New Orleans Center for Creative Arts records, 1974-2000 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts records, 1974-2000

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 974

Primary Creator: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront.

Extent: 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.

Subjects: 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.

Forms of Material: Administrative records., Clippings (information artifacts), Journals (periodicals), Press releases.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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.

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 Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Preferred Citation: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts records, Manuscripts Collection 974, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

Processing Information: Collection processed in 2004 by Melissa Smith.

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


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts records
Folder 1: Internal documents, 1980-2000
Folder 2: Studies and specifications, 1986-1987
Folder 3: Graduating class studies, 1987-1998
Missing 1993, 1995, 1997.
Folder 4: Student guide, 1981-1984, 1991-1994
Folder 5: Honors graduates, 1985
Folder 6: Friends of New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts, undated, 1985, 1989, 1990
Folder 7: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Parents Club, 1999
Folder 8: Writer's Program, undated, 1983, 1992
Folder 9: Umbra, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts Writing Program Journal, 1986
Folder 10: Wire Services releases, 1999, 2000
Folder 11: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts clippings, undated
Folder 12: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts clippings, 1970s
Folder 13: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts clippings, 1980s
Folder 14: New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts clippings, 1990s-2000


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