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Arthur W. Wallander

Arthur W. Wallander appears in the following:

"Alert America" Exhibit Opening Ceremony

Wednesday, May 14, 1952

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Opens abruptly with end of song. Grover Whalen opens the event with a short speech about the Democratic way of life, the threat of communism and the "Alert America" Exhibit. He ...

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Air raid alert test drill

Wednesday, November 28, 1951

Duck and cover!

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Air raid test

Wednesday, November 14, 1951

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Jerry White, at Segman headquarters (?) introduces Seymour Siegel, director of communications for the Municipal Broadcasting System and Civil Defense, who briefly interviews Commissioner Wallander, Commissioner Podwano (?) of the Department ...

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Civil defense recruiting rally

Saturday, July 21, 1951

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Cowan introduces the program. Lucy Monroe sings the Star Spangled Banner. Cowan narrates as a banner is strung across Broadway (it doesn't seem to be going well).

Whalen introduces ...

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Amateur Radio Branch of Civil Defense Communication

Tuesday, July 10, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander discusses the Amateur Radio Branch of Civil Defense Communication in New York. Wallander notes the importance of maintaining communication in the face of disaster. Martin Uvelman (?), director of ...

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Dedication of St. Claire's Hospital

Friday, June 29, 1951

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Ceremonies marking the dedication and blessing of the new nurses' school and residence of St. Claire's Hospital in Manhattan. Also the 50th anniversary of religious life Sister Mary Alice. Reporter David ...

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Fire Department and Civil Defense

Friday, June 08, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander talks to Commissioner Monaghan about the Fire Department's Civil Defense plans, specifically the mobilization plan and training.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: ...

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Progress in Civil Defense

Wednesday, May 30, 1951

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19th in the series.


Bill Leonard talks to Col. Lawrence Wilkerson about the progress of the New York State Civil Defense Commission: every community in the state has a community defense ...

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Our daily food supply

Tuesday, May 29, 1951

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Wallander discusses food with Commissioner Vacciareli: food transportation and delivery, committees on different foods and their actions.



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 71865

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Achievements of the Sanitation Department

Monday, May 14, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander and Andrew W. Mulrain, Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation, talk about that Department's plan for civil defense. They are making preparations for first aid - personnel will ...

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Water-born transportation and civil defense

Wednesday, May 02, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander conducts a short question and answer session with Edward F. Cavanagh Jr., Commissioner of Marine and Aviation and Deputy Director of Water-born Transportation under the Division of Transportation.


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Public Works division and Civil Defense

Monday, April 23, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander discusses civil defense with Commissioner of Public Works, Frederick Zurmuhlen.


Zurmuhlen reports that the Public Works emergency division is well organized, they have enlisted 50,000 volunteer personnel ...

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Achievements of the Emergency Public Health Division

Monday, April 16, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander and Dr. John F. Mahoney, Commissioner of Health, talk about the Emergency Public Health Division.


Mahoney tells Wallander that the Public Health division is working with all of the ...

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Transportation in Civil Defense

Tuesday, April 10, 1951

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Arthur W. Wallander, city director of civil defense, and Col. Sidney H. Bingham, chairman of the board of transportation of the City of New York.


The period immediately after an attack ...

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The achievements of the Committee on Shelters

Monday, April 02, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander talks to Commissioner Bernard J. Gilroy about the process of inspecting buildings to determine which meet the requirements of shelters during an attack, erection of public shelters, approval of ...

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Role of the Police Department in Civil Defense

Saturday, March 31, 1951

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Wallander interviews police commissioner Thomas F. Murphy about the police emergency division.

For the air warden service, the city was divided in to zones and divisions. 240,000 air ...

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Long-range civil defense construction

Monday, March 19, 1951

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Commissioner Wallander welcomes Commissioner of the Department of Parks Robert Moses who outlines long range plans for the city's civil defense construction.

Moses discusses needs for capital improvements. ...

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Recruitment ceremony for medical volunteers for Civil Defense medical emergencies

Thursday, February 01, 1951

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Unnamed female speaker: Launching the first of what we hope will be several drives to recruit volunteers for nurses and nurses aides for the medical emergency division.


Grover Whalen: Man power ...

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The work of the Committee on Shelters

Tuesday, January 02, 1951

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Commissioner Arthur Wallander speaks with Bernard J. Gillroy, Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Building for the city of New York and Chairman of the Committee on Air Raid Shelters. ...

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Civil Defense Communications System

Tuesday, December 26, 1950

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Wallander introduces Thomas B. Cassidy, of the New York Telephone Company, who talks about "the nerve center of civil defense." If systems are damaged, there are contingency plans being developed. They ...

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