Theodore Roosevelt, “The Man with the Muck-Rake,” Textual Authentication

THEODORE ROOSEVELT, “ADDRESS OF PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AT THE LAYING OF THE CORNER STONE OF THE OFFICE BUILDING OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1906 (THE MAN WITH THE MUCK-RAKE),” (14 April 1906)

1. Speech Title exactly as it to be printed: “Address of President Roosevelt at the Laying of the Corner Stone of the Office Building of the House of Representatives Saturday, April 14, 1906 (The Man with the Muck-Rake).”

2.  Exact Date and Place of Speech Delivery: 14 April 1906.  At the laying of the corner stone of the office building of the House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

3. Complete Name of Speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919).

4. Complete name of editor or compiler of electronic text, with indication of role: Amy L. Heyse, editor.

5. Date of electronic edition: 2007.

6. Languages: English (100%).

7. Library of Congress Subject Headings: United States—Politics—American Statesmen—Collected works; Library of Congress Classification: E660.

8. Indication of editing functions performed: Amy L. Heyse, collated version A with version B, Sept. 7, 2007; Amy L. Heyse, collated version A with version C, Sept. 14, 2007; Amy L. Heyse, collated version A with versions D and E, Sept. 21, 2007; Amy L. Heyse, collated version A with version F, Sept. 28, 2007; Amy L. Heyse, editing of electronic text, Sept. 1-28, 2007; Amy L. Heyse, proofreading of edited electronic text, October 28, 2009.

Statement of Editorial Procedures:

The copy-text is Roosevelt 1906 [=A], a government reprinting of the final speech. This selection was made based on the plausible efficacy of the Government Printing Office in reprinting what the presidential administration deemed as the official version of this speech. 

All paragraphing, capitalization, spelling, use of quotation marks (or lack thereof), and hyphenation of words (or lack thereof) are consistent with the copy-text. 

Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets. 

Indications of any normalization of the text are addressed in the notes below.

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.

Departures from the Copy-Text and General Editorial Procedures: none.