Communication Studies 046 (Ames): Prep Tools

Famous Debates and Speeches

Presidential Debates (1858 to present)

Vital Speeches of the Day
This publication publishes famous speeches from 1934 to the present

American Rhetoric
5,000 full text, audio and/or video presentations of famous speeches.

Gifts of Speech: Women's Speeches from Around the World
A collection of contemporary speeches from women across the world.

Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches
Transcripts and videos of famous African American speeches from the 20th Century.

Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project
Website devoted to study the great speeches and debates