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Historical Speeches

resources to find notable speeches

Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals

See Databases tab section of this Guide.

Recorded Speeches - Audio and Video

To locate recordings of speeches use the MATERIAL TYPE limiter in The CAT. Limit your search to either AUDIO MATERIAL or VIDEO MATERIAL. Use the keywords "Speeches, addresses" or search by the name of the speaker, e.g. Martin Luther King, William Jennings Bryan, etc... Many web sites provide audio and video clips from famous speeches. See the Web Resources section of this guide for places to start.

A Few General Collections to Try: