Speaker says goodbye to Congress; Speaker says goodbye to President (goodbye to Speaker on Senate floor); opening Congress for the last time, audio recordings, 1986 October 17
- 1986 October 17
Scope and Contents
This is a collection of audio and video recordings of informal press conferences, radio addresses, interviews, and television news and talk shows. Video recordings date, primarily, from O'Neill's years as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. O'Neill's staff frequently taped newscasts and other shows that contained interviews, profiles, and major events in which the Speaker was involved. Of note are those video recordings that show O'Neill speaking on the Floor of the House and those that record his political reminiscences. Audio recordings include O'Neill's narration of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" with the Boston Pops and his farewell messages to the President and Congress. Topics include: Lebanon, Nicaragua, President Reagan, the MX Missile and reminiscences of O'Neill's career.
Restrictions on Access
These audio and video recordings have all been digitally copied except where noted; all original media was retained, but may not be played due to format. Digital use copies can only be accessed in the Burns Library Reading Room.
.5 hours (audio)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
1 audio cassette
- From the Collection: O'Neill, Tip (Person)
Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository
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