Today in History–August 3–the Library of Congress features Calvin Coolidge, sworn into office as President of the United States on this day in 1923 after the unexpected death of Warren Harding. During his six years as prosperity, Coolidge focused on business and the consumer economy grew rapidly. To learn more about Calvin Coolidge and the Coolidge era, visit the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more resources and primary sources.
Calvin Coolidge Becomes President from America’s Library
Calvin Coolidge Delivered the First Radio Broadcast from the White House from America’s Library
Calvin Coolidge images from Chicago Daily News photograph collection (Chicago History Museum)
President Harding and Calvin Coolidge 1920 film
Historical newspaper coverage of Calvin Coolidge through 1922