Truman, “Special Message…,” Textual Authentication

“SPECIAL MESSAGE TO THE CONGRESS ON GREECE AND TURKEY: THE TRUMAN DOCTRINE,” a machine-readable edition
Truman, Harry S (1884-1972)

edited by
Denise M. Bostdorff

2007

Voices of Democracy
Voices of Democracy: The U. S. Oratory Project

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Truman, Harry S. “Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine.” March 12, 1947. Audio recording. The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library. Available at: http://www.trumanlibrary.org/audio/sr64-47.ram. [=A]
—. “Special Message to the Congress on Greece and Turkey: The Truman Doctrine.” March 12, 1947. Public Papers of the Presidents, 1947. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1963. 176-180. (PPP) [=B]

The copy-text is an audio record of Truman’s 1947 delivered speech (=A). This selection was based on the large audience for this speech both in the joint session itself and on radio and, subsequently, in media reporting. Audience responses were not referenced in the copy-text.

The 1947 Truman address (=B) represents the written transcript of the speech offered by the federal government in The Public Papers of the Presidents. I followed this version for paragraphing, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. I also compared this text with the audio text and found them to correspond.

Paragraph numbers were added in square brackets.

Because Truman preferred not to quote others, there are no double or single quotation marks in the speech text.

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

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

Special characters and characters with diachronic marks: None.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Classification

12 March 1947
Washington, D.C.
Joint Session of Congress

English

Political Science
United States–Presidents’ Messages and Other Executive Papers
J80-J82

2006-04-25

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)

2007-05-15

editor
Bostdorff, Denise M.

data entry and proof-reading of electronic copy-text

2007-10-22

editor
Bostdorff, Denise M.

collation of electronic copy-text with audio version

2007-10-23

editor
Bostdorff, Denise M.

proof-reading of edited electronic copy-text