COOLIDGE, Calvin, 1872-1933



Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

Guide to Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1915-1932, 294 containers.
The papers of Calvin Coolidge contain White House office files (1923-1929) consisting of incoming correspondence, draft replies, carbon copies of outgoing letters from Coolidge or one of his secretaries (Edward Tracy Clark, Everett Sanders, and C. Bascom Slemp), incoming telegraph messages, appointment books, and three volumes of names and addresses of White House guests. Includes telegraph messages from the first months of the Herbert Hoover administration. Correspondents include Lincoln C. Andrews, James M. Beck, Mark L. Bristol, William Smith Culbertson, Alfred Pearce Dennis, Charles Schuveldt Dewey, Henry Percival Dodge, Milton Stover Eisenhower, John Gilman Foster, Howard M. Gore, Joseph C. Grew, John Hays Hammond, Herbert Hoover, Charles Evans Hughes, William Marion Jardine, Frank B. Kellogg, Charles A. Lindbergh, Nicholas Longworth, David Lynn, Hanford MacNider, George H. Moses, Harry S. New, Peter Norbeck, Robert Edwin Olds, William Joseph O’Toole, William Phillips, Gifford Pinchot, Miles Poindexter, Atlee Pomerene, John Dyneley Prince, Theodore Douglas Robinson, William Worthington Russell, Henry Cantwell Wallace, Ira Kent Wells, Roy Owen West, Frank B. Willis, Garrard Bigelow Winston, and Leonard Wood. A finding aid is available in the library. The collection is also accessible on microfilm.

Papers: In the Gutzon Borglum Papers, ca. 1895-1960, approximately 71,000 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Charles Henry Brent Papers, ca. 1860-1991, 32 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Kenyon L. Butterfield Papers, 1890-1970, approximately 12,600 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Frances Carpenter Collection, 1875-1960, 100 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the William Smith Culbertson Papers, 1897-1965, 78 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Henry Prather Fletcher Papers, 1898-1958, 10.2 linear feet.
A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Harry Augustus Garfield Papers, 1888-1934, approximately 60,000 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Grosvenor Family Papers, ca. 1827-1981, 76.6 linear feet.
Prominent individuals represented by correspondence or other material include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Matthew Hale Papers, 1904-1925, 104 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Ogden Livingston Mills Papers, ca. 1920-1939, approximately 60,000 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the John B. Murphy Collection of Presidential Wills, 1819-1941, 19 items.
Includes a copy of Calvin Coolidge’s will.

Papers: In the Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, 87 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Everett Sanders Papers, 1913-1950, 200 items.
Includes 11 volumes of the reading copies of Calvin Coolidge’s speeches, most of which relate to Republican Party policies and to the Presidential campaign of 1932. Also much personal correspondence between Everett Sanders and Calvin Coolidge after the latter’s term as President. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Oscar S. Straus Papers, ca. 1856-1954, approximately 37,000 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Mark Sullivan Papers, ca. 1900-1935, 2400 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Charles Warren Papers, ca. 1874-1954, approximately 6,000 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Stanley Washburn Papers, ca. 1912-1945, approximately 1600 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Mabel Walker Willebrandt Papers, ca. 1881-1978, approximately 2,000 items.
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.

Papers: In the Edith Bolling Galt Wilson Papers, ca. 1833-1961, 28.4 linear feet.
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the library.


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1918, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Joseph M. Chapple written on November 26, 1918. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks Chapple and his paper, the Boston National Magazine, for support during the recent political campaign.


American Foundation for the Blind
New York, NY
Papers: In the Helen Keller Papers, 1880-1968, 148 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


American Jewish Historical Society
Newton Centre, MA
Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from James M. Beck to Calvin Coolidge written in 1923. In the letter, James Beck writes to Calvin Coolidge regarding the decision of U.S. Circuit Judge Julius M. Mayer to sentence New York City Controller Charles L. Craig to jail.

