Authentication Materials:

  1. Speech title as it is to be printed: “1964 Republican Nomination Acceptance Speech.”
  2. Exact date and place of speech delivery: 16 July 1964. San Francisco, CA.
  3. Full name of speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Barry Morris Goldwater (1909-1998).
  4. Full name of editor of electronic text: Carl R. Burgchardt.
  5. Date of electronic edition: Summer 2024.
  6. Languages: English (100%).
  7. Indication of editorial functions performed: Carl R. Burgchardt transcribed and proofread the speech as found on C-SPAN.

Bibliographic List of Sources:

Goldwater, Barry. “Barry Goldwater at 1964 Republican National Convention.” C-SPAN. July 16, 1964. [=A]

Safire, William. “Barry Goldwater Ignites the Conservative Movement.” In Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History, 977-984. New York & London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2004. [=B]

Statement of Editorial Procedures:

This unit relies on a transcription of the video of the speech published by C-SPAN, copy-text A. This speech appears in various forms online, but the video found in [=A] is the most accurate version since it is a direct source.

Copy-text B was used for grammar, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and paragraphing. Copy-text B is also used for any stutters or slight errors made by Goldwater in his speech, in order to improve readability.

Ellipses have been used in this edition to indicate pauses in Goldwater’s speaking.

Brackets are used for “[un]believable” to note that Goldwater did say “believable,” but clearly meant “unbelievable.”

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.

All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with apostrophe ‘.

This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.

Special characters and characters with diachronic marks: none.

There are no other departures from the copy-text.