Alma Young COLLECTION

 

 

(Mss 286)

 

 

Inventory

 

 

Earl K. Long Library

University of New Orleans

 

January 2006

 

 

Contents

 

 

Summary

 

Biographical Note

 

List of Series and Subseries

 

Series Descriptions

 

Container List

 

Index Terms

 

Procedures for Requesting Special Collections Materials

 

 

 

Summary

 

 

Size:                          ca. 25 linear feet (50 boxes)

 

Geographic

locations:                 The bulk of the collection deals overwhelmingly with New Orleans, Louisiana.  Some material pertains to Belize and other areas of the Caribbean visited and studied by Young.  Other areas with small amounts of related material include Potchefstroom, South Africa; Buenos Aires; Argentina; and American cities visited or studied by Young in the course of her urban planning work.

 

Inclusive dates:      1928; 1973-1996; 2004

 

Bulk dates:              1977-1996

 

Summary:                Academic and professional papers of a professor in UNO’s College of Urban and Public Affairs.  In addition to Young’s research material and administrative papers concerning UNO and CUPA, the collection also includes a great deal of material concerning Young’s tenure as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, her involvement with New Orleans’s Downtown Development District, and other urban planning projects in the city.

 

Related

collections:              Chamber of Commerce Collection (Mss 66); University of New Orleans Archives (Mss 159)

 

Source:                     Gift, 1996

 

Access:                     No restrictions

 

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

 

Citation:                    Alma Young Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans

 

 

 

Biographical Note

 

 

Dr. Alma Young “embodied a remarkable balance among the roles of teaching, research, community involvement and university administration.”  UNO Research News – Winter 1997, pg 2.

 

            Alma Harrison Young was born in Florence, South Carolina on February 11, 1947.  Her parents were both college-educated and trained to be teachers, but her father worked most of his life as a postal clerk.  Young attended segregated black public schools, but decided early in life to move north to attend college.  She attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Philosophy in 1969.  She continued her education by earning a Masters in Journalism at Columbia University in 1970, and a Doctorate in Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978.

 

            Alma Young came to New Orleans in the fall of 1975 with her husband, who was studying at Tulane University.  Her primary research interest at the time was politics in Belize and the English-speaking Caribbean, but she accepted a position at the University of New Orleans researching political participation.  Within a year, UNO offered her a position teaching social policy, and she joined the faculty of the School of Urban and Regional Studies as a professor of urban and public affairs.  She would remain part of the UNO faculty until 1996.

 

            After just five months at SURS, at the request of Mayor Ernest Morial Young  joined the first African-American-led administration in the city’s history.  As Morial’s Special Assistant, she directed the Office of Federal Programs and Special Projects from 1978 to 1980.  In this position, she obtained $23 million in federal Urban Development Action Grants for New Orleans.  During her time at City Hall, Alma Young continued to teach part-time at UNO.  By this point, while she continued to do research on Caribbean politics, she also had a research interest in urban development and social policy issues.

 

            Even after leaving the Morial administration, Alma Young remained involved with issues of urban planning and social policy outside of her academic career.  From 1980 to 1981 she served on the Board of Directors of the Downtown Development District, which was charged with maintaining and improving the quality of the downtown area.  She helped to found and directed the New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation from 1978 to 1981, which was set up to provide loans and technical assistance to small businesses.  She also worked on neighborhood revitalization projects such as the Freret Street Revitalization Project and on larger projects such as the Convention Center and Canal Place. 

 

            Of all Alma Young’s urban planning and civic involvement, her tenure on the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans was arguably the most important.  Nominated by the Urban League for her work with the Downtown Development District and appointed to the Board for a five-year term from 1986 to 1991, Alma Young was the first woman commissioner in the port’s history.  Her tenure on the board came at a time when the port was faced with the city’s continuing transition from an economy based around the port to an increasing dependence on tourism and the service sector.  This transitional state can be clearly seen in the papers accumulated by Young during her time on the Board of Commissioners.

 

            Despite her varied roles in the civic activities of the city, Alma Young continued in an active role in the academic and administrative life of UNO.  She was Associate Director of the School of Urban and Regional Studies from 1980 to 1985 and served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs between 1985 and 1988.  Also, she was instrumental in starting both the Campus Child Care Center and the Women’s Center.  Young later returned to the newly renamed and expanded College of Urban and Public Affairs, where she served as the director of its new Ph.D. program for five years.

 

Meanwhile, her academic career continued apace.  In 1986 she co-edited Change and Crisis:  Militarization in the Non-Hispanic Caribbean which emerged from a panel she had chaired; it was widely acknowledged as the first major work on the topic.  Her election in 1986 as the first woman president of the Caribbean Studies Association was another high point of her career, and under her tenure she was able to bring the CSA’s annual conference to Belize for the first time.  She also edited the CSA’s quarterly newsletter for four years, and co-wrote many articles on the Caribbean with graduate students.  She helped bring the International Congress of Latin Americanists to New Orleans in 1988.  Young was also elected to the governing board of the Urban Affairs Association in 1995.

 

            Alongside her work in academia and urban planning, Alma Young was active in many civic and social-welfare organizations, including:

 

Girl Scout Council of Southeastern Louisiana – president 1993-1994; board member 1988-1996

Urban League of Greater New Orleans – board member, 1979-1981, 1986-1992

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities – member of the board of directors, 1989-1996

Eighth Archdiocesan Synod, Committee on Community and Social Mission of the Church, Subcommittee on Employment and Jobs – Member, 1985.

Louisiana Children’s Museum – trustee, 1983-1987

Metropolitan Area Committee – director, 1983-1984, 1993-1995

Mayor’s Arts Policy Task Force – member, 1979

Mayor’s Task Force on Women – member, 1979

Toyota Families in Learning Program – director

Times-Picayune – member of advisory board, 1994-1996

Harvard University – member of Board of Overseers, 1992-1998

Agenda for Children – “statewide non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of children and their families.”  Board Member 1990-1996, Chair 1992-1996

Greater New Orleans Foundation Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy – member 1989-90.

Delta Assembly Planning Committee – Chair, 1987, co-coordinator 1984

Arts Council of New Orleans - Board of Directors, 1989-1991

 

            While Young was at UNO, her faculty biographical note described her research as focusing on “social policy and planning, especially the effects of citizen participation on public policy formulation and implementation, the difficulties of implementing federal programs at the local level, and the needs of particular groups.  Her research also cover[ed] areas of urban redevelopment, roles of urban planners, comparative urbanization, role of literacy in bringing women into development, Caribbean politics, and child care.”

 

In 1996, Alma Young left New Orleans and UNO in order to accept a position at Wayne State University in Detroit as a professor in urban affairs, and in 2000, she was appointed dean of that university’s College of Urban, Labor, and Metropolitan Affairs.  She remained in Detroit until her death on March 14, 2004 at the age of 57.

 

Additional biographical information on Alma Young can be found in folder 554.

 

 

 

Note:  The University of New Orleans’s School of Urban and Regional Studies (SURS) was renamed the College of Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA) in 1988.  For purposes of consistency, the use of these two names and acronyms in this finding aid and in the organizational scheme of this collection should be considered to be equivalent.

