It's no secret that Herbert Hoover talked to Commonwealth Club audiences at nine "off- the-record" events between 1936 and 1947. Read more.
Since 1903, the day’s premier leaders, crusaders, and elected officials have spoken at the Commonwealth Club of California, with many such talks subsequently broadcast on the club's nationwide radio network. Sound recordings and scripts of these speeches on political, economic, technological, social, and recreational matters, along with the club's reports, minutes, correspondence, and other records, are in this collection.
Digitized copies of more than 4,600 sound recordings in the collection
Guide to the collection
Access to Sound Recordings:
To purchase recordings, please contact the Commonwealth Club at club [at] commonwealthclub.org.
Users may listen to recordings in the Hoover Archives reading room at no charge. Please contact hooverarchives [at] stanford.edu at least two weeks before your visit to ensure that use copies of the recordings are available.
Contact L&A For assistance contact hooverarchives [at] stanford.edu or 650-723-3563