Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

McCusker, Ruth Robertson
Papers
MS 159

Date range: ca. 1969-1992
Source of acquisition: Gift of Ruth McCusker
Extent: 6 cartons
Terms of access: Available to registered researchers by appointment.


Ruth McCusker was born in New Orleans on April 26, 1924 and reared in West Baton Rouge Parish. She attended St. Mary of the Pines Academy in Chatawa, Mississippi and Louisiana State University. In 1946 she married Joseph H. McCusker, Jr.; they had two sons, Joseph H., III, and John Patrick.

The collection consists of material gathered by Mrs. McCusker as a participant in numerous civic-, church-, and library-related activities or organizations in New Orleans. Included are correspondence relating to specific activities; meeting notices, agendas and minutes; membership, volunteer and personnel records; conference material; charters, articles of incorporation and/or by-laws for several organizations; financial reports; final and/or draft versions of reports and studies; informational flyers and pamphlets; news releases and news clippings. Also included are miscellaneous groups of personal notes, general and personal correspondence, Invitations, cookbooks, and reports or publications collected by McCusker.

Among the organizations or activities in which McCusker played a prominent role are the Algiers 201 citizens Advisory Group, Citizens Committee of the Regional Planning Forum, Committee on Charter Revision, The Food Bank/Second Harvesters, Louisiana Democratic Convention (1980), Louisiana: Priorities for the Future Conference, Lower Algiers Senior citizens Center, Mayor's Algiers Task Force, Mayor's Conference on Education, Metropolitan Area Committee, Morial/Mayor Campaign Committee, New Orleans Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution, Round Table of Human Relations Groups of Greater New Orleans, VIA Westbank Advisory Committee, VICOR Advisory Council, Woodland MultiService Senior Citizens Center, Catholic Human Relations Commission of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana Congress of Religious Educators, Louisiana Interchurch Conference, St. Andrew the Apostle Senior citizens Mass and Social, Supplemental Food Program, United Churches of Algiers Emergency Fund, Governor's Conference on Libraries, Community Access Corporation and the New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors. McCusker was also involved with various community projects in Algiers.

The material is arranged into three categories representing the type of activities (civic, church and library) in which McCusker participated and, within these categories, in folders representing individual organizations or activities, arranged alphabetically. A final category includes miscellaneous correspondence and other material.


INVENTORY

Folder Date Series Box
Algiers 201 Citizens Advisory Group 1981-1984 Civic Activities 1
Algiers 201 Citizens Advisory Group/"Algiers 201 Facilities Plan" & misc. material
Civic Activities 1
Algiers Community Network 1990 Civic Activities 5
Algiers community projects, 1978-1979 Civic Activities 1
Algiers Point Library Dedication
Library-Related Activities 5
Algiers Study-City Planning Commission 1983 Civic Activities 5
Algiers Vietnamese refugees Civic Activities 1
Audubon Park Commission
Civic Activities 5
Catholic Human Relations Commission/Archdiocese of New Orleans 1970-1978 Church Related Activities 2
Citizens Committee of the Regional Planning Forum 1971 Civic Activities 1
Citizens Committee of the Regional Planning Forum 1969-1970 Civic Activities 1
City Charter Revision (3 folders) 1990-1992 Civic Activities 5
Committee on Charter Revision 1977 Civic Activities 1
Committee on Charter Revision 1975-1976 Civic Activities 1
Community Access Corporation 1988-1991 Civic Activities 6
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance 1990 Civic Activities 5
Cookbooks
Miscellaneous Files 4
Correspondence/General
Miscellaneous Files 4
Correspondence/Personal (Sallie Kent Phillips)
Miscellaneous Files 4
Democratic Leadership Council 1991-1992 Civic Activities 1
English Turn 1986-1988 Civic Activities 1
Friends of Libraries USA 1993 Library-Related Activities 5
Governor's Conference on Libraries 1978 Library-Related Activities 3
Invitations
Miscellaneous Files 4
Library Board Appointment Certificate 1975 Library-Related Activities 5
Library-Related Activities
Library-Related Activities 3
Louisiana Congress of Religious Educators 1969 Church Related Activities 2
Louisiana Interchurch Conference(4 folders) 1976-1984 Church Related Activities 2
Louisiana Democratic Convention 1980 Civic Activities 1
Louisiana Interchurch Faith Convention 1982 Church Related Activities 5
Louisiana Jaycee 1954-1985 Civic Activities 5
Louisiana Priorities for the Future 1978 Civic Activities 5
Louisiana: Priorities for the Future Conference 11/2/1978 Civic Activities 1
Louisiana: Priorities for the Future Conference/"Priorities Recommended for Louisiana in the 1980's
Civic Activities 1
Louisiana: Priorities for the Future Conference/Conference material
Civic Activities 1
Loyola University Monroe Library 1993 Library-Related Activities 5
Marc Morial Mayoral Campaign 1994 Civic Activities 5
Mayor's Algiers Task Force/Office of Analysis and Planning 1983-1984 Civic Activities 1
Mayor's Algiers Task Force/Office of Analysis and Planning, 1983-1986 Civic Activities 1
Mayor's Conference on Education 1977 Civic Activities 2
Metropolitan Area Committee 1988 Civic Activities 2
Miscellaneous reports and other publications
Miscellaneous Files 4
Morial/Mayor Campaign Committee 1977 Civic Activities 2
Motion Pictures: Classified by the National Legion of Decency 1959 Miscellaneous Files 4
New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors/Capital Projects 1984-1987 Library-Related Activities 3
New Orleans Commission on the Bicentennial of the Constitution 1987 Civic Activities 2
New Orleans Commission on the Bicentennial of the constitution/Conference material ("Bicentennial Regional Training Conference, April 24-25, 1987") April 24-25, 1987 Civic Activities 2
New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors/Canal Street Library 1980-1981 Library-Related Activities 3
New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors/Latter Library Renovations 1984 Library-Related Activities 3
New Orleans Public Library Board of Directors/Miscellaneous material (8 folders) 1975-1987 Library-Related Activities 3
Regional Transit Authority 1990-1992 Civic Activities 5
Round Table of Human Relations Groups of Greater New Orleans/The Police and the Rest of Us" 1969 Civic Activities 2
Sales Tax 1987 Civic Activities 5
Schoolboard Westbank 1970-1980 Civic Activities 5
Second Harvesters Food Bank (3 folders) c.1992 Civic Activities 5
Solid Waste Task Force (2 folders)
Civic Activities 5
St. Andrew the Apostle Senior citizens Mass and Social 1970-193 Church Related Activities 2
St. Andrew the Apostle 1986-1988 Church Related Activities 5
Supplemental Food Program 1972-1977 Church Related Activities 2
The Food Bank, 1985-1990 Civic Activities 1
The Food Bank/Personnel Committee 1989 Civic Activities 1
The Food Bank/Personnel Committee 1985-1989 Civic Activities 1
The Food Bank/Second Harvesters 1987-1989 Civic Activities 1
The Library Committee 1997-1992 Library-Related Activities 5
The Mayor's Foundation For Education (3 folders) 1990-1991 Civic Activities 5
United Church of Algiers 1989-1990 Church Related Activities 5
United Churches of Algiers Emergency Fund 1969-1978 Church Related Activities 3
VIA Westbank Advisory Committee 1976 Civic Activities 2
VIGOR Advisory council 1975-1976 Civic Activities 2
Welfare Department 1969 Civic Activities 5
Westbank Interracial Conference 1970 Civic Activities 5
Woodland Multi-Service Senior Citizens Center 1975-1977 Civic Activities 2
Zoning 1981-1984 Civic Activities 5

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