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Speeches, Transcripts & Audio


American Rhetoric

Includes political speeches, movie speeches. and much more.


Archival Sound Recordings

Thousands of recordings showcasing audio history from 19th century wax cylinders to the present day; source: British Library


British Pathe

One of the oldest and largest video archives; it contains more than 100,000 video clips and thousands of hours of programming that cover the years 1896 to the 1970s.


C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives.


Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World

Brings together speeches given by women from all around the world


HistoryChannel.Com Speeches

Major speeches in audio clip format from the 20th century.


iHeartRadio

Provides links to hundreds of Internet radio stations around the United States.


Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States

The online version of the government publication containing all Presidential inaugural speeches.


PopUp Archive

Provides access to an archive of sound from around the world.


Radio Search Engine

Search for your favorite artist and listen to their music. If it's not playing right now, you'll find stations that will likely play it which will lead to other music and stations you're sure to enjoy.


Radio-Locator

Leads to over 10,000 radio stations and 2,500 audio streams throughout the world.


RadioTuna

Useful for tracking down radio stations to listen to. You can search by genre, artist or radio station.


Speech Accent Archive

Uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed.


Vincent Voice Library

Vincent Voice Library is working to preserve over 100 years of historical spoken word recordings like those of the U.S. Presidents.