Mayor Victor H. Schiro

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1950-1970
Size of collection: 347 cartons
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment

Biographical/Historical Note

Victor Hugo Schiro (1904-1992) served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1961-1969. When DeLesseps S. Morrison resigned his position as Mayor in 1961 to become U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States, the City Council elected Schiro, then Councilman-At-Large, as interim mayor. He was subsequently elected to two full terms.


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

Scope Note

The records include correspondence/subject files from Schiro's tenure as Councilman, as well as his terms as Mayor (the 1961 files contain both mayoral and councilmanic papers). Also included is a series of records from the Mayor's Public Relations Office, 1957-1970 (extending slightly into the tenure of Schiro's successor, Moon Landrieu).

Detailed Description of the Records

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