Ernest N. Morial Records
Intergovernmental Relations Administration
Headed by one of the Mayor's three executive assistants, this unit coordinated relations with the various boards and commissions, the City Council, state & federal governments, and local, national, and international organizations. It managed press and international relations, liaison with the Council and state legislature, and liaison with the various political organizations. Intergovernmental Relations staff represented the Mayor at conferences outside the city and acted as liaison with the U.S. Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities (although this latter function later came under the umbrella of the Special Assistant to the Mayor).
The archives holds records of several sub-units of Intergovernmental Relations, namely the Public Information Office, the International Relations Office, and the Legislation Coordination Office. Records of the Executive Assistant, James Chubbuck, were not transferred.
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This agency replaced the old Public Relations Office. It was to provide/coordinate media relations and ceremonial functions for the city, produce employee publications [Hall Talk, the City Hall magazine, ceased publication with the June/July, 1984 edition], take photographs of city government activities & maintain the file of photographs, staff special projects, and provide information over the telephone.
The records include subject files, sound and video recordings, press releases, and clipping files. Arranged in alphabetical order by folder title, the subject files illustrate the varied functions that the Public Information Office performed for the Mayor and his administration. Most of the subject headings are self explanatory as they relate to individual city departments and municipal activities.
The Mayor--General files contain correspondence and other documents that were handled for the Mayor by the Public Information staff; many of these are of a personal nature (including materials that might more appropriately be in the Mayor's Mementos file). The Monitor Reports summarize city-related stories carried by the local television news programs (Public Information staff members were assigned to view the programs and report on relevant coverage). In the Wood, Bette folder is a copy of chapter two from her manuscript Managing Crisis Cities.
The sound recordings include cassettes of press conferences, political speeches and related materials, public service announcements, public meetings (including hearings and City Council appearances), interviews, radio program appearances, and speeches. There is also a small group of miscellaneous recordings and an uninventoried box of microcassette recordings, mainly of one-on-one meetings/interviews with media representatives.
The clippings files are arranged alphabetically by subject and grouped together by year. They have not been inventoried on the folder title level. Generally one can expect to find folders on individual city departments and other governmental agencies as well as on significant topics of concern to city government. Most of the clippings are from local newspapers and other publications, but materials from the national/international press also are represented.
Press releases are available for January, 1978-December, 1983 and for September, 1985-April, 1986. They are arranged in chronological order. These documents are in the process (as of March, 1994) of being microfilmed, thus no detailed inventory is included below.
The video recordings have not yet been fully arranged and inventoried. Included are cassettes (both VHS and BETA format) as well as older tapes in various sizes and formats. Represented in the collection are political commercials, public service announcements, copies of news programs on which the Mayor appeared as a guest, and copies of news programs dealing with New Orleans. Also included are remnants of Public Information's local television news monitoring operation, in which staff members recorded the evening news shows for review presumably of the way in which City Hall was portrayed. Tapes apparently were reused following staff review. The surviving tapes contain all or portions of the news programming for scattered dates.
In addition to these files the archives also holds a set of Hall Talk and a file of photographic prints produced by the Public Information staff. Consult the archives staff for access to these materials.
