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Fiorello H. LaGuardia remains perhaps the most important and beloved mayor in New York history....More


Honoring the Namesake of Fiorello H. La Guardia Community College - Prof. Joanne Reitano, PhD LAGCC
Collection Highlights
  • A WNYC Scene Sampler Circa 1939 by Laszlo MatulayArticle by Andy Lanset, Director of Archives, New York Public Radio. Posted on the WNYC Blog (NYPR Archives & Preservation) Wed., Sept. 23, 2015. Artifact located at the La Guardia and Wagner Archives.
  • The 80th Anniversary of the Social Security ActMayor LaGuardia responds to the deadlock in Albany in 1935 that delayed implementation of the law in New York. Social Security was among the most important legislation to come out of the New Deal. (Original print docs. located at the NYC Municipal Arch.),
  • Gemma La Guardia Gluck: Sister of Fiorello and Holocaust SurvivorMayor Fiorello La Guardia's sister, Gemma, was in Budapest during World War II. Because of her Jewish ancestry, she became a victim of the Holocaust.
  • Triborough Bridge Opens: July 11, 1936Spanning the Harlem River, the Bronx Kill and the Hell Gate, its 3 main bridges connect Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. This is part of a film celebrating the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority's 30th anniversary in 1964.
  • I Am An American Day 1941 and 1945In 1940 Congress created "I Am An American Day" to honor Americans who had reached voting age and immigrants who had become citizens. The Central Park event in 1945 attracted one million people.
  • Fiorello La Guardia and the Public Works AdministrationMayor La Guardia's telegram to Interior Secretary Harold Ickes on funding for public housing in Brooklyn and the need for an NYC Liasion for public works.
  • World War II Japanese Internment and Mayor La Guardia: 70 Years LaterCorrespondence between Mayor La Guardia, Interior Secretary Harold Ickes and C.C. Burlingham on the re-settlement of Japanese-Americans in New York.
  • The Rise of a Reformer: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • Health and Housing: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • La Guardia and Organized Labor: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • La Guardia and Aviation: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • La Guardia and The Physical City: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • La Guardia and Relief: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • The Last Days / World War Two: La Guardia Radio ProgramsLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
  • Highlights from The La Guardia Radio Program SeriesLa Guardia Radio Programs: Dreamer and The Doer - The Life And Work of Fiorello H. La Guardia:
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