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William O'Dwyer

William O'Dwyer appears in the following:

Friendship Train Attempts to Humanize Postwar Effort

Friday, February 08, 2013

WNYC

These two 1947 broadcasts mark the start and finish of the Friendship Food Train's U.S. journey, a project conceived to help the people of Europe get through the winter. 

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'Clean Living' is a Euphemism for... What?

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

WNYC

In 1946, there was a 29% increase in the cases of venereal diseases in New York City.  Interestingly, there was a correlative rise in flushed exclamations of catching VD from toilet seats, park benches, and bus seats.

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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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Special Events Coverage : Mayor O'Dywer Gives Award to General Clarence R. Huebner

Wednesday, September 20, 1950

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City Hall Reception for General Huebner.

Extracted from larger compilation of Special Events coverage dated 1950-09-20.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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Opening of Ewing Hospital

Wednesday, August 23, 1950

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Dedication for the opening of the James Ewing Hospital for Cancer, a 300 bed 'modern' hospital. Located on 1st Ave, between 67th and 68th streets. The Ewing Hospital is affiliated with ...

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American Federation of Labor Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 03, 1950

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Speeches at the 87th annual meeting. Martin Lacey introduces Mayor O'Dwyer, who gives an impassioned talk about the importance of labor to democracy.

Tom Murray, New York State ...

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Owls Head Sewage Treatment Plant Opening Ceremonies

Wednesday, May 24, 1950

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Moses: Our water has gotten away from us; cites a trip to Sao Paulo, where no treatment plants exist. Was told by the health commissioner that the beaches were making people ...

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Reception at City Hall for Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery

Monday, November 28, 1949

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Mayor William O'Dwyer welcomes British Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

WNYC Chief Announcer Tommy Cowan describes the scene.

Montgomery discusses ...

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Election Day Returns : [Herbert Lehman's victory over John Foster Dulles for Senator; O'Dwyer is Reelected Mayor over Newbold Morris]

Tuesday, November 08, 1949

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Seymour Siegel introduces the coverage by announcing the closing of the polls (7pm) and doing a roll call of remote locations: John Savage at Police Headquarters; Ed Jones at the Post ...

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APHA Meeting

Tuesday, October 25, 1949

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Seventy-seventh annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

Dr. Herman Hilleboe, State Commissioner of Health makes opening remarks. Dr. Charles F. Willinsky, APHA president, introduces Mayor O'Dwyer ...

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Gravesend Health Center Cornerstone Laying Ceremony

Friday, October 21, 1949

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Speeches touch on the need for schools in the neighborhood, inspired, perhaps, by signs held up by audience members.



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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Gansevoort Market Dedication

Thursday, October 20, 1949

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Description of items left in the cornerstone. Speech by Hugo E. Rogers, Borough President of Manhattan, references the hold put on local growth and upkeep during the war, the delay on ...

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Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital Cornerstone Ceremony

Monday, October 10, 1949

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Unidentified first speaker: The idea that chronic disease is incurable is wrong. Longer lifespan adds to the number of chronically ill.

Rogers, president of the borough of Manhattan: ...

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Sean MacBride, Ireland's Foreign Minister, at City Hall

Friday, April 29, 1949

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Sean MacBride, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eire, is welcomed to the New York City by Mayor William O'Dwyer. Both MacBride and O'Dwyer call for the British government to grant complete ...

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New York State Society of Engineers Annual Convention Lunch

Thursday, April 21, 1949

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26th Annual meeting. Robert A Sulvick introduces host Zurmuhlen, president of the society. O'Dwyer is guest of honor, main speaker. Speeches about the damage to the city's water caused by pollution. ...

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J. Ewing Memorial Hospital Cornerstone Ceremony

Friday, November 26, 1948

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Starts abruptly.

Mayor O'Dwyer speaks about the current lack of cancer treatment facilities and the prospects represented by the new Ewing Memorial Hospital in the fight against cancer. ...

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International Air Exposition : Official Navy Day

Sunday, August 08, 1948

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New York City's Golden Jubilee

Recording of air show and speeches in honor of Golden Anniversary of New York City and the opening of Idlewild Airport.
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International Air Exposition : Official Mayor O'Dwyer's Day

Saturday, August 07, 1948

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Recording of air show and speeches in honor of Mayor O'Dwyer, as part of New York City's Golden Jubilee and the opening of Idlewild Airport.

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Dedication of Idlewild Airport : New York City's Golden Jubilee

Saturday, July 31, 1948

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Speeches in honor of the opening of Idlewild Airport and the Golden Anniversary of New York City.

John Melton of the Metropolitan Opera sings the Lord's Prayer.

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American Zionist Rally

Thursday, February 05, 1948

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In complete recording: only sides 2, 3, 5, & 6 of original lacquer disc were transferred; some problems with identification.


Speech likely made by either Mayor O'Dwyer or Dr. Israel ...

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