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Calvin Coolidge: A Resource Guide

Calvin Coolidge taking the oath of office
Calvin Coolidge taking the
oath of office
1 photomechanical print:
halftone, color. 1924.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

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America's Library

Designed for elementary and middle school students, America's Library provides the following stories related to Calvin Coolidge:

Jump Back in Time: Calvin Coolidge Delivered the First Radio Broadcast from the White House, 1924.

Jump Back in Time: Calvin Coolidge Became President, August 3, 1923.


"I Do Solemnly Swear..." Inaugural Materials from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Items from eighteen presidents are featured in this online exhibition, including a letter by former president William Howard Taft predicting that Calvin Coolidge would win the Republican presidential nomination in 1924, Coolidge's handwritten note announcing that he would not run for president in 1928, and a political cartoon featuring Coolidge.

Manuscript Division

Manuscript Division Finding Aids Online

A finding aid for the Calvin Coolidge papers in the Library of Congress Manuscript Division.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC using the subject heading Coolidge, Calvin,--1872-1933 to find digital images related to Coolidge such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase Calvin Coolidge to locate additional images.

Gottscho-Schleisner Collection

The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 photographs primarily of architectural subjects. This collection contains photographs of Calvin Coolidge's home in Plymouth, Vermont, and one image of the home that he rented in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Presidents of the United States Selected Images From the Collections of the Library of Congress

This guide presents portraits of U.S. presidents and first ladies, including images of Calvin Coolidge and Grace Coolidge.

Today in History

June 11

On June 11, 1927, Charles Lindbergh received the first Distinguished Flying Cross ever awarded. President Calvin Coolidge gave a speech at the award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

August 3

Calvin Coolidge took the presidential oath of office on August 3, 1923, after the unexpected death in office of President Warren Harding. The new president inherited an administration plagued and discredited by corruption scandals. In the two remaining years of this term, Coolidge, long recognized for his own frugality and moderation, worked to restore the administration's image and regain the public’s trust. He went on to win the presidential election of 1924 in his own right.

December 21

On December 21, 1928, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Boulder Canyon Project Act intended to dam the 1,400-mile Colorado River and distribute its water for use in Arizona , California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Hoover Dam, considered a wonder of civil engineering, was constructed in Black Canyon, on the Arizona-Nevada border. Often referred to as Boulder Dam, the site was officially named after Herbert Hoover, an engineer actively engaged in the dam's development and distribution of its water rights, and president-elect on this day in 1928.

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