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Letter from Pierre de Coubertin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

The International Olympic Committee has accepted the bid of Chicago, Illinois, to host the 1904 Summer Olympic Games. Original and English translation.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Olympic host city selection; Illinois--Chicago; International Olympic Committee

Date: 1901-11-15

Letter from John Hay to George B Cortelyou

Description:

Secretary Hay encloses a letter from Pierre de Coubertin regarding the Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Letters; Illinois--Chicago; Coubertin, Pierre de, 1863-1937; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1901-12-04

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Pierre de Coubertin

Description:

President Roosevelt regrets that he cannot serve as honorary president of the Olympic Games in Chicago, Illinois. It would give the appearance of inappropriate governmental ties to the games. Roosevelt will help in any other way he is "properly" able.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Olympics--Political aspects; Conflict of interests; Sports--International cooperation; Illinois--Chicago

Date: 1901-12-07

Letter from Pierre de Coubertin to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Pierre de Coubertin would like President Roosevelt to preside over the 1904 Olympic Games in Chicago. He also presents some of his books on education.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); Olympics; Hosting of sporting events; Books and reading; Illinois--Chicago

Date: 1901-12-23

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Pierre de Coubertin

Description:

President Roosevelt will do everything he can for the Olympic Games and suggests that Baron Coubertin correspond with Caspar Whitney, America's "best authority in amateur sport."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); International Olympic Games Association; Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929

Date: 1902-10-06

Letter from Pierre de Coubertin to President Roosevelt

Description:

Pierre de Coubertin asks President Roosevelt to comment on Coubertin's theories and systems of physical education.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Physical education and training

Date: 1903-06-02

Letter from James Edward Sullivan to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

James Edward Sullivan compliments Alice Roosevelt for presenting medals at the American Athletic Union's National Championship held in St. Louis in conjunction with the 1904 Olympics and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in spite of the bad weather.  Sullivan asks President Roosevelt to present A. Roosevelt with the commemorative gift he is sending separately on behalf of the AAU.  

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Sports--Awards; Amateur Athletic Union of the United States; International Olympic Games Association; Longworth, Alice Roosevelt, 1884-1980

Date: 1904-07-15

Letter from Alvey A. Adee to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Baron Pierre de Coubertin has left a package for President Roosevelt at the American embassy in Paris.  Second Assistant Secretary Adee forwards the package to William Loeb's attention.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games--Revival (1896-); Diplomatic gifts; Embassy buildings; France--Paris; Washington (D.C.); Missouri--Saint Louis; United States. Department of State; United States. White House Office; Coubertin, Pierre de, 1863-1937; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1904-11-21

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William Shillaber

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt declines William Shillaber's invitation to visit the American League Park next Wednesday and see the United States representatives to the Olympic Games, explaining that it is simply a physical impossibility for him to attend.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympic Games; Apologies; Athletes

Date: 1912-06-10

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to F. W. Rubien

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt regrets that he cannot be there at the official celebration for the returning Olympics team in New York City. Roosevelt wishes that he could see them instead at Oyster Bay.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Olympics; New York (State)--New York; New York (State)--Oyster Bay

Date: 1912-08-21

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