Calvin Coolidge Says, February 19, 1931

December 17, 2020

Date: February 19, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Town meetings started from the beginning of our colony and still are the most effective means of demonstrating self-government. (Original document available here) One of our most beneficial institutions is the town meeting. Each springtime sees it flourish all over rural New England, whence it spread to other parts […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 18, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 18, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge discusses the political unrest in India. While he is supportive of eventual Indian independence, his opinion is that India should only become independent once it is “unified, educated, and equipped for self-government.” He voices broad support for the British Empire in causing India to “progress along that […]

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One Hundredth Anniversary Dinner of the Provident Institution for Savings

April 24, 2014

Title: One Hundredth Anniversary Dinner of the Provident Institution for Savings Date: December 13, 1916 Location: Boston, Massachusetts  (Original document available here) The history of the institution we here celebrate reaches back more than one third of the way to the landing of the Mayflower — back to the day of the men who signed the Declaration of […]

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