Department of Communication

Speech Resources and Databases


Speeches of Abraham Lincoln

Fireside Chats of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Inaugural Addresses of Presidents of the United States

Speeches of Lyndon B. Johnson

Speeches of John F. Kennedy

Nixon Speeches

American Leaders Speak: Recordings from WWI and the 1920 Collection

Presidential Addresses

Malcolm X: His Words Written and Spoken

Nelson Mandela Speeches

Fidel Castro Speech Database

Pope John Paul II Speeches

Pope Benedict XVI Speeches

Winston Churchill Speech Collection



Sermon Central


Sermon Database




Say it plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches

History Channel’s Great Speeches Archive

Speeches of Federal Reserve Board Members

Earliest Voices: A Gallery from the Vincent Voice Library

Televised Debate History

History and Politics Out Loud

The Media Institute’s Communications Forum Speeches

National Press Club Speeches

OYEZ (Supreme Court Arguments)

The Pacifica Radio/UC Berkeley Social Activism Sound Recording Project

Speech and Transcript Center

Speeches and Speechmakers (University of Iowa)

Speeches on Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (US)

Speeches by African National Congress (ANC ) Officials

Debate Central

American Rhetoric

The History Place Great Speeches Collection

An Archive of Texts by Women Speakers

Resources for Scientific Presentations 


Resources for Scientific Presentations

Advice on Designing Scientific Posters

Tips for Preparing Scientific Presentations

Faculty Seminar

Attend biweekly meetings to discuss strategies for integrating oral and written communication into your courses. Faculty who attend the seminar are awarded a stipend of $1,000. Apply for next term’s faculty seminar.