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 1960

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Address by Major General Strom Thurmond to advanced officers' class, United States Army Civil Affairs School, Fort Gordon, Georgia, 10:00 a.m., 1960 May 7, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) at dedication of Carolina Power and Light Company's generating plant, Hartsville, S.C., 1960 June 18, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) at Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1960 May 28, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before annual alumni banquet at Presbyterian College, Clinton, S.C., 6:30 p.m., 1960 June 4, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before the National Security Commission of the American Legion at the Exhibition Hall, Miami, Florida, 10:30 a.m., 1960 October 15, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) in campaign for renomination to United States Senate at Columbia, S.C., 8:00 p.m., 1960 May 6, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, against federal aid to education proposals, 1960 February 4, Strom Thurmond

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Address by the Honorable Strom Thurmond, member of the United States Senate, before the Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Tokyo, 1960 October 4, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on H. R. 12580 on Senate floor, 1960 August 23, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Javits amendment for statutory abolition of poll tax on Senate floor, 1960 January, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on political motivations of civil rights legislation and northern versus southern system of segregation on Senate floor, 1960 April 1, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor in opposition to proposed constitutional amendment on poll tax, 1960 January, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on the floor of the Senate upon the introduction of an amendment to prohibit political contributions and expenditures by labor unions, 1960 January 21, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on the impact of textile imports on Senate floor, 1960 February 24, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to the Carolinas Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 10:30 a.m., 1960 November 10, Strom Thurmond

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Excerpts from address by Senator Thurmond, 1960 July, Strom Thurmond

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Future role of civil affairs by Major General J. Strom Thurmond, US Army Reserve, 1960, Strom Thurmond

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New Release on address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to the Carolinas Branch of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1960 November 10, Strom Thurmond

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News release, 3:00 p.m., 1960 June 4, Strom Thurmond

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News release, 8:00 p.m., 1960 June 3, Strom Thurmond

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News release, 8:00 p.m., 1960 May 20, Strom Thurmond

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News release, 8:00 p.m., 1960 May 21, Strom Thurmond

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News release, for release, 8:00 p.m., 1960 May 6, Strom Thurmond

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News release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), 1960 April 1, Strom Thurmond

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News release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), 1960 August 23, Strom Thurmond

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News release from the office of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), circa 1960, Strom Thurmond

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News release on address by Senator Strom Thurmond in Greenwood, S.C. in campaign for renomination to United States Senate, 3:00 p.m., 1960 May 7, Strom Thurmond

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News release on electoral college reform urged by South Dakota Senator Karl E. Mundt, 1960 November 15, Strom Thurmond

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News release on Thurmond re-election campaign speech, Barnwell, S.C., 1960 June 6, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), 1960 February 24, Strom Thurmond

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Principal address, the Honorable Strom Thurmond, United States Senate, 1960 June 18, Strom Thurmond

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Quotes on "civil rights" issue from address by Senator Strom Thurmond, 1960 June 4, Strom Thurmond

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Quotes on national defense from address by Senator Strom Thurmond, 1960 June 3, Strom Thurmond

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Regarding filmclip by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) and South Carolina 4-H Clubbers, filmed 1960 April 28, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before the Labor Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare in opposition to S. 2643 to permit common situs picketing, 1960 June 28, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) in opposition to H. R. 8860 on Senate floor, 1960 August 19, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on disarmament at the Interparliamentary Union council meeting in Tokyo, Japan from 1960 September 26-October 7, 1960 October 4, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, 1960 February 23, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, 1960 May 17, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, 1960 September 1, Strom Thurmond

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Statement by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) upon introduction of concurrent resolution on the modification or withdrawal of concessions made by the United States on wilton and velvet carpets over the provisions of Article XXVIII of General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs on Senate floor, 1960 July 2, Strom Thurmond

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Statement of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, 1960 February 22, Strom Thurmond

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Statement of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on the Senate floor with reference to proposed legislation amending Internal Revenue Code so as to allow deductions for medical assistance to parents over sixty-five, 1960 May 11, Strom Thurmond

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Statement of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) with reference to the petition for cloture under Section 22 of the Senate Rules, 1960 March 10, Strom Thurmond

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Strom Thurmond reports to the people, Vol. VI, 1960 January 4-September 5, Strom Thurmond

Submissions from 1959

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before Laurens County Unit, American Cancer Society, Clinton, S.C., 7:00 p.m., 1959 April 10, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before Presbyterian College student body, Clinton, S.C., for Political Emphasis Week, 10:45 a.m., 1959 April 10, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before the 36th Annual Convention of the South Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners, Poinsett Hotel, Greenville, S.C., 12:30 p.m., 1959 January 31, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on proposed extension of Civil Rights Commission, 1959 September 14, Strom Thurmond

