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 provides news, information, and resources for those interested in the study of the presidency from a rhetorical perspective. Focusing largely on contemporary presidential issues, assists researchers in locating recent information relating to American presidents, political communication, and rhetorical criticism.

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