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From the collection of the City College Civilian Defense Council Lectures, 1942. Council Lectures, recorded in cooperation with WNYC in 1942, these recordings feature lectures given by City College of the City University of New York staff on post-war topics of science and war.

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Inauguration of Harry N. Wright

Wednesday, September 30, 1942

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WNYC announcer introduces the inauguration of Harry N. Wright as President of the City College of New York.

Hosted by Dr. Ordway Tead and Professor Nelson P. Mead. ...

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Ephraim Cross

Saturday, May 30, 1942

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Professor Ephraim Cross, from the Department of Romantic Languages, City College, discusses language and the war.

He calls the language of force the only language our enemies will ...

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Dan O'Connell

Saturday, May 23, 1942

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Professor Daniel T. O'Connel opens his talk with some general remarks about war.

He goes on to speak specifically about the role of geologists in the war effort. ...

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Robert I. Wolff

Saturday, May 16, 1942

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Robert I. Wolff discusses the significance of astronomy in the war and in the post-war years.

Wolff discusses the worldwide impact of the total war, and how astronomy ...

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Harry J. Carman

Thursday, May 14, 1942

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Dr. Nelson Mead introduces Harry J. Carman, the final speaker in the Our Stake in the War series. He is a professor of History at Columbia University. Carman's speech is titled ...

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Bennington P. Gill

Saturday, May 09, 1942

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WNYC announcer introduces Gill of the Department of Mathematics at City College, who talks about mathematics in the war.

Gill starts by talking about Archimedes to illustrate the ...

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Gardner Murphy: Freedom From Fear

Thursday, May 07, 1942

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Murphy, chairman of the Department of Psychology at City College, talks about fear: "We live in a world of danger." People must be provided a constructive task, in daily life and ...

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Professor William Allan

Saturday, May 02, 1942

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WNYC announcer introduces program and Allen, Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering at City College, who talks about Engineering in the Armed Forces. Allan talks about the ways engineering influences ...

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Ordway Tead: Freedom From Want

Thursday, April 30, 1942

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WNYC announcer calls this the ninth in a series of lectures arranged by the Civilian Defense Council of City College, then introduces Tead, the chairman of the Board of Higher Education. ...

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Dr. C. W. Cutler, Jr.

Saturday, April 18, 1942

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Benjamin Harrow, professor of chemistry at City College introduces the day's speaker Dr. C. W. Cutler, Junior Chief of Emergency Medical Services in Manhattan.

Dr. Cutler points out ...

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Dr. Henry Neumann

Thursday, April 16, 1942

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Gustav F. Schultz, Chairman of the Department of Public Speaking at City College introduces the day's speaker, Dr. Henry Neumann, leader of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, and author of ...

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Walter Kessler

Saturday, April 11, 1942

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Kessler, of the Biology Department at City College, discusses "Biology in the War: War diseases and their control."

To protect our soldiers against diseases, vaccination is applied as ...

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George N. Schuster: Immigrants All, Americans All

Thursday, April 09, 1942

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Schuster, the President of Hunter College, addresses the topic "Immigrants All, Americans All."

Who is an American? The first settlers ever to come to these shores. Those settlers ...

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H. H. Goldsmith

Saturday, March 28, 1942

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WNYC announcer introduces program and Goldsmith, of the Department of Physics at City College, who talks about "Atomic Physics in War."

Our success in this war depends more ...

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Everett R. Clinchy: Freedom of Religion

Thursday, March 26, 1942

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WNYC announcer introduces program and Clinchy, President of the National Council of Christians and Jews, who talks on Freedom of Religion. Richard B. Morris, Director of Civilian Defense at City College, ...

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Professor Reston Stevenson

Saturday, March 14, 1942

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Initial program in The Role of Science in War, part of the City College defense series. This program appeared on Saturdays at 10:45 AM.

Professor Reston Stevenson of ...

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W.A. Prager

Saturday, March 07, 1942

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The final broadcast of the winter series.

Dr. Prager of City College discusses drugs in war. Begins with a short history of medicine focusing on naturally-occurring drugs. Modern ...

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Dr. Nelson Mead

Thursday, March 05, 1942

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Mead discusses American democracy and the struggle to maintain the democratic ideals in the face of the current struggle with "European and Asian dictators." Mead speaks at length about the heritage ...

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Gardner Murphy

Thursday, February 26, 1942

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Dr. Alan Frome of the Psychology Department of City College reads Murphy's lecture on morale.

One of the reasons we will win the war is that the morale ...

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A. X. Schmidt

Saturday, February 14, 1942

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Professor A. X. Schmidt of the Chemical Engineering Department of City College discusses "Nylon and the War Effort."

Schmidt discusses silk - a necessary material in the war ...

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