Mayor deLesseps S. Morrison

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1946-1961 [bulk 1956-1961]
Size of collection: 246 cartons
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment

Biographical/Historical Note

deLesseps S. "Chep" Morrison served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1946 to 1961, when he resigned to accept his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States.


The records are arranged chronologically and alphabetically by the name of the correspondent or subject matter of the contents in each folder. Press releases and reading files are arranged chronologically.

Scope Note

The records, for the most part, represent subject/correspondence files from the second half of the Morrison administration. A small series of miscellaneous subject files covers his entire term of office, and a smaller series comprises the records of Morrison's Public Relations Office for 1960 only. Reading files from the first half of Morrison's administration were retained, as were press releases.

The records of the first half of the Morrison administration are housed at Tulane University.

Detailed Description of the Records

Individual series are as follows: (click on the links for folder listings)

Link here for Photographs from Mayor Morrison's administration
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coded: 1/15/1999

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