Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Coolidge, Robert Tilton, ca.1905-55
Robert Tilton Coolidge (d.1955), A1936, was one of more than twenty Coolidge family members to attend Tufts or receive honorary degrees from the institution, beginning in 1859.The Coolidge Room in Ballou Hall is named for Coolidge and his father, Arthur W. Coolidge, Jr., A1903, H1945, life trustee and former lieutenant governor of Massachusetts.
During his undergraduate years at Tufts, Coolidge served as president of the Pen, Paint, and Pretzels (3 P's) student theater organization. While working on his Master of Fine Arts degree from at Harvard, Coolidge based his architectural thesis on the Tufts' theatre, later donating his model and plans to the school. In 1946, Coolidge joined the Yale School of Fine Arts faculty as an associate professor of architecture after having taught at the Cambridge Graduate School of Smith College. Coolidge died unexpectedly in New Haven, Connecticut, on September 24, 1955.He was married and had three children.
Source: TAR, October 1955, 23
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