Skip to main content

deLesseps S. Morrison papers

Identifier: LaRC-270

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the personal, military, mayoral, Organization of American States, and campaign papers of deLesseps S. Morrison. Included are photographs, correspondence, periodicals, and scrapbooks. Morrison was the Mayor of New Orleans from 1946-1960 and ambassador to the Organization of American States from 1961-1964.


  • 1925-1964 (bulk: 1946-1964)



The collection is stored offsite. Researchers must contact at least two business days (48 business hours) in advance for access to these materials.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

deLesseps S. Morrison was mayor of the city of New Orleans from 1946 to 1961 and later appointed as Ambassador to the Organization of American States by John F. Kennedy (1961-1964). As mayor, Morrison helped clean up political corruption in the city after World War II and encouraged urban renewal.


201 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged into ten series arranged chronologically: Series 1: Personal papers, 1925-1964 Series 2: Military papers, 1932-1964 Series 3: Mayoralty, 1946-1960 Series 4: Organization of American States, 1961-1963 Series 5: Political campaigns Series 6: Photographs, 1933-1964 Series 7: Newspaper and magazine articles, 1930s-1967 Series 8: Films, tapes, and records Series 9: Other records Series 10: Scrapbooks The collection consists of 311 boxes and 55 volumes. It is 201 linear feet.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Toni, Corinne and Anita O. Morrison. Date acquired: 03/11/1965.

deLesseps S. Morrison papers
LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note

Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US