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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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Road to Home

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of ...

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Communications in Civil Defense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Seymour Siegel, Director of Civil Defense communications for New York City, talks about communication in civil ...

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Canned Music

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Music recorded to tape, either after ...

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City Hall ceremonies for Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Program opens with a student extending the welcome of the city to President of the Philippines ...

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A Definition

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of ...

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Gaynor Madosc

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Madosc, a food expert and food writer, delivers a commentary, "What starvation in Western Europe means ...

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The Reign of a Queen

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Story of a young co-ed who ...

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Easter Greetings Abroad by Joan Blondell

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Common Council for American Unity presents ...

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Youth Incorporated

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Program, rescheduled from Tuesday September 24 ...

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Farm Directors Group

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Farm Broadcasters funds drive for the ...

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Lt. General Clarence R. Huebner

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jay Nelson Tuck moderates.


Guest is Lt. General Clarence R. Huebner, New York State Director ...

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Eleanor Steber

Monday, January 01, 1900

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First episode in the series.

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Unidentified World War II BBC News Broadcast

Monday, January 01, 1900

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[Instrumental medley, White Christmas, Silent Night]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Begins abruptly. First half missing.

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Chimes/Rationing/quality of life

Monday, January 01, 1900

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1. Chimes (City Hall) and opening "This is New York, the city of opportunity, where nearly ...

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Brooklyn Board of Education Awards

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Presentation of awards to winners of ...

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Sidney Hillman Foundation Awards

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Recording of awards presentation for outstanding ...

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Eyes on the Sky Number 4

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Opens with song that proclaims "Vigilance ...

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Walter Hendl

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hendl discusses his experiences as a ...

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Jean Dalrymple

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jean Dalrymple speaks about her career ...

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