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MSS 069 - Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 1: Inventory


(Mss 69)


Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

May 2006



Size:                           ½ linear foot

Geographic locations:                 New Orleans, Louisiana

Inclusive dates:      1965-1976

Summary:                 Papers accumulated by Mrs. Lamar, a New Orleans preservationist; primarily concerned with the proposed Uptown Mississippi River Bridge but including material on other controversies.  Includes correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, publications, maps, petitions, studies, and miscellanea.


Related collections:               Mark P. Lowrey Collection (Mss 47); Suzanne L. Ormond Collection (Mss 59); Marta B. Lamar Collection (Mss 62); Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 2 (Mss 76); Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 3 (Mss 77); Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents & Associates Collection (Mss 247)

Source:                     Gift, May 1976

Access:                     No restrictions

Copyright:                Physical rights, copyright, and literary property rights are retained by the Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans.

Citation:                    Marta B. Lamar Collection, Addendum 1, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

Container List


69-14        Cartoon:  "Truckin' Down The Avenue" by Eldon Pletcher (Times-Picayune, February 6, 1976).  Original pen and ink drawing with presentation inscription from Pletcher to Mrs. LaMarch


69-1          Clippings (loose) n.d.; December 21, 1966 - January 23, 1972, April 1976.  See also Scrapbooks...(69-12, 69-13).


69-2          Correspondence (incoming/outgoing), n.d.; May 22, 1969 - May 15, 1971.


69-3          Legal opinion by Wood, King and Dawson, New York, N.Y., concerning "The Mississippi River Bridge Authority, Bridge Revenue Bonds, $65,000,000."  A photo-offset reproduction (notarized February 19, 1966) of the original opinion dated November 8, 1954.


                  Maps (some with annotations)


69-7                R. Conradt.  New Orleans and contiguous areas with proposed routs for new bridges and roadways.  n.p., January 1, 1970 (4 items).


69-8                deLaureal Engineers, Inc. and Howard, Needles, Tamen and Bergendoff.  Preliminary Plan-Alt. Layout No. 4;  Uptown Mississippi River Bridge at Riverfront Expressway.  [New Orleans], 1967.


69-9                New Orleans and contiguous areas with delineation of large land holdings on West Bank.  n.p., n.d.


69-10              New Orleans and contiguous areas.  Aerial photograph with proposed routes for new bridges and roadways.  n.p., n.d.


69-11              Wilbur Smith and Associates.  New Orleans and contiguous areas with "travel desires" and "trip-end termini" descriptions for Greater New Orleans Bridge, Huey P. Long Bridge, and Uptown Bridge under "1965-existing conditions" and "1965-assuming toll bridge program."  n.p., ca. 1965.


69-4          Miscellany (transcripts of New Orleans City Council resolutions; studies and reports on transportation and bridges sites; statements, press releases and memoranda by individuals and organizations; political campaign literature; broadsides).  n.d.; 1967-1974.


69-5          Petition (concerned with zoning; no signatures), n.d.


69-14        Poster (for meeting concerning a truck route), December 4, 1975.


69-6          Publications (some with marginalia and inclusions).

                        Awake!  vol. XLIX, no. 22 (November 22, 1968).

                        Committee for Economic Development.  Research and Policy Committee.  Reshaping Government in Metropolitan Areas  [New York, 1970].

                        New Orleans.  City Planning Commission.  The Old Man; Obstacle?  Opportunity; A Status Report of the ... Bridge Study 1970; Direction Before 2000 [New Orleans, 1970].

                        New Orleans News.  Vol. 1, No. 4 (February 24 - March 9, 1970).

                        New Orleans States-Item.  Reprint of editorial "Bridge Proposal; Unworkable Now OK?"  (June 1970).

                        The Planning Group, Inc.  Comprehensive River Area Study;  Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations.  "Prepared for the Office of State Planning, State of Louisiana...May 1972" [New Orleans, 1972].

                        The Progressive.  Reprint of "Silent Death" by Seymour Hersh (May 1969).

                        Southern Journal.  Vol. 2, No. 1 (Winter 1972).

                        Vieux Carré Courier.  Vol. 6, No. 43 (December 19, 1969).


                  Scrapbooks (primarily clippings but including related miscellany).


69-12              March 1 - April 30, 1970.


69-13              ca. June, July, 1972.

Index Terms


Bridges—Louisiana—New Orleans

Highway planning—Louisiana—New Orleans

Lamar, Marta B.

Urban planning—Louisiana—New Orleans