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Report of the National Commission of Fine Arts

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Report concerning the agreement reached between the National Commission of Fine Arts and the Roosevelt Memorial Association, later called the Theodore Roosevelt Association, regarding the location and appearance of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. The report also discusses the involvement of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect John Russell Pope in the development of the memorial and lists the conclusions they have reached regarding the projects.

Resource Type: Report

Subject: Memorials; National parks and reserves--Planning; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1870-1957; Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937

Date: 1930

Act to establish a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt in the National Capital

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Act of Congress establishing a memorial to Theodore Roosevelt. The act includes authorization for an island, previously known as Mason's Island, to be renamed Theodore Roosevelt Island. It states that the Roosevelt Memorial Association, later called the Theodore Roosevelt Association, will have full approval of development of the island and that access be provided to and on the island and that memorial or statue be built.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Memorials; National parks and reserves--Law and legislation; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1932-05-21

Letter from unknown to Gisela Westoff

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Letter from the Olmsted Brothers landscape architecture firm detailing their progress on the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial to Gisela Westoff, Assistant Secretary of the Roosevelt Memorial Association, later Theodore Roosevelt Association. Upon the request of the architect John Russell Pope, a member of the Olmsted Brothers firm reports that the terrain of the island has been examined thoroughly. The letter goes on to apologize for a delay in plans due to one of the Olmsted brothers being ill and reports that Henry Vincent Hubbard has taken over the project.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Memorials--Planning; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Olmsted Brothers; Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937; Hubbard, Henry Vincent, 1875-1947

Date: 1932-10-26

Notes on certain considerations affecting the design

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List of considerations affecting the design of Theodore Roosevelt Island as listed by the landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers. Considerations include designations of areas for natural forests, issues of flood control and the placing of specific structures.

Resource Type: Memorandum

Subject: National parks and reserves--Design; Memorials; Conservation of natural resources; Flood control; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1932-12-22

Newspaper article on the Theodore Roosevelt Association

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Fragment of an article concerning the decision of the Roosevelt Memorial Association, later called the Theodore Roosevelt Association, to build the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial on Analostan. The article discusses the retention of architect John Russell Pope, speculates on what the memorial might look like when finished and talks about the overall beautification of Washington.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: National parks and reserves; Memorials; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Pope, John Russell, 1874-1937

Date: 1932?

Letter from Arno B. Cammerer to Frederick Law Olmsted

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National Parks Director Arno B. Cammerer informs landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted that the necessary committees have approved his plan for Theodore Roosevelt Island. Cammerer will aid in getting a work force to the island.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: National parks and reserves--Planning; Washington (D.C.)--Theodore Roosevelt Island; Theodore Roosevelt Association

Date: 1934-01-22

Letter from Chester L. Brooks to Sarah Derby Gannett

Description:

Chester L. Brooks writes to Sarah Derby Gannett, Ethel Roosevelt Derby's daughter, providing information about Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park and includes brochures for her review.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Ranches; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977

Date: 1953-06-08

Letter from Chester L. Brooks to Judith Derby Ames

Description:

Chester L. Brooks writes to Judith Derby Ames regarding Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park and includes pamphlets. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Travel; Ranches; North Dakota--Medora; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977

Date: 1953-06-08

Letter from Chester L. Brooks to Judith Derby Ames

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Chester L. Brooks writes to Judith Derby Ames regarding her upcoming visit to Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial Park, and the local vegetation. 

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Flowers; Plants; Reptiles; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Theodore Roosevelt Association

Date: 1954-01-14

Letter from Chester L. Brooks to Hermann Hagedorn

Description:

Chester L. Brooks writes to Hermann Hagedorn regarding microfilming the Bad Lands Cowboy and inquires after a letter between Theodore Roosevelt and the Marquis de Mores.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Research; Diaries; Letters; Documents on microfilm; North Dakota--Theodore Roosevelt National Park; North Dakota Historical Society; Theodore Roosevelt Association; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morès, Antoine Amédée Marie Vincent Manca de Vallombrosa, marquis de, 1858-1896

Date: 1954-03-26

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