The A. M. Trudeau, Jr. papers consist of two folders of correspondence and printed ephemera. These pertain to the Supreme Court cases in which Trudeau was involved. The correspondence consists largely of Trudeau’s outgoing carbons recommending local African American civil leaders to various posts. Notable items include Trudeau’s letter to President Gerald Ford recommending Revius O. Ortique, Jr. for the United States District Court and letters of recommendation for Clarence Barney of the Urban League and Harvey Britton of the Office of Field Director of the NAACP located in New Orleans. Other correspondents include: Allen J. Ellender, O.C.W. Taylor, James Domengeaux, Frank S. Jones, Samuel I Rosenberg, and evious O. Ortique. Another notable item includes Trudeau’s 1972 letter to the editor of the Times-Picayune criticizing the paper’s moderate stance on school integration. The printed ephemera includes briefs of cases from the United States Supreme Court and the US Court of Appeals. The most notable pertains to the 1972 case in the Supreme Court concerning the desegregation of Jefferson Parish Schools, Jefferson Parish School Board v. Lena Vern Dandridge.
This collection was processed under a grant from the Keller Family Foundation.