Andre Brown Moore papers, 1932-1985 | Louisiana Research Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Andre Brown Moore papers, 1932-1985

ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 736

Primary Creator: Moore, A. Brown (Andre Brown), 1911-1987.

Extent: 4.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by topic as follows: 1. Personal papers (Box 1), 2. Political papers (Box 2), 3. Business papers (Box 3), 4. Church papers (Box 4), an oversize folder of proclamations and awards, and scrapbook. The collection consists of four boxes and one oversize folder and scrapbook.

Date Acquired: 09/10/1987

Subjects: Boston Club (New Orleans, La.), Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Judge advocates., Moore, A. Brown (Andre Brown), 1911-1987., New Orleans (La.). City Council., Political campaigns., Public utilities -- Louisiana -- New Orleans., Trinity Church (New Orleans, La.), United States -- National Guard.

Forms of Material: Certificates., Correspondence., Photographs.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection consists of materials that reflect Andre Brown Moore's many different roles in public and private life. There is correspondence and photographs from Moore's time as a Judge Advocate on General Patton's staff. Also included are biographical materials and the papers of other family members. Moore was a member of the Boston Club and active in Mardi Gras, which is represented by correspondence, clippings, and administrative records. Speeches, correspondence, clippings and campaign materials illustrate Moore's political career. Moore's participated in business dealings with Tidelands Life Insurance Company, Robert Oil Company, and Pan Air Corporation, which is evidenced by financial records, annual reports, and correspondence. He also held offices at Trinity Church in New Orleans, serving on committees and representing the church at conventions. There are also numerous proclamations and awards given to Moore.

Biographical Note

Andre Brown Moore (1911-1987) was a lawyer born in New Orleans who attended Newman School and Tulane University. He practiced law as a partner in the firm of McCloskey, Moore, and Dennery (1934-1950). He spent five years of active duty with two years overseas as a Judge Advocate on General Patton's staff. He was awarded four bronze stars and the Bronze Star Medal. He left the military as a Lieutenant Colonel. Moore served as Commissioner of Public Utilities of New Orleans for four years and then as Councilman until resigning in 1957 to enter private business. He was a partner in Robert Oil Company, an oil exploration and production company as well as president of Pan Air Corporation, an aviation sales and service company. He also became Chief Executive Officer of the Tidelands Life Insurance Company. Moore also served as Senior Warden at Trinity Church, the largest Episcopal Church in New Orleans.

Subject/Index Terms

Boston Club (New Orleans, La.)
Carnival -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Judge advocates.
Moore, A. Brown (Andre Brown), 1911-1987.
New Orleans (La.). City Council.
Political campaigns.
Public utilities -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Trinity Church (New Orleans, La.)
United States -- National Guard.

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.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. A. Brown Moore.

Acquisition Method: Gift.

Preferred Citation: Andre Brown Moore papers, Manuscripts Collection 736, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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

Other Note: OCLC Number: 816134826


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal papers],
[Box 2: Political papers],
[Box 3: Business papers],
[Box 4: Church papers, 1955-1973],
[Oversize folder 1: Proclamations and awards],
[Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1950-1954],
[All]

Box 1: Personal papers
Folder 1: Biographical data
Folder 2: Personal papers, 1940-1953

Army letters, 1940-1946. Judge Advocate, Lieutenant Colonel.

List of Bronze Star recipients, 1945 July 31.

Appointment as Reserved Commissioned Officer, 1953.

Deposition describing legal career: civilian/military, 1953.

United States Army Reserve School, New Orleans. 1953

Folder 3: Army
Orders and descriptions of area and working conditions.
Folder 4: Army, 1954-1957

Army service record. Orders: 1954-1957.

Resignation and correspondence, 1957.

Folder 5: Army, 1944

Correspondence concerning legal firm, partners, and matters concerning mother's estate.

Description of concentration camps.

Orders. Foreign money/Army Material Command.

