City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Councilman John D. Lambert

Date range:  records 1970-1971
Size of collection:  2 boxes
Terms of Access:  Available to registered researchers by appointment; in-house access only permitted
Media: Papers, Maps, Ephemera

Historical Note

John D. Lambert served on the New Orleans City Council from 1970-1976 as Councilman for District “D". His district encompassed mid-to-eastern parts of New Orleans, including areas in the 7th, 8th and 9th Wards, the Gentilly neighborhood, and the University of New Orleans, or LSUNO (Louisiana State University of New Orleans) as it was known in his time. During his term he served on the City Planning Commission. The records in the collection span the years 1970-1971 and contain miscellaneous correspondence, constituent concerns, research and studies for the proposed lead abatement ordinances 4957 and 4990, maps and documents from City Planning Commission hearings, and a large file started by his predecessor, Councilman-at-Large John J. Petre, on the defunct Riverfront Expressway.

Biographical Note

Born in the 8th Ward of New Orleans in the Gentilly neighborhood and residing in the 7th Ward at the time of his election, John D. Lambert was a practicing attorney at his own family firm. He received his degree from Loyola University Law School in New Orleans and taught business law courses there until the time of his successful council seat campaign. Lambert ran for a place in the Louisiana State House of Representatives in the summer of 1969 prior to his service on the City Council, but was not elected.

Scope and Contents

The inventory below represents the entirety of the records transferred by the office of Councilman John D. Lambert to the City Archives. The records span the years 1970 to 1971 and contain approximately 300 paper records and correspondences, twelve handwritten notes, three telegrams, eight zoning maps, one aerial survey map and ephemera including three bumper stickers, three brochures, two postcards, two envelopes, one full-page newspaper clipping, and one invitation. The nature of the paper records include City Planning Commission meeting minutes, correspondence with citizens and City officials, thank-you notes, memos, citizen petitions and grievances, and advertisements and solicitations from various companies and organizations.


Box 1

    American Automobile Associates, 1971
    American Legion, Algiers Post 218, 1971
    American Public Works Association, 1971
    American Society of Planning Officials, 1971
    Blue Cross of New Orleans, 1971
    Camp Fire Girls, Inc., 1971
    Carbonated Beverage Container Manufacturers Association, 1971
    Citizen Complaints, 1971
    Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (Conseil pour le Developpement du Francais
      en Louisiane), 1971
    Donaldson, Major Harold, 1971
    Eighth (8th) Ward United Group Organization, 1971
    Emotionally Disturbed Children, Inc., 1971
    Francis T. Nicholls Committee, 1971
    Fraternal Order of Police, 1971
    Glenn Weekley Associates, 1971
    Honorary Citizenship Certificates, 1971
    Industrial Outdoor Displays, 1971
    Junior League of New Orleans, 1971
    LaGazette, 1971
    League of Women Voters, 1971
    Louisiana Coin Machine Operators, Inc., 1971
    Louisiana Engineering Society, 1971
    Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, 1971
    March of Dimes, 1971
    Metropolitan New Orleans Council on Aging, 1971
    Metropolitan New Orleans Safety Council, Inc., 1971
    Metropolitan Area Committee, 1971
    Metropolitan Crime Commission, 1971
    Miscellaneous, 1971
    Municipal Year Book, 1971
    National Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) B, 1971
    National Beauty Culturists' League, Inc., 1971
    National League of Cities, 1971
    New Orleans Public Service, Inc., 1971
    New Orleans Saints, 1971
    Pipe Council of New Orleans, 1971
    Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, 1971
    American National Red Cross, 1971
    Save Our City of New Orleans Program -- Bingo, 1971
    Super Bowl 1972, 1971
    Travel, 1971
    Tulane University -- Community Leadership Study, 1971
    United Daughters of the Confederacy, Stonewall Jackson Chapter No. 1135, 1971
    United States Post Office, 1971
    Vista Park Civic and Improvement Association, 1971
    Volkswagen, 1971
    Wood Unlimited, 1971

    City Planning Commission
    September - December 1970
    January 1971   Zoning Maps
    February - April 1971
    May 1971
    June 1971  Aerial Survey Map

Box 2

    Lead Ordinance
    "Residential and Occupancy Hygiene and Prohibiting the Use of Lead Based Substances" Ordinance,
    Correspondence and Drafts of Ordinances 4990 and 4957, 1971
    Information Packet on Lead Poisoning assembled by Doris H. Thompson, Director of Health for the City
      of New Orleans,1971
    Reading File
    May 1970
    June 1970
    July 1970
    August 1970
    September 1970
    October 1970
    November 1970
    December 1970

    Riverfront Expressway - John J. Petre research
    Folder 1, 1967-1969
    Folder 2, 1969
    Folder 3, 1969-1970

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