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Edward H. (Eddie) Arnold, Jr.
Records, ca. 1978-2004
Edward H. (Eddie) Arnold, Jr. served as an engineer in the Department of Utilities for many years, and later worked in the Department of Public Works. From time to time during the period from ca. 1978-2004 he transferred records several groups of records to the City Archives. The transfers varied in size from one folder to several boxes. We have relied on Mr. Arnold's judgment of the value of his transfers in making our appraisal decisions. Except for weeding duplicate materials, we have retained virtually all of the records that he transferred.

Though the records transfers themselves dated from ca. 1978-2004, some of the records included in the transfers date back to earlier years, as indicated in the folder inventory.

During the course of Mr. Arnold's records transfers, we maintained a "running inventory" of the individual folder titles. That inventory, rearranged into an alphabetical sequence, appears below.

Folder TitleFolder Number
A.T&T, 1984168
Airline Highway/Carrollton Interchange, Street Lighting123
Allard Boulevard Street Lighting, 1982-2001218
Alligator Point and Earthquakes, 1998134
Appendices to Report Presented to the City of New Orleans, La. (National Federation of Local Cable Programmers), 198844
Armstrong Park, 1978-1992246
Audubon Park, 1981-1993243
Blackouts, 1978219
Bloch Plaza5
Cable Franchise, Correspondence96
Cable TV Ordinance Index88
Canal Street Median Lighting, 1984 [Includes Photographs]210
Canal Street Sidewalks, 2001-2002212
Canal Street, 1979-1984242
Canal Streetcar Line, 1996-2002215
Carriage companies’ insurance, 1999171
Casino Correspondence, 1992-1995 [chronological log for the whole period and copies of items for 1995]142
Casino, Temporary Land-based, Specifications19
Casino, Temporary3
City Hall Room List83
City Hall, 1978-1984245
City of New Orleans Buildings, Square Footage Data98
City of New Orleans--Commercial Carriage Investigators’ Clinic, 19971
City Seal Materials95
City-Wide Street Lighting System Conversion, 1983155
Code of ordinances, supplement #1, inclusive of ordinance number 17,097, enacted 6/15/1995, Municipal Code Corporation (six 3.5" diskettes)146
Coin Telephones, 1986-1994197
Coin Telephones, 1992-2001199
Commission Council, Report of Public Hearing on Natural Gas Ordinances, January 14, 1942113
Consultant Request for Proposals (Samples?), 1997207
Contract Between the City of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Service, Inc. for Electric Street Lighting and Special Installation Lighting Service and Supply of Electric Energy (June 1, 1982-May 31, 1985)35
Contract Between the City of New Orleans and NOPSI for Electric Street Lighting and Supply of Electric Energy for Years 1965 and 1966111
Contract between the City of New Orleans and NOPSI for electric street lighting and special installation lighting service and supply of electric energy, January 1, 1978-December 31, 1980.186
Contracts, 1997220
Convention, National League of Cities, New Orleans, 199257
Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1966-2002190
Correspondence, Miscellaneous78
Cost-Effectiveness of Telecommunications Services Utilizing Institutional Cable Network (Telecommunications Management Corp.), 198720
Cox Cable, Financial Statements (Deloitte & Touche, 1991 & 1992)67
Cox Cable, Financial Statements for Years Ended December 31, 1987 and 1986 and Auditor’s Opinion (Deloitte, Haskins & Sells)92
Cox Cable, Highlights of Operations and Accomplishments, 198791
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Third Quarter, 1992)66
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended December 31, 1993)68
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended March 31, 1994)69
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended March 31, 1992)74
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended September 30, 1991)75
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended June 30, 1991)76
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended June 30, 1990)81
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Year Ended December 31, 1989)87
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarter Ended December 31, 1990)94
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Price Waterhouse, September 30 & June 30, 1982)104
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Quarters ended June 30, 1994, September 30, 1994, December 31, 1994, March 31, 1995, June 30, 1995, December 31, 1995, March 31, 1996, and June 30, 1996)129
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, Third Quarter, 1995)138
Cox Cable, Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Bruno & Tervalon, First Quarter, 1993)139
Cox Cable--Analysis of Request for Rate Increase (Telecommunications Management Corp.), 198518
Cox Cable--Items for Negotiation Annotated with Resolution, 198525
