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Victor H. and Margaret G. Schiro papers

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.


  • 1904-1995
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1950-1979



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169.00 boxes

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.

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.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Jack McGuire.


OCLC Number: 745016523
Victor H. and Margaret G. Schiro papers
LAC Group. Edited by Andrew Mullins, III.
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Revision Statements

  • 2010: Finding aid information entered in Archon in 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Division, Tulane University Repository

202 Jones Hall
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118- US