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11:45 A. M. - Talk - [Harry Langdon, Auditor, Department of] Sanitation.

Friday, December 04, 1931

Note: Originally listed as John Dowd, Deputy Sanitation Commissioner.

Harry Langdon speaks about the business methods of the New York City Sanitation Department. Speech is cut off before it starts. By arrangement with Commissioner of Plants & Structures Albert Goldman and Sanitation Commissioner William Schroeder.


WNYC archives id: 73811

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Harry R. Langdon

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Programs ranging from the 1930s to the 1970s covering a variety of cultural and political topics.

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