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Audio Recording The Navy is ready

The Navy is ready [sound recording] /Josephus Daniels.

About this Item


  • The Navy is ready


  • Speech by Josephus Daniels, U.S. Secretary of the Navy. "'We have just begun to fight,' was the slogan of the Navy of '76. That is the slogan of the Navy today."


  • Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. spk
  • Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
  • A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [New York] : Nation's Forum, 1918.


  • -  Daniels, Josephus,--1862-1948--Political and social views
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • -  Political oratory--United States
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Naval operations, American
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--United States--Propaganda
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1913-1921
  • -  Live sound recordings
  • -  Test pressings (Sound recordings)


  • Alternate takes (Sound recordings)


  • -  Nation's Forum: 77643-2 (matrix).
  • -  Josephus Daniels, speaker.
  • -  Recorded Jan. 17, 1918, New York, N.Y.
  • -  Take 2.
  • -  Sound quality: fair.
  • -  Single-sided vinyl custom pressing of an original master recording made by the Columbia Graphophone Company; issued as an unnumbered Nation's Forum series matrix number 77643.
  • -  Without label; data handwritten on container.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Rigler and Deutsch index, DLC 308/0651
  • -  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 (3 min., 7 sec.) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • NCPB 03260

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004650679

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:

Daniels, Josephus, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. The Navy is ready. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio.

APA citation style:

Daniels, J., Nation'S Forum Collection & A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. (1918) The Navy is ready. [New York: Nation's Forum] [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Daniels, Josephus, . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. The Navy is ready. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.