Calvin Coolidge Says, August 16, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 16, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) One of the most powerful influences in retarding business recovery is fear. While some can afford that luxury, to many others it means lack of work and real suffering. Both the salary earners and the wage earners fear discharge and loss of income. Having seen […]

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Press Conference, November 13, 1928

August 26, 2020

Date: November 13, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Senator Reed of Pennsylvania spoke to me about increasing the tariff on glass. I have a report from the Tariff Commission that is in process of the rounds in the President’s office and the other offices that I submit those reports to. So I […]

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Press Conference, August 12, 1927

August 13, 2020

Date: August 12, 1927 Location: Rapid City, SD It would be my opinion that the newsreels of the various agencies do perform a very important function in keeping the American people informed about current events. It states here that half the population of the. United States see the reels weekly. We see quite a number […]

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The High Place of Labor

August 4, 2020

Title: The High Place of Labor Date: September 1, 1924 Location: Washington D.C. Context: September 1, 1924 was Labor Day. This is an address to a group of labor leaders. Labor Day is more entitled than any other to be called a national holiday. Other holidays had their origin in state legislative action. Labor Day […]

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Press Conference, May 4, 1926

July 9, 2020

Date: May 4, 1926 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) Here is an inquiry about a Third Hague Conference. The value of a conference of that kind depends not merely on the attitude of our Government, but it depends on the attitude of the other governments that it is proposed to have attend the […]

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