Subject Files Box G1 "A" Miscellaneous, 1979-1985 Advertising, 1984 Airport 1979-1982 1983-1985 Algiers, 1983 Ali-Spinks Fight, 1978 Almonaster-Michoud Industrial District, 1981-1983 Annual Reports, 1978-1984 Armstrong Park, 1978-1983 Arts Council, 1978 Assessor's [Erroll Williams] Campaign, 1984-1985 Audubon Park, 1979-1981 "B" Miscellaneous, 1978-1981 Banquette, 1979-1983 Board of Liquidation, City Debt, 1982-1985 Bond Proposals, 1981-1985 Budget General, 1978-1986 Public Information Office, 1979-1985 Business Image Committee, 1980-1984 Box G2 "C" Miscellaneous, 1978-1985 Cable Television, 1980-1985 Campaign -- District D Council Seat, 1985-1986 Campaigns -- General, 1985-1986 Capital Projects, 1978 Census (1980), 1979-1981 Citizen Action Center, 1980-1981 City Council, 1982-1983 City Planning Commission, 1978-1982 Civic Affairs, 1979-1980 Civil Service, 1980-1983 Clean City Committee, 1980-1981 Community Development, 1980-1984 Community Improvement Agency, 1978-1985 Congratulations Local, 1978 Out of Town, 1978 Contracts Communirep, Inc., 1981 David M. Kleck & Associates, Inc., 1979-1981 General, 1978 Conventions, 1981-1985 Box G3 Convention and Exhibition Center, 1981-1985 "D" Miscellaneous, 1978-1979 Dedications/Groundbreakings, 1978-1983 Downtown Development District, 1978-1982 "E" Miscellaneous, 1980-1984 Economic Development, 1980-1985 Editorials, 1981-1986 Election (October 22, 1983) 1983 undated [2 folders] Elections, 1985 Entertainers (Neville Brothers), 1980 Environmental Affairs, 1985 Events, 1979 Exhibition Hall Authority, 1978-1983 "F" Miscellaneous, 1978-1980 Federal Programs, 1980-1981 Finance Department, 1980-1985 Fire Department, 1978-1986 Fortune Magazine, 1978 France, 1979 French Quarter, 1980-1985 Gambling, 1986 Gasoline Shortage, 1979 Box G4 Gridiron Show, 1979 Health Department, 1979-1985 Housing Authority of New Orleans, 1981 Image Campaign 1980 1981 1982-1984 1985 1986 Image Committee, Mayor's Business Development Council, 1982-1984 Inauguration 1978 1982 [2 folders] Box G5 La Rochelle to New Orleans Transatlantic Race 1982 undated [2 folders] Land Swap (Debartolo), 1983 Law Department, 1980-1983 Legislature, 1979-1985 Letters Congratulations, 1978-1983 Greetings 1978 (?) - 1981 [2 folders] 1982 1983 1986 Thank Yous, 1985-1986 To the Editor 1980-1981 Box G6 1982-1985 Lobby (City Hall), 1979 Lotteries, 1982 Louisiana World Exposition, 1983-1985 "M" Miscellaneous, 1978-1981 Mardi Gras, 1985-1986 Mayor (General) 1978 1979 1980-1981 1982-1983 1984-1986 Mayor's Biography, 1978-1981 Mayor's Mementos [2 folders] Mayor's Salary, 1982-1983 Box G7 Media, 1979-1985 Military Affairs, 1979 Minority Businesses, 1981 Miscellaneous, 1985-1986 Monitor Reports 1984 (November-December) 1985 January February March April May-June July-August Box G8 September-1986 Morrison Center [Civic Center Redevelopment Proposal], 1985 Municipalization, 1985 "N" Miscellaneous, 1979-1981 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, 1983 New Orleans Police Department, 1985 Parking 1982-1985 1986 Press Conference Announcements 1980 1981 January-June July-December 1982 January-June July-December Box G9 1983 1985 January-April May-August September-December 1985-1986 Public Information Requests, 1985-1986 Rouse, 1985 Streets, 1984-1985 Superbowl XX, 1986 Town Meetings, 1983 Universities, 1985 Wood, Bette, 1982 Clipping Files Box G10 1978 (A-M) Box G11 1978 (N-Z) Box G12 1979 (A-M) Box G13 1979 (N-S) Box G14 1979 (T-Z) Box G15 1980 (A-E) Box G16 1980 (E-P) Box G17 1980 (P-Z) 1981 (A) Box G18 1981 (B-M) Box G19 1981 (M-T) Box G20 1981 (T-Z) 1082 (A-Z) Box G21 1982 (L-S) Box G22 1982 (T-Z) 1983 (A-M) Box G23 1983 (M-Z) 1984 (A-E) Box G24 1984 (E-Z) 1985 (A) Box G25 1985 (B-M) Box G26 1985 (M-Z) Sound recordings, 1978-1985. Box G27 Sub-series I--Press Conferences Tape 1, Side 1 May 19, 1978 [Damaged] Tape 1, Side 2 May 23, 1978 [Damaged] Tape 2, Side 1 May 22, 1978 [Damaged] Tape 2, Side 2 ? [Damaged] Tape 3, Side 1 May ?, 1978 Announcement of Morial's staff Tape 3, Side 2 June 16, 1978 Task force, Ali/Spinks prize fight Tape 4, Side 1 June 9, 1978 Appointment of Susan Cohen to VIGOR, disability programs, streets, finance, proposition 13--California Tape 4, Side 2 July 14, l978 City planning commission, selection procedure and resignation of chairman Tape 5, Side 1 August 2, 1978 Tourism, unemployment--CEDA City Planning Commission, City Council Tape 5, Side 2 August 29, 1978 Seeking Republican Convention, 1980 Tape 6, Side 1 September 1, l978 Reorganization of Law Department, Latin American Trade, Orleans Parish School Board Tape 6, Side 2 September 19, 1978 Street improvement program (continued on tape #9) Tape 7, Side 1 September 28, 1978 Sanitation Department, VIGOR appointment Health and Sanitation Department Tape 7, Side 2 October 13, 1978 Appointment Public Relation Department, pay raises--city employees Tape 8, Side 1 November 10, 1978 Discontinuing practice of providing stands for non-profit functions. Housing, revenue measures Tape 8, Side 2 November 16, 1978 Korean Trade Office and international trade efforts to improve economic community, establishment of Economic Development office Tape 9, Side 1 January 9, 1978 Housing task force--coordinating public and private sector Tape 9, Side 2 Continuation of September 19, 1978 Tape 10, Side 