Calvin Coolidge Says, September 5, 1930

February 4, 2021

Date: September 5, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA Summary: Coolidge writes that natural disasters show that we have little control over nature but that these events bring out people’s humanity. (Original document available here) Two recent events remind us again that man is almost helpless against the elements. One was the earthquake around Naples in Italy […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, August 13, 1930

December 10, 2020

Date: August 13, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) The peace-time services of the Navy are very important. In exploration Admiral Peary was the first to reach the North Pole, while Admiral Byrd was the first to fly over both the North and South Poles. They increased the sum of human knowledge. In […]

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President Coolidge’s Appeal to Americans to Relieve Distress in Japanese Earthquake

September 17, 2020

Title: President Coolidge’s Appeal to Americans to Relieve Distress in Japanese Earthquake Date: September 3, 1923 Location: Washington, DC Context: Coolidge appeals to the citizenry of the United States to support efforts to aid earthquake-stricken Japan To the People of the United States: An overwhelming disaster has overtaken the people of the friendly nation of […]

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Press Conference, October 4, 1927

August 13, 2020

Date: October 4, 1927 Location: Washington, D.C. (Original document available here) There are no appointments to he announced, either in the District Judgeship of Northern California, or Court of Domestic Relations in Hawaii, or in the District Attorneyship at Detroit. I haven’t made any study of the suggestion of Mr. Hurley, formerly of the Shipping […]

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