Taylor, Dorothy Mae

City Archives
New Orleans Public Library

Date range: 1977-1994 (bulk 1989-1993)
Size of collection: 1 box
Terms of Access: Available to registered researchers by appointment

Historical Note

Dorothy Mae Taylor was elected council member-at-large in 1986 (the first woman elected to this position) and served until 1994. Prior to her terms on the Council, she served in the Louisiana House of Representatives (1971-1980); she also served as Administrator of the Central City Neighborhood Health Center and as Secretary of the State Department of Urban and Community Affairs.

Scope Note

The inventory below represents the entirety of the records transferred by Mrs. Taylor to the City Archives. (A few items reflecting her career prior to her election to the Council are included among these records).

Detailed Description of the Records

Achievements, awards, & accomplishments (1977-1987)
Acting mayor (1986, 1994)
Anti-Discrimination ordinance
Blue Ribbon Committee on Carnival, Report (1992)
Charters, Private clubs
Correspondence (1988-1992)
Ordinances, amendments, etc.
City Attorney (1993)
Clinton, Gov. Bill (Candidate--President) (1992)
Fetal Alcohol Syndrone ordinance (1991-1993)
The Final Call , August 3, 1990 issue (Louis Farrakhan)
Gun control legislation (1989, 1993)
Hurricane evacuation time study (1990)
Lake Pontchartrain (1989)
Liberty Monument-- (1981-1993; bulk 1993)
Background material from Council Research (1993)
Mardi Gras (1992-1993)
Miscellaneous (1989-1993)
Permits, Display of by retail merchants (H.B. 1122) (1990)
Private Clubs lawsuit (Boston Club vs. City of New Orleans...) (1993)
Public Relations (1989)
Recommendations [Honorary degree, Loyola University] (1988)
Resolutions (1992)
Responsibilities (1989)
Rivergate Development Corporation (1994)
Shoes for Children program (1991-1992)
Truancy ordinance (1993)
White House visits (1979-1980)

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coded: January 8, 1999
coded by: Irene Wainwright

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