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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 ceremonies for Ferdinand Marcos, President of Philippines

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Police Department Deeds of Valor Ceremony

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Water Conservation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Very short spot encouraging water conservation.


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[Orchestral and operatic music].

Monday, January 01, 1900

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2 bands: first excerpts from a piano concerto, then an operatic selection.


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"My Brother's Children"

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Fictional story about children refugees in ...

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George Foster Peabody... Peabody Awards.

Monday, January 01, 1900

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T.S Eliot's Murder In The Cathedral

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Begins abruptly.


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[Commerce and New York Harbor]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Three unnamed men discuss the history ...

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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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YWCA Spots : Donation requests

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Celebrities provide information about the YWCA's ...

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Ground Observation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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From insert with disc:
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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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The Youngest Nation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah extends its hand to the ...

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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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A Grandfather's Gift

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Haddasah, the Women's Zionist Organization presents ...

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Does Our Vote Count for Much?

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Panel of students from PS 93 ...

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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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A Definition

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Interview with Patients

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Interviews with three young people who ...

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Jacob's Dream

Monday, January 01, 1900

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

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