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Collection Summary

Biographical Sketch of Marc H. Morial

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Mayor Marc H. Morial

An Inventory of His Records in the City Archives, New Orleans Public Library



Collection Summary

Repository: City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.New Orleans, LA 70112
Creator: Marc H. Morial
Title: Records,
Dates: 1993-2002
Quantity: 459 boxes, 37 volumes, 15 PDF files
Abstract: The official records of the administration of New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial.
Identification: AA

Biographical Sketch of Marc H. Morial

Marc Haydel Morial became mayor in May, 1994. He was reelected in 1998 and served until the inauguration of C. Ray Nagin in May, 2002. See also the Wikipedia article on Marc Morial.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The City Archives received approximately 700 cu. ft. of records during the last days of the Marc H. Morial administration. Included were records of the various divisions within the Mayor's Office along with records of the Chief Administrative Office and records of the Finance, Health, Property Management, Police, and Parkways Departments. Records for agencies outside of the Mayor's Office are/will be described separately.

Despite the fact that the Mayor's Office transferred these records to the City Archives as part of a larger Morial Legacy Project that was supposed to document the administration as a whole, the final product is less than complete. The Archives received very sparse materials from the Division of Housing and Neighborhood Development as well as from some of the individual units within the other division of the Mayor's Office. Only a handful of scattered photographs accompanied the textual records received (the Archives staff has been in contact with the Mayor and members of his family regarding this matter--we hope to receive a substantial photograph archive sometime in the future). Nor did most agencies outside of the Mayor's Office send anything of substance.

Until the City of New Orleans adopts formal retention schedules for its records, schedules that identify records suitable for permanent retention, the City Archives will never be able to feel confident that it has accessioned THE RECORDS of any municipal agency.

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Arrangement

These records are organized into series and sub-series as follows:

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