Papers: In the Abraham Captain Ratshesky Collection, ca. 1879-1948, 2 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Elihu Stone Collection, ca. 1913-1962, 4 linear feet and 4 oversized folders.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


Amherst College
Archives & Special Collections
Amherst, MA
Papers: In the Dwight W. Morrow Papers, ca. 1877-1954, 124 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Boston Athenaeum
Boston, MA
Papers: In the David Milton Kendall McKibbin Papers, 1917-1977, 3 feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Dr. Josephine L. Murray Autograph Collection, 1771-1923, 27 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


Bucknell University
Archives and Special Collections, Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library
Lewisburg, PA
Papers: In the David Jayne Hill Papers, 1866-1930, 18 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
Archives
Buffalo, NY
Papers: 1926, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to David Lawrence written on October 2, 1926. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge states the usefulness of Lawrence’s The United States Daily, a topical survey of the bureaus of the federal government.


Clarke Historical Library
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Papers:
Papers: 1930, 1 folder.
Correspondence from Calvin Coolidge to Alfred Pierson written on April 10, 1930, giving Coolidge’s regrets that he cannot accept Pierson’s invitation to visit Saginaw.


Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Papers: 1931, 1 page.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to John H. Trumbull written on March 16, 1931. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes that he finds his work confining, and thanks Trumbull for securing a complimentary fishing license for him.

Papers: In the Maurice Sinclair Sherman Papers, 1895-1947, 10 volumes.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.


Copley Press
J.S. Copley Library
La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1920, 2 pages.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Monsignor O’Connell written on July 9, 1920. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks O’Connell for the flowers he received as a birthday gift. “Your interest I shall try to make an inspiration to well doing.”

Papers: 1922, 2 pages.
A letter from Vice President Calvin Coolidge to D.M. Stoner written on December 7, 1922. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge addresses a young man of 18: “It is a satisfaction to know that you are doing well. I shall take for granted that you are glad of my help so there is no need for you to come to thank me. Now be careful of your money. It does little good to earn money if none is saved. You need some life insurance. If you will take what is enclosed [not present] and get an ‘ordinary life’ policy with twenty years settlement period you will never regret it ... All you need to do is work and save your money. Just two things.”

Papers: 1924, 1 page.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Earl E. Davidson written on November 1, 1924. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes Earl Davidson, chairman of the Parade Committee, congratulating him on the success of the torchlight parade & thanking him for his “loyal friendship.”

Papers: 1928, 1 page.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Melville E. Stone written on May 31, 1928. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes to Melville Stone, American journalist & newspaper man “If your son was at Andover in 1894, that was when I was in Amherst College, so that I did not have an opportunity to know him.” He also comments on Mr. Stone’s “ ... efficiency in building up the wonderful news distribution agency ...”


Dartmouth College
Rauner Special Collections Library
Hanover, NH
Papers: In the Francis E. Clark Papers, 1868-1927, 1 box.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Grenville Clark Papers, 1899-1972, 556.5 feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A guide is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Channing Harris Cox Papers, 1904-1960, 1 box.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the John Wingate Weeks Papers, 1877-1926, 20 boxes and 2 portfolios.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


Duke University
Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library
Durham, NC
Papers: In the Carl A. Gray Papers, 1908-1982, approximately 1098 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the James Thomas Williams Papers, ca. 1836-1947, 48 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. An inventory is available in the repository.


Duke University
Medical Center Library
Durham, NC
Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Joseph Howell Way written on August 16, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge expresses his interest in Way’s involvement with vocational schools for veterans of the World War.


The Filson Historical Society
Special Collections
Louisville, KY
Papers: 1824, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to W.W. Elliott of Fleet Corporation written on November 8, 1924. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge acknowledges W.W. Elliott’s note.


Harvard University
Harvard College Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Roscoe Pound Papers, 1888-1964, 274 boxes.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Haverford College
Haverford, PA
Papers: In the Fred Rodell Papers, 1838-1980, approximately 1300 items.
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.


Historical Society of Washington, DC
Washington, DC
Papers: 1921, 1 item.
A letter from Vice President Coolidge to Colonel B.F. Bingham regretting that he has to decline an invitation from the Grand Army of the Republic to deliver the Memorial Day address at the Battle Ground National Cemetery.


Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
West Branch, IA
Microfilm: 1923-1928, 160 reels.
Microfilm copies of originals in the Library of Congress.


Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
Microfilm: 1919-1932, approximately 10,000 items on 12 microfilm reels.
The personal files of President Calvin Coolidge [microform]: surviving files donated by John Coolidge to the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Room, Forbes Library, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1983 and 1984. The originals were arranged and microfilmed under a grant from the Earhart Foundation, Ann Arbor, Michigan. The collection includes correspondence, papers, records of memberships in clubs and organizations and other documents, mostly from the presidential period (1923-1929) but ranging from 1919 to 1932.

Papers: In the Samuel M. Ralston Papers, 1868-1928, approximately 20,000 items.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Manhattan College
Cardinal Hayes Library, Christian A. Zabriskie Rare Book Room
Bronx, NY
Papers: In the Manuscript Collection, [ca. 1534]-1942, approximately 135 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: In the Winthrop Murray Crane Papers, ca. 1877-2000, 6 cartons (stored offsite), 2 narrow boxes (stored onsite), and 1 oversize box (stored onsite).
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the W. Cameron Forbes Journals, 1904-1946, 11 volumes.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Albert Bushnell Hart Papers, 1922-1937, 1 box.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Arthur Prentice Rugg Papers, 1815-1938, 83 boxes, 94 volumes, 8 folders, and 1 rolled container.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Leverett Saltonstall Autograph Collection, ca. 1930-1996, 3 boxes and 1 volume in cases.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. An unpublished folder list is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Henry Cabot Lodge Papers, ca. 1745-1966, 154 boxes, 216 volume and an oversize container.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Henry W. Sprague Papers, 1898-1919, 1 oversize box.
The papers include a letter from Calvin Coolidge to F.A. Welch thanking him for his work during World War I (1919).


Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the Carrie Fosseen Papers, 1914-1951, 0.75 cubic foot.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the J. A. O. Preus and Family Papers, 1853-1946, 15.5 cubic feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Herman Roe Papers, 1906-1965, 1 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. An inventory is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Charles D. Velie Papers, 1919-1953, 4 cubic feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts
New York, NY
Papers: n.d., 8 items.
Autobiography and letters, [n.d.] of Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: 1929, 1 item.
A letter from President Calvin Coolidge to J.P. Morgan written on February 16, 1929. In the letter, President Coolidge thanks J.P. Morgan for undertaking the work on the Committee of Experts for the Reparations Commission.


New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, MA
Papers: 1924, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Eben Putnam written on April 21, 1924. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge discusses his genealogy, especially Brewer, Briggs, and Putnam ancestors. Includes a note dated March 1924 from Sarah Louise Kimball outlining Coolidge’s lineal descent from John Lawrence of Watertown, Massachusetts.


The New York Public Library
Manuscripts & Archives Section
New York, NY
Papers: In the John H. Finley Papers, ca. 1892-1940, 105 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Chicago, IL
Papers: In the Charles H. Dennis Papers, ca. 1868-1942, 1 cubic foot.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Northwestern University Library
Special Collections Department
Evanston, IL
Papers: 1924-1929, 2 items.
The collection consists of two letters from President Calvin Coolidge to Charles G. Dawes.


Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1924-1928, 3 items.
Scattered letters, 1924-1926 and 1928, from Calvin Coolidge, mostly to Myron T. Herrick, ambassador to France relating to Ohio politics.

Papers: In the Walter Folger Brown Papers 1907-1950, 1 cubic foot.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Newton Hamilton Fairbanks Papers, 1912-1944, 11 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Charles Aubrey Jones Papers, 1890-1927, 33 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Maurice Maschke Papers 1924-1936, 0.25 cubic foot.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge.


The Rosenbach Museum and Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1921, 1 item.
A letter from Warren G. Harding to Calvin Coolidge written on March 7, 1921. In the letter, Warren Harding writes before the first meeting of his cabinet to invite his vice-president to attend all cabinet meetings.

Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Herman Henry Kohlsaat written on October 20, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge gives his reasons for not wishing to appoint Frank O. Lowden ambassador to Great Britain.

Papers: In the Rosenbach Company Correspondence, 1903-1953, approximately 153,750 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


Southern Methodist University
Bridwell Library
Dallas, TX
Papers: 1926, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Hon. James M. Beck written on January 20, 1926. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks Beck for sending a copy of an address to be delivered to the organization meeting of the National Advisory Commission.


State Library of Massachusetts
Special Collections Department
Boston, MA
Papers: 1895-1933, 2 boxes.
The Calvin Coolidge Collection.


