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American Waterways Operators/Coast Guard records

Identifier: LaRC-1005

Scope and Contents

This collection partially documents the relationship between the U.S. Coast Guard and the American Waterways Operators in a cooperative effort to improve marine safety and environmental protection. The collection, which focuses on the New Orleans region, contains meeting minutes, reports, clippings, regulations, posters, bulletins, speeches, annual reports, publications, a history of the American Waterways Operators, and project descriptions. Some of the subjects covered by the material in the collection include hazardous waste control, the New Orleans Vessel Tracking System, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, locks, bridges, safety, Army Corps of Engineers projects, the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, and natural disasters.


  • 1945-1998



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

The American Waterways Operators is the national trade association representing the owners and operators of tugboats, towboats, and barges serving the waterborne commerce of the United States. Established in 1944, the association's members operate throughout the United States on America’s rivers, canals, in its ports and harbors, on the Great Lakes, and on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts. The relationship between the United States Coast Guard and the American Waterways Operators is a cooperative effort to improve marine safety and environmental protection.


45 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged by topic as follows: minutes, meetings, Corps of Engineers Districts, committees, regulations, Coast Guard, safety, pollution, ports, taxes, publications and bulletins, American Waterways Operators reports, and speeches. The collection consists of 94 boxes. It is 45 linear feet.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of American Waterways Operators. Date acquired: 03/02/1993.

Processing Information

Processed by LAC in 2011.

LAC Group
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Tulane University Special Collections Repository

Jones Hall Room 202
6801 Freret Street
New Orleans 70118 US