Cox Cable--Miscellaneous23
Cox Cable--Petition [before the FCC] of the City of New Orleans for Approval of 5% Cable Television Franchise Fee22
Cox Cable--Review of Compliance with Franchise Agreement (Price Waterhouse), 198719
Cox Cable--Review of Proposed System Modifications (Telecommunications Management Corp.), 198221
Cox Cable--Statement of Gross Revenue and Franchise Fee Calculation (Price Waterhouse), 198539
Cox Cable--Vieux Carre Construction Plan, 198517
Crescent City Motor Sports, Inc., 1992 Grand Prix Du Mardi Gras, Statement of Gross Receipts and Computation of Amounts Due to the City of New Orleans (Bruno & Tervalon, 1992)70
Crescent City Motor Sports, Inc., Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, Statement of Gross Receipts and Computation of Amounts Due to the City of New Orleans, Race Dates June 14, 15, & 16, 1991 (Bruno & Tervalon)86
Definition of a Public Utility, 1986-1987208
Desire Streetcar Line, 2001-2002214
Earthquakes154
Economic Development Information System--Requirements Definition, 197924
Electrical Problems in the Drainage of New Orleans, La. [Photocopy of an article by E. G. Hays that appeared in May-June 1946 issue of Techni-Torque.132
Energy Management Performance Contracting Services Proposal (Honeywell, June 26, 1998) [Note: the Honeywell proposal was a finalist along with Johnson Controls, Inc., which eventually won the contract].224
Entergy Corp., Best Rate Analysis Projected Savings, 1999223
Ernest & Young, "copies of all memoranda to our files in connection with our work on the subject project during March 1994" re: street lighting project, 1994144
Evaluation of Cox Cable New Orleans Institutional Cable Network (Telecommunications Management Corp., 1987)64
Exhibits Made a Part of Document 1 [re: Electric Utility Rate Increase]49
Feasibility of Cable Television Competition (Telecommunications Management Corp.), 199141
Federal Highway Administration Rights of Way Management Survey, 2001174
Fiber Optic Ordinances, 1993193
Fiber Optics Proposals [Letter & proposal addressed to the Mayor and referred to Utilities, April 1994135
Fire Department, 1982-1994247
Franchise Fees for Telecommunications, 1992192
Franchise Ordinances178
Gaming Impact Reports, 199256
Garden District Sightseeing Highlights (List)108
Gas Ordinances, 1932-1937202
Gas—Federal Power Commission Application for Certificate of Public Convenience & Necessity, 1942-1945. [Newspaper clippings of related stories from the Times-Picayune, 11/12-17, 19-21/1945 & States, 11/13/1945 were discarded] 203
Geographic Information Management System Materials26
Girod Street Lighting/Julia Street Location for De Bartolo Project, 1985-1987158
Girod Street Tunnel, Poydras Square, DeBartolo & Associates, 1986227
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1990230
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991, 180 Day Notice to City, Crescent City Motorsports, Inc.103
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991, Articles from On Track, the Auto Racing Magazine of Record (July 12, 1991)100
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991, Official Souvenir Program101
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991, Publicity Materials107
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991231
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1991232
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1993228
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1993238
Grand Prix Du Mardi Gras, CCMI Emergency Response Plan, 199253
Grand Prix Du Mardi Gras, Communications Manual52
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, Correspondence & memorandums, 1992173
Grand Prix du Mardi Gras4
Grand Prix New Orleans (1991)--Correspondence [Folder #1]14
Grand Prix New Orleans (1991)--Correspondence [Folder #2]15
Grand Prix New Orleans (1992)--Correspondence [Folder #1]12
Grand Prix New Orleans (1992)--Correspondence [Folder #2]13
Greater New Orleans Mississippi River Bridge #22
Ground Transportation Bureau--Public Hearing on Taxi Driver Safety, 19956
Ground Transportation Committee, 4/2002 (videocassette)162
Ground Transportation Committee, 6/17/2002 (videocassette)163
Ground transportation improvement plan, 1999159
History of the Metropolitan New Orleans Chapter of the American Public Works Association36
Institutiona Cable Network Management, Development and Utilization Plan (Telecommunications Management Corporation, 1988)60
Integrated Emergency Management Course (FEMA), 2001225
Inventory of Food Service Equipment and Supplies, City Hall Cafeteria (undated)82
Jazz and Heritage Festival Plan (Dept. of Public Works), 19979
Jazzy Driver Training Materials127
King Luminaire Company, Street Lights [catalog]152
King Luminaire, 1982-1992 [Also includes earlier product material that is undated or of indeterminate date; some photographs also included]222
