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Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1930). (artifacts)

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2011.001

Scope and Contents

Artifact 2011.001.01 Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1930). Extracts from The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge is in small typeface with about sixty words per page in twelve lines in 129 pages. The books in this series are titled Addresses of Abraham Lincoln (1929), The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge (1930), and Washington’s Farewell Address (1932). The miniature books in this collection were created by the Kingsport Press training division as student exercises in 1929, 1930 and again in 1932. Although the books have a print that is very small, the print is still legible to the naked eye. 1930. 1 miniature volume with blue cover with gold embossing. Approx. 9/16 x 14/16” Artifact 2011.001.02 Green velvet coin purse where owner kept the miniature volume for safekeeping.

Dates

  • 1930

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

2 items in one box

General

Photographed and added to Digital Collection, April 2011. Used by ETHS Museum for Made In Tennessee exhibit Oct. 3, 2014- Feb. 1, 2015
Title
Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge, a Kingsport Press Miniature Presidential Book (1930). (artifacts)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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