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Calvin Coolidge: A Resource Guide

Calvin Coolidge, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, tipping his hat
Calvin Coolidge, half-length portrait, standing, facing left, tipping his hat.
1 photographic print.
[Oct. 22, 1924]
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:

Digital Collections

Prosperity and Thrift: The Coolidge Era and the Consumer Economy, 1921-1929

This collection assembles a wide array of Library of Congress source materials from the 1920s that document the widespread prosperity of the Coolidge years, the nation's transition to a mass consumer economy, and the role of government in this transition. It includes nearly 200 selections from 12 collections of personal papers and 2 collections of institutional papers from the Manuscript Division; 74 books, pamphlets, and legislative documents from the General Collections, along with selections from 34 consumer and trade journals; 181 photographs from the pictorial materials of the National Photo Company Collection held by the Prints and Photographs Division; and 5 short films and 7 audio selections of Coolidge's speeches from the Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division.

A selection of highlights from this collection includes:

Additional Digital Collections

American Leaders Speak: Recordings from World War I

The Nation's Forum Collection consists of fifty-nine sound recordings of speeches by American leaders from 1918-20. The speeches focus on issues and events surrounding the First World War and the subsequent presidential election of 1920, including seven speeches by Calvin Coolidge.

Chronicling America

This site allows you to search and view millions of historic American newspaper pages from 1789-1943. Search this collection to find newspaper articles that reference Calvin Coolidge from this time period.

A selection of articles related to Calvin Coolidge includes:

Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress is a rich repository of Americana. In total, the collection comprises 28,000 primary source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present, including a proclamation issued by Calvin Coolidge announcing the death of Woodrow Wilson in 1924 and a memorial sent to Coolidge by the state governors in 1923.

Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film

This presentation features 104 films that record events in Roosevelt's life from the Spanish-American War in 1898 to his death in 1919. Commemorative events up to 1921 are also included as well as silent documentaries compiled from earlier footage by the Theodore Roosevelt Association between 1919 and 1928. The collection includes a film that contains various scenes of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge in 1920.

U.S. Presidential Inaugurations: "I Do Solemnly Swear..." A Resource Guide

This collection contains approximately 400 items relating to presidential inaugurations, including Coolidge taking the oath of office in 1923 and his inauguration in 1925.

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