New Orleans Center for Creative Arts records, 1974-2000
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Brief Description: This collection contains documentation about the activities and instruction provided by the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Materials include internal documents, studies and specifications, graduating class studies, clippings, and press releases. Two support groups of the organization, Friends of NOCCA and NOCCA Parents Club, are also represented in the collection. A 1986 issue of the Center's Writing Programs Journal, Umbra, is also included.
Held at:
Louisiana Research Collection
202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-865-5685
Email: larc [at]
Record Series Number: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 974
Created by: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: administrative information, student and graduate material, NOCCA support groups, writing program material, press releases, and clippings. The collection consists of one box.
Biographical Note for New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront. : The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts is a regional arts training center that offers secondary school-age students instruction in dance, media arts, music, theatre arts, visual arts, and creative writing. The Center was founded in 1973 by artists, educators, business leaders, and community activists who saw the need for an institution devoted to the diverse creative needs of the region's children. Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Jeanne-Michele Charbonnet, Wendell Pierce, and Saints former cornerback Ashley Ambrose are among its graduates. The Center was created by Orleans Parish School Board and was maintained by the Board for twenty-seven years. In 2000, the Center became a state agency.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Art in education.
Art schools.
Creative writing (Secondary education)
Music -- Instruction and study.
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront.
Orleans Parish School Board.
Performing arts -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Student newspapers and periodicals.
Genres/Forms of Material
Administrative records.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Journals (periodicals)
Press releases.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
PreferredCitation: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts records, Manuscripts Collection 974, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.