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Hear Nobel Prize-winners speak! Listen to the sound samples on this page with Windows Media Player.

The recordings on this site are for private listening only; copying, broadcasting or reproduction is prohibited.

Thomas Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)

Peace 1919: find out more from Nobel Museum.
Listen  US President 1913-1921: Labour: date of recording 24.09.1912.

The American presidential election of 1912 prompted politicians on all sides to make sound recordings in support of their campaigns. All three candidates - Woodrow Wilson, who was to win the election, Theodore Roosevelt (for the newly-named Bull Moose Party) and William Howard Taft - issued speeches on disc. As President, Wilson went on to lead the United States into the First World War and to become the creator of the League of Nations at the war’s conclusion

Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919)

Peace 1906: find out more from Nobel Museum.
Listen  Farmer and the businessman: date of recording August 1912.

In 1901, at the age of 42, Roosevelt was the youngest man ever to serve as President under its present constitution. When running as the Progressive candidate for President of the United States in 1912, Roosevelt recorded a number of campaign speeches of which this is one. He was the first American to win a Nobel Prize.

This is a small selection of the recordings from the British Library Sound Archive collections available to listen to via the web. To hear a wider range please see our catalogue, and enter the search term 'virtual nsa'.

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