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

Collection Items

Ford Hall Forum program, 1946-1947 Season
Program for the Spring line up of the 1946-1947 Ford Hall Forum season. The forums featured: Cecil Brown, George W. Coleman Birthday Banquet with guest of honor Eleanor Roosevelt, Moshe Shertok, and Max Lerner.

The New American Gazette: Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks and Leola Brown Montgomery, Ford Hall Forum [transcript]
This episode of the New American Gazette featured the remarks of Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, and Leola Brown Montgomery from the Conference on Women and the Constitution. The conference was convened by former First Ladies Betty Ford, Pat Nixon,…

This Ford Hall Forum features William Almon, Lou Gorman, Stephen Jay Gould, Eugene Orza, and Dan Shaughnessy speaking at the John F. Kennedy Library on 16 April 1990.

The New American Gazette: Stokely Carmichael's speech "Black Power" at the Ford Hall Forum [transcript]
Stokely Carmichael, a leader in the civil rights struggle and chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, appeared at Boston's Ford Hall Forum in 1966 advocating for the Black Power movement as a means to reclaim Black Americans’…

The New American Gazette visits the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington through the eyes, ears and hearts of its visitors. Laura Palmer, author of Shrapnel in the Heart, discusses her evocative, heart-wrenching collection of more than 100 letters…

This episode of the New American Gazette features the remarks of Sandra Day O'Connor and Mary E. King at the Conference on Women and the Constitution. It was convened by former First Ladies Betty Ford, Pat Nixon, Rosalyn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson…

The New American Gazette marks the 40th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (December 10th) with a special program on hope and healing in a world of horror. Chilean political exile and torture victim Veronica DeNegri provides a…

Mubarak Awad, a leader of the Palestinian non-violent human rights movement, spoke at the Ford Hall Forum about the Palestinian resistance to the occupation of the West Bank and suggests new initiatives to the seemingly intractable problems of the…

Doris Kearns Goodwin's speech, "The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys : an American saga" at the Ford Hall Forum [audio recording and transcript]
From the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, best-selling biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin, discusses her book,"The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys : an American saga." Goodwin goes behind the lace curtains of two families which gave rise to Camelot in…

Ford Hall Forum: Nat Hentoff speech, “Is Any Form of Speech So Harmful, So Disgusting, So Dangerous, or So Offensive That It Should Not Be Spoken or Published?” [transcript]
Ford Hall Forum featuring Nat Hentoff, a Northeastern University alumnus, former columnist, novelist, biographer, and Bill of Rights expert. Hentoff discussed current events relating to First Amendment rights in a forum entitled, “Is Any Form of…

New American Gazette: “An Agenda for America: David Duke on the Issues,” at Ford Hall Forum [audio recording and transcript]
David Duke, a former Klu Klux Klan leader and Louisiana State Representative, discussed first amendment rights and welfare reform in a forum entitled, “An Agenda for America: David Duke on the Issues.” The forum was originally recorded on March 28…

Chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists Henry Kendall and US Congresswoman Claudine Schneider (R-RI) look at the consequences of the warming of the earth and how it can be averted through individual and collective action.

Fours students involved in the demonstrations for democratic reform in China discuss the future of the movement after the government crackdown in Tiananmen Square. Shen Tong and Yasheng Huang deliver first hand accounts of the events at Tiananmen…

Two Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonists, Paul Szep of The Boston Globe and Mike Peters of The Dayton Daily News, examine the ungentle art of satire and discuss their work in today's world: where to find inspiration, how to choose a target…

This episode combines talks given by two prominent women in politics: Barbara Jordan, a former member of Congress from Houston examines the politics of exclusion in "One Nation Indivisible: Rhetoric or Reality?" and feminist Betty Friedan traces the…

Mitchell Kapor, the one-time teacher of transcendental meditation who became Founder and President of Lotus Development Corporation, surveys the future of technology and its implications for our society. Recorded at the Ford Hall Forum on 4/16/1989…

Did media coverage of the last presidential campaign influence its outcome? NPR political correspondent Linda Wertheimer and Ellen Hume, former political reporter for The Wall Street Journal, assess press coverage of the recent election and lessons…

A discussion on apartheid by Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Afrikaner and Global Secretary of the South African Council of Churches, Reverend Beyers Naudé. The program features parts of the recordings from Naudé's 1985 forum…

Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman describes the state of childhood in America, where one quarter of our nation's children live below the poverty line. Challenging the richest nation in the world to reexamine its spending…
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