Robert F. Wagner

Robert F. Wagner appears in the following:

Bandshell Dedication

Tuesday, August 10, 1965

Mayor Wagner dedicates a bandshell at a concert in the Sheep Meadow in Central Park to Mrs. Minnie Guggenheimer who had directed previous concerts. Praises Mrs. Guggenheimer for her humble contribution to a finer New York.

A WNYC Announcer returns to talk about the New York Philharmonic ...


Press Conference

Wednesday, August 04, 1965

This is a news conference tape concerning a recent uptick in crime on the subway and steps taken to ensure the safety of passengers.

600 off-duty police officers have been assigned to work in the subway system and several hundred transit police are being paid overtime ...


Casey Stengel's 75th Birthday at City Hall

Thursday, July 22, 1965

This is a recording of Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel interviewed with New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. on the occasion of his 75th birthday celebration at City Hall. Mayor Wagner announces that Friday, July 23rd, 1965 will be Casey Stengel Day. His actual birthday is July 30th.


Statement on the death of Adlai E. Stevenson

Wednesday, July 14, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Mayor Robert F. Wagner makes statement regarding the death of Adlai E. Stevenson. He calls Stevenson "one of us" in New York City.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC ...


N.Y.C. Anti-Poverty Operations Board : Project Head Start

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Opens with unnamed speaker.

Dr. Bernard Donovan, superintendent of schools, speaks of the Board of Education's excitement for the Head Start program.

Monsignor Edmund Fogarty ...


New York City Gold Medal Awards 4th Ceremony

Wednesday, June 30, 1965

Mayor Wagner presents the mayor's medal for excellent performance in the service of the city. The mayor's medal was established in 1962 for achievement in the contributions to the welfare of the people to New York City. It is a high honor.

The first medal goes to ...


NYC Cultural Information Center Opening

Monday, June 21, 1965

Opening of New York City's first cultural information center at 148 West 57th Street in a former shoe store.

Robert W. Dowling introduces President of the City Council, Paul Screvane. who praises Dowling and his cultural leadership in making programs available to all residents of the city. ...


NYC Police Department Medal Day Ceremonies

Friday, June 11, 1965

Speakers: Mayor Robert F. Wagner; Comm. Police Commisioner Vincent Broderick.

Police Commissioner Vincent Broderick says nineteen men receive awards for 1964. Four died in the line of duty. Medals of Honor. Names and shield numbers of the awardees are read along with reason for their award with ...


Mayor Statement

Thursday, June 10, 1965

Mayor Robert F. Wagner Jr. announces his decision not to seek a fourth term as mayor of New York. He explains his reasons for not seeking re-election, the decision process that went into it, and reviews his accomplishments.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: ...


New York City Career Service Awards

Monday, June 07, 1965

This is audio from the 3rd annual presentation of the New York City Career Service Awards.

Mayor Robert Wagner speaks, and awards are given to 12 people, None of the awardees speak.

Anthony Morello Civil Service Commission speaks, and 50 year career service awards ...


Ludwig Erhard

Wednesday, June 02, 1965

Ludwig Erhard, Chancellor German Federal Republic is welcomed at NYC City Hall by Transit Commissioner Charles Patterson and Mayor Robert Wagner. Wagner confers upon Erhard the Gold Medal of the city of New York.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150581
Municipal archives id: ...


Generoso Pope Memorial Awards

Wednesday, June 02, 1965

Speakers are Mayor Robert Wagner; James B. Donovan, Board of Education President and Fortune Pope President of Columbus Citizens Committee.

WNYC Announcer: From the City Council Chambers at City Hall. $200 Generoso Pope Scholarships. 100 needy graduates of High Schools will be eligible. Dept of ...


I am an American Day

Sunday, May 23, 1965

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Begins without introduction.

First speaker introduces chairman of I am an American Day, Colonel C. Michael Hall. He gives a brief talk about patriotism and freedom, then introduces Robert Alden. Tells ...


Press Conference

Monday, May 17, 1965

Press Conference. Several questions about the upcoming race against John Lindsay.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150633
Municipal archives id: T901


Safety in the Street

Thursday, April 22, 1965

The following is a special address by Mayor Robert Wagner on safety in the streets.

My fellow New Yorkers, just seventeen days ago on April fifth, I proclaimed a war against crime. Our first target was crime in the subways. We quickly mobilized the necessary forces and ...


World's Fair 1964-65 Opening, Second Season

Wednesday, April 21, 1965

Various speakers including Robert Wagner, Hubert Humphrey, Earl Warren, Malcolm Wilson, Willy Brandt, Robert Moses.

Wilson makes a few jokes that gets the crowd laughing. He makes some funny remarks about Robert Moses.

The World's Fair Band plays.

There is an ...


Long Island Jewish Hospital Groundbreaking Ceremonies

Sunday, April 11, 1965

The groundbreaking of the resarch facilities for Long Island Jewish Hosptial (LIJH). Speakers include: LIJH's Jack Liebowitz, Irving Felt, President of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Eugene Nickerson, county executive of Nassau County, Dr. Peter [Roges], executive director of LIJH, and Mayor Robert Wagner

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal ...


Crime in the Subways

Monday, April 05, 1965

Mayor Wagner announces plans to combat crime on NYC subways, primarily through the creation of a new off-hours shift of police officers patrolling subway platforms and trains, requiring 1,000 new servicemen and temporary overtime for current officers.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 150580


Statement on Newspaper Strike

Tuesday, March 30, 1965

Reports made from city hall on the eve of an avoided 1965 Newspaper strike.

Short interviews with Union representative Bertram Powers of the First International Typographical Union (ITU), John Gaherin of New York Newspaper Publishers Association, and mayor Wagner. Elmer Brown, also of the ITU, makes a ...


Citizen's Budget Commission 33rd Annual Dinner

Thursday, March 25, 1965

[Audio begins abruptly with applause. Poor quality audio throughout the three tapes.]

Peter Grimm, the founder of the Citizen's Budget Commission, presents medals to people who have made considerable contributions to New York City life.The following receive the honor.

1. Dr. Othmar Hermann Ammann ...