University of California, Santa Barbara
Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library
Santa Barbara, CA
Papers: In the Thomas Driscoll Collection, ca. 1836-1953, 3 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Harry P. Harrison written on June 21, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes concerning his being able to arrange a speaking engagement; will confer with other parties before a final decision is reached.

Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Harry P. Harrison written on June 28, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes that it will be impossible for him to go to Port Huron at this time.

Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Daniel Wallace written on September 24, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes concerning a request for advice on the part the Government should play in the agricultural industry.

Papers: 1923, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Dante M. Pierce written on December 15, 1923. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes concerning his thanks for an article which appeared.

Papers: 1925, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Frank G. Moorhead written on November 10, 1925. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes concerning his thanks for Frank Moorhead’s favorable editorials.

Papers: 1927, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to John W. Carey written on July 20, 1927. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks John Carey for a column about the Summer White House.

Papers: 1927, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to E.T. Meredith written on November 11, 1927. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks E.T. Meredith for a letter recommending Claude R. Porter as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Papers: 1927, 1 item.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to E.T. Meredith written on November 28, 1927. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge writes concerning a visit made by E.T. Meredith in support of Claude R. Porter as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission.


University of Maryland Libraries
Special Collections Division
College Park, MD
Papers: In the P.D. Brown Papers, 1797-1973, 5 feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. An unpublished guide is available in the repository.


University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: In the Harry H. Bandholtz Papers, ca. 1890-1937, 7.5 linear feet and 2 oversize folders.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Marion LeRoy Burton Papers, 1895-1925, 22.3 linear feet and 1 outsize folder.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Royal Samuel Copeland Papers, ca. 1862-1938, 37 linear feet and 45 volumes [outsize].
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the John Robert Crouse Autograph Collection, [15—]-ca. 1946, approximately 250 items (2 boxes).
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Edwin Denby Papers, ca. 1845-1929, 2.4 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Benjamin S. Hanchett Papers, 1888-1958, 3 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Patrick H. Kelley Papers, 1910-1924, 0.5 linear foot.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Arthur J. Lacy Papers, 1891-1975, 10 linear feet and 1 volume [outsize].
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Earl C. Michener Papers, ca. 1898-1954, 13 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Chase Salmon Osborn Papers, 1889-1949, 168 linear feet and 3 volumes [outsize].
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Howard Hyde Russell Papers, 1840-1946, 3 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the Alexander Grant Ruthven Oapers, 1901-1961, 65 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg Papers, 1884-1974, 8 linear feet and 25 volumes.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of New Hampshire
Special Collections
Durham, NH
Papers: In the Letters to Edward Morgan Lewis, 1914-1936, 17 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.


University of Virginia
The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: In the Baker and Wheeler Families Papers, 1763-1954, 4800 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge.

Papers: In the Conrad Family Papers, 1913-1961, 2500 items.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A guide is available in the repository.


University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
Laramie, WY
Papers: In the Irving Asher Papers, 1880-1975, 1.25 cubic feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Vermont Historical Society
Barre, VT
Papers: In the Coolidge Family Papers, 1802-1932, 10 linear feet.
Persons represented include Calvin Coolidge. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Wagner College
Markham Manuscript Collection
Staten Island, NY
Papers: 1924, 1 page.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Mr. Edwin Markham written on May 26, 1924. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks Markham for the copy of “A Song of Victory” with his signature. It will place in the White House Library.

Papers: 1928, 1 page.
A letter from Calvin Coolidge to Mr. Edwin Markham written on December 4, 1928. In the letter, Calvin Coolidge thanks Edwin Markham for the 2 poems he sent with his autograph. He says he shall prize them, and if Markham is ever in Washington, Calvin Coolidge will be happy to see him.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the James A. Garfield II Family Papers, 1873-1930, 1.8 linear feet.
Other authors include Calvin Coolidge. A register is available in the repository.

Papers: In the Myron T. Herrick Papers, 1827-1941, 16.01 linear feet.
Correspondents include Calvin Coolidge. A register is available in the library.


Yale University Library
Microform Reference
New Haven, CT
Microfilm: 1921-1929, 190 reels.
The papers consist of correspondence, subject and case files, lists of persons invited to the White House, and other papers of Calvin Coolidge. The original papers are in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.