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GRACE: ON THE AIR

GRACE COOLIDGE’S RADIO DEBUT OVER STATION NAA ON DECEMBER 4, 1922 By Jerry L. Wallace Next year is a centennial year for President Calvin Coolidge. But this year marks a […]

The Great 1928 Budget Debate

We tend to project our own assumptions about party positions onto events long past. For example, we assume that Democrats always advocated for increased government spending, at least more so […]

The Coolidges Move West

Are you a Coolidge? Coolidge family members and friends will be gathering at Plymouth Notch, Vt to mark the 99th anniversary of Coolidge’s historic homestead inauguration. Below, attendee Christine Coolidge […]

Tige, the Presidential Cat, Goes Missing in A Snowstorm: Radio Comes to The Rescue.

By Jerry Wallace The Coolidges were both pet lovers. The President was particularly fond of cats, while the First Lady was partial to dogs. A pair of kittens arrived at […]

Coolidge Autobiography: Chapter One Audio

May 12, 2014

President Coolidge’s autobiography is an intimate look at the life of the President in his own words. With his admirable New England humor and compelling narrative style, Coolidge recounts the sights and sounds of his rural Vermont upbringing, his impressive thirst for education, and the years of public service he devoted to the people in Northampton, Boston, and, ultimately, Washington, D.C. Here we provide an audio recording of Chapter One of the Autobiography for your listening pleasure. You can also access a YouTube version of the reading here. The entire autobiography will be serialized in audio form both on the Foundation’s website and YouTube Channel in the future.

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