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Nobel Peace Prize medal reproduction

Description:

Reproduction of the Nobel Peace Prize medal awarded to Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.

Resource Type: Medal, Commemorative

Subject: Medals; Nobel Prizes

Date: 1906

Letter from Jørgen Løvland to Herbert H. D. Peirce

Description:

Jorgen Løvland, Chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, acknowledges the committee's receipt of two letters. President Roosevelt passed them through Herbert H. D. Peirce, the U.S. Ambassador to Norway, regarding Representative Richard Bartholdt's candidacy for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Peace; Administrative procedure; Norske Nobelkomite; Norway. Stortinget; Bartholdt, Richard, 1855-1932; Norris, George W. (George William), 1861-1944; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1906-09-04

Rewritten telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to Jørgen Løvland

Description:

President Roosevelt rewrites a telegram that was to be sent to Jørgen Løvland expressing his gratitude at being named the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Roosevelt changes the telegram's statement that the prize money will go towards the building of the Panama Canal and changes it so that the money will go towards a "permanent industrial peace committee."

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Thank-you notes; Nobel Prizes; Peace; Working class; Industrial relations; Agricultural laborers; Labor disputes--Government policy; Panama--Panama Canal; Norske Nobelkomite

Date: 1906-12-03

Letter from William H. Moody to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Attorney General Moody encloses a draft of the announcement appointing trustees for the Nobel Peace Prize, which follows President Roosevelt's instructions and includes Secretary of War Taft's suggestion. Moody has added stipulations for the use of income since Roosevelt's draft was silent on that aspect and thought Roosevelt might wish to take into account Secretary of Agriculture Wilson's suggestion. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Peace; Trusts and trustees; Income; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Wilson, James, 1835-1920

Date: 1906-12-07

Letter from William Emlen Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

William Emlen Roosevelt congratulates Theodore Roosevelt on being awarded the Nobel Prize and offers his opinions on Theodore's address opening a new session of Congress. Roosevelt disagrees with Theodore's proposition concerning graduated taxes, but agrees with everything else in the speech. William also offers opinions on the currency question and hopes that discussions will shed light on the matter and that Congress will get something done.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Money--Law and legislation; Income tax--Law and legislation; Nobel Prizes; Speeches, addresses, etc.; United States. Congress; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944

Date: 1906-12-07

Letter from Seth Low to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Seth Low congratulates President Roosevelt on the Nobel Peace Prize and suggests that the National Civic Federation might be useful in the disposition of the award money. Low thinks it preferable to "strengthen what already exists" rather than "build up something entirely new."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Labor policy--Research; National Civic Federation; Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926

Date: 1906-12-18

Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech

Description:

Minister Herbert H. D. Peirce was authorized to read this message while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906. In this message, Roosevelt expresses his gratitude at receiving the prize, and describes his plans for using the prize money. He has determined to use the money to establish an Industrial Peace Committee within the United States.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Nobel Prize winners; Peirce, Herbert H. D. (Herbert Henry Davis), 1849-1916

Date: 1906-12?

Instructions regarding Nobel Peace Prize money

Description:

This document details how President Roosevelt would like the Nobel Peace Prize award money to be used. The money, totaling around $40,000, is to be used in the creation of an Industrial Peace Committee. The committee is to have representatives from labor and capital, addressing the concerns of each and bringing about industrial peace.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Labor unions; Labor; Industrial relations; Capital

Date: 1906-12?

The art critic

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt, wearing his Rough Rider uniform, and with a "Nobel Prize" extending from one pocket and "The Big Stick" leaning against the wall, changes the title of a large painting of George Washington standing next to his horse so that it reads: "First [crossed out and replaced with] Second in War, First [crossed out and replaced with] Second in Peace, First [crossed out] in the hearts of his countrymen." A book "Alone in Cuba" lies on the floor next to his feet.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Galleries (Architecture); Portrait painting; Nobel Prizes; United States. Army. Volunteer Cavalry, 1st; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Washington, George, 1732-1799

Date: 1907-02-20

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Seth Low

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt believes that the arrangements he made for the disposition of his Nobel Prize money was a mistake. If possible, he would like to use the funds for different philanthropic purposes.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Nobel Prizes; Nobel Prize winners; Finance, Personal; Charity

Date: 1914-11-16

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