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Address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor against S. Resolution 5, which would amend Rule XXII of Senate Standing Rules, 1959 January 12, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator STrom Thurmond at meeting of Senate Prayer Group, 1959 April 29, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) at dedication of Confederate Museum at Front Royal, Virginia, 1959 June 28, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before U.S. Senate on petition of National Cotton Council to Secretary of Agriculture for relief against manufactured textiles under Section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, 1959, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to Association of United States Army in Columbia, S.C., 1959 November 18, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden, S.C., 1959 April 3, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden, S.C., 1959 April 3, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to Hardwood Plywood Institute Convention, Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C. at noon, 1959 February 19, Strom Thurmond

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Address of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to the Association of the United States Army at August, Georgia, 1959 December 11, Strom Thurmond

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Broadcast of Thurmond interview of Senator John McClellan, 1959 August 19, Strom Thurmond

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Civil Affairs and Military Goverment (CAMG) combat support axioms, Brigadier General Strom Thurmond, U.S. Army Reserve, 1959 January, Strom Thurmond

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Civil Affairs and Military Government combat support axioms, Brigadier General Strom Thurmond, United States Army Reserve, 1959 January, Strom Thurmond

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Conference call, 1959 January 6, Strom Thurmond

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Conference call of Senator Strom Thurmond on labor reform legislation, 1959 August 14, Strom Thurmond

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Conference telephone call by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), Wednesday, 1959 February 25, Strom Thurmond

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Conference telephone call giving statement on President Eisenhower's civil rights proposals, 3:15 p.m., Thursday, 1959 February 5, Strom Thurmond

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Conference telephone call, Wednesday, 1959 July 15, Strom Thurmond

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G5: The mission of the Civil Affairs Division, 1959 November, Strom Thurmond

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Individual minority views of Senator Strom Thurmond, circa 1959, Strom Thurmond

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Insert to statement of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on Senate floor, 1959 January 8, Strom Thurmond

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News release by office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on condition of Mrs. Jean Thurmond, 1:30 p.m., 1959 September 17, Strom Thurmond

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News release by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) in Washington regarding a new proposed government propulsion facility in the Savannah River Plant area , circa 1959, Strom Thurmond

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News release by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) in Washington with reference to taking Mrs. Thurmond to South Carolina, 1959 October 10, Strom Thurmond

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News release on address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) at dedication of Confederate Museum at Front Royal, Virginia, 2:00 p.m., 1959 June 28, Strom Thurmond

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News release on address by Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) before Veterans of Foreign Wars Annual Convention, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C., 8:00 p.m., 1959 May 30, Strom Thurmond

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News "shorts" from Washington, office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 January 19, Strom Thurmond

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News "shorts" from Washington, office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 January 19, Strom Thurmond

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News "shorts" from Washington, office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 January 19, Strom Thurmond

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News statement from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), 1959 June 15, Strom Thurmond

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Opening statement of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC), chairman of the Fair Trades Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1959 June 15, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 January 29, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 July 30, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond about Mrs. Thurmond, 1959 October 13, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) on address to the Association of the United States Army, 1959 November 23, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on address given at the Lexington County Peach Festival, 1959 July 4, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on argument presented to the Senate, 1959 September 12, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on classified briefing at North American Aviation, Inc., 1959 March 8, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on Department of Agriculture discoveries, 1959 July 29, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on his address on defense needs to the Association of the United States Army, 1959 November 18, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on speech given at the annual convention of the Hardwood Plywood Institute, 1959 February 19, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on speech to the South Carolina Association of Launderers and Cleaners, 1959 January 31, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on the addition of C. Marshall Cain to office staff, 1959 March 2, Strom Thurmond

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Press release from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond on the Industrial Security Bill, 1959 July 1, Strom Thurmond

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Press release on David Crum recalled to Senate staff, 1959 February 14, Strom Thurmond

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Press release on Senate floor discussion between Senator Strom Thurmond and Senator Jacob Javits, 1959 September 7, Strom Thurmond

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Press release on Senator Thurmond's talk about situations in Little Rock and Virginia with regard to resisting integration, circa 1959, Strom Thurmond

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Press release on Thurmond address for Political Emphasis Week at Presbyterian College, 1959 April 10, Strom Thurmond

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Press release on Thurmond speech before Camden Chamber of Commerce, 1959 April 3, Strom Thurmond

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Press releases, 1959 November 30, Strom Thurmond

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Press releases, 1959 October 12, Strom Thurmond

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Press releases from the office of Senator Strom Thurmond, 1959 July 20, Strom Thurmond