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Collection 097 Ephemera of William Jennings Bryan

Identifier: CN 097

Scope and Contents

Audio tape of portions of two of William Jennings Bryan's speeches and a recitation. The two speeches are the "Cross of Gold" speech to the 1896 Presidential Convention and an election talk from 1900. The recitation is of the 23rd Psalm, made in 1924.


  • Created: 1896-1924

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Born in 1860, Bryan ran for president of the United States three times (1896, 1900 and 1908). He also served as Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Bryan was also known as a spokesman for Fundamentalist causes, including his support of prohibition and opposition to the theory of evolution (illiustrated by his well-known prosecution in the 1925 Scopes Trial). Five days after the trial ended, Bryan died.


1.00 Audio Tape

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials for this collection were received by the Billy Graham Center Archives in December 1979 from Richard H. Ayers, a manuscript dealer.

Accession 79-143

Collection 097 Ephemera of William Jennings Bryan
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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