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Notes on the improvement of the White House

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Three type-written pages with handwritten edits regarding the 1902 renovation of the White House. The notes were made by President Roosevelt. The main topic is the separation of the executive offices from the President's home. They are labeled pages 16, 17 and 26. There is no date.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Buildings--Repair and reconstruction; White House (Washington, D.C.)

Date: 1902?

Memorandum on the renovation of the White House

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A memorandum discussing the temporary executive offices of the White House, on which President Roosevelt has made notes. The date of this memorandum is unknown.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: Buildings--Repair and reconstruction; White House (Washington, D.C.); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1903?

Facsimile of Roosevelt letter relation permanent residence in White House

Description:

This article explores the idea that Theodore Roosevelt intended to remain President of the United States for the duration of his lifetime, after John J. Fitzgerald found notes about the 1902 reconstruction, in which Roosevelt had underscored the word "temporary."

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Buildings--Repair and reconstruction; White House (Washington, D.C.); United States. President; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Fitzgerald, John J. (John Joseph), 1872-1952

Date: 1911?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Thomas A. Edison

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Theodore Roosevelt wishes Thomas Edison a Merry Christmas and commends him for his work, especially his courage to repair a building that was destroyed in a disaster. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Christmas; Buildings--Repair and reconstruction; Courage

Date: 1914-12-22

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