Entries Tagged as 'TheodoreRoosevelt'

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

New on OASIS in August

Finding aids for six newly cataloged collections, and preliminary box lists for two recent acquisitions, have been added to the OASIS database this month, including documents concerning Thomas Carlyle’s bequest of his library to Harvard.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

You’ve Got Mail: Theodore Roosevelt as comic artist

Despite the many demands of being president, Theodore Roosevelt found time to regularly write to each of his six children while they were away at school or visiting friends. Tailored to match each child’s interests and personality, TR’s letters are filled with descriptions of family pets, siblings’ antics, and his own many adventures (which make […]

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Auspicious Debuts: Birdwatching with a future president

Theodore Roosevelt is perhaps the most prolific American president, having published over forty books and numerous articles during his life. His very first publication was significantly less august than his later writings: a four-page pamphlet titled The Summer Birds of the Adirondacks in Franklin County, N.Y., co-written with his friend Hal Minot and published in […]

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

You’ve Got Mail: “It takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose”

The process of campaigning for the position of U.S. president can be an arduous one. For Theodore Roosevelt, the 1912 presidential campaign very nearly turned deadly. TR had already served two presidential terms, from 1901-1908. Despite claiming he would never again seek that office, TR was not terribly eager to retire from public life. His […]

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt Scrapbooks Digitized

[thanks to Alison Harris, Roosevelt Project Cataloger/Metadata Specialist, for this post] Houghton’s collaborative digitization project of the Theodore Roosevelt manuscript materials with Dickinson State University in North Dakota includes 11 scrapbooks. The scrapbooks were particularly tricky to capture due to both the fragility of the newspaper clippings themselves and their often unwieldy size when unfolded. […]

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt, digitized

[Thanks to Alison Harris, Roosevelt Project Cataloger/Metadata Specialist, for contributing this post] As part of a collaborative project with Dickinson State University in North Dakota, material from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection is currently being digitized and linked to online finding aids. Particularly interesting is the correspondence between Theodore Roosevelt and his family, as it provides […]