Manuscripts Collection
Louisiana Division
New Orleans Public Library

Richard Remy Dixon (1911-1991)
Papers, ca. 1958-1977
MS 326

Journalist and city official. Dixon served as editor of the West Side News and the Algiers Herald, and wrote many articles for the Roosevelt Review, the house journal of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. In 1947 he entered city government with the New Orleans Recreation Department. He later served as an Executive Assistant to Mayor deLesseps S. Morrison, as the city's Director of Public Relations, and as Director of the Municipal Auditorium. Following his retirement in 1977, Dixon returned to an early interest in compiling and publishing books on the history of Algiers.

The papers comprise one linear foot of correspondence, articles, speeches, and other material relating to the management of the Municipal Auditorium, the history of New Orleans (especially of Algiers), and Dixon's personal & political friendships.

Folder Listing

Municipal Auditorium

  • Clippings
    • General, ca. 1950-1976
    • Rock Shows, 1974
  • Correspondence
    • General, 1965-1977
    • Proposed Cultural Center, 1969
  • News Releases, ca. 1971-1977
  • Personnel Records (Dixon's)
  • Reports, Schedules, Etc., ca. 1966-1977


  • Algiers Centennial
    • Articles and Press Releases (written by Dixon)
    • Articles and Press Releases (unsigned, probably written by Dixon)
    • Articles written by Others and submitted to Dixon
  • Correspondence
    • Letters to Dixon, 1958-1960
    • Correspondence, 1963-1965 (includes clippings, a photograph, and various lists)
    • Correspondence, 1973-1977 (includes clippings, press releases, etc.)
    • Miscellaneous Clippings, Notes, Etc.
    • Speeches and Articles (Published), 1959-1965
    • Speeches and Articles (Typwritten), ca. 1960-1970

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