Coolidge Footage

February 9, 2021

The Coolidge Foundation gratefully acknowledges the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections for this generous contribution to the digital library. Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge Plants Trees for Arbor Day: Coolidge, with the help of Grace, plants a tree on the Massachusetts State House grounds to celebrate Arbor Day. Filmed in April, 1920. Coolidge’s […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 21, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 21, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Now that the proposed European tariff truce has been voluntarily abandoned it is possible to discuss it with more freedom in the United States. Some claim was made that it was inspired by an intention to erect continental tariff barriers for the purpose of […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 23, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 23, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The experience of the last year and a half has done much to demonstrate the economic unity of the country. In a general way prosperity and depression are rather evenly divided among all classes of producers. The years following the war brought a good […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 5, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: January 5, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Another proposal to be made in the name of relieving unemployment will undoubtedly be an extension of government ownership. Healthy and normal employment consists of serving another for his personal satisfaction or profit. As the government is not personal, its proper business employment would […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, March 24, 1931

January 19, 2021

Date: March 24, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Calvin Coolidge discusses foreign relations with Austria and Germany. (Original document available here) The direct practical interest of the United States in the customs union of Austria and Germany cannot be large. Our exports to Austria are small and her products cannot interfere in an important way […]

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