Entries Tagged as 'TheodoreRoosevelt'

Monday, November 19th, 2018

An Intimate and Symbolic Bond: Quentin Roosevelt, the Great War, and American-French Relations

By Vincent Harmsen, 2017–2018 Houghton Library Visiting Fellow and recipient of the William Dearborn Fellowship in American History. Mr. Harmsen holds a master’s degree in history from the Sorbonne University, Paris. November 19, 1918 would have been the twenty-first birthday of Quentin Roosevelt, son of Theodore Roosevelt. However, Quentin had died in France a few […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

“It was a glorious flowering”

When I arrived at the Houghton Library, it was to do research for a project I am pursuing on Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, and World War II. While naturally the main site of interest for any researcher studying the career of Eleanor Roosevelt is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library at Hyde […]

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

New Exhibit: Occupied Cuba, 1898-1902

The years between the end of the Cuban War of Independence in 1898, facilitated by United States involvement as part of the Spanish-American War, and the proclamation of the Cuban Republic in 1902, were a time of much change and transition in Cuba. After the last of the Spanish troops left Cuba in 1898, the […]

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Pictures of a president

        Theodore Roosevelt was arguably the first truly modern president; nowhere is this more evident than in the thousands of photographs taken of him which capture his larger-than-life personality and incredibly productive life. The Theodore Roosevelt Collection photographs, comprising over a hundred boxes of several thousand images, are the most heavily used materials within the […]

Friday, June 6th, 2014

New on OASIS in June

Finding aids for five newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS finding aid database this month, including the diaries of a railroad construction engineer, and a poetry notebook belonging to Sarah Orne Jewett. Processed by Bonnie B. Salt: Sarah Orne Jewett Verse Notebook and Family Autograph Album, 1870-1880 (MS Am 2831) Ernest Lewis […]

Friday, February 7th, 2014

New on OASIS in February

Finding aids for nine newly cataloged collections have been added to the OASIS database this month, including a collection of letters by Johann Strauss, scrapbooks from the Theodore Roosevelt collection, and decorative tiles depicting scenes from Shakespeare.

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

2013 Year in Review

It’s been a great year for the Houghton Blog, which attracted more than 35,000 unique visitors during 2013. Let’s take a look back at our ten most popular posts on the year.   10. Reading Ira Aldridge. On the great 19th century African-American actor and expatriate. 9. What’s New: A Digital Harmony. Announcing the digitization […]

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Happy Halloween from the Roosevelts

In a newly-acquired photograph album that belonged to the family of Theodore Roosevelt, we discovered this delightful, undated, image of a Roosevelt family jack-o-lantern, sitting on the porch at Sagamore Hill. The pumpkin seems to be sporting not only a pince-nez, but also a handsome mustache, suggesting that perhaps it’s in costume. [Heather Cole, Assistant […]

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

New Digitization Roundup, Part VI

With this post we’ve now caught up on Houghton’s digitization for the 2012-2013 fiscal year; look for future updates coming soon, and remember that you can click on the Digitization tag for all our blog posts on the subject. Highlights in this post include an expose of the 19th century impostor known as Princess Caraboo, […]

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Myths debunked: Sadly, Theodore Roosevelt never rode a moose

Many of Theodore Roosevelt’s adventures seem like something out of a tall tale: he survived an assassination attempt; nearly died while exploring the Amazonian jungle; and became the first president to drive a car and fly in a plane; among many others. Despite having been a larger-than-life figure, this is one thing that TR never […]