Calvin Coolidge Foundation

Calvin Coolidge Foundation Our Vision is to become the gateway to all things Coolidge.
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation was established by a group of Coolidge enthusiasts including John Coolidge, the son of President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge; Franklin S. Billings, Jr., Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court; Edward Connery Lathem, Dartmouth College Librarian and Dean of the Libraries and distinguished author; Vrest ...Orton; Consuelo Northrup Bailey; Deane C. Davis and other such luminaries of the period. The Foundation was formed in part to redress the fact that there is no federally funded presidential library for Calvin Coolidge, our 30th U.S. President.
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We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization charged with the responsibility for Calvin Coolidge’s legacy. We will use our unique location at Plymouth Notch, organizational strengths and passion, to establish funding, strong partnerships, and national recognition for Calvin Coolidge. We shall encourage scholarly research and education, and shall provide a collection of archives, documents and records, that verify, clarify, and interpret Calvin Coolidge’s life, character and philosophy; thus being the gateway to all things Coolidge. Our assets shall be accessible to all students of Coolidge, scholars, universities and research organizations. The nation will be inspired to use Calvin Coolidge as a key to solving relevant national and international issues.

Mission: Our Mission is to open the eyes of the world to Calvin Coolidge.

The 2020 Coolidge Scholarship application is now open! High school juniors interested in a full-ride scholarship to any ...
10/16/2019
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The 2020 Coolidge Scholarship application is now open! High school juniors interested in a full-ride scholarship to any college or university in the United States can apply today at www.coolidgescholars.org.

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

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10/16/2019

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10/10/2019

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Will you choose to run? Join us for the Second Annual Coolidge 5K and  the "I Do Not Choose to Run" 1-Mile Walk in sceni...
09/04/2019
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Will you choose to run? Join us for the Second Annual Coolidge 5K and the "I Do Not Choose to Run" 1-Mile Walk in scenic Plymouth Notch!
https://www.coolidgefoundation.org/coolidge-5k/

Coolidge 5K and 1-Mile Walk   Will you choose to run? Join us on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, in scenic Plymouth Notch for the 2nd Annual Coolidge 5K! Non-runners are invited to participate in the “I Do Not Choose to Run” 1-Mile Walk, which takes place after the race. Runners will explore the ...

08/21/2019

The Coolidge Foundation mourns the death of Foundation trustee and officer Arthur Crowley, Esquire, long-time friend, perspicacious adviser, loyal ally. Our condolences to Mary Crowley, the Crowley family, and Art's Rutland community.

Remember this night? The largest ever July 3rd annual dinner featuring Coolidge Trivia, the Nation’s top 16 Coolidge Cup...
07/17/2019

Remember this night? The largest ever July 3rd annual dinner featuring Coolidge Trivia, the Nation’s top 16 Coolidge Cup debaters, key-note speaker Dr. Roberto Salinas-León, and a full fireworks display. To be resolved: what was your favorite part of the evening? Comment below!

What do sparks, Plymouth Notch, and President Coolidge all have in common? FIREWORKS!!! Kick off your Independence Day c...
07/02/2019

What do sparks, Plymouth Notch, and President Coolidge all have in common? FIREWORKS!!! Kick off your Independence Day celebrations early with fireworks at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic site on July 3rd at 9:00 PM!

Join the Coolidge Foundation on July 4th for the annual Naturalization Ceremony at Plymouth Notch! This year nineteen im...
06/28/2019

Join the Coolidge Foundation on July 4th for the annual Naturalization Ceremony at Plymouth Notch! This year nineteen immigrants hailing from 13 countries – Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, China, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ghana, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Poland, Singapore, and Sudan - will be sworn in as American citizens.
July 4th | 10:00 A.M | Plymouth Notch | 3780 Rt-100A

"Ooooo say can you sing?" The Fourth of July activities are coming up! Bill Wiles at last year's Naturalization Ceremony...
06/17/2019

"Ooooo say can you sing?" The Fourth of July activities are coming up! Bill Wiles at last year's Naturalization Ceremony rallied the crowds to celebrate! Come and celebrate American Independence and welcome the new citizens of the United States of America: This year's ceremony on July 4th, at 10:00 a.m. For more events: https://www.coolidgefoundation.org/events/july-fourth/
Photo creds: Liveasaltyfloridalife

Congratulations to Nico Brayton, Julianna Lee, Katherine McPhie, and Mitchell Robson - recipients of the 2019, full-ride...
05/24/2019
News Archives - The Coolidge | A Scholarship for America

Congratulations to Nico Brayton, Julianna Lee, Katherine McPhie, and Mitchell Robson - recipients of the 2019, full-ride, Coolidge Scholarship!

https://coolidgescholars.org/category/news/

2019 Winners of Coolidge Scholarship Announced May 22, 2019NewsRob Hammer PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt., May 22, 2019 — The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2019 Coolidge Scholarship. This year more than 3,400 students, the most ever, competed for thi...

03/06/2019

Shhh. That silence you hear is readers studying the EXCELLENT applications for the Coolidge Senators and Scholars Program. Wish we had more scholarships to give.

At Thales, a Luddy School, in Rolesville, NC with one of the winners -- LUKE. The debate topic was the national debt. Th...
02/18/2019

At Thales, a Luddy School, in Rolesville, NC with one of the winners -- LUKE. The debate topic was the national debt. Thank you to Josh Herring and his team, and our team, Jared Rhoads and Rob Hammer, for a great day.

CC  is a little stressed to have so many excellent Coolidge Scholarship Candidates in the 2019 flight. Hard to choose! A...
02/03/2019

CC is a little stressed to have so many excellent Coolidge Scholarship Candidates in the 2019 flight. Hard to choose! As Calvin types this kindly reviewers are taking a close look at your essays and cvs, dear Calvin Candidates. Thank you dear teachers for taking the time to write recommendations...and for juniors.
The goal of this scholarship is to honor academic merit and to introduce "30" and his values of saving, budgeting, civility, federalism and bipartisanship to younger people. Wish we had resources to award dozens!
Calvin hopes to increase the number of scholars so we can award more brave candidates...Meantime, we have the Senators program for our finalists....we look forward to welcome Coolidge candidates at Plymouth Notch and in Georgetown. Calvin will not be silent when it comes to helping his students.

This Giving Tuesday, be a part of the Coolidge Foundation's latest venture and endow a chair at Coolidge House! Your gif...
11/27/2018
Click here to support President Coolidge Seeks Chairs organized by Coolidge Foundation

This Giving Tuesday, be a part of the Coolidge Foundation's latest venture and endow a chair at Coolidge House!

Your gift of $250 will endow not a professorship but an actual chair in your name. #givingtuesday

https://www.gofundme.com/endow-a-chair

Calvin Coolidge was a great president. Silent Cal stood for federalism, sound budgeting, low taxes, and civil discourse. Coolidge had great respect for America's founders, embodying their values as if he was a Founding Father himself. But for a long time Calvin, who served as America's 30th pr...

The 2019 Coolidge Scholarship application is now open! High school juniors interested in a full-ride scholarship to any ...
10/22/2018
Home Page - The Coolidge | A Scholarship for America

The 2019 Coolidge Scholarship application is now open! High school juniors interested in a full-ride scholarship to any college or university in the United States can apply today at www.coolidgescholars.org.

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

Check out pictures from the first annual Coolidge 5K! If you weren't able to make it this year, we hope we'll see you ne...
10/10/2018

Check out pictures from the first annual Coolidge 5K!

If you weren't able to make it this year, we hope we'll see you next fall. More pictures here: [email protected]/albums/72157702024565514/with/45213263671/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157702024565514/with/45213263671/

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09/20/2018

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09/05/2018
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Will you choose to run? Join us for the First Annual Coolidge 5K and the “I Do Not Choose to Run” 1-Mile Walk in scenic Plymouth Notch!

A surprise visitor showed up at the Notch this past week. Here the veep in the Summer White House.
09/02/2018

A surprise visitor showed up at the Notch this past week. Here the veep in the Summer White House.

ProVision toured Dartmouth College today. What a great group of kids!
08/03/2018

ProVision toured Dartmouth College today. What a great group of kids!

We're swinging into another busy two weeks as we gear up for our Coolidge Senator weekend in D.C. and a school group fro...
08/01/2018

We're swinging into another busy two weeks as we gear up for our Coolidge Senator weekend in D.C. and a school group from Houston. We're all getting good vibes about it--some days at the office everybody shows up in blue button ups and cool khakis. #everybodyistwinning #officedays #summerhaze #takeaswingbreak

It's story time at the notch! We're doing a little "spring cleaning" here in the office. While we are at it organizing a...
07/22/2018

It's story time at the notch! We're doing a little "spring cleaning" here in the office. While we are at it organizing and cleaning, we cannot help but take a little trip down memory lane.

Coolidge Bell from Bevin Bell, via Gov. M. Bevin!
02/25/2018

Coolidge Bell from Bevin Bell, via Gov. M. Bevin!

Join us on February 19 for our Presidents Day Open House! Noon to 4PM in Plymouth Notch. "President Coolidge," as portra...
02/08/2018

Join us on February 19 for our Presidents Day Open House! Noon to 4PM in Plymouth Notch. "President Coolidge," as portrayed by Tracy Messer, will speak at 2pm!