1 January 31, 1979 Grants for improvement of Lawrence Square from Department of Interior, International Trade and Economic Development--efforts to attract international trade Tape 10, Side 2 February 6, 1979 Excessive rain conditions and how affecting city systems. Recognition of Fraternal Order of Police as exclusive bargaining agent for NOPD. Tape 11, Side 1 February 9, 1979 Police strike--teamsters protest recognition of Fraternal Order of Police--Mayor declares illegal work stop--national board summoned Tape 11, Side 2 February 15, 1979 Negotiations broken off by city/NOPD, Mardi Gras and intention of city to fire striking police--Morial states city's negotiation position Tape 12, Side 1 February 15, 1979 2nd press conference--Morial states city's amended negotiation position to continue bargaining in good faith Tape 12, Side 2 May 4, l979 Save our Jazz Committee (basketball team) Tape 13, Side 1 February 23, 1979 Police strike briefing Tape 13, Side 2 Police strike briefing continued Tape 14, Side 1 March 4, 1979 Police strike ended Tape 14, Side 2 May 9, 1979 Citizens Committee Against Crime Tape 15, Side 1 March 4, 1979 Duplication: Police strike ended Tape 15, Side 2 Blank Tape 16, Side 1 March 19, 1979 Management corporation for Municipal Yacht Harbor Tape 16. Side 2 May 31, 1979 Erased Tape 17, Side 1 June 4, 1979 Housing task force Tape 17, Side 2 September 12, 1979 Arson task force--EDA grant, Hurricane Frederick Tape 18, Side 1 June 22, 1979 VIGOR calendar of events, disaster planning Tape 18, Side 2 August 8, 1979 French Quarter Task Force, League of Women Voters' lawsuit Tape 19, Side 1 July 20, 1979 State municipalities Tape 19, Side 2 August 29, 1979 Presentation police delegate for International Year of the Child, truancy program Tape 20, Side 1 August 24, 1979 Inaudible Tape 20, Side 2 September 17, 1979 Endorsement of William Guste for Attorney General Tape 21, Side 1 November 4, 1979 Small Business Conference, 11/29-30/79, Wild West Exhibit--New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans neighborhood profiles Tape 21, Side 2 November 13, 1979 Citizens Committee Against Crime report Tape 22, Side 1 December 3, 1979 Truancy centers and task force Tape 22, Side 2 December 22, 1979 Urban Development Action Grant, comments by Moon Landrieu Tape 23, Side 1 February 15, 1980 Reynard Rochon briefs press on fiscal issues, budget planning and effects of uncollected revenues Tape 23, Side 2 (continued) Tape 24, Side 1 March 3, 1980 Jim Chubbuck briefs press on air service to London Tape 24, Side 2 May 2, 1980 CETA funds transferred to Housing Authority of New Orleans Box G28 Tape 25, Side 1 March 12, 1980 Concept 29 building project, neighborhood commercial development Tape 25. Side 2 April 24, 1980 Freret Street revitalization program (demonstration site) Tape 26, Side 1 March 25, l980 Police Superintendent Parsons briefs press on murder of Water Mining, crime in projects Tape 26, Side 2 April 4, 1980 1980 census, weather Tape 27, Side 1 April 10, l980 Police Superintendent Parsons briefs press on crime statistics report Tape 27, Side 2 April 15, 1980 Urban terrorism--effects on criminal sub-culture Tape 28, Side 1 April 17, 1980 Jazz Festival, 1980 Tape 28, Side 2 July 31, 1980 Condominium report Tape 29, Side 1 June 4, 1980 Broussard, Carriere, streets, drainage Tape 29, Side 2 July 21, 1980 Disaster at American Standard plant and effects of unemployment Tape 30, Side 1 July 7, 1980 Update of federal funding and administration of funds Tape 30, Side 2 September 4, 1980 Morial, Senator Long, Rep. Lindy Boggs announce award of EDA grant to New Orleans Exhibition center (World's Fair) Tape 31, Side 1 August 8, 1980 Superintendent Parsons briefs press on Police Dept., introduced by Mayor Morial Tape 32, Side 1 October 8, l980 Human Services Task Force report (alliance of human service agencies) Tape 33, Side 1 October 10, 1980 Exhibition Hall (World's Fair) and comments on President Carter Tape 34, Side l October 21, 1980 Re-election of Jimmy Carter, 1980 Tape 35, Side 1 November 11, 1980 Resignation of Superintendent Parsons, Algiers incident Tape 36, Side 1 January 16, 1981 Methods of recruiting police officers Tape 37, Side 1 April 3, 1981 Morial's rebuttal to Nat Kiefer's remarks re: International Hotel and city's leadership in legislature Tape 38, Side 1 April 16, 1981 Reynard Rochon announces appointment Henry Morris, Superintendent of Police, and Warren Woodfork as Deputy Superintendent of Police--comments by Morial Tape 39 Side 1 May 11, 1981 Statement on parish grand jury report and investigation of Algiers incident Tape 40, Side 1 May 14, 1981 Anthony Mumphrey report on progress and Almonaster/Michoud industrial project Tape 41, Side 1 November 23, 1981 Ron Faucheux and revenue proposals Tape 42, Side 1 December 8, 1981 Transit task force briefing--Sidney Barthelemy/Morial Tape 42, Side 2 (continued) Tape 