New Orleans (La.) Office of the Mayor
Boards and Commissions Records

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1958-1970
Size of collection: 9 cartons
Terms of access: Available to registered researchers by appointment

Historical Note

Among the powers and duties given to the Mayor by the 1954 Home Rule Charter is the power to "Appoint, with approval of a majority of members of the Council, members of all boards except as otherwise provided in this Charter or by applicable State law." In addition, various advisory committees and task forces may be created by ordinance or by executive order of the mayor.


The records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the board, commission, committee or task force. At then end of the alphabetical section are general or miscellaneous files.

Scope Note

The records include files pertaining to the appointment of members to and the general business of various boards and commissions, committees and task forces; individual files may include formal letters of appointment and responses from appointees; Council motions approving appointments; occasionally minutes of meetings; correspondence regarding potential appointees; and sometimes resumes of potential appointees. The files were begun by the administration of Mayor deLesseps S. Morrison and continued in use by Mayor Victor H. Schiro.

Detailed Description of the Records

Box 1

Assessment Study Committee
Audubon Park Commission
Brechtel Memorial Park Advisory Committee
Brown, Joe W. Memorial Park Advisory Committee
Building Standards Appeals, Board of (2 folders)
Carnival Parades, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Central American Neighbors, Mayor's Assistance Committee for
Charter Advisory Committee for the City of New Orleans
City Charter Change, Ad Hoc Committee for
City Charter Study Committee

Box 2

City Civil Service Committee
City Planning Commission
City Trusts, Board of
Civil Courts Advisory Committee
Civil Defense Advisory Committee
Communicable Diseases, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Community Improvement, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Coordination of Building Regulations, Advisory Committee on
Crime and Delinquency, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Cultural Center Committee
Delgado-Albania Plantation Commission

Box 3

Delgado Advisory Committee (3 folders)
Delgado Board of Managers (2 folders)
Electrical Examiners, Board of
Ethical Conduct, Orientation Committee on
Exceptional Children, Mayor's Advisory Committee for Service to
Financial Advisory Committee to the Mayor
Fine Arts Committee
Fire Advisory Committee

Box 4

French Market Corporation
Health, Board of
Health Education Authority of New Orleans
Historical Pharmaceutical Museum Advisory Committee
Historical Street Markers Advisory Committee
Housing Authority of New Orleans
Housing Improvement, Citizens Advisory Committee on
Human Relations Committee
International Relations Committee
Liberty Place Monument Committee
Mechanical Examiners, Board of

Box 5

Metropolitan Planning Committee
Mississippi River Bridge Authority
Motor Vehicle Inspection Station, Citizens Advisory Committee for
Municipal Auditorium Advisory Committee
Municipal Employees' Retirement System, Board of
Municipal Revenues and Expenditures, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Municipal Yacht Harbor Advisory Committee
New Orleans Public Library
Official Traffic Safety Committee of New Orleans
Operating Engineers, Board of Examiners of
Orleans Levee District, Board of Commissioners of the
Orleans Parish School Loan Fund Committee
Parkway and Park Commission
Payroll Revisions for Mayor, Councilmen, and CAO, Mayor's Committee on
Playground and Community Service Committee
Police, Citizens Advisory Committee
Police, Department of, Study Committee

Box 6

Pontchartrain Park, Mayor's Advisory Committee
Public Belt Railroad Commission
Public Solicitations, Citizens Advisory Committee on
Railroad Terminal Board
Reapportionment of the New Orleans Legislative Representation, Mayor's Advisory Committee on
Regional Planning Commission
Regional Transportation Authority
Registration Information Advisory Committee
Science Center, Mayor's Advisory Committee for
Seabrook Crossing Committee
Sewerage and Water Board
Site Selection Committee for Juvenile Detention Facility
Traffic Advisory Committee of New Orleans
Union Passenger Terminal Committee
Upper Pontalba Building Commission

Box 7

Vieux Carre Commission
Vieux Carre Property, Special Committee on Excavation in
Welfare, City Board of
Welfare Board, Orleans Parish (State)
Zoning Adjustments, Board of

Box 8

Appointments (photostats)
Appointments -- Correspondence (DSM)
Appointments -- Correspondence (VHS)
Appointments -- Future Appointments (2 folders)
Appointments -- Information on Possible Appointees

Box 9

Appointments -- List #1
Appointments -- List #2
Appointments -- List #3 ("Old Sheets")
Appointments -- List #4
Appointments -- To be discussed with mayor

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coded: November 12, 1998
coded by: Irene Wainwright

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