In Chemeketa's Library Reference Collection
- Speech index, with supplement vol. REFERENCE COLLECTION 016.80885 Su8
- Look up the subject or author you want. Each speech indexed has a short descriptive title, followed by one or more letter/number codes. (Example HIB:116.) The codes refer to an alphabetical list in the front of the volume. If you look up HIB, you will find Hibbett, George W., ed. The Dolphin Book of Speeches. ... 1965. You would then look in the library catalog to see whether Chemeketa has that book. The number after the colon in the code is the page number in the book.
- Landmark documents on the U.S. Congress REFERENCE COLLECTION 328.7309 L23
- Includes a section of speeches. Also available as an electronic book.
- Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History REFERENCE COLLECTION 808.85 L547
- A collection of famous speeches in history. There is also one copy which can be checked out in the circulating shelves: see below.
- Voices of Multicultural America REFERENCE COLLECTION 815.0080920693 V87
- Notable speeches by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans.
- American voices: An encyclopedia of contemporary orators, REFERENCE COLLECTION 815.5403 Am3
- Information about speakers, rather than actual speeches. May be used to find information on rhetorical style.
A Selection of Speech Books from Chemeketa's Circulating Collection:
You may take these books out for three weeks. In shelf order:
- 305.896073 X1
- Malcolm X speaks : selected speeches and statements. X, Malcolm. Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
- 305.896073 X12
- By any means necessary : speeches, interviews, and a letter. X, Malcolm. Publisher: Pathfinder Press, 1970.
- 808.85 L547
- Lend me your ears : great speeches in history. Norton, c1992.
- 808.85 P37
- The Penguin book of twentieth-century speeches. McArthur, Brian, ed. Viking, 1992.
- 808.85 W89
- The world's great speeches. Copeland, Lewis, ed. Dover, 1973.
- 815.008 H52
- Famous speeches by eminent American statesmen, Hicks, Frederick Charles, ed. West Publishing Co., 1929.
- 815.008 H62
- Historic speeches of African Americans. Halliburton, Warren J., ed. Watts, 1993.
- 815.508 F92
- From megaphones to microphones : speeches of American women, 1920-1960. Praeger, 2003.
- 815.5408 R29
- Representative American speeches. H. W. Wilson Co. 1968- .
- 973.04 Se4
- Selected American speeches on basic issues, 1850-1950. Houghton Mifflin, 1960.
- 973.0496 D85w
- W. E. B. Du Bois speaks : speeches and addresses . Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. Pathfinder Press, c1970.
Magazines which contain speeches:
- Vital Speeches of the Day
- Chemeketa subscribes to this magazine. Vital Speeches of the Day is indexed by subject and key words in Gale General Onefile, available on the database page. There is also an Author and Topic index in the November 15 issue of each year. You can check out a paper issue from the library for one week.
- Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
- Not all articles are speeches, but most are speeches by the U.S. President.Chemeketa does not subscribe to the paper version. Full text articles are available on the Web on FDsys browse, or search the Compilation by going to the FDsys search. Click on "Compilation of Presidential Documents" and click the Add button; then put a key word or phrase in the search space.
Speeches occasionally appear in other periodicals as well. Keywords to use in Gale databases are speech and transcript.
Some Internet Sites with Electronic Texts of Speeches:
- American Rhetoric - http://www.americanrhetoric.com/
- Over 5,000 U.S. speeches in full text, streaming audio, or video. Includes "Top 100."
- Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches From Around the World - http://www.giftsofspeech.org/
- "Dedicated to preserving and creating access to speeches by influential contemporary, women from around the world."
- Social Justice Speeches Project - http://www.sojust.net/speeches.html
- Speeches on social justice themes from the 19th and 20th centuries
- Presidential Speeches - http://www.ipl.org/div/potus/
- Site for info on Presidents of the United States, with links to historic documents, including speeches.
- Presidential Speech Archive - http://millercenter.org/scripps/archive/speeches
- The Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia has collected these speeches. Arranged by president, in reverse chronological order.
- Inaugural addresses on Bartleby - http://www.bartleby.com/124/
- Bartleby includes inaugural addresses of all U.S. Presidents. Under "Reference" select "U.S. Inagurals" from the drop-down menu.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project - http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/
- Famous M.L. King speeches and links to other King sites. Click "Popular Requests" and select from the menu for speeches.
- Castro Archives - http://www.lanic.utexas.edu/la/cb/cuba/castro.html
- Speeches (and other documents) of Fidel Castro.
- African National Congress speeches - http://www.anc.org.za/list.php?t=Speeches
- Including speeches of the former ANC president, Nelson Mandela.
- Chief Joseph - http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/six/jospeak.htm
- Selected sayings and speeches of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
- Speeches of Hugh Hammond Bennett - http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/about/history/speeches
- Selected speeches from the "father of the soil and water conservation movement."
- Nazi and East German Propaganda Page - http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/
- Full text of propaganda, including speeches by Nazi and East German leaders.
To find a speech by a specific person on the Internet try this:
1. Go to Search.com - http://www.search.com/.
2. In the search space, type the name of the famous speaker you want in quotation marks (for example, "Helen Keller") and click the Search button.
3. When your search appears, scroll to the bottom of the page and click in the box next to "Search within these results." In the search space itself, type the word "speech" and click the Search button.
With any luck, you'll find one or more speeches in the results.
The above search would have found:
Strike Against War, by Helen Keller
You could also try:
Alex: A Catalog of Electronic Texts on the Internet - http://www.infomotions.com/alex/
Additional Library Skills for SP111
- Biographies: Finding Information on People
- How to find information about persons
- Finding Information on Ethnic and Cultural Groups
- A guide to finding this information in books, magazines, journals, and the Internet
- Finding Special Encyclopedias
- How to use the library catalog to find a wide variety of special subject encyclopedias and dictionaries.
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Updated: 9 March 2012