Coolidge is a community. Here, Coolidge events planner Alex Salavitch with finalists Simona Vigodner and Reese Caldwell-...
01/27/2018

Coolidge is a community. Here, Coolidge events planner Alex Salavitch with finalists Simona Vigodner and Reese Caldwell-- and Mr. Salavitch-- at our Vandenberg event for author Hank Meijer in New York. CC and Vandenberg both believed in a restrained, prepared, military.

As a special thank you, all supporters who make a gift of $100 or more today for #GivingTuesday will receive a complimen...
11/28/2017

As a special thank you, all supporters who make a gift of $100 or more today for #GivingTuesday will receive a complimentary Coolidge notebook!

Donations can be made at: https://coolidgefoundation.org/donate/

11/07/2017
From Presidents to Refugees: The USS Mayflower

Check out the latest Coolidge Blog by John Ferrell on Calvin Coolidge's presidential yacht - the USS Mayflower.

https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog/from-presidents-to-refugees-the-uss-mayflower/

From Presidents to Refugees: The USS Mayflower November 7, 2017 By: John Ferrell Later this month Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving and recall the iconic vessel Mayflower, which in 1620 brought over the first English Puritans to the New World. But there was another vessel, also named Mayflower,…

Check out our the latest blog post on Coolidge's Summer White Houses by John Ferrell!https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog...
10/23/2017
The Coolidge Summer White Houses

Check out our the latest blog post on Coolidge's Summer White Houses by John Ferrell!

https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog/6661/

The Coolidge Summer White Houses October 20, 2017 By: John Ferrell In Coolidge’s day, it was common for America’s elected leaders to leave the summer heat of Washington D.C. for milder climates. Wherever the president deigned to stay became the “Summer White House,” a vacation home from which the co...

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10/19/2017

Calvin Coolidge Foundation's cover photo

The application for the 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship is now open! Interested high school juniors can apply today at www....
10/19/2017
Home Page - The Coolidge | A Scholarship for America

The application for the 2017-18 Coolidge Scholarship is now open! Interested high school juniors can apply today at www.coolidgescholars.org.

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study at any college or university in the United States.

The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study.

Somebody's watching over Washington
07/29/2017

Somebody's watching over Washington

05/17/2017
Calvin Coolidge’s Speech to American Doctors: Praising Medicine and Venerating Reason

Ninety years ago today, President Coolidge addressed the American Medical Association on the role of reason in the advancement of medicine. Check out Jared Rhoads' article on the speech!

https://coolidgefoundation.org/blog/calvin-coolidges-speech-to-american-doctors-praising-medicine-and-venerating-reason/

Ninety years ago this week, on May 17, 1927, President Calvin Coolidge addressed several thousand of the nation’s physicians as they gathered for the annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Washington, D.C. He had high praise for his distinguished audience, commending them for th...

The Coolidge Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 class of Coolidge Scholars! Click here to learn more and meet the ...
05/16/2017
News - The Coolidge | A Scholarship for America

The Coolidge Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 class of Coolidge Scholars! Click here to learn more and meet the 2017 Scholars: https://coolidgescholars.org/news/

Coolidge Foundation Announces 2017 Recipients of the Full-Ride “Coolidge Scholarship” for Academic Merit PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt., May 16, 2017 — The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation is pleased to announce the names of the three students selected as the 2017 recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship....

Sunday Morning Wisdom from Silent Cal! #KeepCoolwithCoolidge!
04/30/2017

Sunday Morning Wisdom from Silent Cal! #KeepCoolwithCoolidge!

Saturday Morning Wisdom from Silent Cal! #KeepCoolwithCoolidge!
04/29/2017

Saturday Morning Wisdom from Silent Cal! #KeepCoolwithCoolidge!

We say "see you later" to our program and editorial associate Rushad Thomas, who is moving on to ACTA - American Council...
04/28/2017
Rushad’s Farewell

We say "see you later" to our program and editorial associate Rushad Thomas, who is moving on to ACTA - American Council of Trustees and Alumni. Our loss is their gain. Thank you, Rushad, for three years of service to the Coolidge Foundation!

It is with a good deal of sadness that the Coolidge Foundation bids farewell to Rushad Thomas. Rushad has served capably as Program and Editorial Associate for the past three years.

Vermont high school students: Enter your essay for a chance to win $1,500! Deadline is May 19!
04/28/2017
2017 Calvin Prize for Vermont Youth

Vermont high school students: Enter your essay for a chance to win $1,500! Deadline is May 19!

We made the mistake of talking too much about the deficiencies of our opponents and not enough about the merits of our own candidates. I have never again fallen into that error.

