Day, “Union Square Speech,” Textual Authentication

Day, Dorothy (1897-1980)

edited by
Sara Ann Mehltretter
J. Michael Hogan


Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

Department of Communication,
2130 Skinner Building,
University of Maryland,
College Park, MD 21774

Brief notes on the text are included in the editorial
declaration of this header.

Day, Dorothy. “Union Square Speech.” D. 6 November 1965. Series W 6.3, Box 2, Folder 5.
Special Collections, Catholic Worker Archives, Marquette University. Milwaukee,
Wisconsin. [=A]

Day, Dorothy. “Union Square Speech.” In Cornell, Thomas. “Life and Death on the Streets of New York.” The Catholic Worker, December 1965, 8. [=B]

The copy-text is Day 1965 (A), a typewritten manuscript of the delivered speech. The speech text is believed to be Dorothy Day’s speaking manuscript for the rally.

The speech was also reprinted, with edits, in The Catholic Worker in an article written by Thomas Cornell (B).

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

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

Standard date values are given in ISO form: yyyy-mm-dd.

Characteristics of interpretation of this edition are as follows:

Proper names are not marked.
Dates are not marked.
Emphasis is marked without interpretation.
Words that are italicized were underlined in the archival copy text.

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

5 his struggle with plague B: his struggle with with plague A

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

06 November 1965
Union Square, New York, NY


Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion-Christian Denominations-Catholic Church-Societies, councils, congresses



VOD Associate Editor

Gaines, Robert N.

Created TEI header and xml conformant file. Validated on 25 March 2006 in XMetal 3.1.3 against teixlite.dtd (version 2004-07-16)

Mehltretter, Sarah Ann

Obtained copy-text from the Catholic Worker Archives, Marquette University

Mehltretter, Sarah Ann

Transcribed copy-text from archive into electronic format


Hogan, J. Michael

proofread edited copy-text