Coolidge Memorabilia Collection Cataloged

10/12/10 12:50PM By Jane Lindholm
 MP3   Download MP3 

VPR/Jane Lindholm
Table on which Coolidge signed the oath of office
The Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site has thousands of objects in its collection of Coolidge family memorabilia and ephemera. Plus farm equipment, sleighs, butter churns, tools, and household knick-knacks, all donated over the years by the Coolidge family and other Plymouth locals.

Most of those items had never been inventoried or cataloged-until now. That herculean task fell to historian and collections manager Amy Mincher and some college interns, who spent the summer going through everything from old wooden nails to the cloth that may have been on the living room table when Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as President in 1923.

On a recent rainy day, Amy Mincher showed VPR's Jane Lindholm around the collection.


calvin_coolidge_historic_site calvin_coolidge

Related Links

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
comments powered by Disqus
Supported By
Become an Underwriter | Find an Underwiter