Holy Cross College

April 8, 2020

Title: Holy Cross College Date: June 25, 1919 Location: Worcester, MA Context: A commencement address to the class of 1919 To come from the press of public affairs, where the practical side of life is at its flood, into these calm and classic surroundings, where ideals are cherished for their own sake, is an intense […]

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Grove Oration

April 24, 2014

Title: An Oration at his Graduation from Amherst College Date: June 1, 1895 Location: Amherst, MA Context: An annual tradition at Amherst College, Calvin Coolidge was voted by his classmates to deliver a humorous address at graduation (Original document available here) The mantle of truth falls upon the Grove Orator on condition that he wear it wrong side out. […]

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Harvard University Commencement

April 24, 2014

Title: Harvard University Commencement Date: June 19, 1919 Location: Cambridge, MA Context: Coolidge gives a commencement address at Harvard University reminding them of the purpose of their establishment “to be a defender of righteous convictions, of reverence for truth and for the heralds of truth” (Original document available here) No college man who has ever glanced […]

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Amherst College Commencement

April 24, 2014

Title: Amherst College Commencement Date: June 18, 1919 Location: Amherst, MA Context: Coolidge shares memories and sentiments at a commencement address at Amherst  (Original document available here) To the son of any college, although he does not make his connection with his college a profession, a return of Commencement Day recalls many memories. It is likely also, […]

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