Series, Subseries, and Descriptions
Series I. Clippings, ca. 1962-1985
Series II. Correspondence, n.d. and 1929-1977
Subseries II.1: General Correspondence
Subseries II.2: Form letters, 1939-1954
Subseries II.3: Notices to Board of Directors and Executive Committee
Subseries II.4: New Member Solicitation Letters
Subseries II.5: Vieux Carre Study Correspondence
Series III. Financial Records, 1938-1985
Subseries III.1: Annual audit reports, 1938-1969
Subseries III.2: Banking records, 1961-1985
Includes statements, cancelled and voided checks, check carbons, deposit slips.
Subseries III.3: Miscellaneous financial records, 1942-1970
Series IV. Founding and early organizational records, n.d. and 1931-1933
Series V. Membership Records, n.d. and 1930-1986
Subseries V.1: Files on individual and corporate memberships, 1933-1986
Mainly concerns dues payments; includes related correspondence.
Subseries V.2: Inactive members in armed forces
Subseries V.3: File on membership development
Subseries V.4: Membership lists and proposals for membership
Subseries V.5: Membership Solicitations
Series VI. Memoranda and Special Reports, 1946
Studies prepared by or for the Bureau of Governmental Research but not included in the series entitled "Studies, 1933-1977"; series contains a total of 30 memoranda and four Special Reports.
Series VII. Minutes
Minutes with attachments, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1932-1974.
Series VIII. Miscellany
Miscellany of memoranda, reports, studies, and pamphlets, n.d. and 1932; 1934; 1936-1940; 1942; 1944; 1946-1963; 1968-1979.
Series IX. Publications, 1933-1950
Subseries IX.1: City Problems
Began September 15, 1933, as an untitled monthly bulletin; with issue of June 10, 1935, it retitled What Every Citizen Should Know; with issue of January 20, 1938, it was renamed City Problems.
Subseries IX.2: State Problems
Subseries IX.3: Miscellaneous
Subseries IX.4: Studies, 1933-1977
The primary activity of the Bureau of Governmental Research was the preparation of studies (called jobs by the Bureau) on city, parish, and state governmental activities in Louisiana. The data compiled in the production of these studies, together with its analysis and any resulting reports, was filed in consecutively numbered folders bearing titles descriptive of the studies therein.
Series X. Television file, 1953-1959
Clippings, correspondence, dictaphone belts, memoranda, and scripts, 1953-1959. During this period the Bureau of Governmental Research, in cooperation first with WDSU-TV and later WYES-TV, produced a series of television programs entitled "Dateline: New Orleans" and "A City in Action" which examined economic, political, and social issues mainly relevant to the city, the metropolitan area, and the state, but occasionally including topics of national and international import.
Series XI. Topical File, 1918-1982