Haley Richardson

Haley Richardson joined the New York Public Radio Archives department in 2010 to digitize, catalog, and present online hundreds of hours' worth of WNYC recordings from the 1930s to 1970s for a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded grant. Before coming to New York, Haley digitized and cataloged at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress in Culpeper, VA, and the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, TX. Now she lives in Brooklyn and writes about archives on the Internet.

Haley Richardson appears in the following:

Marya Mannes Unbuttons Minds

Monday, August 13, 2012

WNYC
She says the main difference between her and Helen Gurley Brown and is "that she tells girls how to unbutton their blouses, and I tell people how to unbutton their minds."
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German Science Writer Willy Ley on 'Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel'

Monday, August 06, 2012

WNYC
Willy Ley talks about her book, Rockets, Missiles and Space Travel, at this Books and Authors Luncheon.
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Twenty-Four Years Later: Celebrating the 88th Anniversary of WNYC

Sunday, July 08, 2012

On Sunday, July 8, 2012, WNYC will mark 88 years on the air. Originally established as New York City's municipal radio station, WNYC has since become the flagship station for the country's public radio networks. In 1948, station founder Grover A. Whalen spoke briefly about what he believed to be WNYC's primary role in the lives of New York's residents.

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Larry Rivers Interviewed at the Tibor de Nagy Art Gallery, 1951

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Larry Rivers on the New York School of painting. 
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A New Year's Message from Mayor La Guardia

Saturday, December 31, 2011

"It is a year [1945] that will try men's souls - not only the men who are fighting, but those who are at home and do not have the privilege of fighting."
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Merry Christmas To All, From Mayor La Guardia

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The first peacetime holiday season since 1940. Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia tells the Nativity story and urges New Yorkers to "resolve to live the spirit of Christmas."
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Archives Thanksgiving: Peppers and Zesty Cheese Croquettes

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mrs. Francis Foley Gannon of the Department of Markets is WNYC's regular voice of the recipe. "Good morning, housewives!"
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Archives Thanksgiving: Healthy Vegetables in Tough Times

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Howdy, Homemakers! Welcome to the first in a special holiday series of Annotations featuring a few culinary highlights from the WNYC radio collection. Today the crew at the Department of Markets brings you their program on "food and rationing with a silver lining," featuring the wisdom of Commissioner Daniel P. Wooley and the experience of Frances Foley Gannon, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Services.

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Celebrating the Charter of Flushing, 1945

Friday, October 07, 2011

On October 7, 1945, New York City's Mayor La Guardia solemnly celebrated the 300th anniversary of the Charter of the Town of Flushing from the historic home of John Bowne, who played a major role in abolishing New Amsterdam Director-General Peter Stuyvesant's limitations on religious freedom in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

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Archives Mixtape: Water Conservation Jingle, 1949

Thursday, September 22, 2011

In 1949, the State of New York's Board of Water Supply was in the middle of constructing the Delaware Aqueduct as a means of augmenting New York City's water supply. During this time, residents and officials were deeply concerned with how all of the city's water was used -- or wasted.

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Museum of Modern Art Matisse Forum, 1951

Monday, August 22, 2011

Stories of how Matisse's work was received by Adolf Hitler. "What is it about these paintings that so disturbs dictators?"
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Books and Authors Luncheon: Rachel Carson, 1951

Friday, August 12, 2011

The book that sparked an environmental awakening.
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Joseph Papp and Shakespeare in the Park, 1962 & 1965

Sunday, July 31, 2011

It's summertime in New York, which means theater lovers all over the city have been scrambling to get tickets to the Public Theater's near-daily Shakespeare in the Park performances. ...
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Happy Fourth of July From Mayor La Guardia

Monday, July 04, 2011

Mayor La Guardia's weekly Talk to the People is one of our favorite programs here in the New York Public Radio Archives. It was broadcast every Sunday from January 1942 until he left office in December 1945. The primary purpose of these broadcasts was to keep New Yorkers up-to-date on the city administration and services.

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Happy Birthday, Brooklyn Bridge!

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Brooklyn Bridge is celebrating its 128th anniversary this week by undergoing heavy rehabilitation and causing problems for late-night borough-hoppers, a drastic change from its 60th anniversary celebrations, when the Bridge reminisced on WNYC with Public Works Commissioner Irving Huie about its grand opening and the changes it brought to Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Henry Kissinger, 1958

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Kissinger speaks at the Book and Author Luncheon in this 1958 recording.
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Have Fun With Your Children, 1945

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Becky Reyher: Suffragette, Advocate for Women, and WNYC Host.
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Operation: Clean Up, 1952

Friday, April 22, 2011

A drama about sewage treatment and water pollution.
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Freedom's Ladder: WNYC and New York's Anti-Discrimination Law

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A pioneering program in the days when African-American radio producers were rare.
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