Calvin Coolidge Says, October 18, 1930

February 1, 2021

Date: October 18, 1930 Location:  Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Newspapers always have a very serious problem in giving the public what it wants to read, and so getting a circulation, and at the same time presenting a candid report and comment on really consequential current news and so promoting general education and forming sound […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, January 12, 1931

December 29, 2020

Date: January 12, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge advises new politicians that they should seek knowledge of public policy before they seek press in newspapers. (Original document available here) Many young men are just starting a political career of indeterminate length in state legislatures. A number of them will be future Governors and Senators. One […]

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Press Conference, December 4, 1928

August 27, 2020

Date: December 4, 1928 Location: Washington, DC (Original document available here) I don’t know of any plan for any immediate change in the Comptroller of Customs of New Orleans. I haven’t any plans for the Christmas holidays. I have had several suggestions come in and some invitations, but I really haven’t given it any thought […]

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Journalism in the New World

April 17, 2020

Title: Journalism in the New World Date: April 8, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: To delegates to the First Pan American Congress of Journalists This is the First Pan American Congress of Journalists. In the number of countries represented and in the extent of territory embraced, it is without doubt one of the most important […]

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