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Collections of Speeches
Audio files for over 5000 speeches, sermons, legal proceedings and other media events. Rhetorical Figures in Sound, an online dictionary, has audio files to illustrate definitions.
The Best Commencement Speeches, Ever
Database of commencement speeches from NPR. Includes transcripts and some video and audio. 1774 to 2915. Search by name, school, date, or theme.
Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
An online archive of speeches by influential contemporary women, collected between 1996 and 2010.
Say it Plain, Say it Loud: A Century of Great African American Speeches
Collection of African American speeches created buy American Radio Works, largely from the 20th century. Includes audio files and transcripts of speeches ranging from Booker T. Washington, to Fannie Lou Hamer, to Barack Obama.
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