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WNYC, 1936-1981 


Films (1949-1981), videotape (1982-1996), and lacquer phono discs (1936-1963) produced by municipal radio and television station WNYC.

Dating from 1947 through 1996, the moving image portion of this collection includes mayoral press conferences, national and international dignitaries visiting City Hall, luminaries from the worlds of culture, science and art; government operations; City Council and Police and Fire Department activities. Rare, unseen footage of New York City in the 1950s, plus important city events over three decades--rallies, riots, ocean liners, parades, and the World's Fair are a few highlights.

VIDEO CLIPS:

screenshotSeptember 13, 1976, 'Ali-Norton Championship Day,' on the steps of City Hall with Mayor Beame in the 'ring' with Muhammad Ali (film no. 3661).

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screenshotJanuary 25, 1972, U. S. Representative from Brooklyn, Shirley Chishom, announces her candidacy for President of the United States at a press conference (film 2776).

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screenshotMay 2, 1966, Comedian Jack Benny gives Mayor Lindsay fiscal advice during a press conference (film no. 1682).

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screenshotSeptember 15, 1969, Duke Ellington and Mayor Lindsay on the steps of City Hall (film 2048).

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screenshotJuly 8, 1966, Mayor Lindsay presents film director Alfred Hitchcock the key to the city at a press conference announcing the opening of Hitchcock's latest film, 'Torn Curtain' (film 1560).

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screenshotOctober 3, 1979, Pope John Paul II arrives at the LaGuardia Marine Air Terminal at the start of his first visit to the United States (film 4179).

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screenshotJohn F. Kennedy at the Statue of Liberty.

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screenshotBlizard in the spring of 1953.

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