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Library of Congress digital library of primary source and archival material relating to American culture and history: print, manuscripts, photographs, moving pictures and recorded sound.
American Presidency Project
One of the most comprehensive collection of web resources on the American presidency, including audio of presidential addresses and news conferences, plus documents, public papers, executive orders, addresses, press conferences, debates, election data, approval ratings, much more
Transcribed text and in many cases streaming audio of famous and important speeches from American history up to present. Speeches before recording technology may be performed by actors.
History and Politics Out Loud
A collection of audio materials capturing events and personalities of the twentieth century, including Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Richard Nixon, Franklin Roosevelt, etc. RealAudio files with transcripts.
Memory Hole: 9/11 Transcripts and Police Reports
Transcripts of phone calls and radio transmissions, and copies of police reports released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, under a federal order resulting from a lawsuit brought by the New York Times.
Presidential Recordings Program
Tapes secretly recorded between 1940 and 1973 by Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, along with relevant research materials. (The majority of tapes are from the Nixon Administration)
Vietnam Center and Archive: Oral History Project
The site has over 2.7 million pages of scanned materials including "documents, photographs, slides, negatives, oral histories, artifacts, moving images, sound recordings, maps, and collection finding aids." From the Institute for Modern Conflict, Diplomacy and Reconciliation
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories
Interviews of 23 individuals born into slavery between 1823 and the early 1960s, recorded between 1932 and 1975. Includes transcripts and streaming audio of the recordings. From the Library of Congress American Memory Project