43, Side 1 September 27, 1982 Inaudible--titled Anselmo on suit against state, Gorman on French Quarter streets Tape 44, Side 1 October 1, 1982 Mayor's Task Force on youth against drugs and campaign against substance abuse. Proclamation in October as drug awareness month. New Orleans lawsuit against state mandate (on funding). Tape 45, Side 1 October 12, 1982 Business against crime progress Tape 45, Side 2 (continued) Tape 45, Side 1 October 15, 1982 Crime prevention reorganization (Second Line on Crime--appointment of Lynn Schneider as Director) Tape 47, Side 1 December 8, 1982 Announcement of disclosure policy in city activities Tape 48, Side 1 April 29, 1983 Announces awarding of bid to Lawson Dist. Co. for 15 new city buses Tape 49, Side 1 May 27, 1983 Hazardous materials, policy comments: Dr. Ray Garrety and Fire Superintendent McCrossen Box G29 Tape 50, Side l June 3, 1983 Air Transportation Assoc. Report, comments: William Jackman of ATA Tape 51, Side 1 June 9, 1983 Regional Transit Authority buyout of NOPSI Tape 52, Side 1 July 11, 1983 Council's veto override (on charter change limiting mayoral tenure: ordinance 11,032 Tape 53, Side 1 July 13, 1983 Councilman Sidney Barthelemy briefs press on charter change limiting Mayor term--ordinance 11,032 Tape 54, Side 1 July 2, 1983 Sal Anzelmo--legality of Council voting on veto override Tape 55, Side 1 July 30, 1983 Politics and government, city charter amendment and mayoral tenure Tape 56, Side 1 October 11, 1983 Mayor endorses proposition B (erased) Tape 57, Side 1 October 21, 1983 Mayor's statement on Dave Treen Tape 57, Side 2 October 2, 1983 Dave Treen's response to Mayor Morial Tape 58, Side 1 undated Fire Fighters' press conference Sub-Series II--Morial Re-election Campaigns (speeches, debates, commercials) Tape 59, Side 1 "Let's Keep Dutch"--commercial spot by Sylvia Johns, Ernie Elly and Placide Adams Tape 60, Side 1 MCC 7-82--RDO Tape 60, Side 2 MCC 8-82--RDO Two commercial spots--Regular Democratic Organization "Neighbors' Comments on Mayor's election", 1982 Tape 61, Side 1 MCC 9-82--RDO Commercial spot, Regular Democratic Organization, neighbors' comments on Mayor's election, 1982 Tape 62, Side 1 MMR 106-82 3 commercial spots: Sam Leblanc endorses Morial, relationship with legislature, 1982 MMR 107-82 Jim Amoss endorses Morial, 1982 MMR 108-82 Jim Comiskey endorses Morial Tape 63, Side 1 MCC 5-82 RDO MCC 6-82 RDO 2 commercial spots--re-election of Morial--humorous, 1982 Tape 64, Side 1 "Just Three" 2 commercial spots vote for proposition A to change city charter extending number of mayoral terms, 1985 Tape 65, Side 1 "Just Three" commercial spot--proposition A extending number of mayoral terms, 1985 (different from above) Tape 66, Side 1 Dutch re-election announcement--speech, 1982 Tape 67, Side 1 "Person on the Street" commercial spot supporting proposition A extending number mayoral terms, 1985 Tape 68, Side 1 Ed Clancy radio cartoon--satires proposition 1--Morial's bid for 3rd term, 1985 Tape 69, Side 1 William Jefferson 2 commercial spots--Jefferson's mayoral campaign, 1982 Tape 70, Side 1 "Committee for Freedom to Choose" 11 commercial spots--proposition A--extending number of mayoral terms, 1985 Tape 71, Side 1 Morial Fundraising 3 commercial spots--notable citizens support Morial, 1982 Tape 72, Side 1 Mayoral candidate debate--moderated by Charles Zewe--participants: Ron Faucheux, William Jefferson, Dutch Morial, WDSU, WYLD, WNOE, 2/2/82 Tape 73, Side 1 MCC 4-82 RDO--4 commercial spots--Baseball Batman--Mayor's race, 1982 Sub-Series III--Public Service Announcements--Radio Box G30 Tape 74, Side 1 New Orleans Parking Division--Enforcement of parking laws--Police Superintendent Warren Woodfork Tape 75, Side 1 Take a Bus Demo--Promotion bus system--Jay Handleman Tape 76, Side 1 Firetrap--Parking Administration--Enforcement of parking laws--Fire Chief William McCrossen Tape 77, Side 1 Public Defender--Enforcement of parking laws--Perry Termashien (?) of Bayou Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America Sub-Series 1V--Public Meetings (Regional urban policy hearings/ City Council) Tape 78, Side 1 & 3 Regional urban policy hearing-- Meeting of National Conference of Democratic Mayors Tape 79, Side 2 & 4 Regional urban policy hearing--Topic: Effects of Reagan administration urban policy and planning national democratic urban platform for election, 1984--discussion of various political and academic notables on nation's cities, 1983 Tape 80, Side 5 Tape 81, Side 1 City council meeting 4/3/80--Reynard Rochon and Mayor Morial address city council on budget amendment April 3, 1980 Tape 81, Side 2 (continued) Tape 82, Side 1 City Council Meeting, undated--Fragments of Council debate on land swap (Reynard Rochon) Tape 83, Side 1 City Council Meeting, undated--Council addressed by citizens on police brutality/Algiers Tape 83, Side 2 (continued) Sub-Series