Hunting Suspension Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Hunting Suspension Proclamation Date: October 23, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: With Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge out of state at a speaking engagement in Frederick, Maryland, Lieutenant Governor Channing H. Cox, in his role as Acting Governor, suspended hunting in Massachusetts in response to drought conditions and forest fires (Original document available here) For the purpose of protecting […]

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Harvard Commencement Address

June 3, 2021

Title: Harvard Commencement Address Date: June 24, 1920 Location: Cambridge, MA Context: As Governor of Massachusetts, Coolidge delivers the commencement address at Harvard University (Original document available here) Mr. CHAIRMAN, Mr. PRESIDENT, GUESTS AND MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY:— Certainly every one everywhere rejoices at the prosperity which the past year has brought to this […]

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Food Supply Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Food Supply Proclamation Date: May 20, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: A proclamation addressing the end of war food shortage, and a call to arms to save and provide food for those in need (Original document available here) The present condition of the food supply is such as to be a subject for serious consideration, if not […]

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Address on the Returning of Flags Carried by Troops in the World War

June 3, 2021

Title: Address on the Returning of Flags Carried by Troops in the World War Date: June 14, 1919 Location:  Springfield, MA Context: Coolidge accepts with reverence flags from returning troops of war at the Hall of Flags, Massachusetts State House (Original document available here) Officers and Men of the United States Army. In this room through which we […]

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Fire Prevention Day Proclamation

June 3, 2021

Title: Fire Prevention Day Proclamation Date: September 10, 1920 Location: Boston, MA Context: Governor Coolidge appoints a day to focus on fire prevention measures to promote actions that may reduce the risk of losses to the public resulting from fires (Original document available here) In accordance with former custom, with a desire to promote the safety of property […]

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