Folder 6: Army, 1944

Correspondence concerning legal firm, partners, and matters concerning Mother's estate.

Description of concentration camps.

Orders. Foreign money/Army Materiel Command.

Folder 7: Army, 1944

Correspondence concerning legal firm, partners, and matters concerning Mother's estate.

Description of concentration camps.

Orders. Foreign money/Army Materiel Command.

Folder 8: Personal papers

Correspondence

Certificate of ownership of German loot.

Letters describing work and war conditions.

Appointment to First Lieutenant Army Group, National Guard, 1940.

Appointment to Captain, National Guard, 1941.

Folder 9: Personal papers

Correspondence

Certificate of ownership of German loot.

Letters describing work and war conditions.

Appointment to First Lieutenant Army Group, National Guard, 1940.

Appointment to Captain, National Guard, 1941.

Folder 10: Personal papers

Photographs 8x10 Black and white.

Political, military reunion, Mardi Gras.

Folder 11: Personal papers

Photographs 8x10 Black and white.

Political, military reunion, Mardi Gras.

Folder 12: Army

Patton Centennial Celebration, 1985.

"The Ghost Corps Thru Hell and Highwater." 1945

Folder 13: Army

Patton Centennial Celebration, 1985.

"The Ghost Corps Thru Hell and Highwater." 1945

Folder 14: Army

Patton Centennial Celebration, 1985.

"The Ghost Corps Thru Hell and Highwater." 1945

Folder 15: Daniel Decatur Moore papers

Will, correspondence, checks.

Land sale to Andre Brown Moore, 1959.

Folder 16: Daniel Decatur Moore papers

Will, correspondence, checks.

Land sale to A.B. Moore, 1959.

Folder 17: Louise Seguin Moore papers
Tax returns, bills and checks, inventory.
Folder 18: Louise Seguin Moore papers
Tax returns, bills and checks, inventory.
Folder 19: Louise Seguin Moore papers
Tax returns, bills and checks, inventory.
Folder 20: Louise Seguin Moore succession

Succession of Louis S. Moore and inventory of estate.

Correspondence concerning estate.

Folder 21: Tulane 50 year reunion
Schedule of events for alumni, correspondence.
Folder 22: "Grandpa Brownie's Gazette" 2 volumes: Volume 1, numbers 1-4; Volume 2, number 1
Folder 23: Poetry and cards
Folder 24: Personal papers

Personal correspondence, 1947 (1972-1973) 1982.

Political, personal, insurance policies.

Copies of letters written by Andre Brown Moore in 1973.

Tax forms, 1982.

Folder 25: Personal papers

Personal correspondence, 1947 (1972-1973) 1982.

Political, personal, insurance policies.

Copies of letters written by Andre Brown Moore in 1973.

Tax forms, 1982.

Folder 26: Personal papers

Personal correspondence, 1947 (1972-1973) 1982.

Political, personal, insurance policies.

Copies of letters written by Andre Brown Moore in 1973.

Tax forms, 1982.

Folder 27: Personal papers
Personal speeches, humor, notes
Folder 28: Boston Club, 1973
President Moore: correspondence concerning management of the facilities, organization and membership, liquor license, minutes, special events, and reception for William B. Wisdom.
Folder 29: Boston Club, 1973
President Moore: correspondence concerning management of the facilities, organization and membership, liquor license, minutes, special events, and reception for William B. Wisdom.
Folder 30: Boston Club, 1973
President Moore: correspondence concerning management of the facilities, organization and membership, liquor license, minutes, special events, and reception for William B. Wisdom.
Folder 31: Boston Club, 1974
Membership, honorary life members, club social events, and committees.
Folder 32: Boston Club, 1974
Membership, honorary life members, club social events, and committees.
Folder 33: Boston Club, 1974
Membership, honorary life members, club social events, and committees.
Folder 34: Boston Club, 1969-1970, 1964-1965
Annual reports
Folder 35: Mardi Gras, 1974
Invitation to join Comus/Syntax Society, toast to Rex (Eads Poitevent).
Folder 36: Mardi Gras/Boston Club, 1974
Folder 37: Mardi Gras, 1976
Poem: "To the Captains," Newspaper clipping, 1972.
Box 2: Political papers
Folder 1: Political papers

Political campaign, 1948.

