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Songs to be sung at the First National Progressive Convention

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Lyrics for ten patriotic songs to be sung by the assembly at the First National Progressive Convention at the Coliseum in Chicago beginning Monday, August 5, 1912. The first song is called "Roosevelt," written by C. H. Congdon, adapted from "Maryland, My Maryland." Black text on white ground.

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: National Progressive Convention; Progressive Party (1912); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912

Bull Moose march

Description:

The sheet music for "Bull Moose March" by Erwin R. Schmidt is a new edition and noted as the "First and Original March, Dedicated to the National Progressive Convention, Chicago, August 5, 1912."

Resource Type: Music, Sheet

Subject: Marches; Political campaigns; Political parties; Political conventions; National Progressive Convention; Progressive Party (1912); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912

The Birth of the Progressive Party

Description:

In his acceptance speech as the presidential candidate for the Progressive Party, Theodore Roosevelt describes the need for the party's break from the Republicans and his campaign platform.

Resource Type: Manuscript

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Party affiliation; Corruption; Campaign debates; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); Progressive Party (Founded 1912). National Convention, 1st, Chicago, 1912.; Republican National Committee (U.S.)

Date: 1912-06-22

Letter from Hiram Johnson to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Several cities have offered to host the Progressive National Convention. Public opinion in California is favorable toward the California delegation's actions at the Republican National Convention. Governor Johnson suggests that the Progressive Party needs an "adequate publicity bureau."

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Republican National Convention; Political parties--Planning; Presidents--Election; Publicity; California; Progressive Party (1912); National Progressive Convention

Date: 1912-06-28

Telegram from Theodore Roosevelt to John Milliken Parker

Description:

On behalf of Theodore Roosevelt, Ted Roosevelt asks John Milliken Parker to be the Louisiana representative for the call for a Progressive Convention.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Political conventions; Political parties--Management; Louisiana; Progressive Party (1912); National Progressive Convention; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1912-07-02

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Kermit Roosevelt

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes his son Kermit to tell him about the Progressive Party convention where he spoke for two hours. He does not believe they can win the election and predicts Governor Woodrow Wilson will be victorious, with him and President William Howard Taft nearly even behind. Roosevelt plans to start campaigning in September. Roosevelt says he and Mother agree that if going to Brazil to work appeals to Kermit, then he should go. He describes celebrating Ethel's birthday.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political conventions; Presidents--Election--Forecasting; Speeches, addresses, etc.; Business; Birthdays; Progressive Party (1912); Progressive Party (Founded 1912). National Convention, 1st, Chicago, 1912.; Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945

Date: 1912-07-13

Telegram from Medill McCormick to George W. Perkins

Description:

Medill McCormick and the local committee in charge of the Progressive Convention believe that the convention should be held at the Chicago Coliseum. Illinois progressives have passed resolutions arguing for support of Theodore Roosevelt and calling for county conventions.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Political conventions; Political parties--Planning; Presidents--Nomination; Progressivism (United States politics); Illinois; Progressive Party (1912); National Progressive Convention; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

Date: 1912-07-16?

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Hiram Johnson

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt agrees that the Progressive campaign needs to be a "straightforward fight for the people" without "temporizing with the politicians." Roosevelt hopes to make a speech on the first day of the National Progressive Convention.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Political campaigns; Progressivism (United States politics); Speeches, addresses, etc.; Progressive Party (1912); National Progressive Convention

Date: 1912-07-20

Telegram from Ben B. Lindsey to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

There will be an enthusiastic delegation from Colorado at the Progressive National Convention and Judge Lindsey is looking forward to seconding Theodore Roosevelt's nomination.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Presidents--Nomination; Political parties--Officials and employees; Colorado; National Progressive Convention; Progressive Party (1912)

Date: 1912-07-21?

Telegram from Benjamin F. Fridge to Joseph M. Dixon

Description:

Benjamin F. Fridge and J. M. Parker have decided that the Progressive convention in Mississippi will be a "white convention." The convention will be called for August 1 and should send a full delegation to the National Progressive Convention.

Resource Type: Telegram

Subject: Political conventions--U.S. states; Segregation; Race discrimination; Mississippi; Progressive Party (1912); National Progressive Convention; Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939

Date: 1912-07-24

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