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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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Inner Circle Club : "A Streetcar Framed O'Dwyer" (50th jubilee show).

Monday, January 01, 1900

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The Inner Circle presents its annual lampooning of political figures large and small, with "malice towards ...

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Walter Hendl

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Hendl discusses his experiences as a ...

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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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Hudson River

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Created in cooperation with the New ...

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[Jerry Livingston Medley]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Jerry Livingston performs portions of songs: ...

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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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[Triangle of Rhythm, Anti-Discrimination Law, Peterson Sisters, Laura Bowman]

Monday, January 01, 1900

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Undated program featuring music by Triangle ...

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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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