7th district, House of Representatives, Louisiana Legislature.

Clippings, cards, bills, speeches, radio transcripts.

List of precinct captains, Ward 12 and Ward 13, 1946.

List of precinct captains, Ward 12 and Ward 13, 1948.

Analyses of votes.

Agenda of election events.

Folder 2: Politics, 1950
Correspondence, speeches, platform
Folder 3: Political papers

City of New Orleans, Public Relations 1950-.

Speeches, personal data on Very Important Persons (V.I.P.'s).

Folder 4: Political papers

City of New Orleans, Public Relations 1950-.

Speeches, personal data on Very Important Persons (V.I.P.'s).

Folder 5: Personal papers

Utilities, 1953-1954.

Personal speeches, welcoming speeches to visiting dignitaries, fraternal and church organizations. Press releases concerning projects of the Public Utilities Department and bus service.

Folder 6: Personal papers

Utilities, 1953-1954.

Personal speeches, welcoming speeches to visiting dignitaries, fraternal and church organizations. Press releases concerning projects of the Public Utilities Department and bus service.

Folder 7: Speeches and correspondence, 1954
Folder 8: Speeches and correspondence, 1954
Folder 9: Campaign expenses, 1954
Telegrams and contributions.
Folder 10: Police probe, 1954
Newspaper stories.
Folder 11: Police probe file

Newspapers, statements of Superintendent Dayries, 1956.

Analysis of Police Academy.

Newspaper clippings in binder.

Folder 12: Police probe file

Newspapers, statements of Superintendent Dayries, 1956.

Analysis of Police Academy.

Newspaper clippings in binder.

Folder 13: Police Investigation Committee, 1956

Newspaper clippings, correspondence.

Court case: Alais Hirt versus City of New Orleans.

Folder 14: Police Investigation
Extract of City Council proceedings, 1956 June 28.
Folder 15: Political papers

Corrspondence, personal, 1955-1956.

Campaign letters written by Fred Preaus concerning oil, farm bureau, USL (I), College for New Orleans, rice and highways.

Folder 16: Newspaper clippings, 1955-1956
Loose clippings concerning political race.
Folder 17: Speeches
Civil in nature, both written out and in note form.
Folder 18: Speeches
Folder 19: Speeches
Church, Trinity, and social.
Folder 20: Clippings, political
Box 3: Business papers
Folder 1: General papers
Securities, financial statements for various companies, and business correspondence.
Folder 2: Oil
Correspondence concerning oil leases and mineral rights.
Folder 3: Business papers

Tidelands Life Insurance Company.

History.

Annual report, 1957, 1974.

Background to merging companies.

Roussel versus Tidelands Capitol Corporation.

Folder 4: Business papers

Tidelands Life Insurance Company.

History.

Annual report, 1957, 1974.

Background to merging companies.

Roussel versus Tidelands Capitol Corporation.

Folder 5: Printed materials

American Tidelands Life Insurance Company and Subsidiary, 1976.

Audited financial statements.

Tidelands Life Insurance Company, first Public Offering, 1956.

Tidelands Capitol Corporation and Subsidiary, 1976.

Tidelands Capitol Corporation Stockholders Report, 1976.

Conventions:                                                                                                   

American Preferred Life Insurance Company, Point Clear, Alabama, 1967         

American Preferred-Tidelands, Broadwater Beach Hotel, 1971, New Orleans, 1972

American Tidelands Life Fort, Walton Beach, 1974

Folder 6: Photographs of Board of Directors
Folder 7: Photographs of Andre Brown Moore
Folder 8: Business papers

Western Preferred Corporation.

