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Library Guide 2: Locating Speeches in the Subject Catalog

Subject headings to locate collections of speeches, use the following subject headings when consulting LIUCAT:

  Afro-American Orations
  American Orations
  Oration
  Speeches, addresses, etc.
  Speeches, addresses, etc., American

Collections of Speeches, Addresses, etc.

E173.A753 1990 Ravitch, Diane, ed. The American Reader: Words that Moved a Nation
E185.F592 1972 Foner, Philip S. ed. The Voice of Black America: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971.
PS668 .G743 1997bx Great American speeches [videorecording]: 80 years of political oratory. This unique, six-part series places students of public speaking, American history, and political science front row...
Ref J81.C62 1994 (Reference) Lott, David Newton. The Presidents Speak: The Inaugural Addresses of the American Presidents, from Washington to Clinton
Ref J81.C88 1988 (Reference) Podell, Janet and Steven Anzovin, eds. Speeches of the American Presidents .
Ref PN6122.L4 1997 (Reference) Safire, William. Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History.
PS663.M55V64 1996 Straub, Deborah Gillan, ed. Voices of Multicultural America: Notable Speeches Delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans 1790-1995 .
Ref PS668.C58 1992 (Reference) Ryan, Halford Ross. Contemporary American Discourse: A Collection of Speeches and Critical Essays.

Critical Information on Speakers and Speeches

Ref HQ1412.W67 1993 (Reference) Campbell, Karen Kohrs ed. Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1800-1925: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.
Ref HQ1412.W67 1994 (Reference) Campbell, Karen Kohrs ed. Women Public Speakers in the United States, 1925-1993: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook.


Periodicals

Vital Speeches of the Day

Vital Speeches is published twice a month and contains important addresses of recognized public opinion leaders in fields such as politics, sociology, religion, health education, business, etc.

The library has volumes 13 (1946) to 68 (2001) in the Periodicals Department. All issues, from 1934 to present, are available full-text through EBSCOhost's Academic Search Premier or Business Search Premier (click here).

Ref A13.S85 1966 (Reference) Sutton, Robert Briggs. Speech Index: An Index to 259 Collections of World Famous Orations and Speeches for Various Occassions.
Ref A13.S85 1966 supp. 2 (Reference)

Mitchell, Charity. Speech Index: An Index to 259 Collections of World Famous Orations and Speeches For Various Occassions. Fourth Edition Supplement, 1966-1980.

 
Revised by P. Salber 11/05
 
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