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

Transcript of the 1982 Ford Hall Forum's First Amendment Award featuring Maya Angelou
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 a 2005 Ford Hall Forum featuring Sarah Vowell
Transcript of an audio address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by author Sarah Vowell, titled "Assassination Vacation."

Transcript of a 2007 Ford Hall Forum featuring Paul Hawken and Steve Curwood
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 a 2007 Ford Hall Forum featuring Garrison Keillor
Transcript of an audio address delivered at the Ford Hall Forum by Garrison Keillor, titled "Pontoon: a Lake Wobegon Story."

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 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 a 1963 Ford Hall Forum lecture by Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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 for Second Annual First Amendment Award, 1982
Invitation to the second annual Ford Hall Forum First Amendment Award, held Sunday, May 9th, 1982 at Northeastern University. Award honoring Maya Angelou.

Ford Hall Forum Announcement of 65th Season, 1972
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.…

Ford Hall Forum program, February 1928
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…

Ford Hall Forum Announcement of 32nd Season, 1939
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…
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