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In the Orleans Parish School Board Collection

The Orleans Parish School Board Collection at the Earl K. Long Library holds the minutes of virtually every official school board meeting from 1841 until 1996. In this 1841 meeting, the school board voted to rent its first school room on Julia Street between Tchoupitoulas and Magazine, for a cost of $25 a month, and to acquire books and sample desks for future consideration and purchase.


1841 School Board Minutes


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