New Orleans municipal records, 1782-1925 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: New Orleans municipal records, 1782-1925Add to your cart.

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 16

Extent: 17.0

Arrangement: The collection is arranged into eight series: 1) Decisions, decision making, and organization of the city; 2) Public works and public services; 3) Land; 4) Police and police records; 5) Financial records; 6) Lafayette municipal records; 7) Carrollton municipal records; 8) Jefferson municipal records. The collection consists of seventeen boxes.

Date Acquired: 04/07/1949

Subjects: Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Jefferson (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Lafayette (New Orleans, La.) -- History., Municipal government -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century., New Orleans (La.). City Council., Ordinances, Municipal -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Public health -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Public works -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Forms of Material: Decisions., Financial records., Land surveys., Licenses.

Languages: English, French, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of the ordinances, decisions, and resolutions passed by New Orleans City Council; contracts and other documents on the building of bridges, the paving of streets and levees; and records that document the organization of vital public services, including the fire department, health services, and city lighting. There are also financial records from the Spanish period as well as mandates of payment from both the American and Spanish periods. Licenses for taverns, coffeehouses, keeping a cart, et cetera and receipts are in the collection also. There are also municipal records of Lafayette, Carrollton, and Jefferson.

Subject/Index Terms

Carrollton (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Jefferson (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Lafayette (New Orleans, La.) -- History.
Municipal government -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 18th century.
New Orleans (La.). City Council.
Ordinances, Municipal -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Public health -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Public works -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.

Administrative Information

Repository: Louisiana Research Collection

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Lousiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Acquisition Source: Various Sources

Preferred Citation: New Orleans municipal records, Manuscripts Collection 16, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.


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[Series 1: Decisions, decision-making, and organization of the city],
[Series 2: Public Works and Public Services],
[Series 3: Land],
[Series 4: Police and police records],
[Series 5: Financial records],
[Series 6: Lafayette municipal records],
[Series 7: Carrollton municipal records],
[Series 8: Jefferson municipal records],
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Series 4: Police and police recordsAdd to your cart.
Box 11: Depositions, reports of arrests, prison recordsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1804 February-1809 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1810 April-1813 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1814 October-1825 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1826 May-1828 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: City Guard records: report by Captain of the City Guard of arrests made, 1832 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1837 July-1840 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Police records: depositions, arrests, New Orleans prisons, 1843 January-1844 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Prisoner release, 1843Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Decisions, decision-making, and organization of the city],
[Series 2: Public Works and Public Services],
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[Series 5: Financial records],
[Series 6: Lafayette municipal records],
[Series 7: Carrollton municipal records],
[Series 8: Jefferson municipal records],
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