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1) [William B. Coolidge--home movies] Reels 1-154
Reels 1-12: "Family 1953-1961" Reel 13: NA Reels 14-45: "Family 1961-1968" Reels 46-57: "Family 1968-1970" Reels 58-69: "Family 1970-1973" Reels 70-81: "Family 1973-1980" Reels 82-95: "...   more
Coolidge, William B. Collection
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Collection Date Range
1953 – 1979
Summary
The collection contains 153 reels of silent, color 8mm film, totaling approximately 34,670 ft.; 1 reel of silent, color 16mm film, totaling approximately 250 ft. William B. Coolidge was a US Foreign Service Diplomat in Asia. Highlights from the footage include Vietnam, Japan, Cambodia and Thailand in the 1950-1960s.
Biographical/Historical Notes
William B. Coolidge (1916-2010) worked as a US Foreign Service diplomat in the Asia. The collection includes scenes in Japan in the 50s, as well as vacations in Vietnam, etc. Also included is footage of Nantucket. His father, Richard Bradford Coolidge (1879-1957), was the mayor Medford, MA. The family is descended from William Bradford. 

The papers of William Bradford Coolidge and other members of the Dame-Coolidge family are housed at the Massachusetts Historical Society and Tufts University Archives.
See: https://www.masshist.org/collection-guides/view/fa0361
and
https://dl.tufts.edu/concern/eads/d791ss540/fa

 
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