Authentication Materials:

  1. Speech Title exactly as it to be printed: “Address at the Citizens Crusade Against Poverty Conference.”
  2. Exact Date and Place of Speech Delivery: 14 April 1966. Citizens Crusade Against Poverty Conference, Washington, D.C.
  3. Complete Name of Speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Sargent Shriver (1915-2011).
  4. Complete name of editor or compiler of electronic text, with indication of role: Troy Murphy, compiler and editor.
  5. Date of electronic edition: 2022.
  6. Languages: English (100%).
  7. Indication of editing functions performed: Troy Murphy, transcribed typed version of the speech from the speech text housed on the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute website. He edited and proofread the electronic text in July of 2022.

Bibliographic List of Sources:

Sargent Shriver, “Address at the Citizens Crusade Against Poverty Conference,” 14 April 1966, Sargent Shriver Peace Institute, [=A]

Statement of Editorial Procedures:

The entire text of Shriver’s speech was published on the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute website. After consulting with the Shriver Peace Institute, we believe this manuscript is the only copy of this speech available. We did not find any audio or video recordings. The speech has been mentioned in a few news reports, but the speech copy provided by the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute was the only full transcript we located.

Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.

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.

This transcript remains faithful to Shriver’s words. However, we did remove a number of typing and punctuation errors including random periods and apostrophes to make the speech more readable. Grammatical marks such as double hypens (–) and use of single hyphens (-) were made into an em dash (—) for clarity and when the fix was obvious. Paragraphing, capitalization, italicization, quotation marks, and spelling are consistent with the copy-text, aside from one exception. The departure from the copy-text and general editorial procedures is as follows. Numbers indicate the paragraph where the change occurred.

25 “talk to much” became “talk too much”