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Andy Lanset

Director of Archives, New York Public Radio

Growing up in New Jersey, Archivist Andy Lanset was probably the only 8-year-old who spent all of his paper route money on records and wind-up phonographs at the flea market and then cataloged them all in a 3x5 card file. Since then, he has gone on to amass an archive of his own as well as to collect, organize, and preserve thousands of recordings, photographs, and station-related ephemera for the WNYC and WQXR archive collections.

Since establishing the Archives in 2000, Andy has been working in-house with recordings in nearly every possible format. At the same time, he has been reaching out to former producers around the country for New York Public Radio materials that have migrated over the stations' long history.

After receiving a B.A. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Purchase, Andy began his public radio career in 1981 as the staff reporter for WBAI. By the mid-1980s, he was freelancing reports, features, and documentaries for NPR, CBC, BBC, Monitor Radio, and other public radio outlets. He produced several award-winning documentaries for NPR, including Scottsboro: A Civil Rights Milestone, which aired in 1992.

During the 1990s, Andy worked closely with David Isay and Henry Sapoznik on the Peabody award winning Yiddish Radio Project. He has also evaluated and preserved audio materials for NYU's Wagner Labor Archives, Columbia University, Cornell University, Union Theological Seminary, The Cleveland Public Library, The YIVO Institute, and other specialized and academic collections. Andy also has an MS and archives certificate from The Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Sciences. In October, 2009 he was awarded the Archivists' Roundtable of Metropolitan New York Award for Archival Achievement for his work at WNYC. You can e-mail Andy at alanset@nypublicradio.org.

Andy Lanset appears in the following:

WNYC and the WPA Federal Art Project

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Four abstracts were hung. One was never finished. Another was never found. And, there was a harpist!
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New York City's Silver Jubilee: The Plan and Promise of WNYC in 1923

Thursday, September 22, 2016

When WNYC was on the drawing board.
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Warren Bower: Radio's 'Book Dean'

Thursday, September 15, 2016

WNYC
Bower set the tone for generations of interviewers to follow.
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The New York Public Radio History Notes Newsletter

Friday, September 02, 2016

Slices of curious, eclectic, and fascinating WNYC/WQXR history in text and sound links, for your inbox every Friday.
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Leonard Bernstein Conducts the New York City Symphony at City Center

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A big night for the maestro.
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Clifford Burdette: African-American Radio Pioneer

Thursday, June 23, 2016

He was one of the very few black producers during radio's 'so-called' golden age.
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The WNYC American Music Festival

Saturday, June 04, 2016

The American Music Festival was considered one of New York’s responses to “Hitlerian destructiveness and fanaticism."
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Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Lilian Supove Blake

Monday, May 30, 2016

When most women in Radio were doing home-ec shows, she was WNYC's News and Special Events Director.
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The 1931 Files

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

An aural glimpse of WNYC's early history.

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John Vincent Lawless Hogan In His Own Words

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Engineer, inventor, radio pioneer and visionary, John V. L. Hogan on his and WQXR's humble beginnings.
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New York Public Radio's Peabody Award Winners

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WNYC has been winning Peabody Awards since 1944. WQXR has been receiving recognition since the awards started!
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Andy Warhol and Norman Rockwell Have a "Conversation"

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

WNYC
We explore Douglas Cooper interviews, one with Norman Rockwell, the other with Andy Warhol, for parallels and differences.
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Living Opera with Alan Wagner

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

He left behind a powerful legacy of music fans who joyfully learned to love opera and other classical musical forms because of his infectious passion for the art.
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Listen to a 101-Year-Old Clarion Call for Women's Suffrage Preserved in Shellac

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The head of the New York State Women's Suffrage Association makes the case for women voting on a Pathe' disc in 1915.        
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Looking Back on a Trump Presidency

Friday, March 04, 2016

Looking back on the impossible election and catastrophic reign of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Adapted from the article by Jon Lovett for The Atlantic.

A Tribute to WNYC Host Oscar Brand

Monday, December 07, 2015

WNYC host Oscar Brand died Friday at age 96. This is a tribute by WNYC archivist Andy Lanset published last year.
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The 'Founding Father' of Arab-American Literature

Monday, November 23, 2015

Even before the creation of the State of Israel, the question of Palestine was a sensitive issue. In this 1937 talk Ameen Rihani speaks out against a Jewish state in Palestine.
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A WNYC Scene Sampler Circa 1939 by Laszlo Matulay

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A portrait of WNYC from 1939.
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Radio's First Record Review Program - Around the Disc with Peter Hugh Reed

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

WNYC a pioneer of the record review.
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WNYC Covers the Great Anti-Nuclear March and Rally at Central Park, June 12, 1982

Friday, June 12, 2015

At the time they called it the largest peace march and rally in New York City's history.
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