Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)

Title

Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)

Creator

Ford Hall Forum

Description

The Ford Hall Forum Collection documents the history of the nation’s longest running free public lecture series. The Forum has hosted some the most notable figures in the arts, science, politics, and the humanities since its founding in 1908. The collection, which spans from 1908 to 2013, includes of 85 boxes of materials related to the Forum's administration, lectures, fund raising, partnerships, and its radio program, the New American Gazette.

Source

View the finding aid to the Ford Hall Forum Collection for more information (PDF).

 

Language

English

Items in the Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113) Collection

Photograph of Ashley Judd and Candelaria Silva, 2011
Color photograph of Ashley Judd and Candelaria Silva from April 8, 2011. This event was a discussion between Judd and Silva entitled "Bittersweet Humanitarianism" which explored Judd's transition from award winning actress to humanitarian.

Photograph of Ford Hall Forum audience line, undated
Black and white photograph of audience waiting in line to attend Ford Hall Forum event. "1 Ashburton Place" written on the back.

Portraits of George Coleman, undated
Two portraits of Ford Hall Forum founder George W. Coleman, mounted on black board with his name written in white ink under right hand portrait.

Ford Hall Forum cloth banner, undated
Cloth banner for the Ford Hall Forum. Banner is navy with a white border and white text. Top texts of banner reads "Ford Hall Forum." Below is an image of a torch with flames.

Ford Hall Forum felt banner, undated
Felt banner for the Ford Hall Forum. Banner is navy with a white border and white text. Top text of banner reads "Let There Be Light." Center of banner has an image of a torch in the middle of the year "1908." Bottom of the banner reads "Ford Hall…

Poster for Ford Hall Forum Season, 1979-1980
Program for the 1979-1980 Ford Hall Forum season to be held at the Alumni Auditorium at Northeastern University. Line up includes David Halberstam, Professor John Kenneth Galbraith, Ralph Nader, Samuel Schwartz, Nicholas Johnson, Midge Costanza,…

Photograph of Attendees of the Tenth Annual Sociological Conference, 1917
Photograph of the attendees of the 10th Annual Sociological Conference in Sagamore, Massachusetts, held June 27-29, 1917.

Photograph of Jesse Jackson and David S. Nelson, 1983
Black and white photograph of Jesse Jackson with David Nelson. Jackson's lecture entitled "Education: Foundation for Democracy" took place on March 27, 1983.

Photograph of Hanan Ashrawi Event, 1995
Black and white photograph of Ford Hall Forum lecture featuring Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian legislator, activist, and scholar, on May 18, 1995. Ashrawi's talk was entitled "The Side of Peace: A Personal Account."

Ford Hall Forum 75 Years of Public Discourse Anniversary Booklet, 1983
Booklet created for the 75th anniversary of the Ford Hall Forum featuring a history of the Forum.

Daniel Schorr First Amendment Award Remarks, 1986
Transcript of remarks made by Daniel Schorr, American journalist, upon receiving the Ford Hall Forum First Amendment Award on May 11, 1986.

Transcript of Ford Hall Forum Lecture by Malcolm X, 1963
Transcript of audio from address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Malcolm X on October 6, 1963. Lecture entitled "God's Solution to America's Race Problem."

Transcript of Ford Hall Forum lecture by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963
Transcript of audio from address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1963. The top of the transcription includes the following note: "This event took place three weeks before King's incarceration in…

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