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Audio Recording Save America

Save America [sound recording] /Nicholas Murray Butler.

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  • Save America


  • Speech by Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University. "There are elements in our population which teach doctrines that sound strange to the American ear. Such men frankly proclaim their preference for the political philosophy of Lenin and Trotsky to those of Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Webster and Lincoln. The issue is a preservation of the American form of government, with its incomparable blessing of liberty under the law."


  • Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. spk
  • Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
  • A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [New York] : Nation's Forum, 1920.


  • -  Butler, Nicholas Murray,--1862-1947--Political and social views
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • -  Political oratory--United States
  • -  Campaign literature, 1920--Republican
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1913-1921
  • -  Live sound recordings
  • -  Test pressings (Sound recordings)


  • Alternate takes (Sound recordings)


  • -  Nation's Forum: 49785-1 (matrix).
  • -  Nicholas Murray Butler, speaker.
  • -  Recorded Apr. 8, 1920, New York, N.Y.
  • -  Take 1.
  • -  Sound quality: very good.
  • -  Single-sided vinyl custom pressing of an original master recording made by the Columbia Graphophone Company for the Nation's Forum label; issued as Nation's Forum N.F. 9. Reverse side of original disc is music selection: High school cadets march, by John Philip Sousa; performed by Prince's Band (Nation's Forum matrix 49455).
  • -  Without label; data handwritten on sleeve.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Rigler and Deutsch index, DLC 308/0320
  • -  Goldenberg, D. "Nation's Forum : a history and discography," The Discographer, v. 2, n. 4
  • -  Source used: M/B/RS Recorded Sound Section Subjects files; discographical sources.
  • -  Production level cataloging.


  • 1 sound disc (4 min., 26 sec.) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • NCPB 03133
  • NCPBX 00708 Copy 2
  • NCPBX 00709 Copy 3
  • NCPBX 00710 Copy 4
  • NCPBX 00711 Copy 5
  • NCPBX 00712 Copy 6

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004650655

Rights Advisory

  • Digital version reproduced by the Library of Congress through the generosity of the family of Guy Golterman and with the cooperation of CBS-Sony Records and the Recording Industry Association of America.

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Butler, Nicholas Murray, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. Save America. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1920] Audio.

APA citation style:

Butler, N. M., Nation'S Forum Collection & A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. (1920) Save America. [New York: Nation's Forum] [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Butler, Nicholas Murray, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. Save America. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1920] Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.