 

 

 

List of Series and Subseries

 

 

Series I.         UNO and SURS/CUPA Academic and Administrative Papers (16 boxes)

                        Subseries I.1            Academic Papers

                        Subseries I.2            Administrative Papers

 

Series II.        Port of New Orleans Papers (20 boxes)

                        Subseries II.1           Papers Relating to Meetings

                        Subseries II.2             Correspondence

                        Subseries II.3           Financial Papers

                        Subseries II.4           Reports

                        Subseries II.5           General / Miscellaneous Port Papers

 

Series III.       Urban Planning Papers

Subseries III.1            Downtown Development District Papers (4 boxes)

            III.1.a               Papers Relating To Meetings

            III.1.b               Correspondence

            III.1.c                Reports

            III.1.d               General/Miscellaneous Downtown Development District Papers

Subseries III.2            Urban Planning Reports (4 boxes)

Subseries III.3            New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation Papers (0.5 boxes)

Subseries III.4            Metrovision Partnership Papers  [0.5 boxes]

 

Series IV.      Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana Papers (2 boxes)

 

Series V.       Miscellaneous (2 boxes)

 

 

 

Series Descriptions

 

 

Series I.         UNO and SURS/CUPA Academic and Administrative Papers 

            This series deals with Alma Young’s career as a professor in UNO’s College of Urban and Public Affairs between 1975 and 1996.    

                  Subseries I.1            Academic Papers

            This subseries consists of materials related to Alma Young’s research and academic activity in Caribbean studies and in urban studies.  The bulk of this material is related to academic conferences attended by Young, papers and monographs written or edited by Young, and clippings and research material accumulated by her in the course of her academic career.  The subseries also includes materials relating to her activity with the Caribbean Studies Association, and materials involving her Fulbright professorship in South Africa and her research trip to Buenos Aires.

                  Subseries I.2            Administrative Papers

            This subseries consists of materials related to Young’s participation in the administration of the SURS/CUPA department as well as other UNO committees and organizations.  This material is primarily correspondence related to the functioning of the department and the university, as well as minutes and agendas from departmental and committee meetings.  There are also papers related to Young’s involvement with the formation of the UNO Child Care Center.

           

Series II.        Port of New Orleans Papers 

            This series contains material accumulated by Alma Young during her term as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans from 1986 to 1991.  After the expiration of her term, her seat on the Board was taken by Robert Tucker, Jr., who was sworn in on October 24, 1991.  Only a few of the papers in this series date from after this point.

                  Subseries II.1           Papers Relating to Meetings

            The bulk of the papers in this subseries consist of agendas and minutes from meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.  These agendas and minutes are filed together chronologically by meeting date.  Resolutions passed by the Board at these meetings are filed chronologically at the end of this subseries.

            While most of these papers deal with meetings of the Board of Commissioners, agendas and minutes from other meetings include committee meetings of the Board and joint meetings of the Board and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.  These meetings are interfiled chronologically alongside the main Board meetings.

                  Subseries II.2           Correspondence

            This subseries includes both internal port correspondence as well as external correspondence with port tenants, city officials, shipping companies, and other individuals and organizations.  Very little of the correspondence directly involves Dr. Young; most of it consists of copies of port correspondence that were sent to all members of the Board of Commissioners. While the bulk of the collection’s port-related correspondence is located in this series, researchers should also consult the correspondence found in the subject files in folders 340 to 349.

                  Subseries II.3           Financial Papers

            This subseries contains several types of financial records for the Port of New Orleans.  Each fiscal year, the Port produced a bound financial plan, these are located at the start of the subseries, along with specially produced financial statements and independent auditors’ reports.  In addition, the Port produced monthly financial reports for the use of its Commissioners.  Any financial records not falling into these formats are included at the end of the subseries.

                  Subseries II.4           Reports

            This subseries contains bound reports, studies, proposals, and plans produced by or for the Port of New Orleans.

                  Subseries II.5           General / Miscellaneous Port Papers

            This subseries includes miscellaneous material related to the Port, including bylaws, newspaper and magazine clippings, lease agreements with port tenants, periodicals, press releases, subject files created by Young around certain port-related issues, tariff amendments and revisions, and other types of material.

 

Series III.       Urban Planning Papers

            This series contains materials pertaining to Alma Young’s work on urban planning in the city of New Orleans, including her work with the Downtown Development District.  It does not include urban planning articles written by Young or materials relating to her tenure in UNO’s School of Urban and Regional Studies/College of Urban and Public Affairs.  Those materials can be found in Series I, which deals with Alma Young’s academic career.  Likewise, materials relating specifically to the Port of New Orleans are located in Series II.

Subseries III.1          Downtown Development District Papers

            In 1980 and 1981, Alma Young was a commissioner for the Downtown Development District of New Orleans, a special taxing district designed to strengthen the Central Business District through strategic planning and the implementation of capital improvements and services.  Notable projects included Canal Street improvement, the Lafayette Pedestrian Mall, and St. Charles Avenue Improvement.  This subseries consists of materials relating to Young’s tenure with the DDD.

Subseries III.2          Urban Planning Reports 

            This subseries consists of a wide variety of published reports, studies, proposals, plans, and promotional materials, all relating to urban planning.  Most of these materials are specific to New Orleans, though some titles deal with federal Urban Development Action Grants on a general level.  Some of the reports have attached correspondence and other accompanying material.  For similar materials, researchers should also consult Boxes 30 and 31, which contain published reports dealing specifically with the port of New Orleans, and Box 39, which contains published reports related to the Downtown Development District and its projects.

Subseries III.3          New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation Papers

            Alma Young was a founder of the New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation, an initiative designed to provide loans and technical assistance to local small businesses, and served as its director from 1978 to 1981.  These papers consist of correspondence, meeting materials, financial papers, and loan consideration proposals from her time in the organization.

Subseries III.4          Metrovision Partnership Papers 

The Metrovision Partnership was established in 1990, bringing together business and community leaders from the greater New Orleans area in order to develop a vision and a strategic plan to move the region out of economic difficulties and to provide a basis for the its future economy.  Alma Young served as a consultant in the stakeholder process, and as a facilitator for a focus group dealing with “Civic Culture and Quality of Life.”  The papers in this subsection largely deal with the meetings in which this vision and strategic plan were developed.

 

Series V.       Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana Papers 

            This series pertains to Young’s time as a board member of the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana between 1988 and 1996.  It includes correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, local and national Girl Scouts publications, press releases, and information on committees and membership numbers.  During Young’s tenure, the Girl Scouts made an effort to increase the diversity of their local membership; these efforts are reflected in the material in this subseries.

 

Series VI.      Miscellaneous 

            This series contains materials relating to Young’s work with organizations whose volume was not significant enough to warrant a series of their own.  These organizations include the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Eighth Synod, the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Institute of Mental Hygiene, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and the Urban League.  It also includes such peripheral and unclassifiable material as awards and certificates, biographical material, and miscellaneous correspondence which did not fit in with any other series.

 

 

 

Container List

 

 

Series I:  UNO and SURS/CUPA Academic and Administrative Papers

            This series deals with Alma Young’s career as a professor in UNO’s College of Urban and Public Affairs between 1975 and 1996.

 

Subseries I.1:  Academic Papers

            This subseries consists of materials related to Alma Young’s research and academic activity in Caribbean studies and in urban studies.  The bulk of this material is related to academic conferences attended by Young, papers and monographs written or edited by Young, and clippings and research material accumulated by her in the course of her academic career.  The subseries also includes materials relating to her activity with the Caribbean Studies Association, and materials involving her Fulbright professorship in South Africa and her research trip to Buenos Aires.

 

Box 1:                                    Conferences attended by Alma Young

1                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Dominican Republic, 1978.

                                                Papers presented by other scholars.

                                                [Young presented “Ethnic Conflict, Partisanship, and Radical Politics in Belize;” see folder 50]

2                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Dominican Republic, 1978.

                                                Correspondence and other Materials.

                                                [Young presented “Ethnic Conflict, Partisanship, and Radical Politics in Belize;” see folder 50]

3                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Curacao 1980.

                                    [Young presented “Maintaining Political Opposition: the Role of Leaders and Followers in Belize and Barbados;” see folder 52]

4                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Santo Domingo 1983.

5                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), St. Kitts 1984.

                                    Panel on Political Violence in the Caribbean.

6                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), San Juan 1985.

                                    Panel on Foreign Policy-Making in the Caribbean.

7                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Caracas 1986.

8                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Belize 1987.

