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About this collection

Spanning the years 1969 to 1977, the Mayor Moon Landrieu Photograph Collection arrived as part of the office records of his administration , which were split between City Archives at New Orleans Public Library and Loyola University. The images cover multiple subjects, including awards and ceremonies, boards and commissions, city buildings and construction projects, the Community Improvement Agency, the French Market Corporation, inaugurations, international relations, the Model Cities program, Spanish Plaza redevelopment, staff, visitors, and city management retreats. Additional Landrieu photographs are available in the Moon M. Landrieu Collection at Loyola University.

 

Biographical Information

 

Maurice Edwin Landrieu, known as Moon Landrieu (born July 23, 1930), served as the 56th Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978. His administration pro-actively facilitated the desegregation of city government and public facilities and encouraged integration within business and professional organizations. He was involved in the planning and construction of the Louisiana Superdome, the Piazza d'Italia, the renovation of the French Market, and other projects designed to improve the economy of New Orleans. He advocated the creation of the Downtown Development District to revitalize the New Orleans CBD, and worked to promote the city’s growing tourism industry.

 

Landrieu represented New Orleans' Twelfth Ward in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1960 to 1966, served on the City Council as a member at-large from 1966 to 1970, and was the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under U.S. President Jimmy Carter from 1979 to 1981. He is also a former judge.

 

He is the father of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu.

 

Arrangement

 

The prints in the collection are numbered and filed sequentially. Some gaps in the numbering are attributed to the removal of several photographs belonging to the Mayor Schiro collection, which were inadvertently included amongst the photos before being identified.

 

Volunteer Aromenta Evans scanned a significant portion of the photos.

 
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