Directed by archivist Andy Lanset, the department provides a central repository for thousands of audio recordings, photographs, memorabilia, reports, news items, program guides, institutional records, and promotional materials.
Among its holdings are more than 50,000 recordings in a variety of formats, from early lacquer and acetate discs, to reel-to-reel tapes, to digital audio tapes and compact discs.
Recently in Archives and Preservation
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Check Out the Slide Show!
Tuesday, December 12, 1989
Presentation of a new report on how science and technology can help city operations. The mayor condemns Britain's shipping of Vietnam refugees back to Vietnam. He comments on aging (he turns 65 but he feels young, which he attributes to loving his job), and lists his plans for birthday and ...
Thursday, January 29, 1987
Mayor Koch's "much better than doctors" recipe for a surefire cold remedy, the infamous Guggle Muggle. Delicious, "medically superb" and with a mysterious origin, it was passed on from mother to mother through generations untold. Don't forget the right dosage --if you can handle it.
Saturday, May 30, 1981
Lloyd Moss interviews dancer, choreographer and singer Judith Jamison about her life and career. Ms. Jamison discusses the musical selections of her choosing.
Thursday, November 29, 1973
Marianne Martin, author of Futurist Art and Theory, and Linda Shearer, curator of the new Guggenheim exhibit, speak with host Mimi Poser about the exhibit and the Winston/Malbin collection on which it is based, considered "one of the finest collections of Futurism extant."
Saturday, November 17, 1973
President Nixon during a news conference on allegations of wrongdoing.
Tuesday, November 14, 1972
Host Ruth Bowman interviews artist Will Barnet.
Saturday, December 01, 1951
US Secretary of Agriculture quotes Woodrow Wilson on self-sovereignty, and speaks about material and spiritual abundance.
Monday, January 01, 1951
The famous pianist on bigotry and responsibility.
Friday, January 13, 1950
Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission quotes Walt Whitman.
Thursday, January 12, 1950
In his famous Hoosier accent. the former Office of War Information Chief boldly speaks about "Freedom of the mind".
Wednesday, January 11, 1950
The potential date with Marylin Monroe speaks about keeping peace with strength, and safeguarding freedom with power and foresight.
Tuesday, January 10, 1950
Former First Lady speaks about opportunity and about taking America for granted.