SPEECHES OF PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN

 

See also:      Brandenburg Gate (“Tear Down This Wall”) Speech, 06/12/1987

                   Challenger Disaster Speech, 01/28/1986

                   “Evil Empire” Speech, 03/08/1983

          Farewell Address to the Nation, 01/11/1989

Inaugural Addresses. 01/20/1981; 01/21/1985

Iran-Contra Speeches, 11/13/1986; 12/02/1986; 03/04/1987

Moscow State University Speech, 05/31/1988

SDI (Star Wars) Speech, 03/23/1983

                   State of the Union Addresses, 1982-1988

 

Scope Note

 

The following material concerns selected speeches requested under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by various researchers.  This guide lists all of the open material about particular speeches in the chronological order the speeches were given.

 

As of June 26, 2007, the Library the entire collection of Speech Drafts with the exception of 1988-1989 speech drafts is open for research use.  The White House Office of Records Management Subject File collections are open for research through SP9xx.  We are currently processing the entire Speechwriting Office: Speech Research collection.  We anticipate sections will be available in whole for research sometime in 2007.  When these collections are completed, speeches should be accessed via these collection inventories rather than by individual speeches.

 

SPEECHES:

 

INAUGURAL ADDRESSES

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP100           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 187

01/21/1985 Inaugural Address (1)-(6)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 185

Inaugural Address 01/21/1985 (Reagan/Cave/White) (1)-(5)

 

Box 186

Inaugural Address 01/21/1985 (Reagan/Cave/White) (6)-(7)

 

[SPEECH] ECONOMIC ADDRESS BEFORE CONGRESS, 02/18/1981

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

SP281-05       entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 2

          Address to Joint Session/Economy Background 02/18/1981 (1)-(3)

 

          Box 3 

          Address to Joint Session/Economy Background 02/18/1981 (4)(5)

Address to Joint Session/Economy (Khachigian), 02/18/1981 Chronological Drafts and Final (1)(2)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 1

          Joint Session Address (R-Major Speech, Economic) 02/18/1981 (1)(2)

 

SPEECH TO THE NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES, 03/02/1981

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

SP507           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 1

          03/02/1981 National League of Cities Luncheon (1)(2)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 3

          National League of Cities Luncheon, (Rohrbacher) 03/02/1981(1)(2)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN: ECONOMIC ADDRESS BEFORE JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS 04/28/1981

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP281-15       entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office Records

Box 5

04/28/1981 Economic Speech before Joint Session of the Congress

04/28/1981 Back Up Materials, Economic Speech (1)(2)

 

STATE OF THE UNION, 01/26/1982

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting. White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 24

          State of the Union (Dolan) 01/26/1982 (1)-(7)

 

          Box 25

          State of the Union (Dolan) 01/26/1982 (8)(9)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 30

01/26/1982  State of the Union (Accordion Folder #1)  (1)-(7) 

          01/26/1982  State of the Union (Accordion Folder #2: President’s Back-up Copy)

          01/26/1982  State of the Union (Accordion Folder #2)  (1)-(5)

 

          Box 30A

          01/26/1982  State of the Union (Accordion Folder #2)  (6)(7)

          State of the Union  Non-Essential Back-up  (1)-(3)

          01/26/1982 State of the Union  (Accordion Folder #3)  (1)-(7)

 

PRESIDENT REAGAN’S REMARKS TO THE BRITISH PARLIAMENT ON 06/08/1982

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP629           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 46

06/08/1982 Britain - Address to Parliament (1)-(6)

[06/08/1982] Westminster – Drafts (1)-(3)

 

          Box 47

[06/08/1982] Westminster – Drafts (4)-(6)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts: Records

Box 40

Address to Parliament: "The Future of Freedom" (Bakshian) 06/08/1982 (1)(2)

 

Box 41

Address to Parliament: "The Future of Freedom" (Bakshian) 06/08/1982 (3)-(9)

 

[SPEECH] REMARKS GOP RALLY FOR SCHMITT, ROSWELL NEW MEXICO  10/29/1982

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP501           casefile 027969, 072968