V--Interviews Tape 84, Side 1 Liz Galtney--4/1/83--Police Department (Racial problems, ethics, brutality) Tape 85, Side 1 John Head/USA Today--Mayor Morial, 9/23/83- Omi series on New Orleans--Worlds Fair and effect on New Orleans Tape 86, Side 1 Micky Wellman--Mayor Morial,10/11/82--Capital needs of the city (New Orleans) Tape 87, Side 1 Alec Gifford, Mayor Morial, Newsmaker, Channel 6, 6/4/81--Morial split with William Jefferson Tape 88, Side 1 Keith Rush, Mayor Morial, WSMB, On the air, 6/14/78--General questions from public Tape 89, Side 1 Mike (?) WGSO--Reynard Rochon--Homestead exemption Tape 90, Side 1 Radio roundtable, KHOM (Houma)--Jay Handleman, 9/2/84--King Tut exhibit Tape 91, Side 1 Press, Moon Landrieu, WYLD, 3/12/82--Landrieu announces endorsement of Ron Faucheux for Mayor, 1982 election--comments by Morial administration Sub-Series V1--Radio Programs Tape 92, Side 1 WYLD report 3/?--Morial addresses street improvements Tape 93, Side 1 WYLD report 11--damaged Tape 94, Side 1 Byline--New Orleans business barometer--Business support of Ron Faucheux, 1982 Tape 95, Side 1 Rendering unto Caesar, the earnings tax--WYLD--five part series examining 1% earning tax proposal, 9/24-28/85 Tape 96, Side 1 Mayor Morial speaks (WYLD)--Mayor's report to the people, 4/16/83--Introduction by Bob Dabney, Director of Public Information--News conference re-created into radio programs--discusses trade mission to far east (Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China) Tape 97, Side 1 Crescent City Close-up, WVUE, undated--Morial delivers sermon on state of the family--Word of Faith Temple Sub-Series VII--Speeches Box G31 Tape 98, Side 1 State of the city address--State of the city's economy Tape 98, Side 2 (continued) Tape 99, Side 1 Lafayette Rotary Club Speech, undated--Morial discusses urban problems Sub-Series VIII--Miscellaneous Fragments Tape 100, Side 1 Billy Sanchez, undated, Chief of Fire Dept.--Fragment, possibly radio talk show--defends Fire Dept. strike Tape 101, Side 1 Speech--speaker unknown, undated--State of national and cities' economy--Reagan's economic recovery program Tape 101, Side 2 Speech--speaker unknown--Morial vs. Jefferson--what mayoral election signifies to black community in New Orleans Tape 102, Side 1 Mayor on black political organization--source unknown, undated--fragment--Mayor discusses political organization and effects on city government--black political organizations Tape 103, Side 1 Wrong speed (?) Tape 103, Side 2 Army Corps of Engineers--source unknown--fragment--river stages--flooding Tape 104, Side 1 Panel discussion--source unknown--possibly Conference of Democratic Mayors, 1971--Plight of American city--Is it a crisis? Notables: Mayor Clarence Stokes, Michael Harrington, Patrick Moynihan Tape 104, Side 2 (continued) Tape 105, Side 1 King Tut--unknown speaker--Fragment of speech on luxury of King Tut/Egypt Tape 106, Side 1 Coleman Young radio--Mayor of Detroit, 1977--7 commercial spots for reelection of Mayor Coleman Young Tape 107, Side 1 Nat Kiefer radio spot, 9/10/80--Commercial spot--Kiefer endorses Tony Glorioso for clerk of court race Tape 108, Side 1 Mayor Moon Landrieu--Talk of Town WGSO, 1980 (?)--fragment--Landrieu is interviewed by unknown source on experiences as Mayor, relationship of press, successive terms of office for Mayor Tape 109, Side 1 Ron Faucheux, WGSO, 1982--fragment--Faucheux discusses campaign platform, mayoral election, 1982 Tape 110, Side 1 Ron Faucheux, 1982 (beginning recorded at wrong speed), various endorsements for Faucheux Tape 111, Side 1 Ron Faucheux, 1982--Walter Burnett speaks for Alliance of Good Government--topic: electing a candidate--speech by Faucheux on campaign Tape 112, Side 1 Untitled--damaged Tape 113, Side 1 Untitled, 12/8/?--fragment--unknown committee meeting--Topic: Political impropriety (Sal Anzelmo and Mayor) concerning Wisner Trust and city's management of. Box G32 Microcassettes (uninventored) Boxes G33-G41 Videotapes (uninventoried)
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In the Morial administration the International Relations Office was responsible for handling the city's relationships with foreign countries in order to promote trade and economic development through tourism and import/export activities. Its origins were in the old Public Relations Office within the Mayor's Office and, as such, it tended to play more of a "goodwill" role than an economic development one. Through the Mayor's International Trade and Relations Committee the Office cooperated with other local foreign trade agencies such as International House, the International Trade Mart, and the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. In addition to its general functions, the Office also acted as liaison between City Hall and the local Consular Corps and worked with the U.S. Department of State's Inter Communications Agency visitor program.
