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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 […]

The President’s Son and the Railroad

By John Ferrell If historians were asked to list similarities between Robert Todd Lincoln and John Coolidge, they would quickly answer that both were sons of presidents from humble beginnings. […]

“The Real Calvin Coolidge” Now Available in Digital Format

October 23, 2018

 

We are pleased to announce The Real Calvin Coolidge periodical series is now available free in digital format online.

The Real Calvin Coolidge is a series of booklets published by the Coolidge Foundation from 1983 to 2005. Comprised of eighteen volumes, The Real Calvin Coolidge offers insights into the life of our thirtieth president, and features a variety of articles written by historians, Plymouth Notch locals, Coolidge family members, and others who knew and were influenced by Coolidge. Earlier issues even featured commentary by the president’s wife, Grace Coolidge.

These booklets have been digitized by Coolidge Foundation archivist John Ferrell, and are uploaded here, along with an index to assist researchers and casual readers alike. This is the latest addition to the Coolidge Foundation’s collection of digital resources, and a further commitment to increasing Americans’ understanding of President Coolidge and the values he promoted.

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