Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)
Ford Hall Forum Collection, 1910-2013 (MS113)
Ford Hall Forum
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.
View the finding aid to the Ford Hall Forum Collection for more information (PDF).
Transcript of an audio address delivered by honoree Angelou at the Ford Hall Forum First Amendment Award, titled "The Responsibility to Speak for Freedom’s Sake."
Transcript of an audio address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by author Sarah Vowell, titled "Assassination Vacation."
Transcript of an audio address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Paul Hawken and Steve Curwood. Talk titled "Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being, and Why No One Saw it Coming."
Transcript of an audio address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Garrison Keillor, titled "Pontoon: a Lake Wobegon Story."
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.
Black and white photograph of audience waiting in line to attend Ford Hall Forum event. "1 Ashburton Place" written on the back.
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.
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.
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…
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 the attendees of the 10th Annual Sociological Conference in Sagamore, Massachusetts, held June 27-29, 1917.
Black and white photograph of Jesse Jackson with David Nelson. Jackson's lecture entitled "Education: Foundation for Democracy" took place on March 27, 1983.
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."
Booklet created for the 75th anniversary of the Ford Hall Forum featuring a history of the Forum.
Transcript of remarks made by Daniel Schorr, American journalist, upon receiving the Ford Hall Forum First Amendment Award on May 11, 1986.
Transcript of a 1963 Ford Hall Forum Lecture by Malcolm X, "God’s Solution to America’s Race Problem"
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 audio from address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 3/24/1963 entitled "Desegregation and the Future." The top of the transcription includes the following note: "This event took place three…
Invitation to the second annual Ford Hall Forum First Amendment Award, held Sunday, May 9th, 1982 at Northeastern University. Award honoring Maya Angelou.
Pamphlet announcing the opening of the 65th season, 1972-1973 of the Ford Hall Forum. Season line up includes Ramsay Clark, R. Buckminster Fuller, Dr. Margaret Mead, Dr. Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, John O. Boone, Dr. Jerome G. Miller, Dr. Max Lerner, Dr.…
Program for the February 1928 Ford Hall line up. Speakers include Thurgood Marshall, McGeorge Bundy, Mark DeWolfe Howe, Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam, and Dr. Oscar Handlin. Originally, February 22nd speaker was Walter P. Reuther. His name has been crossed…
Pamphlet announcing the opening of the 32nd season, 1939-1940, of the Ford Hall Forum. "Advance Announcement" printed on front cover. Season line up includes Vincent Sheean, Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman, William Patrick Hitler, Stephen S. Wise, Ernest…