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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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Interview with Patients

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Interviews with three young people who ...

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Jacob K. Javits

Monday, January 01, 1900

Rep. Jacob K. Javits, candidate for Attorney General for the Republican state ticket against Franklin Roosevelt, Jr.

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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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Isaac Stern

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Isaac Stern introduces music cuts (not ...

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Don Gilles : Spot Announcements

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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Easter Greetings Abroad by Joan Blondell

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Common Council for American Unity presents ...

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T.S Eliot's Murder In The Cathedral

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Begins abruptly.


Dramatic presentation of ...

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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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The Youngest Nation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hadassah extends its hand to the ...

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Tommy

Monday, January 01, 1900

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The story of Tommy, the "boy ...

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Water Conservation

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Very short spot encouraging water conservation.


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Announcement of Adlai Stevenson's death

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Opens with not for air radio chatter announcing different actualities.

actuality: Senator Everett ...

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Renaissance

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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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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[Orchestral and operatic music].

Monday, January 01, 1900

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


Audio courtesy of the ...

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Jean Dalrymple

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jean Dalrymple speaks about her career ...

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