Town Hall, Inc. records

Title
Town Hall, Inc. records, 1895-1955, bulk (1940-1955)
Author
Town Hall, Inc.
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Description
284 linear feet (286 boxes, 6 volumes, 12 sound recordings, 1 other item )
Uniform Title
America's town meeting of the air (Radio program)
Genre/Form
  • Photoprints.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sound recordings.
Note
  • Additional records of musical programs held at Town Hall are located in the Music Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
  • Sound recordings, 1938-1949, from a series of lectures at Town Hall on mental health issues are described separately.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Source (note)
  • The Town Hall (N.Y.U.)
Biography (note)
  • Town Hall was founded in 1894 by six prominent suffragists under the name League for Political Education to continue the struggle for women's rights by raising political consciousness. Robert Ely was director of the League from 1907 to 1937. The Town Hall building, erected with funds raised by public subscription, was opened in 1921 as "a meeting place, clearing house for ideas, forum, lyceum, concert hall, school, and college." In 1935 George Denny, associate director of the League and later president, created America's Town Meeting of the Air, a radio program to foster discussion of political, social and economic concerns. The name of the institution was changed in 1938 to The Town Hall, Inc. and in 1956 it became affiliated with New York University.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 3013
Author
Town Hall, Inc.
Title
Town Hall, Inc. records, 1895-1955, bulk (1940-1955)
Summary
Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports, financial records, transcripts, publicity materials, photographs, and scrapbooks of newsclippings concerning the League for Political Education and Town Hall, Inc. League for Political Education records consist of correspondence and minutes, 1935-1937, of the executive and other committees. Records of America's Town Meeting of the Air, 1935-1956, include general correspondence, letters from listeners, office memoranda, audience mail reports, speakers aid materials, correspondence of the director of radio and television operations, publicity materials, photographs, and newsclippings. Collection contains Town Hall records, such as correspondence, financial and legal papers, transcripts of lectures, printed matter, and photographs, from the Historical Dept., Concert Dept., Short Courses Division, and other units of the institution.
Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Biography
Town Hall was founded in 1894 by six prominent suffragists under the name League for Political Education to continue the struggle for women's rights by raising political consciousness. Robert Ely was director of the League from 1907 to 1937. The Town Hall building, erected with funds raised by public subscription, was opened in 1921 as "a meeting place, clearing house for ideas, forum, lyceum, concert hall, school, and college." In 1935 George Denny, associate director of the League and later president, created America's Town Meeting of the Air, a radio program to foster discussion of political, social and economic concerns. The name of the institution was changed in 1938 to The Town Hall, Inc. and in 1956 it became affiliated with New York University.
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Denny, George V., 1899-1959.
Ely, Robert Erskine, 1861-
League for Political Education (U.S.)
Added Title
America's town meeting of the air (Radio program)
Research Call Number
MssCol 3013
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