9                                                                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Havana 1991.

10                                                               Crises in the Caribbean Basin, Tulane 1985.

 

Box 2:                                    Conferences Attended by Alma Young

11                                                               Delta Assembly on Mexico - U.S. Relations, Natchez 1984.

                                    Conference Materials.

12                                                               Delta Assembly on Mexico - U.S. Relations, Natchez 1984.

                                    Correspondence, Notes, and other Materials.

13                                                               Delta Assembly on Population Issues, Biloxi 1987.  Correspondence and other Materials.

14                                                               Delta Assembly on Population Issues, Biloxi 1987.

                                    Questions for the Assembly.

15                                                               Delta Assembly on Population Issues, Biloxi 1987. 

                                    Lists of Invitees and Participants

16                                                               International Conference of Americanists (ICA), New Orleans 1991.

17                                                               International Studies Association (ISA), St. Louis 1977.

                                    [Young presented “The Role of Ethnicity in Transnational Political Systems: the Case of Belize;” see folder 55]

18                                                               Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Albuquerque 1985.

                                    Papers presented by other scholars.

19                                                               Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Albuquerque 1985.

                                    Materials acquired at conference.

20                                                               Latin American Studies Association (LASA), New Orleans 1988.

 

Box 3:                                    Conferences Attended by Alma Young

21                                                               Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Flint 1983.

                                    [Young presented “Can Urban Affairs Specialists Learn from their British Counterparts?”  see folder 56]

22                                                               Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Portland 1984.

                                    [Young presented “Revitalizing the Central Business District;” see folder 68]

23                                                               Urban Affairs Association (UAA), Norfolk 1985.

                                    [Young presented “The Evolving Cityscape: Socio-Economic Impacts of the 1984 Louisiana World’s Fair;” see folder 61]

 

                                    Monographs Written or Edited by Alma Young

 

                                    Dissertation:  “Political Opposition in the West Indies: The Process of Competition and Change in Belize and Barbados” (1978)

            24                    Title Page, Table of Contents, Preface

            25                    Chapter 1:  Introduction:  Determinants and Functions of Opposition

            26                    Chapter 2:  Environmental and Political Factors Influencing Opposition in the West Indies

            27                    Chapter 3:  Opposition in Historical Perspective

            28                    Chapter 4:  Electoral Politics and Opposition Survival

            29                    Chapter 5:  Social Bases of Parties

            30                    Chapter 6:  Socio-Political Characteristics of Legislators

            31                    Chapter 7:  Planned Corruption and the Maintenance of Intra-Party Control

            32                    Chapter 8:  Sites of Competition between Government and Opposition

            33                    Conclusion, Bibliography, Vita

                                    Edited Volume:  Change and Crisis:  Militarization in the Non-Hispanic Caribbean.  (1986)

            34                    Table of Contents, Maps

            35                    Chapter 1:  Toward an Understanding of Militarization in the Third World and the Caribbean  (by Alma Young)

            36                    Chapter 2:  Imperialism, National Security, and State Power in the Commonwealth Caribbean

            37                    Chapter 3:  The Increasing Emphasis on Security and Defense in the Caribbean

            38                    Chapter 4:  Violence and Militarization in the Eastern Caribbean: the Case of Grenada

            39                    Chapter 5:  Interest Groups and the Military Regime in Suriname

            40                    Chapter 6:  The Role of the Military in the National Security of Guyana

            41                    Chapter 7:  The Central American Crisis and its Impact on Belize (by Alma Young)

            42                    Bibliography, Information on Contributors

            43                    Editorial Comments, Correspondence, Research Notes

 

Box 4:                                    Papers Written By Alma Young:  Caribbean Studies

44                    Belize, the United States, and the Central American Crisis” [presented at South Western Political Science Association Conference, Little Rock 1989]

45                    Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):

                                    Country Study on Belize, 1981-1983.

                                    Manuscripts

46                    Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):

                                    Country Study on Belize, 1981-1983.

                                    Research Notes, folder 1 of 2.

47                    Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):

                                    Country Study on Belize, 1981-1983.

                                    Research Notes, folder 2 of 2.

48                                                               Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):

                                    Country Study on Belize, 1981-1983.

49                                                               Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):

                                    Country Study on Belize, 1984.

                                    Manuscripts and Research Notes.

50                                                               “Ethnic Conflict, Partisanship, and Radical Politics in Belize.”  [presented at CSA conference, Dominican Republic 1978.  See folder 1]

51                                                               “1979 General Election in Belize.”

52                                                               “Maintaining Political Opposition: the Role of Leaders and Followers in Belize and Barbados.”  [presented at CSA Conference, Curacao 1978.  See folder 3]

 

Box 5:                        Papers Written by Alma Young: Caribbean and Urban Studies

53                                                               “Peace, Democracy, and Security in the Caribbean.”  [presented at Conference on Peace and Development in the Caribbean, Jamaica 1988.]

54                                            Review of The ‘Redlegs’ of Barbados: Their Origin and History.

55                                                               “The Role of Ethnicity in Transnational Political Systems: the Case of Belize.”  [presented at ISA Conference, 1977.  See folder 17]

56                                                               “Can American Urban Affairs Specialists Learn from their British Counterparts?”  [presented at UAA Conference, Flint 1983.  See folder 21]

57                                            “City Profile: New Orleans,” 1983

58                                            “Creating an Effective Citizen Involvement Program: Suggested Considerations”

59                                            “Creating Something from Nothing: the Struggle to Create a University Childcare Center Without University Financial Support.”

60                                            “Economic, Political, and Cultural Analysis of Black New Orleans.”  [presented at the People Make History conference, 1984]

61                                                               “The Evolving Cityscape: Socio-Economic Impacts of the 1984 Louisiana World Exposition.”  [presented at UAA Conference, Norfolk 1985.  See folder 23]

62                                                               “The Jackson Brewery Development:  Resolving Land-Use Change in a Co-operative Mode.”

63                                                               “Managing Growth and Development in Puebla, Mexico.”

64                                                               “Responding to Teenage Pregnancy: New Community Initiatives.”  [written for Urban League’s State of Black New Orleans 1986.]

65                                                               “The Return to the River:  the Future of the New Orleans Riverfront.”

66                                                               “The Revenue Picture in New Orleans.”  (Published by Urban League)

                                                Manuscript and Research Notes.

67                                                               “The Revenue Picture in New Orleans.”  (Published by Urban League)

                                    Newspaper Clippings and Articles.

 

Box 6:                                    Papers Written by Alma Young:  Urban Studies

68                                                               “Revitalizing the Central Business District: A Case Study of New Orleans: 1965-1982.”

                                    [presented at UAA Conference, Portland 1984. See folder 21]

69                                                               “Strategic Planning for the Port of New Orleans

                                    [see also folder 330]

70                                                               “Teen Parenting and Child Neglect:  Are They Related?”  [presented at Delta Assembly, Biloxi 1987]

                                    Manuscript

71                                                               “Teen Parenting and Child Neglect:  Are They Related?”  [presented at Delta Assembly, Biloxi 1987]

                                    Research Notes and Articles

72                    “Towards an Understanding of African-American Ethnicity.”

73                                                               “Urban Development Action Grants:  The New Orleans Experience.”

                                    Manuscript.

74                                                               “Urban Development Action Grants:  The New Orleans Experience.”

                                    Research Materials.

75                    “Vietnamese-Black Interaction in New Orleans:  A Preliminary Assessment.”

                                    Manuscript and Research Notes.

76                                                               “Vietnamese-Black Interaction in New Orleans:  A Preliminary Assessment.”

                                    Newspaper Clippings and Articles.

77                                                               “The Working Mother and the Increased Need for Child Care.”

 

Note:  See also folder 566 for the Urban League’s The State of Black New Orleans 1985, which contains a section by Alma Young entitled “The New Orleans Economy and Economic Development Strategies.”

