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Post by jillebean » February 4th, 2017, 7:46 pm

The Fireside Chats of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945).


This project is now complete and can be found in our catalog here: https://librivox.org/the-fireside-chats-by-franklin-d-roosevelt/

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt thirty radio addresses made throughout his terms as President of the United States between 1933 and 1944. The speeches are snapshots of American life during the turbulent decade that included the Great Depression and World War II. (Summary by Jill Engle)
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Post by jillebean » February 4th, 2017, 8:13 pm

Hello MCs.

There's some debate as to which speeches constitute the "Fireside Chats" and so the PG book linked above is missing a few that are listed in some other places online, for instance http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/fireside.php. So I'm wondering if I should do this as a project with multiple sources, using the PG text supplemented with some missing from the PG collection?

Also, FDR gave a radio address/prayer on June 6, 1944, D-Day, and I think that might also be a good fit for this collection. On June 5th he gave a fireside chat that very deliberately didn't mention the invasion that had at that point begun. Then in the June 6th address he mentioned that previous day's speech, revealing that the invasion had been going on when he gave the fireside address. Also, the June 6th address is considered one of his best. Would it be okay, do you think, to include this address as well?

Thanks for the advice!

Jill

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 5th, 2017, 3:19 pm

Jill,

I'd be happy to MC this for you.

Let's start with the PG text. For the others, please let me know the source and we can confirm PD status. The speeches themselves should be PD as government works, but let's be sure about the transcriptions . . .

MaryAnn

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Post by jillebean » February 6th, 2017, 2:37 pm

Here are links to the speeches I would like to add to this collection from the American Presidency Project. I cannot find specific information on their website (http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/) as to the public domain status of the transcripts, however, on this page http://presidency.proxied.lsit.ucsb.edu/ws/, they do have a paragraph regarding the source of at least some of the material.

http://presidency.proxied.lsit.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=15917
December 29, 1940 Fireside Chat

http://presidency.proxied.lsit.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=16522
June 12, 1944 Fireside Chat

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=16515
June 6, 1944 Prayer on D-Day

Thanks MaryAnn for taking this on!

Jill :)
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Post by commonsparrow3 » February 7th, 2017, 5:54 am

Oh, what a lovely project! May I please claim sections 1 & 2?
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Post by silverquill » February 7th, 2017, 7:31 am

May I read Sections 20,21,33 ?

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2017, 9:40 am

Jill,

Looking further at the Fireside Chats on the UC SB website, I think they should PD as they are speeches given by a government official in the course of his official duties. That being said, I have written to the "contact" for that website to describe our project and ask if they make any claim in the transcribed text of those speeches.

For now, let's include them in the project. If we hear something back raising a question about the PD status, then we can pull them from the project.

And I'll move us over to Readers Wanted.

MaryAnn

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Post by jillebean » February 7th, 2017, 11:29 am

Thanks for the claims Maria and Larry, those sections are all yours!

MaryAnn, thanks for contacting UC SB regarding copyright. I appreciate it.

Off we go!

Jill :clap:
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Post by jillebean » February 7th, 2017, 12:21 pm

I'm adding one more speech to this list, that on November 14, 1937. This one wasn't originally called a Fireside Chat, but since that wasn't an official term used by the White House at the beginning of these radio addresses, it might have been merely an oversight that it wasn't called that. It is included by a number of experts regarding Fireside Chats, however, so I think it's worth including here. The link is on the same UC SB page as the others we are adding to the PG file: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=15499. Will your email to the contact there cover this addition, MaryAnn (not sure if you gave them a specific list or just asked about the speeches generally)?

Larry, please note that the addition of this speech chronologically in the MW has pushed your claims down in the list, making them 21, 22, and 34.

Thanks all! I don't think there should be anymore changes to the MW.

Jill :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 7th, 2017, 1:38 pm

Thanks for the heads up Jill. It is covered by my question to UC SB.

MaryAnn

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Post by Mfassio » February 9th, 2017, 5:30 pm

This is a neat project!
May I claim sections 3 and 4?

-Michael
Thanks,

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Post by jillebean » February 9th, 2017, 7:33 pm

Mfassio wrote:This is a neat project!
May I claim sections 3 and 4?

-Michael
You certainly may! Sections 03 and 04 are all yours. Thanks for claiming.

Jill :)

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Post by realisticspeakers » February 9th, 2017, 9:29 pm

I would like 16, 17, & 18, please.

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Post by jillebean » February 10th, 2017, 2:48 am

realisticspeakers wrote:I would like 16, 17, & 18, please.
They are all yours! Thanks. :)

Jill

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Post by taylcc » February 10th, 2017, 3:14 pm

Jill. , could I please claim section 32 (December 24,1943)? This is a week after my father joined the Navy on his 17th birthday and going on to fight in the South Pacific. He talked about the fireside chats a lot and would do an imitation, "I hate war, Elanor hates war..." with FDRs accent. Thanks for taking this project!
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