The records include correspondence files (including correspondence with the local Consular Corps), financial records, miscellaneous office documents, subject files, travel records, and records relative to international visitors (including official representatives of foreign nations, representatives of international organizations, and State Department sponsored visitors). There are also detailed records of the long-running Plaza de Espana project to develop the foot of Canal Street into a Spanish Plaza.
Also included are records dating from the administration of Moon Landrieu, 1970-1978. These documents appear to have been retained in the International Relations Office beyond the end of Landrieu's terms in office; they were later transferred to the archives along with the files from the Morial years. There is also a series of International Relations Office records in the Landrieu papers within the City Archives.
Box H1 Correspondence, Consular Australian Trade Office Austria Barbados Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Chile Colombia Costa Rica Denmark Dominican Republic Box H2 Ecuador Ecuadorian Consulate, Closing of El Salvador, Arts and Trade Exhibit French Trade Commission Germany Great Britain Greece Guatemala Haiti Honduras Box H3 India Israel Italy Japan Korea Liberia Luxembourg Mexico Monaco Netherlands Nicaragua Norway Box H4 Panama Paraguay Peruvian Independence Day Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland Thailand Upper Volta Venezuela Yugoslavia Box H5 Consular Corps Claims, etc. General Privileges Correspondence, General 1978-1980 1980-1981 1982-1983 1984-1985 1986 Box H6 Correspondence, Miscellaneous Letters of Introduction Memorandums, Interoffice Financial Records Auditing Reports Budget 1974 1975 1976 Pay Plan, 1981 Travel Expenses 1976-1980 1981 1983 1984 Vouchers 1970, January-April 1970, May-August 1970, September-December 1971, January-April 1971, May-August 1971, September-December Box H7 1972, January-April 1972, May-August 1972, September-December 1973, January-April 1973, May-August 1973, September-December 1974, January-April 1974, May-August 1974, September-December 1975, January-April 1975, May-August Box H8 1975, September-December 1976 1977 1978 1979 1981 Miscellaneous Office Files Annual Report, 1980 Applications for Employment Assistance Rendered Linguist, Official Missions and Trips, Miscellaneous Monthly Departmental Activity Reports Press Releases 1970-1971 1972 Box H9 1973 1979 Proclamations Publications, General Plaza de Espana Files Correspondence, General 1973 1974 Dedication, 1976 Dedication, 1978 "File #16" [agreements for shipment, design, construction, etc.] General 1964-1968 Box H10 1970-1971 1972 1973-1975 1976 1977-1978 International Trade Mart Plans Publicity and Releases Rosie O'Grady's, Proposed Shipments 1974 1975 "Special File" [World's Fair, Rouse Corp., etc.] Telegrams Box H11 Subject Files Adolescent Psychiatry Societies, Second Pan-American Reunion, 1973 African Chamber of Commerce American Society for Microbiology Bastille Day Board of Commissioners, Port of New Orleans Caribbean/Central American Action Carifesta Cayman Islands (Columbus Day, 1992) Central American Conference Fourth (1979) Fifth (1980) Sixth (1981) Chamber of Commerce Changing World Economy Chief Administrative Office Codofil Contemporary Art of Senegal Exhibition, 1980-1981 Coordination Council for North American Affairs Cordell Hull Foundation (First Interamerican Conference on Alternative Sources of Energy, Gasahol, 1978-1979) Costa Rican Export Investment Promotion Center Councilmen, General Cuban Refugees Ecuadorian Relief Fitzmorris, Lieutenant Governor James E. Foreign Relations Association of New Orleans French Quarter Festival Groupe Expansion (Paris, France) Haitian Art Exhibition, 1979 Health, Department of Heart Fund Drive Hispanic Task Force Hotels Ibero-American Municipal Association Immigration Indian Republic Day Interfer Box H12 International Conference on Environment and Health, 1971-1972 International House International Municipal and Bilingualism Committee International Order of Merit International Pharmaceutical Federation International Rivercenter International Society of Sugar Cane Technologies International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 1974 International Trade and Relations Committee Correspondence 1973 1974 1975 Meetings 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 Projects International Trade Mart Board of Directors Minutes