            See also folder 330 for “The Local Matters: the Port of New Orleans Responds to Economic Restructuring,” written by Young after her tenure as a port commissioner.

 

Box 7:                                    Miscellaneous Academic Material

78                                       Bibliographies on Latin America and the Caribbean.

79                                       Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) - Correspondence.

80                                       Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) - Finances and Invoices for Caribbean Studies Newsletter.

81                                       Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) - Materials Related to the Fall 1985 edition of the Caribbean Studies Newsletter.

82                    Fulbright Professorship at Potchefstroom, South Africa, Spring 1995.

83                    Mission of American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to Buenos Aires, 1981.  (Includes a paper by Young entitled “Squatter Settlements.”)

 

Box 8:                                    Miscellaneous Academic Material

84                                       M.I.T. Course Notes - Historiography, Fall 1973.

85                                       M.I.T. Course Notes - Lucian Pye’s Course on Theories of Political Development, Fall 1973.

86                                       M.I.T. Course Notes - Pool’s Class on Political Participation, Spring 1974.

87                                       Newspaper Clippings - The Changing Suburbs: Blacks and Hispanics.  (includes notes on Pontchartrain Park)

88                                       Newspaper Clippings - Immigration, Migration, Refugees, and Undocumented Workers.  (1980s)

89                                       Newspaper Clippings - Migration.

90                                       Newspaper Clippings - Urban Issues.  (1980s)

91                                       Research Notes - Belize - Military Spending.

92                                       Research Notes - Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):  Country Study on Belize, 1987-1988.

93                                       Research Notes - Latin American and Caribbean Contemporary Record (LACCR):  Country Study on Belize, 1987-1988.

94                                       SURS (School of Urban and Regional Studies) Occasional Papers.

95                                       Miscellaneous Academic Material

 

Subseries I.2:  Administrative Papers

            This subseries consists of materials related to Young’s participation in the administration of the SURS/CUPA department as well as other UNO committees and organizations.  This material is primarily correspondence related to the functioning of the department and the university, as well as minutes and agendas from departmental and committee meetings.  There are also papers related to Young’s involvement with the formation of the UNO Child Care Center.

 

General Correspondence: 

            Note:  These folders contain general correspondence involving CUPA/SURS and UNO administration, as well as a small amount of personal correspondence.  Additional correspondence can also be found in folders dealing with specific subjects, such as the

 

research papers and conferences in Boxes 1-6, and the folders dealing with specific topics and projects involving Young in Boxes 14-15.

 

Box 9:                        General Correspondence - 1979-1983

96                                       1979

97                                       1980

98                                       1981

99                                       1982 - January to June

100                                   1982 - July to December

101                                   1983 - January to June

102                                   1983 - July to December

 

Box 10:                     General Correspondence - 1984-1989

103                                   1984 - January to June

104                                   1984 - July to September

105                                   1984 - October to December

106                                   1985

107                                   1986

108                                   1987

109                                   1988

110                                   1989

 

Box 11:                     General Correspondence - 1990-1996; no date.

111                                   1990 - January to May

112                                   1990 - June to December

113                                   1991

114                                   1992

115                                   1993

116                                   1994

117                                   1995

118                                   1996

119                                   [No date]

 

Box 12:                     Meetings and Agendas

120                                   SURS/CUPA Faculty Meetings, 1980-1986

121                                   SURS/CUPA Faculty Meetings, 1988-1991

122                                   SURS/CUPA Faculty Meetings, 1992-1996

123                                   SURS/CUPA Faculty Retreats, 1982-1996

124                                   Other Internal SURS/CUPA Meetings, 1980-1985

125                                   UNO Black Caucus

126                                   UNO Graduate and Faculty Council Meetings, 1982-1992

127                                   UNO Senate Meetings

128                                   Other UNO-wide (non SURS/CUPA) Meetings

 

Box 13:

129                                   CUPA Academic Plan, 1990-1993:  Drafts and Final Version

130                                   SURS/CUPA Courses, Curricula, Syllabi, 1980-1989

131                                   SURS/CUPA Courses, Curricula, Syllabi, 1990-1995

132                                   Miscellaneous Administrative Papers: SURS/CUPA, 1980-1983

133                                   Miscellaneous Administrative Papers: SURS/CUPA, 1984-1989

134                                   Miscellaneous Administrative Papers: SURS/CUPA, 1990-1996

135                                   Miscellaneous Administrative Papers: UNO, 1981-1996

 

Box 14:

136                                   Consent Decree to Desegregate UNO, 1988.

137                                   “Co-Production in Housing:  The Case of Mexico”  (A report submitted by the class in URBN 4001, Summer 1985.)

138                                   CUPA and the Freeport McMoRan Controversy, Fall 1995.

139                                   “1977 Evaluation of the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of New Orleans.”

140                                   Newspaper and Magazine Clippings related to UNO or to SURS/CUPA

141                                   Printed Material from UNO or SURS/CUPA – Fliers, Programs, Brochures

142                                   UNO Committee on Sexual Harassment -  Articles regarding Sexual Harassment

143                                   UNO Committee on Sexual Harassment - Correspondence, 1985-1989

144                                   UNO Committee on Sexual Harassment - Drafts and Revisions of Sexual Harassment Policy

145                                   UNO Committee on Sexual Harassment - Miscellaneous

146                                   Women’s Studies Department

 

Box 15:                     UNO Child Care Center

147                                   Articles about the UNO Child Care Center

148                                   Articles and Information regarding Child Care (General) (1 of 2)

149                                   Articles and Information regarding Child Care (General) (2 of 2)

150                                   Budgets and Financial Papers

151                                   Correspondence, 1985-1986, no date.

152                                   Correspondence, 1987-1988

153                                   Meeting Minutes and Notes

154                                   Miscellaneous

155                                   Position Descriptions and Job Titles

156                                   Proposals and Reports

 

Box 16:                     Academic Periodicals      

157                                   Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 1980-1982

158                                   Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 1983-1985

159                                   Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 1986-1988

160                                   Caribbean Studies Newsletter, 1995

161                                   Legacy (for UNO Alumni), September 1987

162                                   UNO Newsletter, SURS Newsletter

 

Publications written by or consulted by Alma Young, available in the UNO Authors Collection:

 

            The Working Mother and the Increased Need for Child Care”  Alma Young, Cornelia A. Good, and Sue Ann Hyer.  School of Urban Regional Studies, UNO: June 1985.

            Coastal Zone Management in the Metropolitan New Orleans Region.  Anthony J. Mumphrey, Jr., H. Wade VanLandingham, Alma H. Young, Edwin J. Durabb.  Urban Studies Institute, UNO:  August 1976.

            “Comparative Urbanization.”  SURS Occasional Papers, no. 5.  School of Urban and Regional Studies, UNO.

            “Evaluating Social Programs.”  SURS Occasional Papers, no. 2.  School of Urban and Regional Studies, UNO.

            Urban Development in the Louisiana Coastal Zone:  Problems and Guidelines.  Anthony J. Mumphrey, Jr.  Jane Schleichardt Brooks, John C. Miller, Jr.  Urban Studies Institute, UNO, December 1976.

 

 

Series II:  Port of New Orleans Papers

            This series contains material accumulated by Alma Young during her five-year term as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans from 1986 to 1991.  After the expiration of her term, her seat on the Board was taken by Robert Tucker, Jr., who was sworn in on October 24, 1991.  Only a few of the papers in this series date from after this point.

 

Subseries II.1:  Papers Relating to Meetings

            The bulk of the papers in this subseries consist of agendas and minutes from meetings of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.  These agendas and minutes are filed together chronologically by meeting date.  Resolutions passed by the Board at these meetings are filed chronologically at the end of this subseries.

            While most of these papers deal with meetings of the Board of Commissioners, agendas and minutes from other meetings include committee meetings of the Board and joint meetings of the Board and the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad.  These meetings are interfiled chronologically alongside the main Board meetings.

