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Major Speeches

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C3-15A, President Reagan giving his first Inaugural Address from the U.S. Capitol. 01/20/1981.

C527-14, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on the Economy. 02/05/1981.

C528-32, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on the Economy. 02/05/1981.

C529-15, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on the Economy with Mark Goode, Michael Deaver and James Baker at the side.02/05/1981.

C755-8, President Reagan addressing Joint Session of Congress on program for economic recovery. 02/18/1981.

C754-11, President Reagan addressing Joint Session of Congress on program for economic recovery. 02/18/1981.

C1111-18A, President Reagan Addressing members of the House of Commons at Parliament Hill with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau looking on in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 03/11/1981.

C1279-7, President Reagan giving a speech at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 03/20/1981.

C1681-21A, President Reagan addresses Congress and the Nation on the Program for Economic Recovery from the U.S. Capitol (First speech after the assassination attempt). 04/28/1981.

C1979-12, President Reagan giving a speech at a commencement ceremony at University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. 05/17/1981.

C2689-25, President Reagan addresses the 72nd Annual Convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Denver, Colorado. 06/29/1981.

C3241-20, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on Tax Reduction Legislation. 07/27/1981.

C3372-8A, President Reagan makes remarks on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike in the Rose Garden. 08/03/1981.

C3382-28A, President Reagan makes remarks on the Air Traffic Controllers Strike in the Rose Garden. 08/03/1981.

C5193-26A, President Reagan giving a speech on Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. 11/18/1981.

C5719-6A, President Reagan giving an address from the Oval Office to the nation on the situation in Poland. 12/23/1981.

C6031-6, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol. 01/26/1982.

C6028-7A, Nancy Reagan and Lenny Skutnik applaud during President Reagan's address to the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol. 01/26/1982.

C6045-10, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union at the U.S. Capitol. 01/26/1982.

C6301-6, President Reagan's Remarks to the Joint session of the Iowa State Legislature in the Iowa State Capitol Building in Des Moines. 02/09/1982.

C6495-14A, President Reagan's Remarks at a Mount Vernon, Virginia Ceremony Commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington. 02/22/1982.

C6544-20, President Reagan Remarks on the Caribbean Basin Initiative at the Organization of America States (OAS) at the OAS Building in Washington, DC. 02/24/1982.

C6544-30, President Reagan's Remarks at the 40th Anniversary of the Voice of America VOA at the Voice of America Building in Washington, DC. 02/24/1982.

C6584-12A, President Reagan addressing the 9th Annual Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner (CPAC) at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 02/26/1982.

C7872-18, President Reagan addressing the 1982 Graduating class of Eureka College, Eureka, Illinois. 05/09/1982.

C8466-23, President Reagan addressing British Parliament, London, England. 06/08/1982.

C8702-17, President Reagan addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. 06/17/1982.

C9740-19, President Reagan posing for photographers while in oval office for Speech to Nation on Tax and Budget Legislation. 08/16/1982.

C10681-26A, President Reagan's Speech on Federal Initiatives against Drug Trafficking and organized crime at Department of Justice, Washington, DC. 10/14/1982.

C12600-25A, President Reagan gives the State of the Union Address to Congress. 01/25/1983.

C13322-21A, President Reagan addresses the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals ("Evil Empire" speech) in Orlando, Florida. 03/08/1983.

C13571-8A, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on National Security (SDI Speech). 03/23/1983.

C13574-22A, President Reagan addresses the Nation from the Oval Office on National Security (SDI Speech). 03/23/1983.

C14230-22, President Reagan's Speech to Congress and the Nation on Central America. 04/27/1983.

C14727-20, President Reagan makes an address at the Cuban Independence Day Celebration at the Dade County Auditorium in Miami, Florida 05/20/1983.

C16824-13A, President Reagan makes an address to the Nation from the oval office on the Soviet attack on Korean Air Liner KAL 007. 09/05/1983.

C16825-12, President Reagan makes an address to the Nation from the oval office on the Soviet attack on Korean Air Liner KAL 007. 09/05/1983.

C17273-7A, President Reagan addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. 09/26/1983.

C18267-4, President Reagan making remarks to the National Diet in Tokyo, Japan. 11/11/1983.

C19484-6, President Reagan Addresses the Nation on U.S.-Soviet relations in the East Room. 01/16/1984.

C19630-20, President Reagan giving the State of the Union Address to Congress and the Nation. 01/25/1984.

C20318-23, President Reagan speaking at the 11th Annual Reception and Dinner of the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) at the Sheraton Washington Hotel, Washington, DC. 03/03/1984.

C21529-24, President Speaking to students in a classroom at Fudan University in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. 04/30/1984.

C22362-27, President Reagan's Speech to Joint Session of Irish Parliament in Dublin, Ireland. 06/04/1984.

C22418-10, President Reagan giving speech on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy, France. 06/06/1984.

C22398-23, President Reagan making remarks at Omaha Beach Cemetery for the 40th Anniversary of the D-Day landings. 06/06/1984 .

C22425-23, President Reagan giving a speech for a ceremony at Omaha Beach Cemetery on the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. 06/06/1984.

C22680-21, President Reagan speaking at the Dedication Ceremony for the new National Geographic Society Building in Washington, DC. 06/19/1984.

