7:55 - A method of teaching poetry - Alan Marshall.

Tuesday, December 01, 1931

Dr. Alan Marshall from the Community College of New York’s Department of Public Speaking on the merits of teaching poetry to children to improve their vocabulary and diction. Program is cut short, but resumes with outro for segment.

Note: Alan Marshall would go on to denounce situation at City College's Department of Public Speaking. See http://digital-archives.ccny.cuny.edu/thecampus/1938/APRIL_62_19/00000210.PDF

WNYC archives id: 73654


Alan Marshall


More in:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


About Miscellaneous

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

From archival broadcasts of sewer plant openings to single surviving episodes of long-defunct series, "Miscellaneous" is a catch-all for the odds and ends transferred as part of the New York Public Radio Archives Department's massive NEH-funded digitization project, launched in 2010.

Buried in this show you will find all sorts of treasures, from the 1937 dedication of the WNYC Greenpoint transmitter to the 1939 lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree and the 1964 reception for Nobel Prize recipient Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

This collection includes some unique “slice-of-life” productions that provide a telling portrait of America from the 1940s through the 1950s, such as public service announcements regarding everything from water conservation to traffic safety and juvenile delinquency and radio dramas such as "The Trouble Makers" and "Hate, Incorporated."



Supported by