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.
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Sunday, December 12, 2010
In December 1942, just three years after the tree lighting spectacular at City Hall when one of Mayor La Guardia's children flipped a switch and instantly lit up 22 trees throughout the boroughs, strict wartime dimout regulations dictated how people in New York, New Jersey and Delaware celebrated the holiday season.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
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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.