Legal Review of Four Cable Regulation Issues in New Orleans (National Federation of Local Cable Programmers)65
Louis Armstrong Park, list of plans170
Marine rescue operations on the Mississippi River [in the event of a failure on the MART system], 1983141
Mayor’s Foundation for Education, Inc., Articles of Incorporation77
Memo, Arnold to Collin B. Hamer, Jr. re: Union Metal Street Lighting Photographs (giving location of each photograph along with photocopies), 1998137
Miscellaneous37
Mississippi Aerial River Transit/Perez, Inc.--Statements of Gross Revenues and Franchise Fee Calculation34
Mississippi Aerial River Transit--Sales Contract, 198331
Monuments180
Multiple incandescent street lighting system [2 volumes of information on the system as a whole as well as on individual street light standards; revised at least into the 1980s]187 & 188
Municipal and Traffic Court--Re: Fromherz Report, 198346
Municipal Training Academy, Audio Visual Center, Specifications, 198754
New Orleans District Cooling System--Feasibility Study--Review Draft, 199045
New Orleans International Racefest, 1986236
New Orleans International Racefest, 1987237
New Orleans Public Service Inc, Management and Operations Review, Summary, 1978 (and related material)58
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (?), Service Locations Showing Square Feet and Telephone Numbers90
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., Billing History, City Accounts, 198861
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., Billing History, City of New Orleans (November 30, 1978)85
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., Billing History, Traffic Signals and Flashers, 198863
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., Conservation Report, City Accounts, 198862
New Orleans Public Service, Inc., Electric Conservation Report, City of New Orleans (December, 1979)84
New Orleans Public Services, Inc., Billing History, City of New Orleans, 197999
New Orleans Taxis on Patrol--Comprehensive Program Document, 198216
New Orleans Weather, 1961-1980: A Climatology by Means of Synoptic Weather Types (Muller and Willis, LSU School of Geoscience, 1983)89
New Sound Reinforcement and Automatic Camera Tracking System for Council Chamber (Billes/Manning Architects), 198942
Newspaper clippings relative to taxicabs165
NOPSI Proposed Gas Curtailment Plan—Statement by Malcolm L. Hurstell (with Exhibits), 1977206
NOPSI, 1977 Telephone & Mail Unit Directory116
NOPSI, Electric and Gas Rate Schedules (Revised, 1970)110
NOPSI, Street Lighting Contracts, 1929-1941124
NOPSI, Street Lighting, 1952-1953125
NOPSI, Street Lighting, 1954-1955109
NOPSI, Street Lighting, 1960-1964122
NOPSI, Testimony Before the Council RE: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act Hearing on Ratemaking Standards117
Office of Telecommunications, Cable Handbook prepared by Chuck Lampkin with Valerie Willard and Beth Branley, ca. 1984145
Operating Budget, Utilities Department, 1998221
Ordinances relative to taxicabs, 1946-2000 (copies)164
Ordinances, Resolutions, Motions, Etc. Re: Cable and Cable-Related Matters11
Orleans Levee District, 1996 Emergency Operations Plan51
Pedicabs, 1999-2001 (Folder 1) 176
Pedicabs, 1999-2001 (Folder 2)177
Power Quality Report, Police Administration Building (Technical Power Services, Project #5-136), July 20, 1998182
Power Quality, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1998183
Prepared Testimony of F. William Hoffman on Behalf of the Council of the City of New Orleans, PURPA Policy Standards, 1980118
Procedure for the NOPSI monthly city gate gas cost adjustment filing for the Utilities Department, City of New Orleans (photocopy of draft?)184
Procedure for the NOPSI Monthly City Gate Gas Cost Adjustment Filing for the Utilities Department (Post 12/1985 Revision of Existing Document for Filing with the City Council]205
Proposal for Professional Services ..., Detailed Energy Audit for City Hall (Fromherz Engineers, 1979)79
Proposal to Create an Energy Management Corporation for the City of New Orleans (Fromherz Engineers), 198043
Proposal to Perform a Communications Revenue and Cost Recovery Study (Touche Ross, 1983)93
Public and Private Railroad Crossings in Orleans Parish (Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, 1992)55
Railroads—Metro Systems, 1982-1992248
Regional Transit Authority, Riverfront Streetcar Bid Materials, 1988121
Regulatory Review of Chapter 12 of the City Code of New Orleans, Phase II, Task One Technical Memorandum (ATE Management & Services, Inc., 1991)97
Regulatory Review, Chapter 12, City Code of New Orleans, Workshop Comments and Discussions, August 1-12, 1989 (ATE Management and Service Co., Inc.)71
Renovations to the City Council Chamber40
Report on Billing for Street Lights by New Orleans Public Service, Inc. (TriStem, Inc.)10
Report on compliance review of holders of limousine, bus, sedan and van certificates of public necessity and convenience (Bruno & Tervalon), 1999166
