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From War To Normalcy: An Introduction to the Nation's Forum Collection
The Nation's Forum Collection of sound recordings preserves the voices of American leaders from the start of the twentieth century. The idea originated with St. Louis attorney and promoter of the arts Guy Golterman after a visit to the Library of Congress. He later commented: "As I looked at the facsimile of Washington's farewell and the original of Lincoln's Gettysburg address, I profoundly wished...
The sound recordings are the authoritative version of the speeches in this collection. Listeners are reminded that the recorded speeches are, for the most part, recreations of earlier presentations. The editors prepared the transcriptions for this project; unclear or unintelligible passages are bracketed.