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Audio Recording American rights

American rights [sound recording] /William G. McAdoo.

About this Item


  • American rights


  • A speech by William Gibbs McAdoo, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. "Fellow countrymen, this great Republic is facing one of the most extraordinary situations in the world's history. It would be difficult to exagerate the seriousness of the great conflict in which we are engaged."


  • McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941. spk
  • Nation's Forum Collection (Library of Congress)
  • A.F.R. Lawrence Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

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


  • -  McAdoo, W. G.--(William Gibbs),--1863-1941--Political and social views
  • -  Speeches, addresses, etc., American
  • -  Political oratory--United States
  • -  World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects--United States
  • -  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: 77644-1 (matrix).
  • -  William McAdoo, speaker.
  • -  Recorded Jan. 17, 1918, New York, N.Y.
  • -  Take 1.
  • -  Sound quality: good.
  • -  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 77644.
  • -  Without label; data handwritten on container.
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  Rigler and Deutsch index, DLC 308/0654
  • -  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., 31 sec.) : analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • NCPB 03261

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004650680

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:

Mcadoo, W. G. , . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. American Rights. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio.

APA citation style:

McAdoo, W. G., Nation'S Forum Collection & A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. (1918) American Rights. [New York: Nation's Forum] [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mcadoo, W. G. , . Spk, Nation'S Forum Collection, and A.F.R. Lawrence Collection. American Rights. [New York: Nation's Forum, 1918] Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.