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Speeches, Addresses, Remarks, and Writings, 1930-1974

 Series 1

This series primarily contains McKeldin's own speeches, although there are a few addresses by other people as well. Some files include letters written by McKeldin or received by him relating to speeches. Most of the speeches are from his gubernatorial years.

There are a wide-range of types of speeches including: state of the state addresses, budget messages, sermons, speeches on George Washington and Valley Forge, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. There are also addresses concerning the state of Israel, the United Nations, trade organizations, youth groups, and service clubs, as well as remarks on racial integration, peace, religion, politics, safety, and sports, etc. This series includes testimonials, memorials, eulogies, campaign speeches, and a few poems not written by McKeldin. Transcripts of commentaries recorded for WJZ-TV are prominent in 1968 and 1969.

Arrangement is chronological, and there are two partial indices - one by subject and one by date. The Archives and Manuscripts Department prepared the "Index to Speeches-Subject" for those speeches previously arranged topically, but now interfiled into the chronological sequence. McKeldin's secretary prepared the "Index to Speeches-Chronological," which covers only his gubernatorial years, 1951-1958. It was updated and reformatted in January 2001 to include new speeches from recent acquisitions. The subject index and the old and new chronological indices are located in Box 22.


  • 1930-1974

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is open for research.


11.50 Linear Feet


Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

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