Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Fritz Wagner
Papers, 1990-1996
MS 329

2 linear feet


Dr. Fritz Wagner served as an ex-officio member of the Preservation of Jazz Advisory Commission through his position as chairman of the Delta Region Preservation Commission. He was also Dean of the University of New Orleans College of Urban and Public Affairs and a member of the New Orleans City Planning Commission.

The papers deal mostly with the organization of the Preservation of Jazz Advisory Commission and its early work towards developing the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. Included are copies of questionnaires completed by a number of jazz experts, reports of subcommittees, copies of published hearings, correspondence (including letters from Senator J. Bennett Johnston, Jr. and Congresswoman Lindy Boggs), and related materials. Also included are materials dealing with Louis Armstrong Park and with the Treme and North Rampart Street areas of the Crescent City.

Donated by Greg Soll, February, 2002.


Box 1

Activities of the Subcommittee on Archives and Education, 1991
Congressional Documents, 1990
Jazz History Questionnaires, 1991
Jazz Park Correspondence, 1991-1993
Jazz Park Legislation, 1993 Meeting materials, Meeting of April 3, 1992
Miscellaneous Jazz Park Materials, 1991-1996
Public Comments, 1992
Sound Recordings (unidentified--2 cassettes and 3 microcassettes)

Box 2

Bid Proposal Form, Louis Armstrong Park, 1982
Enhancing the Sense of Place in Treme: Mechanisms for Preserving a Unique, Historic Neighborhood (UNO, College of Urban and Public Affairs, 1994)
Henshaw Associates, Inc., Proposal for a Management Study of Louis Armstrong Park (1982)
North Rampart Street Land Use Study Materials, 1992-1993
Treme Study Materials, 1993-1996


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