 

Box 17:         Agendas and Minutes, 1986-1988

163                                   July-August 1986

164                                   September-October 1986

165                                   November-December 1986

166                                   January-February 1987

167                                   March-April 1987

168                                   May-June 1987

169                                   July-August 1987

170                                   September-October 1987

171                                   November-December 1987

172                                   January-February 1988

 

Box 18:         Agendas and Minutes, 1988-1992

173                                   March-April 1988

174                                   May-August 1988

175                                   September-December 1988

176                                   January-March 1989

177                                   April-June 1989

178                                   July-September 1989

179                                   October-December 1989

180                                   January-March 1990

181                                   April-June 1990

182                                   July-September 1990

183                                   October-December 1990

184                                   January-June 1991

185                                   July-December 1991

186                                   January-March 1992

 

Box 19:         Board Resolutions, 1985-1991

187                                   August 1985, 1986

188                                   1987

189                                   1988

190                                   January-June 1989

191                                   July-December 1989

192                                   January-June 1990

193                                   July-December 1990

194                                   1991

 

Subseries II.2:  Correspondence

            This subseries includes both internal port correspondence as well as external correspondence with port tenants, city officials, shipping companies, and other individuals and organizations.  Very little of the correspondence directly involves Dr. Young; most of it consists of copies of port correspondence that were sent to all members of the Board of Commissioners. While the bulk of the collection’s port-related correspondence is located in this series, researchers should also consult the correspondence found in the subject files in folders 341 to 350.

 

Box 20:         Correspondence, May 1986-December 1987

195                                   May-June 1986

196                                   July-August 1986

197                                   September 1986

198                                   October 1986

199                                   November 1986

200                                   December 1986

201                                   January 1987

202                                   February 1987

203                                   March 1987

204                                   April 1987

205                                   May 1987

206                                   June 1987

207                                   July 1987

208                                   August 1987

209                                   September 1987

210                                   October 1987

211                                   November 1987

212                                   December 1987

 

Box 21:         Correspondence, January-October 1988

213                                   January 1988

214                                   February 1988

215                                   March 1988

216                                   April 1988

217                                   May 1988

218                                   June 1988

219                                   July 1988

220                                   August 1988

221                                   September 1988

222                                   October 1988

 

Box 22:         Correspondence, November 1988-August 1989

223                                   November 1988

224                                   December 1988

225                                   January 1989, 1989 (no specified month)

226                                   February 1989

227                                   March 1989

228                                   April 1989

229                                   May 1989

230                                   June 1989

231                                   July 1989

232                                   August 1989

 

Box 23:         Correspondence, September 1989-June 1990

233                                   September 1989

234                                   October 1989

235                                   November 1989

236                                   December 1989

237                                   January 1990

238                                   February 1990

239                                   March 1990

240                                   April 1990

241                                   May 1990

242                                   June 1990

 

Box 24:         Correspondence, July 1990-May 1991

243                                   July 1990

244                                   August 1990

245                                   September 1990

246                                   October 1990

247                                   November 1990

248                                   December 1990

249                                   January 1991

250                                   February 1991

251                                   March 1991

252                                   April 1991

253                                   May 1991

 

Box 25:         Correspondence, June 1991-August 1993

254                                   June 1991

255                                   July 1991

256                                   August 1991

257                                   September 1991

258                                   October 1991

259                                   November 1991

260                                   December 1991

261                                   January-March 1992

262                                   April-June 1992

263                                   July-October 1992

264                                   March-August 1993

 

Subseries II.3:         Financial Papers

            This subseries contains several types of financial records for the Port of New Orleans.  Each fiscal year, the Port produced a bound financial plan; these are located at the start of the subseries, along with specially produced financial statements and independent auditors’ reports.  In addition, the Port produced monthly financial reports for the use of its Commissioners.  Any financial records not falling into these formats are included at the end of the subseries.

 

 

Box 26:

265                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1987

266                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1988

267                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1989

268                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1990

269                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1991

270                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1992

271                                   Financial Plan, Fiscal Year 1993

272                                   Financial Statements and Independent Auditors’ Reports, 1985-1990, 1994-1995

273                                   Independent Auditors’ Reports for Harbor Police Employees’ Retirement System, 1987-1990

 

Box 27:         Monthly Financial Reports, 1986-1987

274                                   June-August 1986

275                                   September-December 1986

276                                   January-March 1987

277                                   April-June 1987

278                                   July-December 1987

 

Box 28:         Monthly Financial Reports, 1988-1989

279                                   January-June 1988

280                                   July-December 1988

281                                   January-June 1989

282                                   July-December 1989

 

Box 29:         Monthly Financial Reports, 1990-1991;  Miscellaneous Financial Material

283                                   January-May 1990

284                                   July-December 1990

285                                   January-August 1991

286                                   Financial - Miscellaneous, 1986-1994

 

Subseries II.4:         Reports

            This subseries contains bound reports, studies, proposals, and plans produced by or for the Port of New Orleans.

 

Box 30:         Reports - No date, 1928, 1971, 1986-1987

287                                                           “Crescent System Executive Overview.”  Port of New Orleans, [no date]

288                                                           “A Survey of New Orleans and the New Orleans Industrial Zone.”  New Orleans Association of Commerce, [1928?]

289                                                           “A Thumb-Nail Sketch of the Port of New Orleans and the Board of Commissioners.”  Emero S. Steigman, 1971.

290                                                           Reviews of France Road Terminal Lease Agreements (2 versions), Perry International and Leslie Kanuk Associates, 1986

291                                                           “Strategic Plan for the Port of New Orleans.”  Temple, Barker and Sloane; Cocchiara and Renner, 1986.

292                                                           France Road Terminal Improvement Plan.”  Port Planning and Development Division, 1987

293                                                           Legislative Report for the Port of New Orleans, 1987

294                                                           Port of New Orleans Far East Trade Mission.” 1987

295                                                           “Summary of Proposals for Changes in Dock Department Tariff.”  Port of New Orleans, 1987

 

Box 31:         Reports - 1988-1995

296                                                           France Road Terminal Traffic Analysis.”  Urban Systems, Inc., 1988

297                                                           “Port Development Plan:  Upper Mississippi River Facilities.”  Bergeron and Lang, Inc., 1989

298                                                           “Hurricane Preparedness Plan.” Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, 1990

299                                                           “Private Contracts for Public Business: an Analysis of Professional Service Contracts.” Bureau of Governmental Research, 1990

300                                                           “Briefing Book:  Florida Avenue Bridge Truman-Hobbs Funding,” 1991

301                                                           “Strategic Rail Plan for the Port of New Orleans.”  Ernst and Young Transmodal Consultants, Inc., 1991

302                                                           “Office Relocation Study” (3 versions)  Waggoner and Ball Architects; Billes/Manning Architects, 1991-1992

303                                                           Louisiana’s Right to work Law: Its Impact on the Economy.”  Timothy P. Ryan, 1992

304                                                           “Relations with Private Sector Stevedoring and Terminal Operating Firms.”  Perry International, Ltd.,1992.

305                                                           “The Economic Impacts of the Port of New Orleans and the Maritime Industry on the New Orleans and Louisiana Economies.”  Timothy P. Ryan and Vincent Maruggi, 1995.

 

Subseries II.5:         General / Miscellaneous Port Papers

            This subseries includes miscellaneous material related to the Port, including bylaws, newspaper and magazine clippings, lease agreements with port tenants, periodicals, press releases,  subject files created by Young around certain port-related issues, tariff amendments and revisions, and other types of material.

