In 1920, Eamon de Valera made three recordings for the Nation’s Forum, a project initiated by US attorney Guy Golterman.
The Nation’s Forum recorded speeches by prominent Americans including Calvin Coolidge, FD Roosevelt and General Pershing. The records of Eamon de Valera were sold for $2 with royalties of 25c paid to the trustees of Dáil Éireann.
This speech is a call to Americans to take up Ireland’s cause and recognise it as “the cause of right, and of justice, and of true democracy everywhere”.
Audio recording by kind permission of Edward L. Golterman and James Michael Golterman, grandsons of Guy Golterman