Consular Corps Committee Foreign Student Committee General Hospitality Committee International Viewpoint Committee Missions Public Relations Committee International Trade Seminar Iron Grates (for trees) Box H13 Japan-Louisiana Association Japan Travel Bureau Jazz Festival, Buenos Aires, 1985 Joan of Arc Statue, Regilding La Rochelle-New Orleans Transatlantic Race Ann Wheeler's File Committees Correspondence 1980-1981 1982 LACSA's Inaugural Flight, 1973 Latin American Apostolate Latin American Chamber of Commerce Latin American Festival, 1973 Latin American Task Force Latin World Louisiana Lions Club (1977 Convention) Louisiana Spanish Heritage Bicentennial Committee, Inc. Louisiana State University in New Orleans Louisiana State University, Latin American Affairs Box H14 Louisiana Tricentennial Louisiana World Exposition Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner Correspondence 1980-1982 1983 Korea Day Letters from Officials Lufthansa Mardi Gras, 1971 Mardi Gras Reception, 1972 Marriott Hotel Marti Monument Matute, Miss Louisiana (Chirographer) Mayor Schiro, General Correspondence, 1970 Mayor Morial General Local Engagements with Foreign Concerns Mayor's Council on International Trade and Economic Development Activities 1980 1981-1984 1985 Meetings 1980 Box H15 1981-1984 1985 Mexican American Interparliamentary Conference, 1972 Mexican Tourist Office Mexico Fiesta in New Orleans, 1980 Mikasinovich, Branko Minority Business Opportunity Committee Mississippi Day in New Orleans Mississippi Valley World Trade Council National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice National Conservative Political Action Committee National Economic Development Association New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival New Orleans Jazz Club New Orleans/Kuwait Festival, 1985 New Orleans Media Institute New Orleans-Nicaragua Relief Fund (2 folders) New Orleans Public Schools New Orleans Task Force on Trade and Commodities Nicaraguan War Relief Nigerian Representation in New Orleans Olimpia Soccer Team of New Orleans Opera Guild Organization of American States Overture to the Elegant Season Box H16 Pan-American Beauty Pageant (First), 1971-1972 Pan-American Congress of Anatomy Pan-American Day, 1970 Pan-American Day/Week Panama Canal Forum Parkchester Parkway and Parks Commission Peru's Golden Treasures Exhibition Peruvian Relief Piazza d'Italia Place de France Dedication Joan of Arc Day Joan of Arc Monument Landscaping Plaza de Carondelet Police Department Polish-American Preservation Seminar, 1974 Postal Committee Professional Translators and Interpreters, Inc. Property Management, Department of Russian Photographic and Cultural Exhibit, 1970 Salvadorian Fiesta in Jackson Square, 1971 Seamen's International Sports Week, 1978 Sewerage and Water Board Sister Cities Program Social Activities Committee Social Advisory Committee Social Apostolate Advisory Board Sociedad de Ciudadanos Unidos de America Latina (LULAC) Box H17 Sound and Light Show, Jackson Square 1971 1972-1973 Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) Spanish Culture Week, 1977 Spanish Speaking Coalition Conference, 1972 Spanish Speaking Community in New Orleans Steamboat Race Information Sugar Bowl Parade, 1970 Task Force on United States Exports Tourist and Convention Commission, Greater New Orleans Trade Promotion Trelles, Manuel Tri-Parish Council on Soccer United States Civil Aeronautics Board United States Department of State Office of Foreign Missions Office of Protocol Pearson Program United States Information Agency United States-Southeast Mexico Regional Trade Conference, 1972 Up With People Urban League of Greater New Orleans Wallace Fountain Donation White House Office of Liaison with State and Local Governments Box H18 Travel Records Australia and New Zealand, 1985 Belgium, 1985 Brazil 1980 1984 1985 Costa Rica, 1982 Europe (World's Fair Trip), 1981 Far East, 1986 France 1972 1978 (Paris) 1984 (Orleans) Greece, 1985 Israel, 1979 Italy and France, 1979 Japan 1981 1983 (Spring) [and the Far East] 1983 (Fall) Mexico 1974 Box H19 1981 1985 Miscellaneous Orient, 1984 [including Hong Kong Jazz Festival] South Africa, 1982 Venezuela, 1983 West Africa, 1980 (2 folders) Yugoslavia, 1985 Visitors, Records of General Correspondence (2 folders) Box H20 Representatives of Foreign Countries Algeria Ambassador of, 1978 Argentina Ambassador of, 1970 Ambassador of, 1982 Australia Ambassador of, 1971 Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1975 