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Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor (1884-1962)

edited and co-edited by
Heather Brook Adams and Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

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Roosevelt, Eleanor. “The Chicago Civil Liberties Committee: Address by Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.” Chicago: Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, 1940. [=A]

The copy-text is Roosevelt 1940, a typed transcription of the delivered address. This selection was based on the plausible efficacy of the delivered speech before the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee as recorded by executive secretary Ira Latimer. The copy text reflects Latimer’s transcription and changes to typographical errors that were corrected by Eleanor Roosevelt as noted below. The transcript and hand-written changes are reflected in a document that was returned from the White House to the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee with approval of accuracy.

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Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.
The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.
This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.
All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with apostrophe ‘.
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Special characters and characters with diachronic marks: none

Departures from the copy-text and general editorial procedures are as follows (reference numbers specify paragraph in which the departure occurs):

Notations that offer explanations for textual features:

4 come ER; came Latimer ER
5 tell me I no citizen ER; tell me I no citizen Latimer ER
8 intelligence enough to live ER; intelligence to live Latimer ER
11 we might say ER; I might say Latimer ER
11 that Constitution ER; our Constitution Latimer ER
13 That, we all have to face ER; That we have to face Latimer ER
14 particular ER; particulat Latimer ER
14 case, ER; case Latimer ER
14 has ER; had Latimer ER
15 premise ER; promise Latimer ER
15 grateful for that; and finally, that we trust ER; grateful that we can trust Latimer ER

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

17 April 1986
The Chicago Civil Liberties Committee
Chicago Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois


Presidents’ spouses – United States



VOD Associate Editor
Gaines, Robert N.

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Adams, Heather Brook

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Adams, Heather Brook

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editor and co-editor
Adams, Heather Brook and Parry-Giles, Shawn J.

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