Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Perez, Leander Henry (1891-1969)
Papers, 1954-1969
MS 257
5.5 cubic feet

Judge, politician, and "boss" of Plaquemines Parish; attorney in New Orleans, La.

The papers include manuscript and typewritten correspondence and published speeches, pamphlets, and legal briefs by Perez, along with briefs, government documents, pamphlets, books, etc. collected by Perez and his associates. Also included are several sound recordings of speeches, meetings, interviews, and radio broadcasts by Perez and his associates. Subjects include segregation, Communism, states' rights, and politics. Correspondents include F. Edward Hebert, Orval Faubus, James O. Eastland, W.M. Rainach, and Wade O. Martin.

Anonymous gifts, 1980, 1983.

Preliminary Inventory

Box 1
Correspondence (also includes miscellaneous published materials.)

Announcements, broadsides, circulars, etc. [Note: this is an artificial series, created to accomodate loose items found throughout the files].
Cellar, Emanuel-- Communist Record
Citizens' Council of New Orleans, 1954-1957
Hessler [Ernest] Campaign--Citizens' Council Letter
Jackson, Mississippi meeting, 1955
Miscellaneous letters, notes, etc., 1961-1967
NAACP, 1955-1957
Plaquemines Citizens' Council, 1955-1958
St. Bernard Citizens' Council, 1955
Segregation Brief--Replies, 1954
Segregation Case--Correspondence, 1955
Segregation--Current, 1957-1958
Segregation--General File, 1954-1955
Segregation--Joint Legislative Committee, 1954
Segregation--Southern States Legislatures, 1955
Segregation--YMBC address, 1955, 1960
Summary of the Racial Situation [Pamplets]
Welfare, 1960-1961
Speeches and pamplets by Perez
Legal briefs prepared by Perez

Box 2
Legal briefs involving Perez as a principal
Legal briefs of interest to Perez
Louisiana State documents

Box 3
Federal documents relating to Perez and/or Louisiana
Federal documents, general

Box 4
Clippings, newspapers, articles, etc.
Pamphlets--Louisiana subjects

Box 5
Books, general

Box 6
Sound recordings

Note: A set of Race Relations Law Reporter, vols. 1-12 (1956-1967) was removed from the Collection, along with ca. 2 cu. ft. of general materials.

Rev., 4/98

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