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New Orleans Social Justice and Activism

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New Orleans Social Justice and Activism

J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans

2013



Profile Description

Creation: XML finding aid derived from Microsoft Word document.
Finding aid written by Christine P. Horn, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library, Loyola University New Orleans, 2013.
Language: Description is in English.

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Loyola University (New Orleans, La.)
Monroe Library
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 504-864-7111
Email: archives@loyno.edu
Creator: McCarthy, RichardModenbach, GaryLoyola University, New Orleans. J. Edgar and Louis S. Monroe Library. Special Collections and Archives Staff
Title: New Orleans Social Justice and Activism
Inclusive Dates: 1973-2002
Bulk Dates: 1985-1991
Extent: 6 boxes
5 linear ft.
Abstract: The collection consists primarily of materials related to social justice issues in and around New Orleans and Latin America from the mid 1980s to early 1991. The papers of The Gary Modenbach Social Aid and Pleasure Club are also included.
Collection No.44

System of Arrangement

The collection is divided into three series, Social Justice Literature, Richard McCarthy Papers and Gary Modenbach Social Aid and Pleasure Club. The three series represent three separate donations that, due to their overlapping nature, were folded together into this collection. Organized into three series, in alphabetical order. The arrangement scheme for the collection was imposed during processing in the absence of a usable original order.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists primarily of materials related to social justice issues in and around New Orleans and Latin America from the mid 1980s to early 1991. The collection includes pamphlets and newsletters of various coalitions in opposition to David Duke's 1990 gubernatorial campaign, contemporary news clippings, and reference materials on Duke and white supremacy. The collection also contains organizing materials in opposition to The Gulf War and local journals relative to labor parties, unions, and social justice, including Central American News, Bayou Worker, Second Line, Crescent City Green Quarterly, and Brad Ott's Avant!, Dialogue, and Café Progresso. The papers of The Gary Modenbach Social Aid and Pleasure Club are also included.


Administrative/Biographical History

Richard McCarthy is a former editor and publisher at the Twomey Center for Peace through Justice. As co-founder and former executive director of the ECOnomics Institute, he was instrumental in the creation and stewardship of the Crescent City Farmer's Market and Market Umbrella.org, both of which embrace the principles of social justice and sustainable economic development. As of 2013, McCarthy is the executive director of Slow Food USA.

Gary Modenbach (1951-2000), aka the "Chalmette Miracle" was a New Orleans activist, organizer and writer devoted to fighting racism and social inequality. A member of Workers Against Capitalism, he contributed to that organization’s publication Bayou Worker, and other local and national social democratic and progressive journals.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission must be obtained from Special Collections & Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], New Orleans Social Justice and Activism, Collection 44, Special Collections & Archives, J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University, New Orleans.


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