Q. Does the library have any searchable records of famous or notable speeches/transcripts?
That's a useful page that Virginia Tech has made! I admit we don't have anything similar that brings together all our speech/transcript databases, but we do have access to many of the resources listed on VT's page, including LexisNexis and CQ Press.
Some GU-specific resources I'd recommend for looking at famous speeches, both current and historical:
- LexisNexis Academic and Factiva are two news databases that provide recent transcripts from CNN, NBC, ABC, NPR, and other news media.
- Films on Demand, a searchable video library, provides coverage of some important speeches -- for example, Kennedy's speech in Berlin. You also might enjoy their Great Speeches collection.
- Vital Speeches of the Day is journal the collects print transcripts of important speeches. We have online issues back to 1934.
Although it's not specific to GU (and very focused on political speeches), I also enjoy browsing through CSPAN's Video Library.