Monday, July 20, 2015
The Theodore Roosevelt Center (TR Center) at Dickinson State University is publishing online images from the Margaret Sanger Papers Project, a historical editing project sponsored by the Division of Libraries at New York University. This collection includes magazine and newspaper articles, as well as speeches given by Sanger. The items illustrate the intense disagreement between Sanger and Theodore Roosevelt, particularly about birth control and reproductive rights.
While the TR Center has been creating a digital library of items related to the life and presidency of Theodore Roosevelt since 2008, this is the first time items have been received from another documentary editing project.
“The items in this collection are intensely relevant to current discussions in local communities and across national news media,” said TR Center digital library coordinator and archivist Pamela Pierce. “Reading these articles and speeches can inspire additional discussion and understanding of perspectives on reproductive rights.”
The Theodore Roosevelt Center is dedicated to preserving the legacy of America’s 26th president. The Center has undertaken the monumental task of creating a presidential digital library that will serve as a repository for all Roosevelt-related documents, photographs, and ephemera, providing instant access via the internet in a well-organized, comprehensible manner. The Center also hosts an annual Theodore Roosevelt Symposium as well as special Roosevelt-related events, promotes Roosevelt scholarship, and offers student internships.