American Political Speeches
Selected Reference Resources for American Political Speeches
How to Find:
- Speeches: A wealth of resources in Green Library and on the Web.
- Vital Speeches of the Day: (Stanford Aux. Library 808.85.V836) Latest in Current Periodicals. 1934+ available electronically (use the find full text in the searchworks record - use the Advanced search and enter Vital Speeches as the SO Pub Name.
- Presidential Rhetoric.com: provides news, information, and resources for those interested in the study of the presidency from a rhetorical perspective. Focusing largely on contemporary presidential issues, PresidentialRhetoric.com assists researchers in locating recent information relating to American presidents, political communication, and rhetorical criticism.
Audio and Video Speech Websites
- Speeches from the History Channel (mostly audio+Video
- The Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debates, 1960, from the Internet Archive
- History of Televised Presidential Debates (1960-2000) - Video, news and commentary on presidential debates 1960-2008
- American Rhetoric: Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two.
- Web Sites for Political Speeches: includes The American Presidency Project; Presidential White House Tapes; Convention Speaking and much more/li>