[April 30, 2001]
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
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Born in 1860, Bryan ran for president of the United States three times (1896, 1900 and 1908).
He also served as Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Bryan was also known as a
spokesman for Fundamentalist causes, including his support of prohibition and opposition to the
theory of evolution (illiustrated by his well-known prosecution in the 1925 Scopes Trial). Five
days after the trial ended, Bryan died.
Scope and Content
For information about the contents of the audio tape in this collection, see the Location Record in this guide.
The materials for this collection were received by the Center in December 1979 from Richard H. Ayers, a manuscript dealer.
Type of Material: Audio Tape
The following items are located in the AUDIO TAPE FILE:
T1 - Reel-to-reel, 3-3/4 ips speed, approximately 6 minutes. One side. Includes portions of the Cross of Gold speech to the 1896 Presidential Convention and an election talk from 1908, along with a recitation of the 23rd Psalm made in 1924.