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 60

          Remarks: GOP Rally for Schmitt, Roswell, New Mexico (Parvin) 10/29/1982 (1)-(3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 65

          10/29/1982 New Mexico GOP Rally Roswell, New Mexico LP/mc (1)-(3)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN ON THE EVIL EMPIRE, 03/08/1983

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

FG006-01                casefiles 128191, 128197, 129230

 

SP729           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 85

03/08/1983 National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando FL (1)(2)

 

Box 86

03/08/1983 National Association of Evangelicals, Orlando FL (3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

Box 77

Address: National Association of Evangelicals (Orlando) (Dolan) 03/08/1983  (1)-(5)

 

Box 78

Address: National Association of Evangelicals (Orlando) (Dolan) 03/08/1983 (6)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN ON SDI (“STAR WARS”), 03/23/1983

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

FG                         casefiles 129230, 131584, 131585, 133177

 

MC003          casefile 134381

 

ME001          casefiles 146025, 176292

 

ND018          casefile 411035

 

SO002           casefile 131556

 

SP735           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 87

03/23/1983 TV Speech: Defense (Bakshian/JC) (1)-(3)

 

Box 88

03/23/1983 TV Speech: Defense (Bakshian/JC) (4)-(6)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

Box 80

Address to the Nation: Defense (Bakshian) 03/23/1983 (1)-(4)

Address to the Nation Defense (File #2) (1)-(4)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN TO THE NATION ON THE SOVIET ATTACK ON A KOREAN AIRLINER (007) ON 09/05/1983

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP799           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 113

09/15/1983 TV Address: Korean Airlines Massacre, Oval Office, Elliot (1)-(3)

09/15/1983 Korean Airliner (1)-(3)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN ON LEBANON AND GRENADA, 10/27/1983

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

FG                         casefiles 162796, 181851

 

ND016          casefile 188068

 

SP818           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office Records

Box 119

10/27/1983 Grenada/Lebanon, Part 1 of 2 (1)-(5)

10/27/1983 Grenada/Lebanon, Part 2 of 2 (1)-(3)

 

Box 120

10/27/1983 Grenada/Lebanon, Part 2 of 2 (4)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

Box 116

Address to the Nation: Foreign Policy (Elliot/Meyer), 10/27/1983 (1)-(5)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN AT THE ARRIVAL CEREMONY OF THE VIETNAM UNKNOWN SOLDIER, 05/25/1984

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP884           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 157

05/25/1984 Unknown Soldier: Capitol Rotunda

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 157

Vietnam Unknown Soldier Ceremony at the Capitol, 05/25/1984 (Myer)(Cave)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN AT THE VIETNAM UNKNOWN SOLDIERS ENTOMBMENT AT ARLINGTON CEMETERY, 05/28/1984

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP885           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 158

05/28/1984 Tomb of the Unknown, Arlington

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 157

Vietnam Unknown Soldier Entombment, 05/28/1984 (Dolan)(Cave) (1)-(3)

 

SPEECHES BY PRESIDENT REAGAN DURING 1984 TRIP TO IRELAND

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

SP889           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Advance, Office of the Presidential: Records

Series IV:  Summits of Industrialized Nations (G-7), 1981-1988

          OA 17071

06/01/1984-06/10/1984  The Trip of President Reagan to Ireland, Normandy, and the

                   London Economic Summit  [from binder]  (1)-(4)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 159

          06/01/1984  Europe: South Lawn Departure-Fri

          06/01/1984  Shannon Arrival  Kim/Ben  (1)(3)

          06/02/1984  Radio: European Trip Ben/Elizabeth

          06/02/1984  University College, Galway, Ireland  Timmons/Dana (1)-(3)

 

          Box 160

          06/02/1984  University College, Galway, Ireland  Timmons/Dana (4)(5)

          06/03/1984  Ballyporeen Remarks  Timmons/Dana (1)(2)

          06/04/1984  Toast: Deerfield Luncheon, Dublin Mon. (1)(2)