Report on Department of Utilities, City of New Orleans, Study of Depreciation Practices of NOPSI (Main Lafrentz & Co., 1978)112
Report on Financial Effect of Proposed Street Lighting Plan (Clifton A. Morvant & Co., 1966)115
Report on Public, Educational and Government Access and the Municipal Endowment Grant/Community Service Fund (National Federation of Local Cable Programmers)32
Report on Telecommunications Taxation (Rice Associates, 1986) [This copy has additions not in the cataolged copy]48
Report to Department of Utilities, Subsidy Due NOPSI by the City of New Orleans Under Terms of 1977 Subsidy and Indemnity Agreement (Main Lafrentz & Co., 1978)120
Report to the Kenner City Council on the Merits of the Proposed Amendment to the Kenner Cable TV Franchise, Ordinance No. 1434 (Marc Chimes/Communications), 198133
Republican National Convention, Site City Agreement, 198773
Request for Proposal, Pay Station Equipment (Azimuth Telecommunications Consultants, 1992)72
Request for Proposal, Street Lighting Maintenance, Repair, and Design, 1997126
Request for proposals for the review of the electric fuel and gas cost adjustment charges of Entergy New Orleans, Inc. for the three year period ending June 30, 2000.185
Response to RFP for pay (telephone) stations. Submitted by Global*Tel Link Corp., April 7, 1993189
Revenue, 1978-1997198
Revised Chapter 12, City Code of New Orleans (with Appendix), April, 1994167
Sewerage and Water Board, Memo RE: Close-Off Procedures, 1979119
Sidewalk Cafes, 1982-1992196
South Central Bell Telephone Co. vs Sidney J. Barthelemy et al [consolidated with other suits], Depositions (Civil District Court, 1991), Folder 1105
South Central Bell Telephone Co. vs Sidney J. Barthelemy et al [consolidated with other suits], Depositions (Civil District Court, 1991), Folder 1106
South Central Bell, 1978-1992195
Southern University in New Orleans--North Campus Traffic Impact Study (Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc. for Billes/Manning Architects), 199430
Special taxi driver meeting, 8/16/1995 (2 cassette sound recordings, speaker cards, and a 3.5" diskette with a text version of a court reporter's transcription of the meeting)148
Sports Car Club of America Material50
St. Thomas and Saulet Apartments Projects, 2001-2002209
Street Light Drawings241
Street Lighting System (NOPSI), description, revised 5/1/1995151
Street Lighting System (NOPSI), operating maps, revised into the mid-1970s150
Street Lighting, 1979-1997216
Street Lighting, General, 1988-1996191
Street Lighting, Miscellaneous, 1984-1991229
Street Lighting, Poles and Standards, 1979-1987239
Summary of Phase I Audit Results, Energy Audit of City of New Orleans City Hall (Fromherz Engineers, 1980)80
Superbowl XXXI, 19977
Superbowl XXXI, Taxi Related Material47
Superdome Grand Prix New Orleans, various documents, 1992136
Superdome, 1971-1992244
Taxi Driver Information Book, 2001204
Taxicab Bureau inspection manual, for hire vehicles (DRAFT), undated172
Taxicab Bureau Procedures for the Buggy Industry, 2/13/1996153
Taxicab Bureau reprimand forms (blank)161
Taxicab Ordinances175
Telecommunications Taxation, 1989-1991194
Telecommunications, 1986-1991217
Telecommunications, Ordinances/Resolutions181
Telephone Companies, 1984-2001200
Telephone Replacement Project, Report on the Schematic Design Phase (Warren G. Moses, & Co., Inc., 1987)59
Telephone Revenue Study (General Correspondence), 11/1955131
Telephone Revenue Study (L. S. Knappen Notes), 11/1955130
Termites, Cables and Wires Seminar, 199029
Tickets, Grand Prix du Mardi Gras, 1995143
Tourguides179
Tow Truck Ordinance, Proposed Revisions, 1997140
Traffic Control System Conceptual Plan, 19968
Transit Route Maps (NOPSI, 1976)114
Transition, 1994 [Materials used in preparing the Transition Report on the Utilities Department for mayor-elect Marc H. Morial]213
Underground Lighting Circuits, 1982235
Union Metal, 1982-1989 [Dealing with Street Light Standards]201
Union Passenger Terminal RFP for a Visitor’s Center and Bus Transfer Facility, Executive Summary, 1999?160
United Cabs, Inc. Training Manual and Related Materials, 1996133
Utilities Department, 1954-1997 [Miscellaneous materials largely dealing with the background of the department and its operations]211
Vehicle inspections, 1998-2000226
Vieux Carre bus rules and regulations brochure, undated (CD-R, unknown format)147
Vieux Carre Commission--Design Guidelines--Lighting Policy38
Vieux Carre, 1979-1983234
Warning Systems, 1979-1983240
Watering Horses and Mules (Memorandum), 1998128
West End Park, Parking Lot, Breakwater Drive, 1980-1981; 1993233
Western Union, 1984-1989169
Where Y’At, New Orleans Facts for Fun or Profit (Lester Sullivan), revised 7/28/1993156
Where Y’At, New Orleans Facts for Fun or Profit (Lester Sullivan), revised 9/1995157
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