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The grave of Quentin Roosevelt in France, and pack mules with ammunition on the Santiago Trail, Cuba

Description:

The film opens with a brief shot of several unidentified men on a boat before moving to scenes of American and French soldiers placing a new fence around the grave of Quentin Roosevelt along with a new headstone engraved in French. After a short break, the film then shows scenes of mules, loaded with boxes of ammunition, being driven along a trail, likely near Santiago, Cuba. About 12,000 mules were taken to Cuba and used primarily for transporting immediate reserves of small-arms ammunition during the Spanish-American War. Some of the men may be civilian mule skinners hired by the Army to handle the pack mules.

Resource Type: Video

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); World War (1914-1918); Death and burial of a person; Memorial rites and ceremonies; Mules; Mules--War use; Mules--Transportation; Soldiers; Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of; Cuba; France; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918

Date: 1898-1920

Roosevelt Family Scrapbook

Description:

Scrapbook contains photographs and ephemera from the Roosevelt and Alexander families. It particularly focuses on the marriage and early married life of Eleanor Butler Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Other subjects touched on include travel to Yellowstone National Park and Europe, art, fashion, high society, and World War I. The scrapbook ranges from 1908 to roughly 1917. Most of the photographs and documents also have their own individual records in the digital library.

Resource Type: Scrapbook

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Presidents; Culture--Societies, etc.; Weddings; Marriage; Children; New York (State)--New York; California--San Francisco; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001; Roosevelt, Cornelius Van Schaack, 1915-1991

Date: 1908-1917?

Letter from Kermit Roosevelt to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Kermit Roosevelt discusses the poor quality of photograph prints and the location of the negatives. Roosevelt also discusses his travel itinerary and the fact that the dean has granted him permission to return at a later date.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Photographs; Travel; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948

Date: 1910-1912

Germany declares war on Russia, first shots are fired...

Description:

The front page of the New York Times announcing that Germany has declared war on Russia thus beginning World War I. 

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Germany; Russia; France

Date: 1914-08-02

Great Britain Declares War

Description:

Headline from the San Francisco Examiner: "Great Britain declares war."

Resource Type: Newspaper

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Great Britain

Date: 1914-08-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to George Sylvester Viereck

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt writes that he is glad to know of George Sylvester Viereck's plans.  He expresses his desire to avoid saying anything to exacerbate the war on either side of the conflict.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918)

Date: 1914-08-08

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Emily Tyler Carow

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt approves of Emily Tyler Carow's actions after the outbreak of war in Europe and hopes that Italy will not be drawn into war. He understands Carow's desire to stay in Italy and will not try to influence her as there appears to be no imminent danger. Roosevelt is distressed at the "awful cataclysm" in Europe and describes what is happening in Belgium as "enough to wring a man's soul." The Roosevelt family is doing well. Kermit and Belle Roosevelt have been staying at Sagamore Hill before traveling to South America and Roosevelt has been able to see his other children and grandchildren often. In a postscript, Roosevelt asks Carow to thank the consul general at Genoa, Italy for his courtesy and efficiency towards Americans in his province.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Civilians in war; War; War crimes; International relations; Military readiness; Diplomatic and consular service, American; Italy; Italy--Genoa; Belgium; Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948; Roosevelt, Kermit, 1889-1943; Roosevelt, Belle, 1892-1968; Roosevelt, Archibald B. (Archibald Bulloch), 1894-1979; Roosevelt, Quentin, 1897-1918; Derby, Ethel Roosevelt, 1891-1977; Derby, Richard, 1881-1963; Derby, Richard, 1914-1922; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944; Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960; McMillan, Grace Green Roosevelt, 1911-1993; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1914-2001

Date: 1914-09-01

War frivolities

Description:

At center, a brawl is underway among reserve soldiers anxious for action. Surrounding vignettes depict war-related shortages and other problems at home, such as "printing the baseball news on the tenth page now" and "no more Paris fashions." At top, boxer Jack Johnson approaches a French soldier playing "Aux Armes Citoyens" on the trumpet. At bottom is "Our valiant correspondent at the front" locked in a safe labeled "The Daily Howl" in the middle of a battlefield.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World War (1914-1918); War correspondents; Hand-to-hand fighting; Affray; War; Combat; Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946

Date: 1914-09-05

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to Albert Apponyi

Description:

Theodore Roosevelt forwarded Albert Apponyi's article to The Outlook but cannot guarantee its publication. He has felt out of sympathy with the pacifist movement and agrees with Apponyi that not all questions are suitable for arbitration or international inquiry. Roosevelt is "inexpressibly saddened" by the war in Europe and states that both sides have sincere convictions. He has no doubt that Belgium has been wronged, which must be addressed if "treaties are ever to amount to anything." Roosevelt has many European friends and laments what is happening.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Pacifism; Arbitration, International; War; War--Moral and ethical aspects; War crimes; International relations--Treaties; Belgium

Date: 1914-09-17

From the cradle -- to the grave

Description:

An infant sits in an overturned, spike-topped helmet labeled "Militarism." When the image is rotated 180° it shows a skull wearing a helmet. The image accompanies text by Benjamin De Casseres.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: World War (1914-1918); Helmets; Infants; Militarism; Skull

Date: 1914-09-19

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