Louisiana Division/City Archives
Special Collections


Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections
New Orleans Public Library
219 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-596-2610 archivist@nolalibrary.org.

New Orleans Street Renaming Commission Research

The Louisiana Division/ City Archives & Special Collections was contacted by staff from the City Council of New Orleans to investigate the histories behind streets in New Orleans that have been identified as having suspected ties to the Confederacy. Our task was to discover when the streets were named, who they were named for, what (if any) the previous name of the street was, and finally to locate any specific city ordinance enacting the name change.

Compiled by Brittanny Silva and Andrew Mullins

For more information about the Street Renaming Commission and follow-up reports outlining proposed new street names, you can visit the City Council Street Renaming Commission website.

Digital Resources

As part of our programming and reference services, the City Archives provides lists of resources to help patrons with additional research. The majority of the resourcesare available for access at home.

Sources For Remote Research

  • Access
  • Genealogy I
  • Genealogy II
  • Newspaper Research
  • Property Research
  • Records Care
  • Digital Images
  • Additional Resources

    E-Resources available with your library card includes books, audio books, and magazines. There are many titles, both fiction and non-fiction, focusing on New Orleans and the surrounding area.

    Louisiana Division/City Archives & Special Collections Facebook Page. Our page features content from our collections including images, exhibits and collection highlights.

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