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Looking forward to: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019 - 10:00AM TO 4:00PM President Calvin Coolidge Homestead - decorated as it would have been in 1872 during the year the President was born was born.
Hello, I am a fellow admirer of Calvin Coolidge and has fought to get him in finals of a Presidential tournament at my school. I beat out FDR, Wilson, and Theodore Roosevelt to get him their and now I need your help to get votes to place him as the best President. Here is the link to vote if you are interested:
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In the 4th of July category on tonight's "Jeopardy!" there was a question about which president was the only one born on Independence Day. None of the contestants knew.
Just visited your site this weekend and it was absolutely lovely !! Have you all been following this:
In reference to the depression of 1920-1921 economists Richard Vedder and Lowell Gallaway wrote: While the magnitude of the 1920-22 downturn was severe (and indeed exceeded that for the Great Depression of the following decade for several quarters), its duration was not. By 1922 recovery was already underway, and in the following year unemployment was actually less than its normal long-run rate.[iv] The economic policies of Presidents Harding and Coolidge did much to ameliorate the 1920-22 depression. As Coolidge stated in his address at the Gettysburg battlefield, reductions in debt, taxes, and spending were essential for economic recovery. Both Vedder and Gallaway argue that “the seven years from the autumn of 1922 to the autumn of 1929 were arguably the brightest period in [the] economic history of the United States.”[v] Overall the nation’s economy entered into a period of significant economic growth: From 1920 to 1929, total manufacturing output rose a bit over 50 percent, an aggregate figure that masked even more rapid rates of growth in major sectors of the economy. Primary manufacturing grew at a rate of 2.5 percent per year; end product manufacturing increased 4 percent per year throughout the decade. By 1929, the economy of the United States produced four-tenths of the world’s coal, seven-tenths of the world’s petroleum, a third of the world’s hydro-electric power, half the world’s steel, and virtually all of the world’s natural gas.[vi] Entrepreneurship also expanded and “new sectors were included that had never before been listed in previous censuses, such as automobiles, telephones and telegraph, and chemicals.”[vii] The automobile and the radio became symbols of the economic progress of the Roaring Twenties. Vedder and Gallaway note that during the Coolidge Prosperity and wages increased.[viii]
As the snow piles up and the winter chill takes hold, I look back fondly at this year's 4th of July celebration at Plymouth Notch.
As autumn takes hold, with winter on the horizon, I think back wistfully to this year's 4th of July celebration in Plymouth Notch. Such a great memory for me, and I'd like to share it.
A few weeks ago, I posted a request askign any friends that could provide assistance with coworkers little 4th grade son on trying to get a post card from every state with a fact about the state written on it. Below is the update and lists what states are still needed. If anyone can help with these states or have friends/family from these states that can send a post card, it would be appreciated. Does not have to be a picture potcard so much as a plain post card with a note on it and addressed to the school and mailed from your state. Thanks for any additional help you can give? Coworker's note to me:These are states still needed if you can be of any assistance: Okay, here is the list: Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Rhode Island. My original post stated: My son Connor is in the 4th grade at Glendale Elementary School. They are studying the 50 states. They would like to receive a post card from each state. If at all possible, could you please send a state-themed post card to them. Also if you are able, please include a fact about your state on the post card. Please mail the post card to Glendale Elementary, 1500 Beaver Valley Rd., Flinton, PA 16640 Attn: Mrs.Wiedemann You could write: Hey Connor, did you know (state name and a fact) Example: Hey Connor, did you know Maryland is famous for their seafood, especially Blue Crab from the Chesapeake Bay?
A few weeks ago, I posted a request askign any friends that could provide assistance with coworkers little 4th grade son on trying to get a post card from every state with a fact about the state written on it. Below is the update and lists what states are still needed. If anyone can help with these states or have friends/family from these states that can send a post card, it would be appreciated. Does not have to be a picture potcard so much as a plain post card with a note on it and addressed to the school and mailed from your state. Thanks for any additional help you can give? Coworker's note to me:These are states still needed if you can be of any assistance: Okay, here is the list: Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Vermont, and Rhode Island. My original post stated: My son Connor is in the 4th grade at Glendale Elementary School. They are studying the 50 states. They would like to receive a post card from each state. If at all possible, could you please send a state-themed post card to them. Also if you are able, please include a fact about your state on the post card. Please mail the post card to Glendale Elementary, 1500 Beaver Valley Rd., Flinton, PA 16640 Attn: Mrs.Wiedemann You could write: Hey Connor, did you know (state name and a fact) Example: Hey Connor, did you know Maryland is famous for their seafood, especially Blue Crab from the Chesapeake Bay?
What a great day in Plymouth Notch on the 4th of July! Recorded some of the ceremonies and even had a chance to talk to the President himself!