          06/03/1984  Remarks: State Dinner Toast at Dublin Castle  Dana/ep (1)-(6)

          06/04/1984  Departure: Dublin, Ireland Mon. (1)-(2)

         

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Drafts

          Box 158

          Departure Statement for Europe (Elliott)(Penniman) 06/01/1984

          Shannon Arrival Statement (Elliott)(Timmons) 06/01/1984 (1)(2)

Galway University College Speech (Rohrabacher)(Timmons) 06/02/1984 (1)-(2)

 

Box 159

Galway University College Speech (Rohrabacher)(Timmons) 06/02/1984 (3)-(7)

          Radio Talk: European Trip (Elliott)(Penniman) 06/02/1984

          Ballyporeen Remarks (Rohrabacher)(Timmons) 06/03/1984 (1)(2)

          State Dinner Toast: Dublin Castle (Rohrabacher)(Penniman) 06/03/1984 (1)(2)

          Address to Joint Session of the Irish Parliament (Dolan) 06/04/1984  (1)-(3)

 

          Box 160

          Address to Joint Session of the Irish Parliament (Dolan) 06/04/1984 (4)-(7)

          Deerfield Luncheon Toast (Robinson)(Cave) 06/04/1984 (1)(2)

          Departure Statement from Ireland (Noonan)(Cave) 06/04/1984

 

SPEECHES BY RONALD REAGAN AT D-DAY CEREMONIES, NORMANDY, FRANCE, 06/06/1984

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP891           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 161

The President’s Trip to Normandy (1)-(7)

 

Box 162

The President’s Trip to Normandy (8)-(11)

Omaha Beach Memorial Remarks (1)(2)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 160

Omaha Beach Memorial Remarks, 06/06/1984 (Dolan)(White)

Pointe du Hoc Address, Normandy, 06/06/1984 (Noolan)(White) (1)(2)

 

Box 161

Pointe du Hoc Address, Normandy, 06/06/1984 (Noolan)(White) (3)(4)

 

SPEECHES BY PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN AT BITBURG AIR FORCE BASE AND THE BERGEN-BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP IN GERMANY, 05/05/1985.

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP951           entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 207

          05/05/1985 Remarks: Lunch at Bitburg Air Force Base, Bitburg, Germany, Josh/Rv    

                   (1)-(12)

          05/05/1985 Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Tony Dolan/Kim T.

          05/05/1985 Bergen-Belsen, Timmons/KK (1)

 

          Box 208       

          05/05/1985 Bergen-Belsen, Timmons/KK (2)-(5)

          [Bergen-Belsen (Michael Deaver 04/15/1985-04/18/1985) Timmons/KK]

          05/05/1985 Bitburg Background, Sunday, 05/05/1985 (1)-(3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 205

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 05/05/1985 (Khachigian)(Timmons) (1)

 

Box 206

Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, 05/05/1985 (Khachigian)(Timmons) (2)-(4)

Bitburg Air Force Base, Bitburg, Germany, 05/05/1985 (Gilder)(Itchon) (1)-(4)

 

[SPEECH] REMARKS AT FALLSTON HIGH SCHOOL, 12/04/1985

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

SP1016         casefile 342918

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Drafts

          Box 241

          Fallston High School-Fallston, MD (Gilder)(White) 12/04/1985 (1)-(3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Research

          Box 241

          11/07/1985 Address at Fallston High School, Fallston, Maryland Josh/Ro (Cancelled)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN TO THE NATION ON THE CHALLENGER DISASTER, 01/28/1986

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1029         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office Records

Box 249

01/28/1986 Death of Space Shuttle Challenger Crew (1)-(3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 249

Remarks: Death of Challenger Crew, 01/28/1986 (Noonan)(White)

 

NATIONAL TELEVISION ADDRESS ON DRUG ABUSE & PREVENTION, September 14, 1986

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1091         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 289

President & Mrs. Reagan: National Television Address on Drug Abuse &

Prevention (Khachigian)(White) 09/14/1986 [File#1] (1)-(5)