            Periodicals:  Originally this collection also contained issues of Port Record and Port n’ People.  Since the Louisiana Collection’s State Documents collection already had these periodicals, the materials found in the Alma Young collection can now be found

 

with the rest of the state documents at P 100.7: (for Port Record) and P 100.7: PP (for Port n’ People)

            Subject Files:  While most of Alma Young’s Port of New Orleans material was organized according to type, she also created a number of files arranged by subject.  We have preserved these subject files in their original order.  Please be advised, however, that these subject files are far from exhaustive either in the range of topics covered or in the completeness of the materials arranged within each file.  Researchers working on a particular topic of interest are advised to also consult the files on correspondence, agendas and minutes, clippings, and other materials since these files contain a great deal of related material which is not contained in the subject files.

 

Box 32:

306                                   Biographical Material on Port Officials

307                                   Bylaws of the Board of Commissioners

308                                   Capital Improvement Program - Monthly Status Reports, August-December 1990

309                                   Capital Improvement Program - Monthly Status Reports, January-June 1990

310                                   Capital Improvement Program - Monthly Status Reports, January, October 1991

311                                   Capital Improvement Program - Other Plans, Summaries and Overviews, 1989-1995

312                                   Cargo Activity Reports and Summaries of Revenue/Tonnage Performances, 1988-1990

313                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1984, 1986-1987

314                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1988

315                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1989

316                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1990

317                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1991

318                                   Clippings - Newspaper and Magazine Articles, 1992-1993

                                         Note: other port-related newspaper clippings can be found in the Subject Files (folders 341-350) and Alma Young’s research notes (folder 330)

 

Box 33:

319                                   Lease Agreements - Audubon Park Commission

320                                   Lease Agreements - Distributors Oil Co., Inc.

321                                   Lease Agreements - International Rivercenter

322                                   Lease Agreements - Louisiana World Exposition, Inc.

323                                   Lease Agreements - MECO

324                                   Lease Agreements - New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority (Rivergate)

325                                   Lease Agreements - Turner Marine Bulk, Inc.

326                                   Lists of Board Members, Committees, and Nominees

327                                   Louisiana Revised Statutes regarding the Board of Commissioners

328                                   Maps and Plans

329                                   Organizational Charts

330                                   Paper – “The Local Matters: The Port of New Orleans Responds to Economic Restructuring.”  Manuscript and Research Material  [see also folder 69]

331                                   Periodicals - CityBusiness supplement, “Focus on the Port,” 1986, 1989, 1992-1994

332                                   Periodicals - CityBusiness supplement, “Partners in Economic Development,” [1991?]

333                                   Periodicals - Internacional, 1987

334                                   Periodicals - Port News Jamaica, September 1988

                                                (includes photo of Alma Young’s visit)

335                                   Times-Picayune insert:  “The Port of New Orleans: Developing a Louisiana Asset,” June 1991

 

Box 34:

336                                   Photographs of the Board and of Executive Director J. Ron Brinson

337                                   Policies and Procedures (for similar items, see: Bylaws – folder 307, Revised Statutes – folder 327, Tariff Papers – folders 351-353)

338                                   Press Releases, 1986-1988, [no date]

339                                   Press Releases, 1989-1992

340                                   “State of the Port Address,” 1987, 1992

341                                   Subject Files - Aquarium Project, May 1986-September 1987

342                                   Subject Files - Dispute with St. Bernard Port District over Kaiser Aluminum Site, August 1989-February 1990

343                                   Subject Files - Jackson Brewery Mixed-Use Development, 1987

344                                   Subject Files - Minority Business Enterprise Participation and Set Aside Program

345                                   Subject Files - Riverfront Economic Development Agency (Bill 65), April 1993

346                                   Subject Files - Riverfront Planning and Rivergate Deal, August 1988-April 1992

 

Box 35:

347                                   Subject Files - Role of a Board Member and Board-Staff Relations (International Program for Port Planning and Management)

348                                   Subject Files - Small/Independent Truckers’ Use of the Port of New Orleans, December 1989-February 1990 

349                                   Subject Files - Tax Reform Referendum, 1989

350                                   Subject Files - Trade Boycott against South African Apartheid, July-August 1985

351                                   Tariff Amendments and Revisions, 1986-1988

352                                   Tariff Amendments and Revisions, 1989-1991

353                                   Tariff Book and “Rules and Regulations Applying at Public Wharves”

354                                   Testimony of Port Officials before Government Bodies

 

Box 36:

355                                   Miscellaneous, 1986

356                                   Miscellaneous, 1987

357                                   Miscellaneous, 1988

358                                   Miscellaneous, 1989

359                                   Miscellaneous, 1990

360                                   Miscellaneous, 1991

361                                   Miscellaneous, 1992

 

 

Series III:       Urban Planning Papers

This series contains materials pertaining to Alma Young’s work on urban planning in the city of New Orleans, including her work with the Downtown Development District.  It does not include urban planning articles written by Young or materials relating to her tenure in UNO’s School of Urban and Regional Studies/College of Urban and Public Affairs.  Those materials can be found in Series I, which deals with Alma Young’s academic career.  Likewise, materials relating specifically to the Port of New Orleans are located in Series II.

 

Subseries III.1:        Downtown Development District Papers

“The Downtown Development District of New Orleans is a special taxing district created by state legislative act and approved in a city-wide voters’ referendum in 1975.  Its purpose is to strengthen the Central Business District through strategic planning and the implementation of capital improvements and additional services.”[1]  Alma Young became a Commissioner in January 1980, and held  that post until June 30, 1981.  Notable projects included Canal Street improvement, the Lafayette Pedestrian Mall, and St. Charles Avenue Improvement.

 

Subseries III.1.a:     Papers Relating To Meetings

Agendas and minutes were sent out to Alma Young and other members of the Board of  Commissioners as part of a package.  These packages generally included materials relating to the agenda items, including correspondence, reports, proposals, budgets, and other materials.  These materials have been kept with the meetings papers, while other materials not directly included in the meetings packages have been broken down into other subseries for correspondence, etc.

            The meetings documented in this subseries include both the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Commissioners and the special meetings held by that body.  They also include agendas and minutes from a number of task forces:  the Services Task

 

Force, the Canal Street Task Force, the Lafayette Mall Task Force, the St. Charles Avenue Task Force, the Administrative Task Force, the Transit and Information Referral Task Force, and the Communications Task Force.  Regardless of which of these groups conducted the meetings, all meeting-related documentation is interfiled in chronological order.

 

Box 37:  Agendas and Minutes, 1979-1982

362                                   October-December 1979, [no date]

363                                   January 1980

364                                   February 1980

365                                   March 1980

366                                   April 1980

367                                    May 1980

368                                   June 1980

369                                   July 1980

370                                   August 1980

371                                   September 1980

372                                   October 1980

373                                   November 1980

374                                   December 1980

375                                   January 1981

376                                   February 1981

377                                   March 1981

378                                   April 1981

379                                   May-June 1981

380                                   July-August 1981

381                                   September 1981

382                                   October 1981

383                                   November 1981

384                                   December 1981

385                                   January-February 1982

386                                   March-April 1982

 

Subseries III.1.b:     Correspondence

Box 38:         Correspondence, 1979-1982

387                                   November-December 1979

388                                   January 1980

389                                   February 1980

390                                   March 1980

391                                   April 1980

392                                    May 1980

393                                   June 1980

394                                   July 1980

395                                   August 1980

396                                   September 1980

397                                   October 1980

398                                   November 1980

399                                   December 1980

400                                   January 1981

401                                   February 1981

402                                   March 1981

403                                   April 1981

404                                   May 1981

405                                   June 1981

406                                   July 1981

407                                   August 1981

408                                   October-November 1981

409                                   December 1981

410                                   February-March 1982

411                                   May - June 1982

 

Subseries III.1.c:  Reports, Studies, and Plans relating to the Downtown Development District

 

Box 39:

412                                   “Downtown Development District of the City of New Orleans.” No date.

413                                   “The Lafayette Mall.”  City Planning Commission, no date.

