With a public service career spanning over 70 years, the speeches of Senator Strom Thurmond document the evolution of his thoughts, opinions, and philosophies in all of the public offices he held – State Senator, Circuit Judge, Governor, and U.S. Senator. His words are reflective of the times and of his unflagging support of his constituents. These speeches available online are only a small portion of the Strom Thurmond Collection. Please visit the Clemson University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives website for additional information.

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Submissions from 1954

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Accepting editorial call for public debates in Senate primary, Strom Thurmond

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Announcement of Senate office staff, Strom Thurmond

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Appreciation for support during Senate campaign, Strom Thurmond

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Comment on Bennett's statement concerning election law, Strom Thurmond

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Defense for Senate primary election, Strom Thurmond

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Evidence that Edgar Brown supported the States' Rights Party, Strom Thurmond

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Excerpt of address on national defense, Strom Thurmond

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Final Senate campaign television speech, Strom Thurmond

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Let Reserve Officers Continue to Hold High the Torch, Strom Thurmond

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Letter declining personal appearance at League of Women Voters meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Message to voters upon Senate victory, Strom Thurmond

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Mrs. Claude Martin, Strom Thurmond

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Need for primary election for Senate seat, Strom Thurmond

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Promise to resign after two years in Senate, Strom Thurmond

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Reasons for primary election for Senate, Strom Thurmond

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Report to the Reserve Officers Association of the United States, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign announcement, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign farm statement, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign finance and alcohol pledge form, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign one minute radio announcement, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign qualifications and platform, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign radio speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign responses to statements by Edgar Brown, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign script for Gren Seibels program, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign speech draft, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign statement for Augusta Chronicle, Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign statement (not issued), Strom Thurmond

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Senate campaign television speech, Strom Thurmond

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Senate primary campaign weekly summary, Strom Thurmond

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Senate primary campaign weekly summary, Strom Thurmond

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Senate primary campaign weekly summary, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about National Democratic Party, Strom Thurmond

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Statement about Senate primary election, Strom Thurmond

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Statement before Senate Committee on Armed Services, Strom Thurmond

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Statement of Strom Thurmond, The People of SC are Justifiably Angered, Strom Thurmond

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Statement on actions taken by Democratic State Executive Committee, Strom Thurmond

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Statement to Reserve Forces Policy Board, Strom Thurmond

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The Voters' Right to Nominate Their Candidates, Strom Thurmond

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This I Believe, Strom Thurmond

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Thurmond did not seek State Executive Committee's nomination, Strom Thurmond

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Thurmond's first week of campaigning for Senate, Strom Thurmond

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Tribute to late Senator Burnet Rhett Maybank, Strom Thurmond

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Voting incidents in Barnwell County, Strom Thurmond

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Washington office staff appointments, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1953

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Report to the Annual Meeting of the Aiken Federal Savings and Loan Association, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1952

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Excerpts on States' rights movement from Edgar Brown, Strom Thurmond

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Permanent Preparedness, Strom Thurmond

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Statement regarding Senator Russell's Candidacy for President, Strom Thurmond

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Thurmond to vote ticket of South Carolina Democrats for Eisenhower, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1951

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Address for broadcast on "Town & Country" Program, Radio Station WMSC, Strom Thurmond

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Announcement of the annual message to the General Assembly, Strom Thurmond

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Announcing Plans for a Family Reception at Governor's Mansion, Strom Thurmond

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Annual Message to the General Assembly, Strom Thurmond

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If America Is to Remain Free, Strom Thurmond

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Thurmond for Reserve Officers Association President, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1950

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4-H Week, Strom Thurmond

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Accepting the Liberty Bell Replica, Strom Thurmond

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Accomplishments and Record of Strom Thurmond: A Man of Courage, Strom Thurmond

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Accuracy of Drew Pearson's Statement That Thurmond May Withdraw from Senate Race, Strom Thurmond

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Accuracy of Drew Pearson's Statement that Thurmond may withdraw from Senate Race, Strom Thurmond

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Act No. 1401, House No. 2473 returned unsigned, Strom Thurmond

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Address at annual American Red Cross meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Annual Convention of Ruritan National Clubs, Strom Thurmond

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Address at County-Wide Service Club Barbecue Supper of Cheraw Lions Club, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Exchange Club District Ladies' Night, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Forest Industries Meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Address at opening of the Southern Governors' Conference, Strom Thurmond

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Address at opening Senate campaign meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting about Johnston's political conduct, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting about national defense and foreign policy, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate Campaign meeting about the CIO Political Action Committee, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate Campaign Meeting. Farm speech, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting. Jackson Day Dinner, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting on state finances, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting. Senate committee assignments, Strom Thurmond

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Address at Senate campaign meeting. Senate committee assignments, Strom Thurmond

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Address at World Outlook Conference, Bob Jones University, Strom Thurmond

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Address before South Carolina Democratic Convention, Strom Thurmond

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Address for Senate campaign, Strom Thurmond

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Address for Senate campaign meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Address for Senate campaign meeting, Strom Thurmond

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Address for Senate campaign over state wide radio network, Strom Thurmond

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Address for Senate campaign. Tuesday night radio speech (edited), Strom Thurmond

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Address on "Mother's Day" Program, Strom Thurmond

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Address on Senate campaign opponent's public record, Strom Thurmond

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Address on United Nations Day, Strom Thurmond

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Address to convention of South Carolina Nurses, Strom Thurmond

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Address to General Assembly, Strom Thurmond