Belgium Port of Antwerp Mission, 1971 Belize Prime Minister, 1983 Bolivia Sugar Cane Producers, 1972 Brazil "Custodio de Mello" (training ship), 1974 Canada Ambassador of, 1977 Newfoundland, Premier of, 1971 Quebec, Prime Minister of, 1979 Chad [SEE SUDAN] China, Peoples Republic Consul General of, 1980 General Costa Rica Minister of Transportation, 1979 Egypt Ambassador of, 1977 El Salvador Ambassador of, 1974 France Ambassador of, 1971 Ambassador of, 1972 Ambassador of, 1978 Ambassador of, 1980 "Blue Cruise," 1978 Hauts-de-Seine, Members of the Conseil General of, 1971 "Jeanne d'Arc" (ship), 1974 "Jeanne d'Arc" and "Le Forbin" (ships), 1976 La Rochelle, Mayor of, 1982 Orleans, Mayor of 1970 1974 Prefects, Delegation of, 1970 Box H21 President Valery Giscard d'Estaing, 1976 Great Britain "H.M.S. Blake" (ship), 1974 London, Lord Mayor of, 1984 Greece Ambassador of, 1975 Honduras President Policarpo Paz Garcia, 1980 Indonesia Territory of Jakarta, Officials of, 1980 Ireland Prime Minister, 1979 Israel Ambassador of, 1977 Italy Ambassador of, 1973 Ambassador of, 1976 Japan Ambassador of, 1981 Distribution and Merchandizing Study Team, 1970 Miscellaneous Mission to the Southern United States, 1971 Parliamentary Delegation, 1972 Project Center, 1971 Jordan King Hussein, 1976 Mexico Congressional Delegation, 1973 Delegation of Businessmen and Government Officials, 1980 Yucatan, Governor of, 1973 Netherlands Ambassador of, 1971 Rotterdam Delegation, 1979 New Zealand Prime Minister, 1984 Norway Ambassador of, 1977 "Christian Radich" (training ship), 1980 Panama Vice President, 1985 Box H22 Rumania President Nicolae Ceausescu, 1978 South Africa Ambassador of, 1978 Spain "Don Sebastian de Elcano" (training ship), 1983 Minister of Commerce, 1971 Sudan Ambassador, and Ambassador of Chad, 1979 [opening of the Nubia Exhibit Switzerland Ambassador of, 1974 Ambassador of, 1976 Ambassador of, 1979 Taiwan Mayors, 1983 Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador of, 1978 USSR Delegations, 1979 Venezuela Ambassador of, 1978 West Germany Ambassador of, 1979 Bremen, Mayor of, 1976 County Executives, 1973 "Deutschland" (training ship), 1972 Hamburg Mission, 1973 Minister of the Economy, 1978 Miscellaneous Yugoslavia Ambassador of, 1977 Representatives or guests of organizations/institutions Family Health, Inc., 1972 Gulf Outport, 1971-1972 Hohen-Lever, Co., 1971 Inter-American Municipal Organization, 1971 Naval Command College, 1972 Organization of American States Ambassador of, 1973 Ambassador of, 1975 Tulane University/University of New Orleans (Jorge Luis Borges), 1982 United States Department of State Ambassador at Large Beverly Carter, 1979 United States Government Sponsored Visitors 1970, Programs and Entertaining 1970, January-April 1970, May-August Box H23 1970, September-December 1971, January-April 1971, May-August 1971, September-December 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 Box H24 1979 1984 1985
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The legislative coordination staff within the Mayor's Office was responsible for lobbying and monitoring city-related legislation at the local, state, and national levels. Staff members handled state matters directly, but the city contracted with Washington contacts to provide lobbying services on the federal level.
The records in this small sub-group document city government's relations with the state legislature. Among the records are files dealing with individual topics as well as files dealing more generally with capital requests, the city's own legislative package, and the impact of pending bills on the city and its interests. The latter concern is documented in the folders headed "House Bills -- Reports, etc." and "Senate Bills -- Reports, etc." Included therein are various forms used by researchers and/or department heads to record their opinions as to the positive or negative aspects for the city of individual bills. In some cases other documentation is included for certain bills (legislative committee reports, vote tallies, etc.).
Box I1 Airport 1984 (HB900) 1985 (HB1447) Capital Outlay Requests Correspondence, 1984-1985 Forms 1984-1985 1985-1986 1986-1987 City Legislative Package 1984 1985 High Speed Rail (HB1841), 1985 House Bills -- Reports, etc. 1984 #23-600 #622-1828 1985 #14-383 #371-729 #743-1253 Box I2 #1255-1939 Housing Legislation, 1984 Senate Bills -- Report, etc. 1984 #10-651 #655-1182 1985 #8-543 #547-1104 Tobacco Tax, 1981-1985