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In the New York City Municipal Archives WNYC Sound Collection, we hear the voices of presidents, dignitaries, world leaders, artistic revolutionaries, musical geniuses, luminaries of the literati, and cultural icons. The sounds of a city and a nation are captured through nearly a century of transformations, tribulations, and triumphs. WNYC microphones were present when Admiral Byrd returned from his historic flight over the North Pole in 1926 and when Colonel Charles Lindbergh returned from his solo flight to Paris the following year. Perhaps best known are New York City Mayor F. H. La Guardia's weekly Talk to the People broadcasts over WNYC throughout World War II.

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September 10, 1944

Sunday, September 10, 1944

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Reopening of school, Polio, homemaking.


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WNYC archives id: 71379
Municipal archives id: LT4059

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August 27, 1944

Sunday, August 27, 1944

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Advances against the "Japs" and Nazis. The taking of Paris brought joy to all around the world. Romania coming over to the Allies side. Young king able to rid his country ...

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August 20, 1944

Sunday, August 20, 1944

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Description from the Municipal Archives card catalog:

1. Shortage of Milk
2. Marketing in NYC
3. John Wanamakers Department Store


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August 13, 1944

Sunday, August 13, 1944

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Thanks to volunteer forces, auxiliary forces, air wardens, and city patrol units on site at the Luna Park fire.

Post-war problems. As of today, we are not prepared ...

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August 6, 1944

Sunday, August 06, 1944

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Description from the Municipal Archives card catalog:

League of Nations
War in Europe

See also 52479.


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July 30, 1944

Sunday, July 30, 1944

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War news. Argentina. Raid precaution. Food.


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WNYC archives id: 71153
Municipal archives id: LT4054

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July 23, 1944

Sunday, July 23, 1944

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No audio available. Transcript only.


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WNYC archives id: 72904

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July 16, 1944

Sunday, July 16, 1944

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La Guardia reads a war ballot proclamation and explains how family members should get ballots to men and women in the armed forces. Response to recent execution of airmen by Japanese ...

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July 9, 1944

Sunday, July 09, 1944

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Volunteer services of the City of New York, marketing news, transportation taxes.


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WNYC archives id: 71099
Municipal archives id: LT4052

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July 2, 1944

Sunday, July 02, 1944

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No audio available. Transcript only.


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WNYC archives id: 72885

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June 25, 1944

Sunday, June 25, 1944

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Food
Federal reserve bank.
City Pensions.



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WNYC archives id: 71107
Municipal archives id: LT4051

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June 18, 1944

Sunday, June 18, 1944

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Sanitation Dept. Wages mentioned. Talks of putting a stop to child labor. Cites examples. Talks about Patrolman Fox who has just received his PhD. War Production Board.


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June 11, 1944

Sunday, June 11, 1944

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Salute to infantry, description of the infantry day parade.

Remote broadcast from 82nd Street and Fifth Avenue for the Salute to the Infantry Parade/Fifth War Loan Parade. References ...

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June 4, 1944

Sunday, June 04, 1944

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Description from the Municipal Archives card catalog:

Update on war situation. Short news items in the NY Times. Hitler has refused an appeal to pardon a general who ...

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[Police Athletic League PSA ; war news].

Thursday, June 01, 1944

The exact date of this episode is unknown. We've filled in the date above with a placeholder. What we actually have on record is: 1944-06-uu.

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Children sing"Home on the Range" followed ...

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May 28, 1944

Sunday, May 28, 1944

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Civil defense, ceiling price, PAL.


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WNYC archives id: 71133
Municipal archives id: LT4047

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May 21, 1944

Sunday, May 21, 1944

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No audio available. Transcript only.


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WNYC archives id: 72751
Municipal archives id: LT4046

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May 14, 1944

Sunday, May 14, 1944

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1. Food situation.
2. Selective service.
3. Prison labor.


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WNYC archives id: 71091
Municipal archives id: LT4045

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May 7, 1944

Sunday, May 07, 1944

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Audio not available. Transcript only.


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WNYC archives id: 72746
Municipal archives id: LT4044

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April 30, 1944

Sunday, April 30, 1944

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H.I.P. medical care


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WNYC archives id: 72643
Municipal archives id: LT4043

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