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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • OCLC/WorldCat

    OCLC Number: 745016523