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Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge (born John Calvin Coolidge Jr.; ; July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 30th president of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A Republican lawyer from New England, born in Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of Massachusetts. His response to the Boston Police Strike of 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action. The next year, he was elected vice president of the United States, and he succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small government conservative and also as a man who said very little and had a rather dry sense of humor.

Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of his predecessor's administration, and left office with considerable popularity. As a Coolidge biographer wrote: "He embodied the spirit and hopes of the middle class, could interpret their longings and express their opinions. That he did represent the genius of the average is the most convincing proof of his strength".

Scholars have ranked Coolidge in the lower half of those presidents that they have assessed. He is praised by advocates of smaller government and laissez-faire economics, while supporters of an active central government generally view him less favorably, though most praise his stalwart support of racial equality.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 4th, 1872 (Plymouth Notch), Died January 5th, 1933 (Northampton)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38283 12-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge welcomes Colonel Lindbergh at Washington, D.C., June 11, 1927 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-38284 12-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge welcomes Colonel Lindbergh at Washington, D.C., June 11, 1927 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor CVE-38285 12-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge welcomes Colonel Lindbergh at Washington, D.C., June 11, 1927 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-59036 Not documented 10/21/1932 Excerpts from address given by Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge Re-recording, with announcer : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73802 14-in. 10/11/1932 My fellow countrymen Calvin Coolidge Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73803 14-in. 10/11/1932 My fellow countrymen Calvin Coolidge Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Victor FS-73804 14-in. 10/11/1932 My fellow countrymen Calvin Coolidge Radio broadcast : Speech speaker  
Columbia 49761 12-in. ca. June-Oct. 1920 Law and order Calvin Coolidge Speech speaker  
Columbia 49851 12-in. 6/21/1920 Duty Calvin Coolidge Speech speaker  
Columbia 49852 12-in. 6/29/1920 America and the war Calvin Coolidge Speech speaker  
Columbia 49853 12-in. 6/29/1920 Equal rights Calvin Coolidge Speech speaker  
Columbia W144377 10-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge's address to Col. Lindbergh—1 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Columbia W144378 10-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge's address to Col. Lindbergh—2 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Columbia W144379 10-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge's address to Col. Lindbergh—3 Calvin Coolidge Special event radio broadcast speaker  
Columbia W144380 10-in. 6/11/1927 President Coolidge decorating Col. Lindbergh, and Col. Lindbergh's response Calvin Coolidge ; Charles A. Lindbergh Special event radio broadcast speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Coolidge, Calvin," accessed July 25, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102063.

Coolidge, Calvin. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 25, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102063.

"Coolidge, Calvin." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 25 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102063

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