Selected Special Collections
Congressional Speech Collection
Pamphlets of speeches delivered by members of Congress, 1825-1940
The printed texts of 3,570 speeches delivered by members of Congress between 1825-1940 are preserved in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The majority of these individually published pamphlets date from the last six decades of the nineteenth century. While many of the post-Civil War speeches were printed in other sources, the full text of earlier examples survive largely through the pamphlet copies.