Victor H. and Margaret G. Schiro papers Edit


OFFSITE REPOSITORY SEE NOTES LaRC Manuscripts Collection 1001
Finding Aid Author
LAC Group. Edited by Andrew Mullins, III.
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description


  • 1904-1995 (label)
  • 1950-1979 (Other)


  • 169.00 boxes (Whole)
  • 116 linear feet (Whole)

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  • Scope and Contents

    The Victor Schiro papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and reading files from Schiro's period as mayor of New Orleans (1961-1970). Also included are family materials, files from Schiro's insurance company cases, as well as papers belonging to his wife, Sunny, consisting of scrapbooks, correspondence, and photographs that relate to her many philanthropic activities.

  • Arrangement Note

    The collection is arranged into twenty-six series. The contents of each series are arranged chronologically with the exception of Series 15 and 16, which are arranged alphabetically, and Series 18 and 26, which are arranged by medium.

    Series 1: General files

    Series 2: Miscellaneous

    Series 3: Family material

    Series 4: Speeches

    Series 5: Press releases

    Series 6: Reading files

    Series 7: Commission Council Office papers

    Series 8: Insurance papers: Mutual Saving case

    Series 9: Awards, certificates, etc.

    Series 10: Pamphlets

    Series 11: Appointment books

    Series 12: Clippings

    Series 13: Campaign volunteer and friends information

    Series 14: Sunny Schiro

    Series 15: Subject pictures

    Series 16: People pictures

    Series 17: Portraits and other photographs

    Series 18: Smaller framed photographs, slides, 8mm film, audio tapes, and video tapes

    Series 19: Unidentified photographs

    Series 20: Reading files (bound)

    Series 21: Scrapbooks

    Series 22: Newspapers

    Series 23: International House

    Series 24: Mutual Savings lawsuit

    Series 25: Biography

    Series 26: Commemorative items and political ephemera

    The collection consists of 169 boxes and 32 volumes. It is 116 linear feet.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Victor Hugo Schiro (1904-1992) entered New Orleans politics in 1949 when he won a seat on the city's Commission Council. In 1961 became mayor of New Orleans when he was named to complete deLesseps S. Morrison's unexpired term. Schiro won the 1962 and 1966 re-election, remaining mayor until 1970. Schiro served New Orleans during a period of desegregation, a rebuilding effort following Hurricane Betsy, and a time that saw the building of the Louisiana Superdome. His wife, Sunny Schiro, was always by his side. Schiro died in 1992.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is stored offsite, please contact LaRC staff at least two days in advance to determine availability of the collection.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

  • OCLC/WorldCat

    OCLC Number: 745016523

  • Source of Acquisition

    Donated by Jack McGuire.

  • Preferred Citation

    Victor Schiro papers, Manuscripts Collection 1001, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.