414                                   St. Charles Streetscape Improvements: Concept Feasibility.”  L.A. Torre, Ltd., no date.

415                                   “Sidewalk Requirements.”  Cashio, Cochran and Associates, Inc., no date.

416                                   “Report on Sanitation Services in the Downtown Development District.”  Downtown Development District, 1980.

417                                   “Transit and Information Referral System Final Report.”  L.A.Torre, Ltd., 1980.

418                                   “Lafayette Mall Feasibility Study and Plan.”  DMJM Curtis and Davis, 1981.  Preliminary Draft Report

419                                   ____.  Final Report

420                                   ____.Executive Summary

421                                   ____.  Appendix

422                                   “Downtown Development District Report on Downtown New Orleans.”  1987.

 

Subseries III.1.d: General/Miscellaneous Downtown Development District Papers

 

Box 40:

423                                   Annual Report and Plan, 1980.

424                                   Clippings – Newspaper and Magazine Articles

425                                   Contracts and Agreements for Services

426                                   Financial Papers – Downtown Development District

427                                   Financial Papers – Historic Faubourg St. Mary Corporation

428                                   International Downtown Executives Association

429                                   Lafayette Mall – Request for Proposals

430                                   Leases

431                                   Legal Papers – William H. Forman, Jr. v. City of New Orleans, et al.

432                                   Lists of Board Members and Task Forces

433                                   Ordinances, Acts, and Resolutions relating to the Downtown Development District

434                                   Personnel – Resumes and Job Descriptions

435                                   Plans

436                                   Press Releases

437                                   Publications Produced by the Downtown Development District

438                                   Reports and Studies

439                                   Speech by Alma Young for Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – Smith and Smith Aircraft

440                                   Miscellaneous Downtown Development District Papers

 

Subseries III.2:  Urban Planning Reports

This subseries consists of a wide variety of published reports, studies, proposals, plans, and promotional materials, all relating to urban planning.  Most of these materials are specific to New Orleans, though some titles deal with federal Urban Development Action Grants on a general level.  Some of the reports have attached correspondence and other accompanying material.  For similar materials, researchers should also consult Boxes 30 and 31, which contain published reports dealing specifically with the port of New Orleans, and Box 39, which contains published reports related to the Downtown Development Districts and its projects.

 

Box 41:  Reports – no date, 1970-1978

441                                   “Opportunities for Artists and Craftsmen: Proposals for Intervention in the Warehouse District of New Orleans.”  The Architectural Coalition of Tulane University, no date.

442                                   “Showcase: New Orleans and the River Region.”  The Chamber – New Orleans and the River Region, no date.

443                                   “Public Participation in Water Resources Planning.”  Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources, 1970.

444                                   “The Central Area New Orleans Growth Management Program:  Technical Report.”  Wallace, McHarg, Roberts, and Todd, 1975.

445                                   “Criminal Justice Plan.”  Mayor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, 1975

446                                   “Community, Economic and Manpower Development Linkages.”  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1976.

447                                   Heritage Square Industrial Development: Final Report.”  Jack Faucett Associates, Inc., 1976.

448                                    “Survival in the City …”  Proceedings of the Conference on the Urban Environment of Greater New Orleans, 1976.

449                                   “The President’s National Urban Policy Report.”  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1978.

450                                   “New Orleans 2001.”  Mayor Ernest N. Morial, 1978.

451                                   New Orleans, Louisiana Today.”  Carla Crane, Urban Land Institute, 1978.

 

Box 42:  Reports – 1978-1980

452                                   “St. Thomas-Laurel Multi-Purpose Center:  Application for Funding HUD Innovative Grant.”  City of New Orleans, 1978.

453                                   “The Arts and City Government – a Unique Opportunity:  Report and Recommendations.”  Mayor’s Task Force on Arts Policy for the City of New Orleans, 1979.

454                                   “Citizen Participation Plan.”  City of New Orleans, 1979

455                                   “Final Report.”  Citizens’ Committee Against Crime, 1979.

456                                   “Impact Analysis of Indo-Chinese Resettlement in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area:  a Task Force Study.”  Indo-Chinese Refugee Resettlement Task Force, 1979.

457                                   “Preliminary Action Program for the Urban Parks and Recreation Recovery Program.”  1979.

458                                   “Final Report.”  Mayor’s Housing Task Force, 1979.

459                                   “Urban Development Action Grant Program: First Annual Report.”  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1979.

460                                   “Citizen Attitude Survey 1979: Citywide Summary.”  City of New Orleans Office of Analysis and Planning, 1980.

461                                   “Citizen Attitude Survey 1979:  Services.”  City of New Orleans Office of Policy Planning, 1980.

462                                   “Comprehensive Needs Assessment.” Mayor’s Task Force on Human Services, 1980.

 

Box 43:  Reports – 1980-1984

463                                “Conference Proceedings: Urban Development Action Grants:  Public-Private Partnerships for New Orleans’ Development.”  City of New Orleans, 1980.

464                                “Midterm Report to the Citizens of New Orleans.”  Administration of Mayor Ernest N. Morial, 1980.

465                                “Public-Private Partnership:  Putting the Puzzle Together.  A Guide to the Urban Development Action Plan Program.”  City of New Orleans Office of Federal Programs and Special Projects, 1980.

466                                Recommendations for Commercial Development Along the Freret Street Commercial Strip.”  Robert L Siegel and Asociates, Inc., 1980.

467                                “Revenue Revision Task Force: a Final Report.”  1980.

468                                “Urban Development Action Grant Program: Second Annual Report.”  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1980.

469                                “Women and Work in Metro New Orleans.”  League of Women Voters, 1980.

470                                “The Public’s Place in Art for Public Places: the Duncan Plaza Experience.”  Robert L. Dupont and Stuart Arnett, Office of the Mayor, 1981

471                                “41 Reasons to Vote for Mayor Morial.”  Morial Reelection Campaign Committee, 1982.

472                                “Guide to the Urban Development Action Grants:  Public-Private Partnerships for New Orleans’ Development.”  City of New Orleans, 1982.

473                                “Louisiana Children’s Museum: A Prospectus.”  1982.

474                                “Report of the Task Force of the Business of Government.”  Metropolitan Area Committee, 1983.

 

Box 44:  Reports – 1984-1989

475                                   “Agenda 1984:  An Urban Policy Statement of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors.” 1984.

476                                   “Arts Enterprise Zones:  A Summary of Issues and Recommenda­tions.”  Cheryl Kartes, Artspace Projects Inc., 1984

477                                   “Recommendation for the Future of New Orleans.”  Commission on the Future of the City, 1985.

478                                   “Tax Policy for Economic Development:  Louisiana’s Expenditure Policy; Future Policy Directions.”  Governor’s Economic Development Commission, 1985.

479                                   “Five Year Comprehensive Plan: 1986-1991.  Volume I.”  New Orleans Public Schools, 1986.

480                                   “Five Year Comprehensive Plan: 1986-1991.  Volume II:  Estimates of Major Cost Items.”  New Orleans Public Schools, 1986.  (Includes notes and background material)

481                                   “Short Term Measures for Closing Louisiana’s Budgetary Gap.”  Governor’s Economic Development Commission, 1986.

482                                   New Orleans Growth Management Plan Update:  Final Report.”  Wallace Roberts and Todd, 1987.

483                                   “Environmental Enhancement and Public Art:  A Master Plan for the New Orleans Riverfront Floodwall Corridor.”  Riverfront Floodwall Corridor Committee, Inc., 1989.

 

Box 45:  Reports – 1989-1995

484                                   “Social Impact Assessment for the Mississippi River - Gulf Outlet New Lock and Connecting Channels  DACW29-89-M-0433.”  Urban Systems, Inc., 1989.

485                                   Financing City Government in New Orleans:  Outlook ’90.”  Bureau of Governmental Research, 1990.

