elected as a councilman to fulfill a partial term, and was then elected to a full term the following year. Wagner was the first Republican to be elected to the New Orleans City Council since Reconstruction. Following his tenure as Councilman, he remained active in politics. Wagner was named a Republican National committeeman for Louisiana in 1986 and headed the Louisiana delegation to the 2008 Republican National Convention. Additionally, in 2008 he served as campaign manager for Joseph Cao’s successful run for the 2nd congressional district seat in Louisiana.

Scope and Contents

The records in this collection span the years 1980-1983 and contain correspondence as well as questionnaires distributed to District “A” constituents. The correspondence includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Correspondence with organizations and businesses are arranged according to subject, while correspondence with individual constituents are arranged alphabetically by the constituent’s last name. Correspondence with individual constituents are additionally divided by year. Included in the collection is a single letter from Bryan Wagner concerning funding of the New Orleans Public Library, dated 1984. There are also several folders of correspondence regarding the topic of cable television programing in the New Orleans area for the years 1980-1981.

The second portion of this collection is comprised of questionnaires completed by District “A” constituents regarding proposed changes to City Park, Lakeview, Bayou St. John, and concerns about crime. Three separate questionnaires were distributed to constituents and the responses are collected here. Included are results reports for the City Park/ Lakeview questionnaire and the City Park/ Crime/ Bayou St. John questionnaire.

The inventory below represents the entirety of the records transferred by the office of Councilman Bryan Wagner to the City Archives.

Inventory

Box # Folder # Folder Name Series Name Date Range
1 1 Cable Television Correspondence 1980
1 2 Cable Television Correspondence 1980-1981
1 3 Cable Television Correspondence 1980
1 4 Cable Television Correspondence 1980
1 5 Cable Television Correspondence 1980
1 6 Cable Television Correspondence 1980
1 7 Census and Redistricting Correspondence 1981
1 8 Constituents-B Correspondence 1981
1 9 Constituents-B Correspondence 1982
1 10 Constituents-B Correspondence 1983
1 11 Constituents-C Correspondence 1981
1 12 Constituents-C Correspondence 1982
1 13 Constituents-C Correspondence 1983
1 14 Constituents-D Correspondence 1981
1 15 Constituents-D Correspondence 1982-1983
1 16 Constituents-E,F Correspondence 1981
1 17 Constituents-G Correspondence 1981
1 18 Constituents-G Correspondence 1982-1983
1 19 Constituents-H Correspondence 1980-1981
1 20 Constituents-H Correspondence 1982-1983
1 21 Constituents-J,K Correspondence 1980-1981
1 22 Constituents-L Correspondence 1980-1981
1 23 Constituents-L Correspondence 1982
1 24 Constituents-M Correspondence 1981
1 25 Constituents-O,P Correspondence 1981-1982
1 26 Constituents-R Correspondence 1981-1982
1 27 Constituents-S Correspondence 1981
1 28 Constituents-S Correspondence 1982
1 29 Constituents-S Correspondence 1983
1 30 Constituents-T Correspondence 1981
1 31 Constituents-W Correspondence 1982
1 32 Legislation, City Correspondence 1982-1983
1 33 New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) Correspondence 1984
1 34 New Orleans Recreation Department (NORD) Correspondence 1981
1 35 Orleans Levee District, Board of Commissions Correspondence 1981
1 36 Parkway and Park Commission Correspondence 1980-1981
1 37 Sewerage and Water Board Correspondence 1981-1982
1 38 Tulane/ Loyola Universities Correspondence 1981-1982
2 1 Results Report Questionnaire
2 2 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 3 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 4 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 5 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 6 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 7 City Park/ Lakeview Questionnaire
2 8 City Park/ Lakefront/ Bayou St. John Questionnaire
2 9 City Park/ Crime/ Bayou St. John Questionnaire
2 10 City Park/ Crime/ Bayou St. John Questionnaire



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