Tender offers, 1975.

Folder 9: Business papers

Western Preferred Corporation

Tender offers, 1975.

Folder 10: Business papers

American Tidelands.

Annual statement, 1975.

Southern insurance, 1967 July, number 7, page 32. "Moore Elected, heads American Preferred Life, Birmingham."

Folder 11: Speeches/Andre Brown Moore; Annual Sales Convention
Folder 12: Robert Oil Company, 1956-1981
Folder 13: Insurance policies of Andre Brown Moore
Personal, liability, Colonial Pennsylvania
Folder 14: Pan Air Corporation, 1978-1980
Folder 15: Pan Air Corporation, 1978-1980
Folder 16: Pan Air Corporation, 1978-1980
Folder 17: Pan Air Corporation, 1978-1980
Folder 18: Woodland Village, 1967-1978
Folder 19: Woodland Village, 1967-1978
Folder 20: Yacht "Robin Hood"
Purchase agreement and insurance.
Box 4: Church papers, 1955-1973
Moore held offices at Trinity Church in the Vestry, on committees and Senior Warden, as well as the Diocesan committees and representative to National church conventions.
Folder 1: History of Canon Turner's years at Trinity, 1945-1965
Folder 2: Parish Council, 1955-1956
Folder 3: Church, 1956
Folder 4: Church (Vestry), 1960
Folder 5: Church (Diocesan), 1960
Folder 6: Church (Vestry), 1965
Folder 7: Church (Vestry), 1965
Folder 8: Church (Diocesan), 1966
Folder 9: Church (fund raising), 1966
Folder 10: Church (fund raising), 1966
Folder 11: Church, 1967
Folder 12: Church, 1967
Folder 13: Church, 1968
Folder 14: Church, 1969
Folder 15: Church, 1970
Folder 16: Church, 1970
Folder 17: Convention, 1970
Folder 18: Convention, 1970
Folder 19: Church (Screening Committee), 1971
Folder 20: Church, 1971
Folder 21: Church, 1971
Folder 22: Church, 1972
Folder 23: Church, 1973
Folder 24: Church (Book of Common Prayer), 1973
Folder 25: Church (General Convention), 1973
Folder 26: Church, 1974
Folder 27: Church, 1975
Folder 28: Church, 1976
Folder 29: Church, 1978-1979
Folder 30: Speeches
Folder 31: Printed material
Oversize folder 1: Proclamations and awards

Tulane University, Bachelor of Arts, 1932.

Tulane University, Bachelor of Laws, 1934.

United States Army Commission, 1947.

Commission: Councilman of 6th District, New Orleans, 1950.

Silver shield given to Andre Brown Moore as Commissioner of Public Utilities, 1952.

Commission: Councilman District A, New Orleans, 1954.

Letter and editorial tribute by Charles C. Zatarain, 1954.

Distinguished visitor: Concejo of Guatemala City, 1956.

Distinguished service: Councilman, 1950-1956.

Member: Louisiana Board of Tax Appeals, 1960.

Agency Executives Seminar, 1962.

Member: Board of Trustees of Municipal Employees Retirement System, 1966.

Autographed photograph of F. Edward Hebert, 1966.

Field Management Institute, 1969.

Tulane University, Juris Doctor, 1969.

Honorary Louisiana State Senator, 1972.

Fifty year certificate: Louisiana State Bar Association, 1984.

Sixty-fifth birthday proclamation.

Membership: New Orleans Association of Life Underwriters.

Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1950-1954

Browse by Box:

[Box 1: Personal papers],
[Box 2: Political papers],
[Box 3: Business papers],
[Box 4: Church papers, 1955-1973],
[Oversize folder 1: Proclamations and awards],
[Volume 1: Scrapbook, 1950-1954],
[All]


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