C23791-24, President Reagan's speech at the Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast in the Reunion arena, Dallas, Texas. 08/23/1984.

C25874-9, President Reagan's Remarks at the Dedication Ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC. 11/11/1984.

C25881-16, President Reagan's Remarks at the Dedication Ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Statue at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, DC. 11/11/1984.

C27189-3A, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union in the House Chamber of the United States Capitol. 02/06/1985.

C28836-29, President Reagan's Remarks at Bergen Belsen concentration camp in the Federal Republic of Germany. 05/05/1985.

C29042-26, President Reagan speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. 05/08/1985.

C29059-15A, President Reagan speaking to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. 05/08/1985.

C29454-27, President Reagan Addresses the Nation on Tax Reform from the Oval Office. 05/28/1985.

C30074-25, President Reagan's Address to the Nation on Release of TWA Flight 847 hostages from the Oval Office. 06/30/1985.

C31058-34, President Reagan's remarks on tax reform at a rally at McMinn County Courthouse during a trip to Athens, Tennessee. 09/24/1985.

C31349-10, President Reagan's Remarks at Gordon Technical High School, Chicago, Illinois. 10/10/1985.

C31904-23A, President Reagan's remarks at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. 11/11/1985.

C31950-17, President Reagan's during his address to the Nation on the upcoming Geneva Summit in the Oval Office. 11/14/1985.

C32184-33, President Reagan's Speech to Joint Session of Congress on the Geneva Summit. 11/21/1985.

C33109-17, President Reagan addresses the nation from the oval office on the space shuttle "Challenger" explosion. 01/28/1986.

C33135-17, President Reagan's remarks at the Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. 01/30/1986.

C33186-12, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union as George Bush and Thomas "Tip" O'Neill look on. 02/04/1986.

C33195-21, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union as George Bush and Thomas "Tip" O'Neill look on. 02/04/1986.

33575-5, President Reagan's Address to the Nation on National Security with Lighting Technician setting up lighting in oval office. 02/26/1986.

C33843-4, President Reagan preparing to address the Nation on Nicaragua talking with staff Elizabeth Board and Jim Kuhn in the Oval Office. 03/16/1986.

C35705-18, President Reagan making an address to the Nation on Aid to the Contra Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance in the Oval Office. 06/24/1986.

C35889-11, President Reagan giving a speech on the Centennial of the Statue of Liberty, Governor's Island , New York. 07/04/1986.

C37071-13, President Reagan addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. 09/22/1986.

C37855-14, President Reagan at a Republican party rally at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa, California. 11/03/1986.

C37981-9, President Reagan's Address to the Nation on Iran Contra Controversy from the Oval Office. 11/13/1986.

C38839-23, President Reagan addressing the Joint Session of Congress on the State of the Union. 01/27/1987.

C39382-32, President Reagan addressing the Nation from the oval office on the Iran-Contra Controversy. 03/04/1987.

C40928-12, President Reagan's Address to the National Association of Manufacturers meeting at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. 05/28/1987.

C40964-9, President Reagan's Address to the American Foundation for AIDS Research at Potomac-on-the-River Restaurant in Washington, DC. 05/31/1987.

C41247-10, President Reagan giving a speech at the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Federal Republic of Germany. 06/12/1987.

C41244-9, President Reagan giving a speech at the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Federal Republic of Germany. 06/12/1987.

C41636-20, President Reagan makes remarks on the Economic Bill of Rights during the Star Spangled Salute to America at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. 07/03/1987.

C41633-29, President Reagan makes remarks on the Economic Bill of Rights during the Star Spangled Salute to America at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC. 07/03/1987.

C42507-28A, President Reagan's remarks for the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. 09/16/1987.

C43051-11, President Reagan talking to Elizabeth Board while preparing for the Address to the Nation on Nomination of Robert Bork to Supreme Court in oval office. 10/14/1987.

C43812-29, Speech on SDI Strategic Defense Initiative at Martin Marrietta Astronautics in Waterton, Colorado. 11/24/1987.

C44969-32, President Reagan gives the State of the Union Address to Congress. 01/25/1988.

C45033-16, President Reagan's Remarks at the Reserve Officers Association Mid Winter Conference at the Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. 01/27/1988.

C45145-22, President Reagan's Remarka at the Annual Convention of National Religious Broadcasters at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington, DC. 02/01/1988.

C45852-14, President Reagan speaking on the Strategic Defense Initiative at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. 03/14/1988.

C47056-23a, President Reagan giving a speech at the graduation ceremony for the United States Coast Guard Academy Class of 1988 in New London, Connecticut. 05/18/88.

C47404-35A, President Reagan giving a speech at Moscow State University in the USSR. 05/31/1988.

C47546-14, President Reagan giving a speech to members of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at the Guildhall in London, United Kingdom. 06/03/1988.

C48503-35, President Reagan's remarks to a student congress on Evangelism at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. 07/28/1988.

C48533-15, President Reagan's remarks to the National League of POW MIA Families at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. 07/29/1988.

C49149-12, President Reagan's remarks at a Federalist Society Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 09/09/1988.

C49417-12a, President Reagan's remarks at a Republican Party fundraiser at the Boca Raton Hotel in Boca Raton, Florida. 09/23/1988.

C51462-28, President Reagan giving his Farewell Address to the Nation from the oval office. 01/11/1989.