Calvin Coolidge Says, September 30, 1930

February 15, 2021

Date: September 30, 1930 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) Even if the gift of $10,000,000 by Edward S. Harkness to British charity stood alone it would have important significance in the development of philanthropy. This great sum given for the promotion of human welfare in a foreign nation will emphasize again the common […]

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Calvin Coolidge Says, May 30, 1931

January 22, 2021

Date: May 30, 1931 Location: Northampton, MA (Original document available here) During the first four days in June the Boys’ Club Federation of America will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary in Washington. This national movement is sponsored by over forty of our most prominent business men. It includes about 250 clubs which have doubled in number […]

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Address at a Joint Meeting of the American Federation of Arts and American Association of Museums

April 30, 2020

Title: Address at a Joint Meeting of the American Federation of Arts and American Association of Museums  Date: May 16, 1928 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Delivered at a joint meeting of the American Federation of Art and the American Association of Museums  Fellow Countrymen: This joint meeting of The American Federation of Arts and The […]

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Address of President Coolidge at the Annual Observance of Founder’s Day at Carnegie Institute

April 13, 2020

Title: Address of President Coolidge at the Annual Observance of Founder’s Day at Carnegie Institute Date: October 13, 1927 Location: Pittsburgh, PA Context: Coolidge remarks on the historical contributions of Pittsburgh to the nation, as well as the personal contributions of Andrew Carnegie  Ladies and Gentlemen: This occasion is an illustration of the power of […]

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Discriminating Benevolence

April 24, 2014

Title: Discriminating Benevolence Date: October 26, 1924 Location: The White House, delivered by phone to the Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York assembled at the Hotel Pennsylvania When the Committee representing your Federation brought me the invitation to address you this evening, I did not receive them with any very profound enthusiasm. To be confidential for a moment, […]

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