Calvin Coolidge Says, March 28, 1931

January 21, 2021

Date: March 28, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Far out in the islands of the Pacific the soul of Brother Joseph Dutton has been released from the limitations of this earth. Bearer of an old New England name, born in Vermont in 1843, captain of a Wisconsin company in the Civil War, […]

Read More

Calvin Coolidge Says, March 26, 1931

January 20, 2021

Date: March 26, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Many charges and some revelations in relation to the government of some of our large cities are appearing. It may be wondered whether these conditions were in any way a development of an era of prosperity and easy money which brought about an official […]

Read More

Calvin Coolidge Says, January 10, 1931

January 12, 2021

Date: January 10, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The abolition of city slums through public and private effort would be social service of the first order. Public discussion concerning them seldom appears because building and tenement laws, with the high rates of wages, have greatly modified these sections. But they still exist. […]

Read More

Calvin Coolidge Says, February 10, 1931

December 28, 2020

Date: February 10, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Recent news from Europe is of an encouraging nature. After being suspended for several years the freedom of the press and other constitutional rights have now been restored in Spain and general parliamentary elections have been ordered. Instead of trial by battle and reform by […]

Read More

Calvin Coolidge Says, August 19, 1930

December 11, 2020

Date: August 19, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge compares the costs of natural disasters to the costs of crime, and argues that America should focus on the latter as a more easily preventable issue. He also says that the efficacy of law rests fundamentally on whether or not the people choose to follow it. (Original […]

Read More