486                                   “Annual Report.”  Local Initiatives Support Corporation, 1991.

487                                   “Master Policy Recommendations:  New Century New Orleans.”  Citizen Advisory Committee, 1992.

488                                   New Orleans Tomorrow:  An Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of New Orleans.”  Economic Development Strategic Planning Committee, 1992.

489                                   “A Restructured System:  Recommendation for the Establishment of a Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth and Families.”  Mayor’s Special Task Force on Children, Youth and Families, 1994.

490                                   “Report on the Business Retention and Expansion Program:  May 1994-April 1995.”  Tommy J. Kurtz, Business Retention Program, 1995.

491                                   “Report on the Business Retention and Expansion Program:  May 1995-October 1995.”  Tommy J. Kurtz, Business Retention Program, 1995.

 

Subseries III.3:  New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation Papers

            Alma Young was a founder of the New Orleans Citywide Development Corporation, an initiative designed to provide loans and technical assistance to local small businesses, and served as its director from 1978 to 1981.  These papers consist of correspondence, meeting materials, financial papers, and loan consideration proposals from her time in the organization.

 

Box 46:

492                                   Correspondence, 1980-1982

 

493                                   Financial Report, Fiscal Year 1981.

494                                   Loan Consideration Proposals

495                                   Meeting Papers, 1980-1982

496                                   Progress Newsletter, 1984

497                                   Miscellaneous

 

Subseries III.4:  Metrovision Partnership Papers

In 1990, the Metrovision Partnership was established, bringing together business and community leaders from the greater New Orleans area in order to develop a vision and a strategic plan to move the region out of economic difficulties and to provide a basis for the its future economy.  Alma Young served as a consultant in the stakeholder process, and as a facilitator for a focus group dealing with “Civic Culture and Quality of Life.”  The papers in this subsection largely deal with the meetings in which this vision and strategic plan were developed.

 

Box 46:  (Continued)

498                                   Meetings -  March 6 and April 3, 1990

499                                   Meetings - June 6, 1990

500                                   Meetings – June 11, 1990

501                                   Meetings – June 28, 1990 (focus groups)

502                                   Meetings – July 19 – August 16, 1990

503                                   Meetings – August 23, 1990

504                                   Meetings – September 27, 1990

505                                   Clippings and Press Releases

506                                   Correspondence

507                                   “Demographic and Economic Trends – New Orleans Region”

508                                   Lists of Stakeholders

509                                   “Rules for Effective Team Meetings”

510                                   Stakeholder Process, Strategies, and Goals

511                                   Miscellaneous City Planning Materials – Speeches and Articles by      Mayor Ernest Morial, 1980, 1984.

 

 

Series IV:  Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana Papers

            This series pertains to Young’s time as a board member of the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana between 1988 and 1996.  It includes correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, local and national Girl Scouts publications, press releases, and information on committees and membership numbers.  During Young’s tenure, the Girl Scouts made an effort to increase the diversity of their local membership; these efforts are reflected in the material in this subseries.

 

Box 47:

512                                   Meeting Schedules; Meetings – May-July 1991

513                                   Meetings – February-April 1993 [unspecified 1993?]

514                                   Meetings – May-June 1993

515                                   Meetings – September, December 1993

516                                   Meetings – February 23, 1994

517                                   Meetings – April-May 1994 (includes 1994 annual meeting)

518                                   Meetings – June-September 1994

519                                   Meetings – November 16, 1994

520                                   Meetings – November 1995

521                                   Meetings – February 1996

522                                   Meetings - September-December 1996

523                                   Correspondence – 1991, [no date]

524                                   Correspondence – January-August 1993

525                                   Correspondence – September-December 1993

526                                   Correspondence – January-September 1994

 

Box 48:

527                                   Financial Papers

528                                   Lists and Information on Board Members and Committees; Membership Numbers

529                                   Nominating Committee Papers

530                                   Press Releases

531                                   Girl Scouts Publications – GSUSA News, January 1991-June 1994

532                                   Girl Scouts Publications – Viewpoint, March 1993

533                                   Girl Scouts Publications – Girl Scouts Bulletin, April-May 1993

534                                   Girl Scouts Publications – A Report from the National President, September 1993-February 1994

535                                   Girl Scouts Publications – Board Notes, December 1993-February 1994

536                                   Girl Scouts Publications – Girl Scout Leader, Summer 1994

537                                   Girl Scouts Publications – “Tactical Planning: the People and the Process,” 1983

538                                   Girl Scouts Publications – “The President and the Executive Director in Girl Scouting,” 1984

539                                   Girl Scouts Publications – “Strategic Planning in Girl Scouting,” 1986

540                                   Girl Scouts Publications – “Sensitive Issues Statements for Girl Scout Council-Designated Spokespersons,” 1992

541                                   Girl Scouts Publications – “Girls Scout Educational Opportunities,” 1993

542                                   Reports – “A Working Plan for Development,” 1993

543                                   Reports – Annual Report, 1995

544                                   Reports – “Management Report of the CEO,” 1995

545                                   Reports – “Resource Development and Marketing Study Report,” 1995

546                                   Miscellaneous Girls Scouts Papers

 

 

Series V:       Miscellaneous

            This series contains materials relating to Young’s work with organizations whose volume was not significant enough to warrant a series of their own.  These organizations include the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Eighth Synod, Arts Council of New Orleans, the Institute of Mental Hygiene, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and the Urban League.  It also includes such peripheral and unclassifiable material as awards and certificates, biographical material, and miscellaneous correspondence which did not fit in with any other series. 

 

Box 49:

547                                   Archdiocese of New Orleans – Eighth Synod, 1986 – Subcommittee on Employment and Jobs

548                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – Multicultural Committee Meeting Minutes and Final Report, 1992

549                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – Other Multicultural Committee Papers

550                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – Correspondence, July 1988

551                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – Survey Responses

552                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – “Municipal Endowment Grants for the Arts:  A Process for Making Recommendations,” 1982

553                                   Arts Council of New Orleans – Miscellaneous

554                                   Awards and Certificates of Recognition Received by Alma Young

555                                   Biographical Material on Alma Young

556                                   Institute of Mental Hygiene – Technical Advisory Panel - Correspondence

557                                   Institute of Mental Hygiene – Technical Advisory Panel - Report

558                                   Institute of Mental Hygiene -  Resumes of Panel Members

559                                   Institute of Mental Hygiene -  Articles Written by Panel Members

560                                   Institute of Mental Hygiene -  Miscellaneous

561                                   Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

 

Box 50:

562                                   Urban League – Research Material Compiled by Alma Young for Urban League

563                                   Urban League – Census Data Consulted by Alma Young for Urban League

564                                   Urban League Publications – “Project Assist: Action Strategies for Implementing Social Transition,” 1978

565                                   Urban League Publications – “Running the Gauntlet,” Black Men in America

566                                   Urban League Publications – The State of Black New Orleans, 1985 (includes section by Alma Young, “The New Orleans Economy and Economic Development Strategies.”)

567                                   Urban League Publications – Urban League of Greater New Orleans 50th Anniversary booklet, 1988.

568                                   Urban League Publications – Annual Reports, 1976-77, 1978

569                                   Urban League – Miscellaneous

570                                   Miscellaneous Correspondence

 

Urban League:  See also folder 64, which contains a section Alma Young wrote for the Urban League’s State of Black New Orleans 1986, entitled “Responding to Teenage Pregnancy: New Community Initiatives.”  See also folders 66-67, which contain Young’s article “The Revenue Picture in New Orleans,” written for the Urban League.

 

 

 

Index Terms

 

 

City planning—LouisianaNew Orleans

Downtown Development District

Port of New Orleans.  Board of Commissioners

Young, Alma

 



            [1]From pamphlet entitled “1988 Downtown Development District Three Rons Luncheon.”  Folder 437.