Speeches, 1941 -- 1963


This series is part of Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1890 -- 1992

Series Overview

Title: Speeches
Dates: 1941 -- 1963
Call Number: MS025.004.005
Size: 1.3 Cubic Feet, 2 Digital Object(s)

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The speech files usually contain one or more drafts of a speech, the finished speech, and correspondence and clippings relating to the speech. Of particular note are Murrow's 1959 Granada Lecture, his speeches for the United States Information Agency, and a compilation (number 566) of his noteworthy speeches, 1941-61.

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  Albert Einstein Commemorative Award 1957

Microfilm Reel 50. Albert Einstein Commemorative Award in the Humanities Acceptance.
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  Chicago, Radio and Television News Director's Convention 1958 -- 1959

Microfilm Reel 50. "Chicago Speech" The file also included correspondence between ERM and people supporting him and asking for copies of the speech.
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  Granada Lecture, "Television & Politics" 1959

Microfilm Reel 50. Guildhall, London. Speech in published form as well as working copy.
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  Speech Material 1956 -- 1958

Microfilm Reel 50.
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  Speeches, Noteworthy with Text 1941 -- 1961

Microfilm Reel 50. (12/02/1941) "In Honor of a Man and an Ideal" Three talks on Freedom: Archibald MacLeish, William Paley, Edward Murrow. CBS Dinner in honor of Murrow; (12/05/1946) "Stars in the Afternoon"; (02/06/1947) "World Wide Communication of Ideas" 4th National Conference of Public Relations Executives; (06/1947) "America as an Island" Smith College Commencement; (02/19/1953) Inauguration Speech - President Gallagher, New York City College; (04/25/1954) "Role of Public Opinion on the National Security Policy" U.S. Military Academy, West Point; (06/28/1954) Award Acceptance, Freedom House; (12/19/1955) Award Acceptance, Delta Phi Epsilon; (Fall 1956) Detroit; (04/13/1957) 50th Anniversary Observance - Commentary American Jewish Committee; (05/05/1957) Albert Einstein Commemorative Award in the Humanities Acceptance, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva Un.; (05/22/1957) Award Acceptance, American Academy of Arts and Letters; (06/08/1958) Commencement Address - Honorary Degree, Grinnell College; (10/1958) Award Acceptance, Freedom House; (10/15/1958) "Chicago Speech" Radio and Television News Directors Convention; (10/22/1958) Human Rights Award Acceptance, Joint Defense Appeal of American Jewish Committee; (06/04/1959) Commencement Address, The Buckley School; (10/14/1960) Commencement Address, Rochester University; (10/19/1959) "Television and Politics:, Granada Lecture, London; (01/21/1961) Murrow's Last Speech as Broadcaster, Radio-television Executives Society.
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  United States Information Agency 1961

Microfilm Reel 50. (03/14/1961) Statement by ERM at Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing regarding his nomination as Director, U.S. Information Agency; (05/01/1961) Murrow's first address as Director of USIA before the joint session of the House and Senate of the Missouri Legislature, Jefferson City, MO; (05/24/61) "Who Speaks for America?" speech before the National Press Club, Washington, D.C.; (05/27/1961) Statement by ERM at the First national Conference on Peaceful Uses of Space, Tulsa, OK; (06/09/1961) Text of Remarks by ERM at USIA Honor Awards Ceremony; (06/13/1961) "The Divided World" address before Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; (07/14/1961) Testimony of ERM before the Committee on Science and Astronautics of House of Representatives; (09/14/1961) "Improved Communications for Better Understanding" Address to Poor Richard Club, Philadelphia, PA; (09/30/1961) "Murrow Urges Steadiness in Time of Great Tension; (10/06/1961) "Murrow Hails Berlin Courage"; (11/13/1961) Address by ERM before the Public Relations Society of America, Houston, TX.
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  United States Information Agency 1962

Microfilm Reel 50. (02/10/1962) Address before the annual dinner of the Lincoln Group of D.C.; (02/15/1962) Address before the Arthur S. Flemming luncheon and awards ceremony, Washington, D.C.; (02/16/1962) Address before the Annual Meeting of the American Management Association, Chicago, IL; (02/16/1962) Address before the American Academy of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL; (02/26/1962) Text of remarks at the VOA 20th Anniversary Ceremony; (03/02/1962) Address to the Conference of the National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, D.C.; (03/17/1962) Address before Columbia University Scholastic Press association, New York, NY; (04/05/1962) Address before the Annual Conference of the American Association of Industrial Editors, New York, NY; (04/23/1962) Anna Putterman Memorial Lecture by ERM, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; (04/24/1962) Statement by ERM before the Senate Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee and Subcommittee on Communications; (05/06/1962) Address before the Polish Constitution Day Celebration, Chicago, IL; (05/17/1962) Remarks before the Educational press Association, Washington, D.C.; (05/19/1962) Address at the National Newspaper Awards Dinner, Toronto, Canada; (06/03/1962) Text of Commencement Address at Washington State University, Pullman, WA; (06/13/1962) Address before the 21st Annual Conference of the International Council of Industrial Editors, Cleveland, OH; (09/23/1962) Convocation address Williams College, Williamstown, MA; (12/06/1962) Text of address at the Washington -Bangkok Sister City Celebration; (12/14/1962) Statement by ERM at press conference of U.S. book publishers Overseas Press Club, New York City.
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  United States Information Agency 1963

Microfilm Reel 50. (02/08/1963) Remarks at the dedication of the Voice of America's Relay Station, Greenville, NC; (02/11/1963) Address at the 23rd Annual Distinguished Service Award Banquet, Kinston Junior Chamber of Commerce, Kinston, NC; (03/05/1963) Statement before the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives; (03/28/1963) Statement before the Subcommittee on International Organizations and Movements of the Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives; (04/05/1963) Statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in support of The National Academy of Foreign Affairs (NAFA); (06/09/1963) Address at the East Carolina College Commencement, Greenville, NC; (06/14/1963) Extract from an address before the 72nd Annual Convention, General Federation of Women's Clubs, Milwaukee, WI; (06/19/1963) Address before 59th Annual Convention, Advertising Federation of America, Atlanta, GA; (07/01/1963) Address before National Education Association, Detroit, MI; (09/1963) Address at USIA's 7th Annual Honor Awards Ceremony; (09/26/1963) Address before the National Convention of the Federal Bar Association, Philadelphia, PA (Murrow last speech).
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  Q&A session following "In Honor of a Man and an Ideal" speech 1941-12-02

Original housing reads: Edward R. Murrow Q&A session following speech upon his return to U.S. from Europe 12-2:1941 (5 days before Pearl Harbor). Speech is not on this tape - only Q&A followed by Kate Smith singing "God Bless America." Running time 34:41. Unidentified location.
This Q&A session covers topics that include: whether the British Government is justified in refusing to undertake an offensive in Western Europe; Rudolph Hess; the "Far East situation"; British worries about hostile actions from the French Fleet; whether contagious disease is a problem in England; covering London via broadcast news versus cable service; the Churchill government; the food crisis in England; the British campaign in Libya; British and German intelligence; attitude of the British public toward American reluctance to send troops into Europe; the strength of the Soviet Union; Clarence Streit's Union Now proposal; and Ambassador John Winant and American diplomatic representation in London.
More material regarding "In Honor of a Man and an Ideal" in MS025.004.005.132.00566
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  "Wires and Lights" speech to Radio and Television News Directors Association 1958-10-15

In this speech to the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Murrow voices concerns regarding the impact of advertising on radio and television broadcasting.
More material regarding Murrow's speech to the RTNDA in MS025.004.005.132.00563
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