City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

New Orleans Public Library
Main Library Public Services Office Files

Date range: 1986-2007
Size of collection: 1 cu. ft.
Terms of access: Available to registered researchers by appointment
Acquisition: Transferred to the City Archives, 2007


The records are files kept by the Heads of Main Library Public Services Department, Elizabeth Bedikian (1986-2004) and Linda Marshall Hill (2004-2007). The files were heavily weeded before transfer to the City Archives, but include files on a number of significant events that occurred during their tenure as head of Public Services at the Main Library.

Title Box Number Folder Number Dates Notes
100th Anniversary 1 21 1995-1996
2B Sump Pump Project/Archives Climate Control 1 16 1998-2004
AARC - 2nd floor project 1 11 1995-1996, 2002
ALA - New Orleans, 1993 1 8 1993
ALA Party, July 9, 1988 1 9 1986-1988
ALA, 1999 1 7 1998-1999
Capital Budget Summary, 2000 1 15 2000
Capital Budget Summary, 2001 1 14 2001
Capital Budget Summary, 2002 1 13 2002
Capital Budget Summary, 2003 1 12 2003
Central Library Expansion 1 2 1988, 1991 Appatini study, 1988; Davis study, 1991
Central Library Renovations and Expansion 1 17 1987-2002
Central Reorganization 1 18 1987
Children's Resource Center 1 20 1993-1994
Children's Room Addition and Furniture 1 19 2000
Collective Bargaining Agreement 1 31 2002
FEMA Disaster Recovery Center 1 27 2005
FOLUSA Awards, ALA 1 6 1993 Friends of Libraries USA
Foreign Language Division 1 10 1995
Katrina 1 25 2005-2007
Literacy Grants - Final Reports 1 3 1988-1990 Algiers Regional, ENO, Central (Pat Coady's grants)
Mayor's Visit, 2003 1 28 2003 Regarding a new Main Library
Millage - Tiana's Initiative 1 26 2004
Mission Statement 1 5 1996-1998
Monumental Stair Project 1 30 2002-2004
NOPL Reunion 1 23 1999
Republican Convention, 1988; Superbowl Reference Center, 1990 1 24 1988, 1990
Supreme Court Building 1 22 1994-2004
Tiana's Initiatives 1 1 1999-2000 Assistant City Librarian Gertiana C. Williams
Trailways Project 1 4 2001-2002 Demolition of Trailways building
Welcome Home Center 1 29 2006-2007
Livelyhood: a television journey outside the Beltway and beyond Hollywood to meet extraordinary Americans who face new challenges at work -- Episode 4: Our Towns 1 32 2000 Videocassette. Features interview with Linda Marshall Hill, then head of the Periodicals, Arts and Recreation Division, and other NOPL staff