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Film, Video President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1]

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  • President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1]


  • Various scenes of the official notification ceremonies held on July 22, 1920 for Warren G. Harding, selected as the Presidential candidate by 17th Republican National Convention and Calvin Coolidge, selected as the Vice Presidential nominee. Opening views of Harding, followed by scenes of him and his wife, Florence Kling Harding, in Marion, Ohio; Harding, Coolidge, and Will H. Hays, Republican National Committee chairman, getting out of auto with other members of Republican Party; several scenes from varying distances of Harding and wife greeting large crowds, Harding delivering a speech from his porch, and standing in a formal receiving line shaking hands; close shot of man, identified by interior title as Harding's father, George T. Harding; views of Hays opening the official ceremony, with Henry Cabot Lodge and other members of Notification Committee visible on speakers' platform. Sequences of Coolidge's notification ceremony held in Northampton, Mass.; views of Coolidge delivering his acceptance speech; views of Edwin P. Morrow, Governor of Kentucky, incorrectly identified by interior title as Edward, delivering the formal notification speech; medium shot of Coolidge and Lodge, surrounded by crowd; several sequences of Coolidge seated at his desk in Boston and performing duties in the rural setting of his home in Plymouth, Vt. Final scene of Harding, Coolidge, and Hays conversing outside the old Senate Office Building in Washington, with the Capitol visible in the background on June 30.


  • Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923.
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
  • Harding, Florence Kling, 1860-1924.
  • Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954.
  • Harding, George T.
  • Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924.
  • Morrow, Edwin P., 1878-1935.
  • Republican National Convention.
  • Community Motion Picture Service, inc.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : [s.n.], 1920.


  • -  Political parties
  • -  Governors--Kentucky
  • -  Governors--Massachusetts
  • -  Presidents--United States--Nomination
  • -  Presidents--United States--Election--1920
  • -  United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)
  • -  United States--Politics and government--1919-1933
  • -  Marion (Ohio)
  • -  Northampton (Mass.)
  • -  Plymouth (Vt.)


  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Documentary films
  • Newsreels


  • -  Copyright: no reg.
  • -  Appearing: Warren G. Harding, Florence Kling Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Will H. Hays, George T. Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edwin P. Morrow.
  • -  Duration: 3:59 (part 1), 4:01 (part 2), 2:15 (part 3) at 16 fps.
  • -  MAVIS 1632887; President Harding and Calvin Coolidge [1].
  • -  Donor's inventory number: RMA 304-4.
  • -  Sources used: Republican Party. National Convention, 17th, Chicago, 1920. Official report of the proceedings of the seventeenth Republican National Convention. 1920:254-282; P&P presidential file; P&P portrait file.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
  • -  National Park Service acquired from Roosevelt Memorial Association. RMA purchased from Community. Parts of images missing due to sound aperture reduction, mild nitrate deterioration.
  • -  viewing print, dupe neg; Received: May 1968 from USDA lab; preservation; Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection.
  • -  Received: 1967; transferred to LC from NPS, NPS acquired from RMA, RMA purchased from Community; parts of images missing due to sound aperture reduction, mild nitrate deterioration; transferred to safety from LC nitrate at USDA lab: May 1968.


  • viewing print. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 248 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg. 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 10 min., 248 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FAB 0716 (viewing print)
  • FRA 5778 (dupe neg)


  • Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • mp76000342

Online Format

  • image
  • video

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The following films are made available here with permission from the Theodore Roosevelt Association, P.O. Box 719, Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11771 (Internet address:

The Story of the Panama Canal [1]
T. R.'s Return from Africa, 1910 [2]
A Visit to Theodore Roosevelt at His Home at Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, L.I., 1912
Roosevelt, Friend of the Birds [1]
The Roosevelt Dam [1]
The River of Doubt [2].

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Chicago citation style:

Harding, Warren G, Calvin Coolidge, Florence Kling Harding, Will H Hays, George T Harding, Henry Cabot Lodge, Edwin P Morrow, Republican National Convention, Inc Community Motion Picture Service, and Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. President Harding and Calvin Coolidge 1. [United States: s.n, 1920] Video.

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Harding, W. G., Coolidge, C., Harding, F. K., Hays, W. H., Harding, G. T., Lodge, H. C. [...] Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection. (1920) President Harding and Calvin Coolidge 1. [United States: s.n] [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Harding, Warren G, et al. President Harding and Calvin Coolidge 1. [United States: s.n, 1920] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.