NYPR Archives & Preservation
June 28, 2013 - Volume 12  Issue 26
Edition # 564

1959: Elmer Carter discusses the work of the New York State Commission Against Discrimination on this edition of Campus Press Conference.

1966: George Reedy, Press Secretary (on leave) to President Johnson, talks about the White House and the press on this broadcast from the Overseas Press Club.

1976: Leandro Katz, Kathy Acker, and Anne Pitrone discuss 'Art as Idea' on this edition of The Reader's Almanac with Walter James Miller.
From the Second Annual WNYC Book Festival

The March 21-27,1954 festival featured Ralph Ellison, Laura Hobson,  Mark Van Doren and Gilbert Highet (1906-1978). Highet was a Scottish-American classicist, academic, writer, intellectual, critic and literary historian best known as a teacher of the humanities at Columbia University. (WNYC Archive Collections)


     City College and WNYC During WWII

"The reason America is at war is told variously and voluminously in swarms of books. The hundred best of these are digested by New York City's own College of the City of New York and the fruits of the study go on the air as Saturday morning programs from WNYC, starting at 10:45 a.m.

"The first of these November, 1942 features was a CUNY teaching staff review of the book, Slavery Under Hitler's New Order, by Walter Citrine. It was followed by dicussions of Erika Mann's School for Barbarians; Gregor Ziemer's Education for Death; George N Shuster's Strong Man Rule; and Franz Neumann's Behemoth, the Structure and Practice of National Socialism."

Source: WNYC Masterwork Bulletin, November & December 1942, pg.18.

From the collection of the City College Civilian Defense Council Lectures, 1942. Council Lectures, recorded in cooperation with WNYC in 1942, these recordings feature lectures given by City College of the City University of New York staff on post-war topics of science and war.

Listen in at: Council Lectures.
WNYC First day of broadcast, July 8th, 1924. 
Municipal Archives Collection.

American Mavericks From the Archives on Q2


"If you're looking for something different, it's high time you discovered CONNECTIONS, the only show of its kind in commercial classical radio. CONNECTIONS, every Saturday night from 10 pm to midnight on WQXR, looks at the worlds of classical, jazz and new age music. In fact, CONNECTIONS is the first show on any commercial station in New York to delve deeply into the New Age phenomenon, featuring New Age music in all its manifestations and, more importantly, relating these new sounds to other forms of music.

"CONNECTIONS intertwines three vibrant and varied musical styles, commenting on similarities and differences, drawing comparisons… CONNECTIONS creator, producer and host is Loren Toolajian, WQXR's Operations Director…"

Source: Excerpt from a WQXR press release of July 23, 1987.

News & Notices:

The WNYC Archives NEH sponsored preservation and access project is on the front page of the Society of American Archivists Recorded Sound spring newsletter.

The WNYC Facebook page has a station timeline (1922-present) with more than 593 milestones, photos, and links to audio. (Right hand column)

We're also working on the WQXR Facebook timeline. (1929 - present)

Check out the @mayorlaguardia Twitter feed straight from the WNYC broadcasts! His Honor now has 434 followers.

The WNYC Archives is on Twitter with 926 followers @wnycarchives.

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