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The first thing you need to add for this text is the source of the transcript. Then you need to ascertain whether it is in the Public domain. Cygnis insignis (talk) 19:44, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

You went to the Archives and transcribed the document? Cygnis insignis (talk) 19:46, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
I assume the answer is no. Please provide the url, perhaps on the talk page. Without confirmation the text is likely to be deleted as a possible copyright violation, determining whether it is PD may be simple or complex. You might ask them. Cygnis insignis (talk) 19:55, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

I'd much rather not delete these, as they do seem to me to be in the public domain. If you carefully re-read the above, you will find that Cygnis insignis has not contested the copyright status of the work; he has merely asked that you post the url that you copied the text from, onto the talk page of each document. Are you able to do this?

I'll remove the speedy delete tags for now. They can still be deleted if necessary; come to my talk page some time and we'll figure out a way forward.

Hesperian 00:26, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

I think I've found it. Is Talk:Prepared remarks of Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, “Losing Our Memory,” as part of the Provost’s Lecture Series, Duke University okay? Hesperian 00:47, 4 June 2010 (UTC)
You don't need to do anything. The ball is in Cygnis' court. He asked for the source; an url has now been provided. If he still had doubts about the copyright status of that work, he may ask further questions; or he might start a discussion at Wikisource:Possible copyright violations.
You should feel free to carry on contributing further works, if you wish.
Hesperian 12:00, 4 June 2010 (UTC)