For Ourselves and Our Posterity
December 24, 2008 7:54 AM   Subscribe

Inauguration 2009 Sermons and Orations Project The Library of Congress invites you to submit digital audio or video recordings of speeches made between January 16 and january 25, 2009 on the occasion of Barack Obama's inauguration. The speeches will be archived in a collection for future scholarship, much like the Day of Infamyand other collections capturing signifcant American moments.
posted by Miko (4 comments total)
I hope they have space set aside for insane conspiracy theorists ranting on YouTube.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:54 AM on December 24, 2008

My band is playing old-timey music in a big old-timey theater and we're projectorizin' Mr. Obama's orations onto a big screen. Gonna have whiskey, too. We'll film the whole thing and send it to congress if they want.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:24 AM on December 24, 2008 [2 favorites]

[shameless self-link]

The project is looking for orations delivered to a group, whether that group or the content of the oration is religious in nature or not, and the subject is to be Obama's inauguration. Events as such wouldn't be archived, as the only thing they say to those present were...ya missed a great party.

But on January 20, it will be quite a party in general.
posted by datawrangler at 12:54 PM on December 25, 2008

Er, not really a self-link. More like a "dig me, processing archivist"
posted by datawrangler at 12:55 PM on December 25, 2008

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