President & Mrs. Reagan: National Television Address on Drug Abuse &

Prevention (Khachigian)(White) 09/14/1986 File #2 (1)-(3)

 

Box 290

President & Mrs. Reagan: National Television Address on Drug Abuse &

          Prevention (Khachigian)(White) 09/14/1986 File #2 (4)-(6)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 281

          09/14/1986 TV Speech: Drug Abuse and Prevention  Khachigian/White (1)-(7)

 

SPEECH,  NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, 09/26/1986

 

AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL: WHITE HOUSE CORE COLLECTION

 

White House Television Office: Videotapes

#734 Dedication of New National Security Agency Building

#735 Address at Dedication of National Security Agency Building

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN ON  REYKJAVIK SUMMIT, 10/13/1986

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1107         entire category

 

UT001-03      casefile 440883

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 289

10/13/1986 Address: Iceland Meeting, Reagan/Tony (1)-(4)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 298

Address to the Nation on Pre-Summit Meeting with General Secretary Gorbachev

(Dolan)(Hayes) 10/13/1986 File #1 (1)-(6)

Address to the Nation on Iceland 10/13/1986 (Dolan)(Hayes) File #2 (1)-(4)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN TO THE NATION ON THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR, 11/13/1986

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1111         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 295

11/13/1986 Address: Iran NSC/Buchanan/ALL (1)-(4)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 307

Address to the Nation on Iran, (NSC/Buchanan)(Research staff) 11/13/1986

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN TO THE NATION ON THE INVESTIGATION OF THE IRAN ARMS AND CONTRA AID CONTROVERSY, 12/02/1986

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1114         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 309

TV Address to the Nation: Special Prosecutor for Iran Situation and Announcement of Carlucci as NSC Advisor, (Senior Staff) 12/02/1986

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN ON IRAN-CONTRA, 03/04/1987

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

FG               casefile 488070

 

SP1120         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 319

Address to the Nation: Response to Tower Board Report, (Parvin) 03/04/1987 (1)(2)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN AT BRANDENBURG GATE ON 06/12/1987

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1150         entire category

 

WHTE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 325

06/12/1987 Brandenburg Gate/Berlin (Peter/Teresa) (1)-(3)

 

[SPEECH] ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 09/12/1987

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILES

 

SP 1181        casefiles 506698, 521313, 521377, 521411, 521884, 522195, 522274, 524340, 532674, 532675, 533037, 537778, 554629, 608777

 

WHITH HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Drafts

          Box 351

          Address to the United Nations General Assembly (Judge)(Waldron) 09/21/1987 (1)-(10)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 342

09/21/1987 UN General Assembly NYC (Clark/Agnes/Teresa)  (1)-(6)

 

[SPEECH] REMARKS AT CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE DINNER, 02/11/1988

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

          Box 366

          02/11/1988  CPAC [Conservative Political Action Conference] Tony-John  (1)-(10)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 381

Conservative Political Action Conference Dinner (Dolan)(Dannerbeck) 02/11/1988 (1)-(6)

 

SPEECH BY PRESIDENT REAGAN AT MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY ON 05/31/1988

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1263         entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 383

05/31/1988 Moscow State University (1)(2)

 

Box 384

05/31/1988 Moscow State University (3)-(9)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

Box 399

Moscow State University, (Gilder)(Hayes) 05/31/1988  (1)-(5)

 

Box 400

Moscow State University, (Gilder)(Hayes) 05/31/1988 (6)-(13) 

 

SPEECH BY RONALD REAGAN- FAREWELL ADDRESS TO THE NATION, 01/11/1989

 

WHORM SUBJECT FILE

 

SP1314                                     entire category

 

WHITE HOUSE STAFF AND OFFICE FILES

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Research Office

Box 409

01/11/1989 Farewell Address, (Itchon-Noonan) (1)-(3)

 

Speechwriting, White House Office of: Speech Drafts

          Box 428

Farewell Address to the Nation, 01/11/1989 (Noonan)(Itchon)

 

March 28, 2012