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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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City Hall Award to General Brehon B. Somervell

Monday, January 01, 1900

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1944?

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Brooklyn Board of Education Awards

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Police Department Deeds of Valor Ceremony

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Ceremony for Police Officers who performed ...

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The Youngest Nation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah extends its hand to the ...

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The Talking Piano

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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Canned Music

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Music recorded to tape, either after ...

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United Negro College Fund Appeal for Aid

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Radio spots on behalf of the ...

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Harris J. Klein

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Marvin Sleeper hosts.


Klein, a transportation attorney and member of the NYC transit authority, answers questions ...

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Eleanor Steber

Monday, January 01, 1900

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First episode in the series.

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George Foster Peabody... Peabody Awards.

Monday, January 01, 1900

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The role of the Committee on Shelters in Civil Defense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Wallander talks to Bernard J. Gilroy, of the Department of Housing and Buildings, about the Committee ...

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Don Gilles : Spot Announcements

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Eyes on the Sky Number 3

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Opens with song that proclaims "Vigilance ...

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FAKE ENTRY FOR GLENN & BRYAN

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Leave of Absense

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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Mitch Miller

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Mitch Miller introduces three cuts of ...

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Renaissance

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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Ins and Outs

Monday, January 01, 1900

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From the series "Velvet and Gold." ...

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Ruth Sylvester

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Interview with Ruth Sylvester, staff recreation ...

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Bakers' Union Update

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Division of Labor Relations announcement regarding ...

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