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Title
Nation's Forum Collection Nation's Forum Collection
Type
Audio
Contribution
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937. Contributor
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. Contributor
Clark, Champ, 1850-1921. Contributor
Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950. Contributor
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Contributor
Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957. Contributor
Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956. Contributor
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Contributor
De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975. Contributor
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1867-1951. Contributor
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. Contributor
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Contributor
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. Contributor
Hitchcock, Gilbert M. (Gilbert Monell), 1859-1934. Contributor
Lane, Franklin K. Contributor
Lewis, James, 1863-1939. Contributor
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. Contributor
Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Contributor
McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941. Contributor
Owen, Robert L. (Robert Latham), 1856-1947. Contributor
Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936. Contributor
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948. Contributor
Poindexter, Miles, 1868-1946. Contributor
Purdy, Richard A. (Richard Augustus), 1863-1925. Contributor
Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Contributor
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960. Contributor
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Contributor
Vanderlip, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), 1864-1937. Contributor
White, George, 1872-1953. Contributor
Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. Contributor
Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. Contributor
Subject
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Political oratory--United States.
Patriotism--United States.
Statesmen--United States--Attitudes.
United States--Politics and government--1913-1921.
World War, 1914-1918--United States--Propaganda.
Presidents--United States--Election--1920.
Campaign speeches--United States.
Presidential candidates--United States--Attitudes.
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Genre Form
speeches
sound recording
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Identified By
Lccn: 96703617
Summary
The Nation's Forum Collection at the Library of Congress consists of 59 acoustic recordings of speeches, delivered without a public audience solely for the purposes of preserving the speakers' voices. With two exceptions, the reverse side of the original records consisted of patriotic music. The recordings can be placed into two distinct series, 1918 and 1919-1920. Devoted mainly to World War I topics, the 1918 series was not sold commercially but distributed only to political organizations and other groups on ten-inch discs. The notable exception was the commercially-distributed recording of "From the battlefield of France" by General John J. Pershing, backed by U.S. Ambassador James Gerard's "Loyalty." Other speakers in the 1918 series were labor leader Samuel Gompers, Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, Senators Warren G. Harding and James Hamilton Lewis, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, Speaker of the House Champ Clark, financier Frank A. Vanderlip, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the Treasury William McAdoo, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and writer Richard A. Purdy. Of the fifteen 1918 recordings at the Library, the Pershing/Gerard record is an original shellac disc, 11 records are modern vinyl test pressings struck from original masters, and two recordings are audio tape dubs.
CONT.: The 1919-1920 series was devoted primarily to the 1920 presidential election and postwar issues. Recordings in this series were released at a rate of two per month, one Republican and one Democrat, on twelve-inch discs for two dollars each. The 1919-1920 series includes Democratic speakers Franklin D. Roosevelt, William G. McAdoo, Mitchell Palmer, Stephen S. Wise, Bainbridge Colby, James W. Gerard, Champ Clark, Homer S. Cummings, Robert L. Owen, James M. Cox, George White, Newton D. Baker, and Gilbert M. Hitchcock; and Republican speakers Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge, Leonard Wood, Nicholas Murray Butler, Will H. Hays, and Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Indicating that the Nation's Forum project may also have planned to record foreign statesmen, the collection includes recordings of three speeches by Eamonn De Valera, who led the fight to establish the Republic of Ireland. The label of one De Valera recording states that with the sale of each record, a royalty of twenty-five cents would be paid to Dale Eireann, the revolutionary Irish Parliament. Of the Library's 44 recordings from the 1919-1920 series, 24 are original shellac discs, 17 are modern vinyl pressings from original masters, and three are audio tape dubs.
Authorized Access Point
Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937. Nation's Forum Collection
Authorized Access Point Variant
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. Nation's Forum Collection
Clark, Champ, 1850-1921. Nation's Forum Collection
Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950. Nation's Forum Collection
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. Nation's Forum Collection
Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957. Nation's Forum Collection
Cummings, Homer S. (Homer Stillé), 1870-1956. Nation's Forum Collection
Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. Nation's Forum Collection
De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975. Nation's Forum Collection
Gerard, James W. (James Watson), 1867-1951. Nation's Forum Collection
Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924. Nation's Forum Collection
Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. Nation's Forum Collection
Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. Nation's Forum Collection
Hitchcock, Gilbert M. (Gilbert Monell), 1859-1934. Nation's Forum Collection
Lane, Franklin K. Nation's Forum Collection
Lewis, James, 1863-1939. Nation's Forum Collection
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924. Nation's Forum Collection
Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Nation's Forum Collection
McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941. Nation's Forum Collection
Owen, Robert L. (Robert Latham), 1856-1947. Nation's Forum Collection
Palmer, A. Mitchell (Alexander Mitchell), 1872-1936. Nation's Forum Collection
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948. Nation's Forum Collection
Poindexter, Miles, 1868-1946. Nation's Forum Collection
Purdy, Richard A. (Richard Augustus), 1863-1925. Nation's Forum Collection
Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Nation's Forum Collection
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960. Nation's Forum Collection
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Nation's Forum Collection
Vanderlip, Frank A. (Frank Arthur), 1864-1937. Nation's Forum Collection
White, George, 1872-1953. Nation's Forum Collection
Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. Nation's Forum Collection
Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. Nation's Forum Collection