Fiorello H. La Guardia

Fiorello H. La Guardia appears in the following:

February 8, 1942

Sunday, February 08, 1942

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Civilian Defense preparations; Formation of NYC guard patrol. Final C.D. announcement repeated in Italian, German.

Announcements: Police Commissioner Valentine's Messenger Corps in the Air Raid Warden service. Boys ...

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Dept of Sanitation : Mayor & Carey

Thursday, January 01, 1942

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4th annual department of Sanitation awards ...

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The Problem of German and Italian Nationals in the United States

Thursday, December 11, 1941

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Mayor la Guardia speaks about the prospects for Italian and German immigrants after the declaration of war with the United States from Italy and Germany.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal ...

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Mayor La Guardia Election Returns Speech

Wednesday, November 05, 1941

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WNYC archives id: 60349
Municipal archives id: LT3956

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Brussels Proclamation

Monday, June 30, 1941

Mayor La Guardia reads the Brussels Proclamation.

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The Mayor Announces his Directorship of the Office of Civilian Defense

Wednesday, May 21, 1941

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia announces to the people of New York his acceptance of the position of Federal Director of the Office of Civilian Defense.
La Guardia discusses the need for his new position and the reasons he has been tasked with occupying it, including his role as president ...

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Transatlantic broadcast to Herbert Morrison, British Minister of Home Security

Wednesday, March 12, 1941

The horror of The Blitz but the Brits are keeping a stiff upper lip.

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Skating Rink Dedication, New York Building

Sunday, January 12, 1941

Skating rink comes to Flushing Meadows.

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Old Glory Week

Monday, October 21, 1940

Opening of "Old Glory Week" at 1940 World's Fair, the last week of the fair.

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Independence Day Speech

Thursday, July 04, 1940

Mayor Fiorello La Guardia waxes patriotic on this Independence Day address to the citizens of New York. He stresses the importance of American ideals and institutions while addressing the expanding world war and emphasizing the necessity of strengthening the military.


Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


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La Guardia Airport Celebrates its first transatlantic flight

Sunday, March 31, 1940

This recording celebrates the first transatlantic flights out of the recently dedicated New York Municipal Airport–LaGuardia Field (LaGuardia Airport)

The first program, captured only in part, includes the ceremony for Pan American World Airways' inaugural flight out of La Guardia Airport to Lisbon, Portugal. It is Emceed ...

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Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 20, 1939

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Ceremony lighting the Christmas Tree on City Hall steps. Speech by Mayor La Guardia. Sacred Heart Boys Choir and Police Department Glee Club perform.


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Municipal Information Center Opening

Friday, December 15, 1939

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Begins with Mayor La Guardia speaking (in progress) about unemployment and city aid for the unemployed. Asserts that paying for emergency relief will not lead to a deficit that exceeds the ...

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Vladeck City Houses Dedication

Wednesday, November 22, 1939

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Housing development's namesake (Baruch Charney Vladeck) is honored by his daughter on Thanksgiving Eve, the first day of construction. She reads poems he wrote before his recent death.

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Speech on Fire and Police Pensions

Friday, November 17, 1939

Mayor La Guardia addresses the Fire and Police Departments on the day of their referendum on a proposed new pension plan.

Dennis J. Mahoney, president of the Detectives Endowment's Association, thanks the mayor.

Note: The voting took place after many weeks of meetings with ...

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National Youth Administration - World's Fair

Saturday, June 03, 1939

Ceremonies dedicating the exhibit of the National Youth Administration from the Consumers Building.

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Dedication of British Pavilion

Friday, May 12, 1939

The British, Australian, and New Zealand Pavilions are dedicated at the 1939 New York World Fair

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Sale of First Ticket at the New York World's Fair 1939

Thursday, February 23, 1939

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First ticket sale to 1939 World's Fair. Flushing Meadows, Long Island, New York. Mr. Whalen, president of the New York World's Fair Committee, sells first ticket book to Mayor LaGuardia.
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National Youth Administration: "NYA on the Air"

Tuesday, February 21, 1939

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Months before the start of World War II in Europe, Mayor Fiorello La Guardia delivers the inaugural broadcast for the National Youth Administration radio series. The Mayor describes some of the ...

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New York Advances

Sunday, January 01, 1939

An audio chronicle of the La Guardia Administration's accomplishments for 1938 through dramatizations.

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